Post # 1
Has anyone honeymooned in St. Lucia or Antigua? Can you recommend a good all-inclusive resort that is adults only?
We are getting married next September, which is, of course, hurricane season, so we realize that there is some risk involved in going to the Caribbean… so a resort like Sandals that guarantees a reschedule in the event of a hurricane is especially valuable.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
we really really loved ladera in st. lucia!! it can be all-inclusive if you’d like but it doesn’t have to be. there are no children under a certain age allowed… don’t remember the exact age… but there weren’t teenagers or anything when we went. regardless where you go, you should be able to get trip insurance.
Post # 4
i didnt honeymoon in either of these places but i have been to st lucia on vacation and would highly recommend it. its full of character and wonderful people. we thought about going back again for our own honeymoon and looked into jade mountain or its sister resort anste chastenet (all inclusive). both were pricey but looked nice. while we were on vacation there, there were a ton of honeymooners who stayed at sandals.
we loooked into antigua for our honeymoon. we almost book at jumby bay but then found out they changed management and a lot of people were unhappy with them. hope this helps!
Post # 5
We went to Tikaye Village in St. Lucia and it was wonderful. It is adults only, but it is smaller with private cottages, so you really feel secluded. They also have happy hours and island adventures if you want to meet other couples. In addition, they have their own scuba center. http://www.tikaye.com
It’s not "all-inclusive" but they do offer many different packages and meal plans. We went with the adventures packages, but opted out of the meal plan, and in the end, we saved a lot of money. I always recommend if you’re traveling during hurricane season, always always get traveler’s insurance.
We loved Tikaye because we did not want the sandals/dreams/secrets resort filled with people and clubs. We wanted to feel like we were on a deserted island and be left alone. It all depends on the couple, but we were very very happy with our choice. Stonefield was another option, but Tikaye won out because of their cigar and wine selections (and a short walk to the beach).
Post # 6
My husband and I honeymooned at Sandals in Antigua in September and loved it. We wanted to go somewhere different than our friends (three couples we know went to Sandals St. Lucia) and also stay at an all-inclusive resort. We stayed in the new Mediterranean Village section of Sandals Antigua, and here are my thoughts:
–Overall, we had a wonderful honeymoon and didn’t want to leave
–The weather was perfect (we were there in mid September). It rained twice while we were there, in the middle of the afternoon and only for about thirty minutes. It was the perfect excuse to get out of the sun and go back to the room for a little bit. 🙂
–The new Mediterranean Village is beautiful. They were still doing some minor construction when we were there (despite telling us otherwise three times), but it will definitely be done next year! Our room had an amazing view of the ocean, was beautiful and very spacious. I was very happy with the accommodations.
–The water and beach are beautiful. But know that they allow local vendors to solicit you and sell their wares. This was slightly annoying, but we got over it.
–Being at an all-inclusive resort was wonderful. My idea of the perfect honeymoon involved sand, sun and NO DECISIONS. The biggest decision I had to make all week was what to eat. Loved that aspect of it! And my husband and I don’t drink, but we did enjoy the abundance of pina coladas!
–The service was not up to my standards, but then again, I work in the hospitality industry and have very high standards for service. Everyone was very friendly, but very laid back and had no real sense of urgency. Again, a minor annoyance, but we got over it.
–The food was okay to pretty good. There was a lot of it and we ate all the time. It was fine; nothing great, but available at all times.
All in all, we had a wonderful honeymoon and it was perfect – exactly what we wanted. I’ve heard great things about the Sandals on St. Lucia, too.
Post # 7
Sorry – forgot to add one thing: I had initially envisioned Sandals as a cheesy, overpriced, huge party full of rowdy, drinking adults. My experience couldn’t have been further from that. There were other people there, of course, but it wasn’t crowded by any means, and no one was obnoxious, rowdy, annoying, etc. It really was lovely!
Post # 8
Thanks so much for your help, ladies! All of your suggestions are going into our list of places to research