Two weeks ago I lived the island life and it was absolutely amazing. I stayed on the island of St. Lucia with my family and our significant others (yes my parents are that awesome to invite our significant others along). The break from the real world was perfect but I missed you all and wanted to share some of my experience to make up for it.
If you've never been to St. Lucia you should know it is extremely lush and the perfect place if you're looking for a vacation where there are things to do, yet you still have the option to do nothing. My father and I are all about doing nothing. I am so one of those people who can lay (under the umbrella) on a beach with a book for days and be utterly happy. My mother and the boyfriend are the complete opposite. They can't sit still and luckily we stayed at a resort where all the water sports were included. That meant while I was lounging on the beach he could be water skiing, paddle boarding and vollyballing his heart out.
I do have a few tips for those of you looking to visit St. Lucia:
- I stayed at Saint James, Morgan Bay resort and, like I said above, it was incredible. If you decide to stay there though here are my three biggest flaws (because I could go on about the good stuff for days):
- Only one area is Wifi accessible. So if your like me and hate being cut off from the social world, this can be a tough transition. But after a few days I got over it.
- The outlets were placed in the weirdest areas. It might be the interior designer in me, but also as a girl who likes to have straight hair, getting ready was tough. I'd say bring a light extension cord if you're prone to using a curling iron or straightener.
- It's about an hour and a half away from the airport. Brace yourself.
- To go off of the hour and a half drive- Saint Lucia has no direct roads. Like many islands, all the roads are extremely windy so if you're prone to car sickness BRING MEDS!
- Go on a boat tour of the island (this is the one I went on). It might be pricey but is totally worth it.
- Make sure to stop off at the volcano. Dip yourself in the hot spring and definitely try the mud bath. It made my skin soft for days.
- And, of course, bring tons of sunscreen.