Hi, friends and happy Monday! I’m excited to finally share our honeymoon to St. Lucia with you all- it was seriously a dream. This post is part one of the series and features the resort where we spent the majority of our week, Sugar Beach. We absolutely LOVED St. Lucia and I’m sure that will be evident with the crazy amount of photos that I took. Now, let’s get started with the recap!
We arrived in St. Lucia the Monday after our wedding around 1pm and our driver, Simon from Simon Says Tours met us at the airport. We found him through a friend and were so happy we did because we used him exclusively for transportation around the island and ended up going on some excursions with him as well. Highly recommend looking him up if you’re planning a visit!
When we arrived to Sugar Beach Resort, I knew we had chosen the right place to spend our first week of marriage. Let me go ahead and say the accommodations, food, and service at were probably the best we’ve ever had. Top-notch everything.
Simon dropped us off at the resort and then we were picked up in a little “tuk-tuk” which took us to our cottage and would be our main form of transportation around the resort. There are hills everywhere in this part of the island- and I mean steep hills- so there wasn’t much walking around this place. When we arrived, our butler was waiting for us with some drinks and lavender scented cold towels, yes please! He then gave us a little tour of our cottage, which was absolutely gorgeous. All white everything with dark hardwoods with quite possibly the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in.
It was so fun to have our own little “house” for the week. We had a living room, bedroom, giant walk-in closet (loved this!), two bathrooms, and a large patio complete with our own pool. Everything was so lush and green and writing this seriously makes me miss this place!
We had lots of goodies in our fridge as well as snacks and a fruit plate when we arrived. Shortly after, our butler brought us a bottle of champagne which we popped before dinner. He also gave us our little “baby phones” which we could use to reach them at any time. Whenever we needed a ride down to the beach or to dinner, we would call and the tuk-tuk would be there in a flash.
We spent most days down at the beach. The thing about St. Lucia is that there aren’t that many beaches, or at least the southwest part of the island, so I’m glad we had direct access at our resort. We loved the comfy daybeds down at the beach and we both finished reading two books under the little huts. And there was even Wi-Fi at the beach which was pretty nice! And I can’t forget the cute little “coconut man” who walked around every day selling his fresh coconuts.
The infinity pool was huge and was the perfect place to lounge. And yes, I brought this giant pineapple float with me all the way to St. Lucia. I just had to! And as you can tell, Ryan enjoyed it too 🙂
We woke up everyday to beautiful weather and delicious breakfast after delicious breakfast at The Terrace. There was a buffet as well as a made-to-order menu with almost anything you could imagine. Some of my favorites were the blueberry French toast, smoked salmon eggs benedict, and the smoothie bar. Oh, and can’t forget the fresh watermelon and passionfruit juice. AMAZING!! We were happy that breakfast was included in our rate because to be quite honest, the food at this resort was quite pricey. As in $30 for an appetizer pricey. That being said, the food was SO delicious and these two foodies were quite impressed! We ate at all three restaurants and were glad that our resort offered some variety in cuisine. Bayside is the more casual, beachfront restaurant with lots of great local dishes. The Great Room is the “fancy” one that features global cuisine- get the sea bass! Cane Bar is the hip and trendy sushi bar. Lots of great options, just make sure your wallet is prepared.
As far as entertainment, there weren’t any big shows or games like you’d find an all-inclusive, but that was fine by us. A few nights we got to enjoy live music on the beach and a DJ at the “black & white” party, but most nights we turned in after dinner. The only thing I don’t like about the Caribbean is that the sun sets SO early. It was usually completely dark out by 7pm so it was early to bed, early to rise for these folks!
Obviously I can’t speak for the whole island, but if you’re planning a trip to St. Lucia, I highly highly recommend this resort. We know several other couples that have been and we picked it based on personal recommendations so… here is yours! Our stay was so relaxing, our butler was always a phone call away, and the surroundings were beyond beautiful. Being right by the beach and between the two Pitons was perfect. And here’s a fun fact, Oprah has a residence at Sugar Beach.
I’ll be back Wednesday with part two of the recap where I’ll be talking about the activities we did on the island. Thanks for reading (I know it was super long!) and hope y’all have a great Monday!