Fancy walking barefoot on fine white sand holding your partner’s hand, sharing a sensual couples massage listening to tranquil ocean waves, or relishing a slow private sunset dinner on the beach? Head to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, one of the most popular spots among honeymooners and romantic vacationers. It’s well-preserved natural beauty, luxury resorts, fine-dining options, and relaxing spas are perfect for those looking for solitude and romance.
Here are the best ways to enjoy a romantic getaway to Saint Lucia…
Pamper Yourself at an All-Inclusive Resort
Private butlers, infinity pools, unlimited bars, oversized canopy beds with rose petals — those are just a few amenities offered by the luxury resorts on the island that are designed for couples looking to get away. Coconut Bay’s Harmony wing is an adult-only all-inclusive resort that ensures privacy and quiet without the little ones. Here you can drink all you want at one of the seven bars on the property, but the best place to chill is by the pool, laying in a hammock under the shade of palm trees.
Book a spa-for-two experience in your cabana or by the beach listening to the sounds of waves. Kei Mer Spa offers relaxing chocolate, butter-rum, and honey-lavender scrubs, as well as massages with Saint Lucian products, including aloe picked from their own gardens.
If relaxing in a Jacuzzi, sipping champagne, and enjoying the best views is your thing, get a room at Anse Chastanet. The intimate 600-acre, 49-room resort has been rated as one of the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resorts by countless publications, and you will see why. It has one of the best silvery sandy beaches against the picturesque backdrop of the Piton mountains.
The hotel’s concierge is happy to organize a wedding renewal on the property, with an aptly decorated location and flower arch, heart-shaped cake, bottle of champagne, tropical flower bouquet and buttonhole, and a special renewal certificate signed by the master of ceremonies.
Enjoy Romantic Dinners for Two
The cuisine of Saint Lucia incorporates Indian, British, French, and Caribbean influences, and restaurants range from beachside shacks to fine dining establishments. The lush island grows a lot of its food so you’ll find organic gardens, spice farms, and a lot of fresh seafood. Make sure to try the local spiny lobster, kingfish, and the national dish — saltfish with green figs (which are green bananas). Ask for an oceanfront table or make a reservation for a private candlelit dinner on the beach for a special date.
Soak in the Views
The imagery of the two iconic mountains called the Pitons are almost in every marketing brochure of Saint Lucia. That’s also because they’re simply a perfect backdrop for proposal, re-vow, or even a kissing selfie!
When you leave your resort, there are lots of opportunities to explore different parts of the island. In the south, connect with nature on rainforest nature walks, bathe under waterfalls, and walk through small fishing villages, as well as drive into the world’s only drive-in volcano. In eastern Saint Lucia, trek through beautiful scenery as you watch exotic birds and flora of the island. The Diamond Botanical Garden is another tropical oasis that’s perfect for a casual stroll.
Adventure lovers can bike through the jungle, snorkel, dive to explore the coral reef, sail, zip line, kite surf, or horseback ride on the beach. Take a private tour through the southwest coast to see views from the Moule a Chique peninsula, and bathe in mineral and mud baths. You can also hike to one of the scenic overlooks or take a boat ride to get closer to the Pitons.
In the evening, take a catamaran sunset cruise to look back at the rugged volcanic island against the backdrop of an orange-red sun. The changing colors create the most magical ending to the perfect day in Saint Lucia.
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