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Destination Highlight: Saint Lucia

Located in the Southern Caribbean and often referred to as “little Hawaii”, Saint Lucia is a picturesque tropical island that offers its visitors adventure, inspiration and relaxation. Debra Reid, FHI’s Account Executive in our Merchandise Division, spent her honeymoon in the magical island and shares a glimpse of the beauty the island offers. Please note this blog post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Sandals or excursion suppliers mentioned above. These views, opinions and experiences are solely that of Debra Reid.

“While on the island my husband and I called Sandals Regency La Toc home. The La Toc property is located on a secluded estate with its own private white sand beach. Accommodations are spread across and over the properties lush hillside giving guests privacy and an opportunity to explore the small community it creates. Sandals La Toc offers a wide range of dining for its guests; our personal favourite was Armando’s Fine Italian Dining located atop Sunset Ocean Bluff. One great feature of Sandals in Saint Lucia is Sandals Exchange Program, which allowed us to use the facilities at all the Sandals properties on Saint Lucia; we took advantage of this one day to visit the Grande St. Lucian to check out their mile-long beach and go water skiing!

While on the island my husband and I booked an island tour, the Soufrière Safari. Driving an all-terrain buggy on the winding, cliff side roads of Saint Lucia we toured through small tours on our way to the Soufrière Basin. Soufrière is home to the world’s only drive-in volcano. While there we experienced the mineral mud baths and visited Toraille waterfall. We enjoyed a delicious, traditional Saint Lucian lunch overlooking the valley of Soufrière before heading back to our resort for the night.

While on property we met many other couples who had chosen to honeymoon on the island, same as us. Our group of six ventured out one afternoon for a sunset catamaran cruise. The boat cruised along the coast of Saint Lucia, passing by Jade Mountain before revealing the famous Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We snorkeled at the base of the volcanic peaks before cruising back while the sun set over the water.

Saint Lucia was a magical island to visit, we can’t wait to go back to enjoy more of what this beautiful island has to offer.”