Post # 1
My fiance and I are going to St. Lucia for our honeymoon in the very beginning of June! We are staying at the Sandals Grande- does anyone have any advice as to what we should do (speed boat tour, zip lining, massages, etc.) when we are there??
Post # 3
Congrats! I’m going to a different Sandals on St/ Lucia in august! So exciting!! My friends did the zip lining and a boat tour and loved it!! The boat tour took them to a mud bath, and a waterfall. It sounded beautiful!!
Post # 4
We stayed there this past Sept and it was sooo awesome!!!
Definitly do the zip line. The ride was a little long to get there, but it was totally worth it.
We also booked with a local group on the beach to do a tour of the island and to the volcano and MUD BATHs (watch out they’re smelly), and they also took us snorkling in a marine park…the water clarity and fish were 100xs better than the spots close to the resort. I was a little concerned at first b/c the hotel tells you not to do it…but it was all Sandals guest and it was very safe and tons of fun!!
I’d recomend also taking the little hike that the resort schecules b/c it ends in a surprise sunset cruise (and it was totally free!!!).
We really had such an awesome time, you really can’t go wrong no matter what you do. Just remember to bring sunscreen! 🙂
Post # 5
I’m from St.Lucia and know that place pretty well. Sandals grande is a lovely resort.
I would definately recommend doing a zip line and also any tour that takes you to soufriere where you could see the pitons and vist the sulphur springs. The horseback riding tour looks nice too but it depends on u and ur fiance.
For extras i would also recommend maybe a couples massage and may be a candle light dinner by the sea….very romantic
Post # 6
We are doing St Lucia as well in Sept. I’m very interested in the zip line and the biking waterfall excursion. I think the FI will enjoy the jeeping tour. Cant wait.
Post # 7
I would recommend the helicopter transfers from the airport. It takes about 90 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel, and it’s a very curvy road. The helicopter transfer only takes about 20 minutes.
Post # 8
@Bliss Honeymoons: How do you book the helicopter?
@volleybride: did you visit any of the other resorts? Any restaurants you liked better than others?
We are going to Sandals La Toc the first week of April. Unfortunately my passport expired so I am PRAYING that expediting comes through!!
Post # 9
We are going to La Toc in June! I was wondering what activities we should do, it all looks great!
Post # 10
@Georgia Bee: Please share your experience when you return. We’ll be there in Sept
Post # 11
@Georgia Bee: We went to La Toc for dinner one night (a french place). It was ok…I was glad I got to see the other hotel, but I’m not sure if I’d go there again. (the roads on the island killed me…I get motion sick very easily). The best place we ate, and that I’d recomend, was Gordon’s @ Grande, it was head-and-shoulders above the rest.
We also had a candlelight dinner that was extra special, but you should pick a night when they’re not having a planned event on the beach.
I’d probably also recomend the helicopter transport…we didn’t do it, but I wish we had!!
Post # 12
I’m wondering about the helicopter transfer as well…I can’t find it any where on the Sandals website to book… Did they maybe do away with it?
Post # 13
@OhBeeHive84: Did you find any info about the helicopter ride? We’re going in January and I would love to do this!
Post # 14
@kgarvin01: Hey there! I used http://stluciahelicopters.com/ when I went to St. Lucia in May 2010. They were great I emailed them to set everything up! The only downside is your luggage is driven to the other side of the island and could take all day to get to you, but it is an amazing way to see the island!! We took the bus ride back on the way back and 3 of the people in the bus got sick it is really narrow roads with a ton of cut backs etc. When we go again we will do helicopter transfer both ways for sure!!