Why to honeymoon in St Lucia
07 Nov 2017
A popular location for honeymooners who desire sun, sea and sand in the most picture-perfect of settings, St Lucia is a newlywed's dream destination
Planning a wedding often means dealing with an endless list of choices. Perhaps even more so when it comes to choosing that much-anticipated honeymoon. Being a once-in-a-lifetime trip, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.
In terms of requirements, post-wedding R&R is essential, as is a destination that can match the unique personalities, desires and longed-for experiences of the bride and groom in question.Fortunately, there’s an idyllic, breathtaking location that offers just that and more; the chance to truly experience the honeymoon you’ve always dreamt about.
Honeymoon in paradise
A perfect jewel in the sparkling Caribbean Sea, Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands and perhaps the most idyllic.Unlike its more developed neighbours, the sparsely populated island-nation of Saint Lucia still maintains a sense of unspoiled, exotic beauty. Its landscapes of jungle-draped peaks, pristine beaches, tranquil cocoa plantations, luxurious marinas and sleepy Creole villages are among the most impressive in the Caribbean. Yet surprisingly, this lush, volcanic island has stayed largely below the radar - all the more reason to choose this tropical paradise to celebrate your new life together.
As if this all-year-round Caribbean utopia wasn’t enticing enough, Rendezvous is a postcard-perfect, couples-only, all-inclusive resort located on the North West of the island. Saint Lucia is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and its Pitons (two mountain peaks) are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The resort pays homage to this spectacular location by offering couples the chance to create precious new memories and incredible shared experiences from the riches of this tropical paradise. From diving in Saint Lucia’s crystal-clear waters to hiking up the iconic Pitons and chocolate making to cookery classes, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Saint Lucia privately as a couple or more socially with other couples.
However, it doesn’t have to be all action and adventure. For the fourth consecutive year, the island of Saint Lucia has been named the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2017 by the World Travel Awards (WTA). This is because it’s a location that offers everything, from breath-taking secluded beaches such as Pigeon Island to miles of unspoiled rainforest, natural waterfalls and authentic culture and cuisine. The Pink Plantation House, located outside Castries, is one such restaurant; atmospheric, authentic and high end.
Have it all
Most importantly, however, St Lucia is a location that embodies romance. Bask together under the Caribbean sun, sail into a champagne sunset and cuddle beneath the vast starry sky. Dine at barefoot, beachfront restaurants with sweeping views overlooking the Caribbean Sea such as Malabar Beach Club or have a private, candlelit dinner on the beach, just the two of you. St Lucia is the perfect post-wedding destination for a quiet and relaxing escape, to bask in the romance of your new life together and to begin the rest of your life in style.
Whether you and your new spouse are looking for a quiet hideaway or an exotic escape, the island of Saint Lucia offers you the chance to experience bespoke, unforgettable moments during this precious time together. Discovering the magic of the island’s underwater world or stretching out in the sun, exploring the coastline by bike, taking up a game of tennis or indulging in a massage, dining by candlelight on the beach or dancing the night away – in this lush paradise, you’ll enjoy the freedom of spending each day exactly as you both wish, doing whatever you both like all in your own time.