Doug & Hilary
Aug. 22nd- 29 2019
Honeymoon & Babymoon (we bought a pregnancy test on your trip and it came out positive)
Eat as much fresh fruit as possible while in St. Lucia, including from the property Janus welcomes his guests to pull fruit from the trees. Favorites- passion fruit, mangoes, guavas also try sour-sop juice!
Check out Martha’s Tables for lunch (open until 3pm) very good creole food and rum punch. 10 minute drive
Jade mountain club : unbelievably beautiful property but extremely difficult to get to it driving. Meal was very very good but also very expensive (US$300 for 2 people) if you go get there before sunset to see the views.
Boucan: magical setting but food, service and value only OK.
Private chef Ramsey: awesome! Best dinner yet (and least expensive) Ramsey made us authentic creole food and cleaned up after us. He was very pleasant and left us completely full and relaxed!
Hummingbird- great authentic creole dishes for a very reasonable price (us$90 for 2 people including drinks) great service- the owner & chef take a lot of pride in making sure their guest are happy (went for dinner)
Fedos: only open until 5pm and only accept cash. Stopped in for lunch- great creole food and awesome value (lunch for 2 was only us$17 and we left stuffed
Mango tree” very tasty meals in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea & Pitons candle lit dinner and the stars are fully visible. Try the passion fruit ice cream! 8 min drive from here
Summery: you don’t need to spend a ton of money to get food here. We did our research on restaurants on trip advisor before our trip and most of the highest making spots are also the most expensive. Almost every restaurants has a beautiful outdoor setting. So you wont go wrong there given the rough road conditions, its also worth cooking at the villa a couple nights! Tried making local dishes, the kitchen is full stocked with cooking supplies.
Make sure to allow for enough time to lounge at Serrana villa- pool time (to sun set, stargazing etc.
Rainforest Spa (Sugar Beach resort) this was the most incredible spa experience we’ve ever had! Highly recommend, especially for couples on their honeymoon, we did the ‘’romantic escape rituals’’ package will upgrade . truly magical
Sugar Beach: we visited sugar beach following our spa appointment and were blown away by the resort property and the beach itself…stunning! Will be coming back later this week.
Kieran Yacht Services. We went deep sea fishing in Marigot Bay with Kieran & Histwo crew mates, Pardo & earl. We had a blast caught a ton of Mahi Mahi and a few Jack Fish 4 hours of fishing for $550 and went cliff jumping! Got to take home a Mahi Mahi of our choosing and it was delicious. M=Note: Made it with just butter, salt and pepper.
Anse Chastanet: Great snorkeling right off the beach. You don’t need reservation, can just show uo and rent for us$11 per person. Also need a us$50 cash deposit per person or can leave your keys in place of a deposit.
Anse Mamin Beach: Beautiful, largely, private beach a 7 minute walk from Anse Chastanet beach. Go to this beach. Great bar & Grill right on the beach with amazing burgers overall we liked Sugar Beach, the best but based on the reviews of others we think our experience was so good in part, because we went straight from our spa apt to the beach. Other reviews have complained about being given hard time by sugar beach resort staff when trying to access.
Local groceries store – Eroline’s (15 minutes walk)
Fresh produce and fish sold early in the morning right next to Soufriere Beach Park
Buy paper towels for house
USD/ECD and credit cards accepted most places, suggest always carrying some cash
Don’t leave anything sweet laying out- the ants here will find it in minutes
Wear sun screen!
Drink rum punch!
Try frying some beautiful ( in placed of Potatoes for breakfast- delicious! I just used Olive oil, salt & Peppers
Try Barons Ketchup + Hot sauce- so good!
WEATHER IN SAINT LUCIA
While most places in the world have four well-defined seasons, its proximity to the equator means that this is not really the case for the island of St. Lucia.
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