St Lucia

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

k80emb:  heading there in July and can’t wait!!!!!! I can def give you a review after it!!!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What kind of room did you decide on!? So many to choose from!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve been to St. Lucia, but not the resort your staying at.  I went for a wedding, if we ever were to go again both my husband and I agreed we’d stay at a Sandals.  I’m not sure what excursions are offered at the resort you’ll be going to but we did a couples excursion.  It was a day trip for just the 2 of us, we had our own guide and an air conditioned car.  We visited the mud baths, volcano, botanical gardens, famous waterfall and then took in a bunch of really amazing views of the island.  I highly recommend doing something like that… its just the 2 of you and a great way to take in the whole island.  We also did a sunset cruise which was really nice (we had a lot of wind that I could have done without though, but that’s not what its usually like).

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Commenting to follow. We are considering St. Lucia in Dec!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, and we LOVED it.  La Toc was our favorite of the 3; the big one was too big and crazy, and Halcyon was boring.  La Toc was a nice middle ground.  We chose a mid-range room, not the ones with the private pool, but not the ones in the main building.  It was gorgeous, semi-private (four rooms per building), and in a great location.  We didn’t go whole-hog because we decided to downgrade the room but go for 2 weeks instead of 1.

Eat at the Pitons restaurant as much as you can; there’s a reason it gets packed, it’s incredible. The piano bar is fun at night.  There’s a tour you can book ahead of time or when you get there, it’s a bus tour of the island followed by a booze cruise and snorkeling, it’s a GREAT tour.  Spring for a day in a cabana if you don’t get a butler suite; it’s a nice way to experience the butler thing for less money.  Pick a simple drink and stick with it; rum punch is good there, and all the bartenders know how to make it.  The more complicated you get, the more likely you are to end up with a “screw it, I have no idea what she’s saying so I’ll just give her whatever” in your hand.

If you have any inkling to try scuba diving, take the Discover Scuba course there.  We got our first certifications at La Toc, and their dive team is really amazing with great instructors.  We fell in love with diving there and have planned every vacation since around “where’s the best diving?”

Check out the pictures their roving photographers take at the end of the trip, but don’t bother with the special photo shoots; it just eats time on what should be a relaxing trip.  We bought a few prints (SO expensive), but mostly the pics they took were just alright.

Sign up for their club too; it takes like 10 minutes and it gets you discounts if you go to other Sandals or Beaches. We went to the Bahamas 6 months after our honeymoon to another Sandals and got a few nice perks.

Also, the spa is wonderful.  Take advantage of it.  Enjoy!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Great information! We are considering St. Lucia for our February 2015 honeymoon… so all reviews are helpful!

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