Post # 1
we booked through cheapcarribean.com because of a recent amazing experience in antigua
we booked a more exclusive resort but it got shut down and got upgraded to sandals beach resort it was 5 star treatment, the food beach rooms and amenities were amazing, the staff not as friendly as our 3 star resort in antigua nor the people and clientele, but if you want to be pampered definitely spend the extra moolah;our vacation in st lucia was perfect for a honeymoon, but we would go back to antigua which was cheaper in a heart beat because of the amazing staff and down to earth flavor, it was much more fun at jolly beach resort in antigua, while sandals at st lucia was more upscale and you feel like a princess btu everyone had airs so it was less relaxed
Post # 3
I wanna honeymoon in St. Lucia so bad!!! I was googling honeymoons, and I totally forget what hotel, but there was one that had your own private pool on your balcony in St.Lucia! Looks like you had an awesome honeymoon
Post # 4
yeah someone had emailed me about my terrific vacations for less than $2000, we also went to antigua for $1400 all inclusive hence the delayed post this was nearly 1 1/2 years ago dont know if the prices are still as cheap
Post # 5
@Bostonsmom: Calabash Cove!! We’re going there on our 1 year anni 😀
Post # 6
@ilovenycmissie: It is wonderful to hear you have visited both St. Luica and Antigua! I am getting married next year in April and initially was considering Windjammer resort in St. Lucia (we will have around 30 friends and family including a few children). After doing some more research and looking at photos of Antigua online we became convinced that it was a better choice, the beaches look incredible! In Antigua our first choice of resorts we’re looking at is Jolly Beach, with Grand Pineapple the second. Jolly Beach resort looks like it might have everything our group would be looking for. My only concern is that I will miss the large beautiful mountains of St. Lucia and activities outside of the beach. Also, the reveiws of Jolly Beach are hit or miss. Do you have any advice?? Thank you so much!!
Post # 7
My husband proposed to me at Jolly Beach, we loved it there, it spoiled us for other places, the staff are laid back there are activities every night, there is a personal touch you cannot find in any other place; we stayed at sandals in St. Lucia it was very posh and perfect for a honeymoon but lacked the personal fun touch of Jolly Beach we love Anne Marie the activities coordinator from Jolly beach’ it depends on what you want if you want posh go for a mosre expensive place if you want island fun and great happy people go for Jolly each we loved it there, we’ve been to other resorts and never found teh same hospitalitiy like in Jolly beach; the expensive posh places are beautiful but the staff are unfriendly and you feel like a liability; at a more down to earth place like Jolly beach you are treated like a guest and as a friend, that’s why I’m still in touch with the staff there that’s how much we loved it’ the beach at Jolly beach is beautiful you can also take catamaran boat rides and go into town, there are always fun beach activities at Jolly beach–beach volleyball, salsa classes; at night there’s dance night, karaoke night, a special island presentation; salsa night I had a blast every single night and you meet other vistiors because it is so relaxed at the posh ones you are like an isolated guest people and staff aren’t as friendly because of the clientele they serve, just saying; the baches are beautiful at either place white sand clear turquoise waters; reviews arent always true lot sof disgruntled difficult to please people who review; hubby and I find we never find the reviews to be true
Post # 8
We also honeymooned at Sandals in St. Lucia. It was very nice, but hot! Almost all the restaurants (save maybe 2) were open-air, so there was no A/C. This was fine for me, but DH sweats a lot, so he started carrying a hand towel around with him.
Also, we’ve been on 3 cruises prior to this trip and we have to say, I think we should’ve stuck to that. A cruise would’ve been about 1/2 the cost of our week in Sandals (about $5,000 including airfare), and cruises have so much more entertainment. I think our mistake was not doing any excursions, but that would’ve been more money. All we had to do (besides the obvious ) was lay by or in the pool, gym, spa (more money), eat, and the evening entertainment which was only really fun maybe 3 of the nights we were there. Also, you practically had to stake out the pool to get a free chair. They fill up fast!