With the wedding planning well under way it's time to start thinking about honeymoon destinations. St Lucia has always been known for its picture-perfect beaches, perfect tropical climate and luxury resorts, but there is plenty of adventure to be had on the island too. Volcanoes, rainforests and underwater reefs, you can find them all at St Lucia.
I'd love for our honeymoon to have the right mix of relaxation and adventure and these are some of the top things to get up to on the island.
Be an Adventure Seeker
From cycle tours through thick jungle teeming with life to Segway rides over popular hiking trails and volcanic rock hikes, there are so many companies offering unique experiences in St Lucia, that you should make an effort to do at least one of them. There’ll be plenty of time for working on your tan on one of the pristine beaches when you’re done exploring.
Plants and Animals
Pay a visit to the Babonneau Rainforest, and you will be rewarded with glimpses of beautiful birds, cheeky monkeys, lounging lizards and all manner of exotic plants and wildlife you’d never get to see back home.
Go Scuba Diving
Scuba diving or snorkeling is something you simply have to do when you’re in the Caribbean. St Lucia’s seas are teeming with the most impressive marine life, from sea turtles to puffer fish and unspoiled coral reefs. If you don’t take the opportunity to see them while you’re there, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.
Get Wild on the Water
Of course, you don’t have to go underwater to get your kicks in St Lucia – there’s plenty of fun to be had above water too. Lots of companies in the area offer exciting activities like kitesurfing, water-skiing, and sailing, which are great fun for the whole family.
Go Up in the Air
St Lucia is crammed with amazing locations, beautiful landscapes, and impressive architecture and if you want to see it all, there’s only one thing to do – hire your own helicopter for a whirlwind ride through those beautiful blue Caribbean skies.
Sample the Culinary Delights
St Lucia’s food has a distinctly Creole flavor that is both sweet, spicy and ever so slightly charred. When you eat it fresh from the island, you will be blown away by the complexity of flavors that come from what seem like fairly simple dishes. If you visit the island in October, you’ll be able to take part in the St Lucia Food and Rum Festival, where jerk chicken spiced rum and curried lamb are the order of the day.
Go Loco for Coco
If you’re a chocolate lover, you simply must make time to visit the Rabot Cocoa Estate, where you can find out about the history of cocoa production in the region, wander through the cocoa groves and event try your hand at making your own chocolate. You’ll get to sample the wares too, naturally.
Jiggle to Some JazzThere are lots of great jazz venues in St Lucia, and it would be remiss of you not to pay a visit to one of two and get your dance on before you come home. You’ll have a great time getting down with the fun-loving locals, especially at carnival time!