Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fabulous St. Lucia!

We just returned from a fabulous anniversary trip to St. Lucia that we have had planned for months. It really is an incredible island with wonderful people. It reminds me a great deal of Kauai Hawaii. Tommy and I have both been there in the past (with exes) and both wanted to re-visit this beautiful island and recreate memories with the "right" one and we did just that! We stayed at Sandals Grande in Rodney Bay which was wonderful. It's where I had stayed 11 years ago but was the Hyatt then. It was much much different now but wonderful.

Beautiful St. Lucia and her majestic Pitons

We arrived on Saturday March 3rd and were greeted at the airport by John and Sherma with Serenity island tours for our VIP transfer to Sandals. Along the way we stopped at a roadside creole bread stand for fresh baked bread!

The loaves in the back of the oven...amazing hot fresh bread!

You can have it with butter, cheese or Sherma's favorite...PORK!

we arrived at the resort, checked into our beachfront penthouse room and were greeted with a wonderful anniversary surprise in the room!

the view from our patio...tough to take

We had coffee and sometimes breakfast on the balcony every morning and wine every evening while looking at this fabulous view!

Tommy hit the beach bar for the first of many "pantyrippers"! YUM!

We headed out Monday morning for a day trip to the Grenadines on a private plane!

Our first stop...the beautiful Palm Island

Then beautiful Mayreau

we spent the day on a huge catamaran with 8 other people island hopping to tiny little islands in the Grenadines only accessible by boat

Here's our 4 seater plane

guess who's the co-pilot coming home? I knew I shouldn't have had all of those rum punches!

our beautiful views from the plane

Everyone wears headsets so we can hear and communicate

gorgeous Tobago Cays

We took a tour of the island on Wednesday again with Serenity and of course Tommy had to tour the Rum Distillery!

and make a stop at the rum buffet!!

then lunch at the Beacon restaurant...


and the view wasn't too shabby either!

then onto a catamaran for a boat trip back to Castries...the Pitons by sea

beautiful Marigot bay

Back to the resort and a beautiful Wind Star ship in Rodney Bay

My favorite place for lunch at Sandals, Barefoot on the Beach

love it!

the lobby at Sandals

more gorgeous views of Sandals

lagoon pool and views

One of the rondovals

lagoon swim up room

nearing the end of vacation and such a wonderful time with hubby!

A wonderful 5th wedding anniversary trip! Might have to plan a similar trip to the Greek islands for the 10 year!

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