St Lucia: A Honeymooners Paradise of Love
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:)
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".
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;)
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.