The Ultimate St Lucia Honeymoon Guide
Wondering what St Lucia has to offer as a honeymoon destination? Look no further as we talk you through all the best bits about St Lucia.
Saint Lucia - A Treasure in the Caribbean
The mango-shaped island of Saint Lucia, set in the beauty of the Caribbean, is the perfect getaway for adventurous souls and beach lovers alike.
Saint Lucia is an all-round marvel. From its soft sandy beaches to its lush rainforests, the isle offers landscapes and activities of all sorts. With every turn, there is something to unearth, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better you find a new corner to explore.
Saint Lucia is a Caribbean paradise, blessed with stretches of sand from north to south. You can find unspoiled beaches backed by hillsides and draped with dense jungle, together with beaches lined with lively bars, loungers and exclusive hotels.
If you dream of powdery golden beaches head north, where you will come across some of the most stunning coasts of the world. Fringed by golden sands, with calm waters offering the perfect scenario for sunbathing and swimming, Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay is the most popular beach in the country. Per definition, its the liveliest stretch of coast, with hotels dotting its fine line, vibrant cocktail bars and watersport activities available. You can enjoy a full day by the water, and then, watch the sunset in the company of your better half.
Make a stop at Pigeon Island National Park, blessed with tranquil sandy strips, perfect for a relaxing day by the sea. The National Park also offers great trails through the rainforest, so you can get a look at the dense flora of this spectacular island.
Isolated on the east coast is Grande Anse, where you can arrange a visit to see the nesting spots of the endangered Leatherback turtles-a once in a lifetime experience. www.heritagetoursstlucia.org.
A one-of-a-kind oasis, Anse Cochon is one of the recommended places for snorkelling and a dream location for couples wanting a bit of privacy. For those, who would like to see the volcanic character of the island, plan an excursion to Anse Chastanet. This beach is a real sight, surrounded by steep, forested hillsides. And most importantly don’t miss Anse Des Pitons, a pearlescent beach set amongst the soaring Pitons.
A Dream Adventure
Saint Lucia brims with natural wonders, from its dense rainforest to the peaks of the Pitons, so if you are up for adventurous sports then you’ve come to the right place. Take a rainforest nature trail and explore the beauty of the jungle’s hidden jewels, from sprinkling waterfalls to its magnificent flora. For thrill-seekers, you can zip-line or bike through the forest, drive into a volcano or climb a majestic Piton. For sure, you’ll never have a dull moment on the island.
Write your love story in Saint Lucia
Getting married in Saint Lucia is not only a dream come true but it’s extremely easy. There is no residency period and you can apply for a marriage license up to two days before your big day. Not to mention, the incredible choice of wedding experts that await your arrival. There are a plethora of wedding coordinators, working across the hotels, that will plan from scratch your big day, making sure the papers are ready, the photographers are on-site and that everything runs smoothly during the reception. Taking off and getting hitched in Saint Lucia could not be more accessible, and let’s not forget the varied choice of locations that you can pick from. The hotels are perfectly suited to host weddings, with gazebos, views over the sea and plenty of space for guests. If you are interested in something more original, you can get married on a yacht, in a lighthouse, in the mesmerising botanical gardens and why not, even in a luxurious villa. And for those looking for a unique experience, you can host a wedding underwater or amongst the impressive Pitons.
A Honeymoon Eden
With its variety of locations and vibrant culture, Saint Lucia is a top-notch honeymoon destination. Delve in pure luxury in the refined Jade Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a swim in your private infinity pool with views over the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea, or meet the locals whilst spending quality time in a picturesque guest house. Whichever accommodation you opt for, you’ll have an impeccable stay and a high-quality service to go with it.
Saint Lucia is a well-known spa destination, equipped with rejuvenating treatments that have been healing people for centuries. Take your love by the hand and prepare for a relaxing experience amidst nature. You can soak in the restored baths in the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens and it the pools at the Sulphur Springs. The baths are fed from hot, mineral-rich springs of Soufriere’s volcano, offering the chance to regain balance for both body and mind.
If you’d like to immerse in the cultural flair of this Caribbean haven, why not start with their culinary delicacies. You can tour around the lively food markets, or why not try something fun like a cooking class. Learn all about Creole traditions and Caribbean flavours thanks to the Cook Like A Lucian class. It’s a hands-on culinary adventure studio that invites guests to explore the island’s culture and cuisine. Their cookery courses are led by local chefs and it’s a fun time spent together with your partner in the divine island of Saint Lucia.
Visit www.cooklikealucian.com, stlucia.org.
Words by Parry Cockwell
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