SAINT LUCIA WEDDINGS AND HONEYMOONS – DISCOVER THE PERFECT DESTINATION FOR ROMANCE AND CELEBRATION
Saint Lucia is a tropical paradise that provides an idyllic backdrop for destination weddings and luxury honeymoons. Whether couples envision a simple beach ceremony, a lavish resort affair, or a luxury Caribbean honeymoon filled with adventure, the island provides a range of options for a bespoke experience. With stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and warm breezes, Saint Lucia weddings and honeymoons truly have their own brand of enchantment. It’s the ultimate island destination for romance and celebration.
Why Choose Saint Lucia as Your Wedding Destination?
Saint Lucia may be small, but it’s incredibly rich in culture and unique attractions. Richard Moss, Senior Sales Manager for North America at Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, shares more about why so many couples choose Saint Lucia as their wedding destination.
“The main attraction for Saint Lucia is the diverse composite of stunning natural beauty, exotic cuisine, some of the best accommodations, amazing attractions, and a charming culture that is like no other place in the world,” he explains. “The varied influences of Saint Lucia range from French, Amerindian, African, East Indian and British. The fusion and creolization of these have manifested an engaging culture that essentially appeals universally and routinely charms visitors from all walks of life.”
When it comes to Saint Lucia wedding venues, couples can’t go wrong. According to Richard, all resorts in Saint Lucia have the ability and capacity to produce fully customized destination weddings. In addition to their in-house wedding concierge teams, resorts usually have several scenic venues around the property such as beachfront ceremony locations, oceanfront cliffside gazebos, and lush gardens.
“For brides who ‘want their moment,’” he adds, “there are several resorts that perform only a single wedding per day including East Winds, Calabash Cove, and Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. East Winds, being a boutique all-inclusive resort of merely 30 cottages, also offers the easy option of a buy-out, perfect for increased intimacy. Other notable and iconic wedding venues include Jade Mountain’s Celestial Terrace, Sandals Grande St. Lucian’s over-the-water chapel, Cap Maison’s Rock Maison for breathtaking micro weddings, and the privacy of Paradise Beach at Coconut Bay.”
No matter what a couple envisions for their wedding day – whether it’s a romantic destination elopement or a blowout celebration for 250 guests – the island of Saint Lucia is well-versed in bringing dream weddings to fruition.
Planning Your Picture-Perfect Honeymoon in Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is one of those wedding destinations that doubles as a picture-perfect honeymoon spot. With luxury accommodations and all-inclusive packages available at top-rated resorts, newlyweds can look forward to a turnkey vacation experience with private villas, infinity pools, and couples’ spa treatments.
The list of recommended honeymoon destinations in Saint Lucia seems endless, as there’s a multitude of choices to create that special blend of romance, privacy, and decadence. At Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, some top honeymoon resort picks are Serenity at Coconut Bay, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa, Stolen Time by Rendezvous, Ladera Resort, Tet Rouge, Stonefield Villa Resort, and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.
Adventure Awaits – Exciting Activities to Spice Up Your Saint Lucia Wedding or Honeymoon Getaway
First time visitors to Saint Lucia may be surprised to discover how easy the arrival process can be. VIP meet and greet services are available to expedite guests through the UVF airport. From there, getting around the island is a breeze, with plenty of travel options via land, air, and sea. Visitors can take their pick from standard, deluxe, or luxury ground transfers, helicopter transfers, water taxis, or a boutique airport ferry.
Some people may wish to lounge by the pool or on the beach all day, soaking up some extra relaxation between spa appointments; but others visit Saint Lucia for the nonstop stream of outdoor adventures. Ziplining through the jungle, horseback riding on the beach, and scuba diving around the island are some of the island’s most popular activities. For honeymooners in particular, the therapeutic mud baths at one of the Caribbean’s only drive-through volcanoes is also a top spot. Both locals and visitors enjoy visiting the mud baths, because they are believed to reverse one’s age by 10 years.
By night, an evening at the world’s longest running street party in Gros Islet is “a must,” and a surefire way to spice up any wedding itinerary or honeymoon.
“[It has] amazing street food,” Richard describes, “local arts and crafts, and the top global dance hits is the ultimate introduction to Saint Lucia. Once you have done the street party (Fridays) then you may be ready for Saint Lucia’s National Bar crawl or Kabawe Krawl. It’s an amazing immersion into Lucian lifestyle at the community level by hopping from Kabawes (local rum shops) complete with cultural entertainment, local commentary and spirited games.”
Saint Lucia’s signature “make your own chocolate” tours are also a favorite amongst visitors.
Return to Saint Lucia
One thing about celebrating weddings and honeymoons in Saint Lucia is that couples often find themselves returning for milestone anniversaries and impromptu romantic getaways. It’s a small island, but visitors likely won’t be able to experience everything it has to offer in one trip. However, through smart planning with a travel advisor, couples can maximize their destination wedding or honeymoon trips by using creative transfers – like water taxis and helicopters – which double as commutes and excursions.
“Saint Lucia’s easy-going lifestyle and how it inspires you to find your joie de vivre is truly what makes it so unique,” shares Richard. “The warm welcome, the ease of exploration, charming casual sophistication, plus the un-spoilt nature of the island helps make it a sought-after, unique place to experience year after year.”
Visit stlucia.org for more information.