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St Lucia: A Honeymooners Paradise of Love

 The famous grandeur Pitons on the island of St. Lucia , The Gros Piton is 771 m high, and the Petit Piton is 743 m high and always intoxicating to look at. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

The famous grandeur Pitons on the island of St. Lucia , The Gros Piton is 771 m high, and the Petit Piton is 743 m high and always intoxicating to look at. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

At the Aisle Photography we always enjoy posting ideas to help brides plan their wedding day bliss! My husband and I just returned from the picturesque island of St. Lucia so I figured why not give couples shopping for a wedding destination or honeymoon escape a little tour of what makes this island the perfect place to celebrate your love and start your exciting journey together.  Seven years ago my hubby and I said I do at Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant. But shortly after our wedding sadly we did not plan a honeymoon because I was desperately struggling with medical issues that prevented us from being able to take our honeymoon. In 2007 before he put a ring on it, we had the pleasure of visiting the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, St Lucia. We seriously fell in love with this island that my husband describes as,  "Getting as close to paradise as one can get without meeting the Lord." We decided it was time to go back and finally celebrate our honeymoon and experience what we had missed about this place that we feel every newly wed should make their destination after saying "I do". This island will fuse the bond that began at the alter and keep the fire going till you return:) 

 Anse Cochon Beach St. Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Anse Cochon Beach St. Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ok may I began the laundry list of reasons to visit heaven on earth, number one the Saint Lucian people are unforgettably awesome! The warm sensuous vibe of the entire island mixed with endless adventures there is always something to do and experience, and the unforgettable beauty of this island which encompasses some of the most stunning picturesque beaches within the Caribbean. There are mountains to scale by hiking, such as the magnificent Pitons, a pair of jagged volcanic peaks that will wow you every time you visit the island and can be seen when landing and taking off at their airport, you never grow tired of seeing their mesmerizing stature standing tall and graceful within the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea.  There are rain forests which you can zip line and take a dip in the area breathtaking waterfalls ( we have yet to do this we are saving it for the next visit;), Nightlife is insane, there are many bars, clubs and resorts offering nightly entertainment, Rodney Bay is the ultimate attraction to get your groove on.  Throughout the island there are many friendly places to get your libation on and  sit and have a Piton ( their official island beer) or addictive rum punch while taking in the views. Luxury boutique hotel retreats with spas provide you with services to keep your mind body and spirit within a sweet "let it go" dimension during your entire visit. For the shopaholics,  insane duty free shopping is plentiful in their capital of Castries and oh did I mention being that I am a foodie, cook and gardener in my spare time of not playing photographer, you can NOT get a bad meal anywhere on this island! Seriously:) Diving is phenomenal here and a must if you want to catch a glimpse of an underwater magical world. My hubby loves diving here!

So if you are looking for the ultimate lovers paradise after getting hitched why are you looking to honeymoon anywhere but here again? Let me take you through my visual tour of our "Better Late than Never Island Honeymoon".

 St Lucia Sunset Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

St Lucia Sunset Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Anse Cochon Beach Ti Kaye Resort the beach we frequented while staying here. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Anse Cochon Beach Ti Kaye Resort the beach we frequented while staying here. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ti Kaye Resort, this is where we stayed and this is where we will return next year! OMG one of the best resorts I have ever stayed within the Caribbean! Located in Anse Cochon nestled into the cliffs this adults only award winning resort offers couples private cottages with stunning unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea with private porches and double hammocks to drink in the view every day, private plunge pools, attached private outdoor showers and a beautiful beach with to die for with intoxicating sunsets to set the mood for a night full of passion;) Oh and yes they have a spa that is AWESOME!! The entire resort is nature inspired, they provide their own water processed by them (I must say their water is by far the most refreshing water I have ever tasted), and they are very environmentally conscious in everything that they provide for guests. Its total tranquility, sensual, and what a way to begin marriage or jump start an already existing one again ;)

Brides did I fail to mention if you are looking for a dreamy wedding day destination in paradise, yes they do intimate boutique weddings for small parties, if only I could do it all over again;)

 Ti Kaye Resort our view from our private porch Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ti Kaye Resort our view from our private porch Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Ti Kaye Resort's private outdoor spa shower we will miss bathing in the warmth of the sun every morning and taking a relaxing evening rinse under the moonlit sky. Oh and they make their own spa shower products provided to guests during their stay inspired by the islands gifts of coconut, chocolate, and other fruits and herbal infusions. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ti Kaye Resort's private outdoor spa shower we will miss bathing in the warmth of the sun every morning and taking a relaxing evening rinse under the moonlit sky. Oh and they make their own spa shower products provided to guests during their stay inspired by the islands gifts of coconut, chocolate, and other fruits and herbal infusions. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Ti Kaye Resort fine dining restaurant  Kai Manje  provides al fresco dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ti Kaye Resort fine dining restaurant Kai Manje provides al fresco dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

  Kai Manje Restarant  we will truly miss this! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Kai Manje Restarant we will truly miss this! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

  Kai Manje Restaurant  is it that obvious we REALLY miss this dining in this beautiful place! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Kai Manje Restaurant is it that obvious we REALLY miss this dining in this beautiful place! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 This is the view every morning, every day while dining at  Kai Manje Restaurant  Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

This is the view every morning, every day while dining at Kai Manje Restaurant Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 The beautifully landscaped property of Ti Kaye Resort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

The beautifully landscaped property of Ti Kaye Resort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 My sweet hubby standing by our cottage name Fenyan Gwiyen which means lazy, we were everything but lazy during our stay, except when I visited the spa a few days (which by the way was AMAZING) during the week because we wanted to take in everything during our stay as usual!! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

My sweet hubby standing by our cottage name Fenyan Gwiyen which means lazy, we were everything but lazy during our stay, except when I visited the spa a few days (which by the way was AMAZING) during the week because we wanted to take in everything during our stay as usual!! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Top of the cliff where guest cottages are located at Ti Kaye Resort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Top of the cliff where guest cottages are located at Ti Kaye Resort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Day 2 basking in the 80 degree temps after leaving 32 and more snow in Jersey while taking in magnificent views from Ti Kaye Resort's property Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Day 2 basking in the 80 degree temps after leaving 32 and more snow in Jersey while taking in magnificent views from Ti Kaye Resort's property Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Did I mention yet that the dinning experience here is also amazing due to the delectable plating's provided by Chef Asha.  Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Did I mention yet that the dinning experience here is also amazing due to the delectable plating's provided by Chef Asha.

Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Calamari Coconut Ceviche  Kai Manje Restaurant  Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Calamari Coconut Ceviche Kai Manje Restaurant Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Is your mouth watering yet?  Kai Manje Restaurant  Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Is your mouth watering yet? Kai Manje Restaurant Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Chef Asha Auguste was super awesome enough to let me come back stage into his culinary domain and allow me to take some pics of his artful crafting of tasty delights. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Chef Asha Auguste was super awesome enough to let me come back stage into his culinary domain and allow me to take some pics of his artful crafting of tasty delights. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Very important reason to come to the carribean, DRINKS and you must celebrate every moment  (and I mean every moment) with a luscious Caribbean inspired drink. Jessica is a master of all perfect mixes within a glass at Ti Kaye Resort please pay her many visits during your stay and you will not be disappointed! Also she provides a very fun and informative rum and chocolate tasting presentation a must do. Believe me you know nothing about rums until you sign up for this and you will leave informed and feeling very HAPPY:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Very important reason to come to the carribean, DRINKS and you must celebrate every moment  (and I mean every moment) with a luscious Caribbean inspired drink. Jessica is a master of all perfect mixes within a glass at Ti Kaye Resort please pay her many visits during your stay and you will not be disappointed! Also she provides a very fun and informative rum and chocolate tasting presentation a must do. Believe me you know nothing about rums until you sign up for this and you will leave informed and feeling very HAPPY:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Don't forget to indulge into their underground elegantly stated wine cellar which houses 500 world renowned wines, this is the hall leading to their cellar which reminds you of a classic old world chateau. They do provide private wine and cheese pairing tastings which you can schedule during your stay. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Don't forget to indulge into their underground elegantly stated wine cellar which houses 500 world renowned wines, this is the hall leading to their cellar which reminds you of a classic old world chateau. They do provide private wine and cheese pairing tastings which you can schedule during your stay. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 My coffee inspired drink was so yummy that Jessica made me after an afternoon of excursions as we relaxed in Ti Kaye's lounge over looking Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

My coffee inspired drink was so yummy that Jessica made me after an afternoon of excursions as we relaxed in Ti Kaye's lounge over looking Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Bananas are one of the main staple exports of St Lucia and you will pass many plantations on route throughout the island showing off the golden fruit. I literally went bananas eating as many as I could get my hands on, they taste so much better than what we get in the states! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Bananas are one of the main staple exports of St Lucia and you will pass many plantations on route throughout the island showing off the golden fruit. I literally went bananas eating as many as I could get my hands on, they taste so much better than what we get in the states! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 I am raising one dwarf banana tree in my greenhouse back home it's only a mere 6 feet tall, I so wish I could've transported one of these babies back home! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

I am raising one dwarf banana tree in my greenhouse back home it's only a mere 6 feet tall, I so wish I could've transported one of these babies back home! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 The colorful little fishing village of Anse La Raye they are known for their lively Friday fish fry. We passed here everyday on route to and from Ti Kaye Resort making our way through the winding roads via our rental car. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

The colorful little fishing village of Anse La Raye they are known for their lively Friday fish fry. We passed here everyday on route to and from Ti Kaye Resort making our way through the winding roads via our rental car. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Every day we passed through Anse La Raye this charismatic guy acted like he was mayor of the town stopping cars as he strutted his way across the street taking his time to be certain that he was seen by all as he held up traffic! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Every day we passed through Anse La Raye this charismatic guy acted like he was mayor of the town stopping cars as he strutted his way across the street taking his time to be certain that he was seen by all as he held up traffic! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 We visited stunning Pigeon Island with look out points at the top of the fort ruins which gives panoramic views to die for of the Northwest section of St. Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

We visited stunning Pigeon Island with look out points at the top of the fort ruins which gives panoramic views to die for of the Northwest section of St. Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Pigeon Island views at the top of the fort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Pigeon Island views at the top of the fort Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Pigeon Island St Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Pigeon Island St Lucia Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 It was so pretty the skies were perfect as the end of the day was closing! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

It was so pretty the skies were perfect as the end of the day was closing! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 The ruins are a perfect setting for a wedding shoot within the ruins of military buildings used during the battles between the French and the British for the island of Saint Lucia. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

The ruins are a perfect setting for a wedding shoot within the ruins of military buildings used during the battles between the French and the British for the island of Saint Lucia. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 There is just something really romantic about this place and we loved it! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

There is just something really romantic about this place and we loved it! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 My hubby hanging around in the ruins Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

My hubby hanging around in the ruins Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 During our travels we visited the charming beauty of Lushan Country Life located on the outskirts of Castries Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

During our travels we visited the charming beauty of Lushan Country Life located on the outskirts of Castries Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Walking the trails with a bamboo walking stick in hand led by a very friendly & knowledgeable tour guide, Lushan Country Life is like taking a mini trail tour of the interior of the island being able to experience the charm and beauty of the landscape made up of tropical fruit trees, colorful flora and allowing you to actually "taste" the island. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Walking the trails with a bamboo walking stick in hand led by a very friendly & knowledgeable tour guide, Lushan Country Life is like taking a mini trail tour of the interior of the island being able to experience the charm and beauty of the landscape made up of tropical fruit trees, colorful flora and allowing you to actually "taste" the island. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 At Lushan Country Life they actually show you the proper way to open a coconut and its so tasty when it is right off the tree! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

At Lushan Country Life they actually show you the proper way to open a coconut and its so tasty when it is right off the tree! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 This is where we took a break from the trail and our tour guide set up a delicious bowl of fresh picked island fruit and let us taste bananas, grapefruit, and wax apples. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

This is where we took a break from the trail and our tour guide set up a delicious bowl of fresh picked island fruit and let us taste bananas, grapefruit, and wax apples. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 All the island fruit we we were tasting, oh there is nothing like it:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

All the island fruit we we were tasting, oh there is nothing like it:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 These beautiful ladies are experienced tour guides for Lushan Country Life, the excitement is building for the beauty on the right as she will be getting married next month at this stunning location which does host weddings and events. They were designing bridal decorations for her exciting big event when we met them. Congrats!!! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

These beautiful ladies are experienced tour guides for Lushan Country Life, the excitement is building for the beauty on the right as she will be getting married next month at this stunning location which does host weddings and events. They were designing bridal decorations for her exciting big event when we met them. Congrats!!! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Romantic sunset cruises are a must on the island of St Lucia! Ti Kaye offers an evening cruise complete with champagne, rum punch and tasty mini delights. I took this view of Ti Kaye from the boat as we set sail. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Romantic sunset cruises are a must on the island of St Lucia! Ti Kaye offers an evening cruise complete with champagne, rum punch and tasty mini delights. I took this view of Ti Kaye from the boat as we set sail. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 The views are amazing from a boat and for a couple in love and starting their journey for the first time this is just an amazing evening sailing while watching the sun go down Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

The views are amazing from a boat and for a couple in love and starting their journey for the first time this is just an amazing evening sailing while watching the sun go down Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Speaking of first Mr & Mrs, it was so exciting meeting couples at Ti Kaye who had just said I do just within days of all of us cruising around and watching the sun go down. All of the couples were just too cute to not want to take their pictures as they just recently said I do! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Speaking of first Mr & Mrs, it was so exciting meeting couples at Ti Kaye who had just said I do just within days of all of us cruising around and watching the sun go down. All of the couples were just too cute to not want to take their pictures as they just recently said I do! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Newly Weds Sunset Cruise Ti Kaye Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Newly Weds Sunset Cruise Ti Kaye Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Newly Weds Sunset Cruise Ti Kaye Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Newly Weds Sunset Cruise Ti Kaye Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Not newly weds but enjoying vacation as well while sunset cruising and an adorable couple! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Not newly weds but enjoying vacation as well while sunset cruising and an adorable couple! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Everyone was just having a relaxed evening as we listened to tunes and took in every second of that cruise Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Everyone was just having a relaxed evening as we listened to tunes and took in every second of that cruise Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Don't you just love the backdrop! This awesome couple Lynne & Wayne totally connected with us and we plan to visit them next time we are on the other side of the pond:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Don't you just love the backdrop! This awesome couple Lynne & Wayne totally connected with us and we plan to visit them next time we are on the other side of the pond:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 My adorable other half indulging in their addictive rum punch with that all too familiar backdrop of the Pitons which you never tire of seeing. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

My adorable other half indulging in their addictive rum punch with that all too familiar backdrop of the Pitons which you never tire of seeing. Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 And yours truly rarely gets photographed because I'm usually on the other end of the lens but Lynn insisted on taking a shot of me with my camera as the warm ocean breezes ballooned my dress while cruising lol Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

And yours truly rarely gets photographed because I'm usually on the other end of the lens but Lynn insisted on taking a shot of me with my camera as the warm ocean breezes ballooned my dress while cruising lol Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 And thank you again to the experienced and fun loving crew from Ti Kaye Resort & Island Divers you guys were awesome! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

And thank you again to the experienced and fun loving crew from Ti Kaye Resort & Island Divers you guys were awesome! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 We had another great night of sunset cruising provided by Spirit of Carnival and boy do they know how to party on the water! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

We had another great night of sunset cruising provided by Spirit of Carnival and boy do they know how to party on the water! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Spirit of Carnival Cruises set sails out of Castries with a large catamaran full of drinks small bites and a DJ mixing hot beats to make everyone want to bust a move on the water! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Spirit of Carnival Cruises set sails out of Castries with a large catamaran full of drinks small bites and a DJ mixing hot beats to make everyone want to bust a move on the water! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 My darling's favorite Captain Morgan stance with rum punch in hand :) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

My darling's favorite Captain Morgan stance with rum punch in hand :) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Cute vacationing couples enjoying the evening's cruise Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Cute vacationing couples enjoying the evening's cruise Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 This cruise has everything from cuddling and sipping drinks while watching the sun go down to shaking what your mamma gave you as the day ends! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

This cruise has everything from cuddling and sipping drinks while watching the sun go down to shaking what your mamma gave you as the day ends! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 We watched the sun go down with the infamous Black Magic replica pirate ship sailing in the distance, they also provide cruises on the island, next time that's a must do! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

We watched the sun go down with the infamous Black Magic replica pirate ship sailing in the distance, they also provide cruises on the island, next time that's a must do! Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Aren't we just adorable:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Aren't we just adorable:) Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

 Ti Kaye Resort Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

Ti Kaye Resort Anse Cochon Beach Photography Courtesy of The Aisle Photography

St. Lucia truly is a romance inspiring paradise, and is the perfect tropical destination to fulfill all of your desires for the perfect place to start your journey as newbie Mr. and Mrs. We are so thankful we found it once 10 years ago, came back a 2nd time to finally do our honeymoon and next time it won't be such a time gap in between as we are anticipating our next love inspired trip to heaven on earth;) -Bridgette S.