Post # 1
I think I’m so overwhelmed with wedding planning and work, I have lost touch with what I want…and I could use your help, bees. Have any of you been to the Landings in St. Lucia or Sugar ridge in Antigua? Both? I’m trying to decide. Sugar Ridge ends up being about $600 cheaper when you take airfare into consideration, and it has more perks–we can get a couples massage, a bottle of champagne when we get there, a breakfast and a sunset cruise and a private plunge pool. But Antigua seems to have less to do, and it also seems to be a bit more dangerous? (I’m telling you, information overload. I even looked on the state department’s website). Is the Landings, in your opinion, worth the extra $600 (total for airfare and hotel, not including meals or activities)? I’m looking forward to some spa time, and either a snorkeling trip or some kind of sunset cruise thing. Fiance is looking for snorkeling option and perhaps some other historical/cultural activities.We’re not huge beach bums–if I’m in the water, for example, I prefer to be on a boat. We both like eating and drinking too 🙂 if that changes anything. What to you bees think?! I am so overwhelmed by options at the moment that I feel unable to determine what I prefer!
Please explain your vote! 🙂
Post # 4
i’ve never been to either resort, but i’ve been to both islands, and much prefer st. lucia! i think it’s the most beautiful place i’ve ever been.
Post # 5
@cartascartas: We are kind of in the same boat here. I have considered ST Lucia or Antigua. I havent looked into those specific resorts but I can say both places would be aweome destinations for a honeymoon. I have done a lot of research. St lucia is definitely your #1 over Antigua. It’s beatiful and everyone that has been there raves about it.
Post # 6
Im picked st lucia, i did TONS of research and ended up picking st lucia for my honeymoon as well 🙂
We are opting for a sandals all inclusive since we will be doing some heavy drinking its well worth it
Post # 7
First of all, I totally relate to the decisions thing! After I get married next month, I do not want to make any decisions apart from what to eat for at least two months. I realized the whole engagement process is about making tons of decisions and it’s exhausting!
Regarding your honeymoon, I have never been to either island (unfortunately), but I voted for St. Lucia because it’s a dream of mine to visit so I’ve done more research and it looks so beautiful. If money is tight, however, I’m sure Antigua would be nice. If spending the extra $600 stresses you out, go with Antigua. If it’s not a big deal, pick St. Lucia.
Lucky you–you’ll have a beautiful honeymoon either way!
Post # 8
@missmichigan: how did you decide? or rather, what were your deciding factors?
@cafegirl:it totally is. have i mentioned that i am a very indecisive person generally? cue permanent feeling of being overwhelmed. this seriously needs to end. i just want to be married and on my honeymoon already!
@FaceReality: any deciding factors, besides all inclusive v. not?
and thanks for all the opinions, you’re being very helpful!!
Post # 9
You’re suffering from what we call Destination Analysis Paralysis. D.A.P. occurs when you’ve looked at so many destinations that you just can’t decide. When this happens, the best thing to do is step away from it for a few days, and then take a fresh look. Believe me, if you ask around, or read reviews, everyone will offer some insight as to why you should or shouldn’t go. It can really make you crazy.
If you really can’t decide, then just book one now for your honeymoon, and then book the other for your one year anniversary.
We had a couple once that couldn’t decide between Jamaica and St Lucia, so they did 4 nights on each. For the two destination you’re looking at, the air would kill you.