Taking a Sunset Boat tour was not originally in our plans for St. Lucia, however after hiking the Grand Piton & seeing the view of the ocean, I wanted to switch over to the ocean to see the view of the Grand Piton. Our sunset cruise departed from the harbor in Soufriere, looped out around the pitons, then brought us back to the glittering harbor as the golden light faded away. It was so much fun and such a good reminder that sometimes the best experiences can be spur of the moment!

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Our cruise took us right past Anse Chastnet and Jade Mountain! If you look at this photo in the center, on the far left hand side, you will see a little ledge jutting out into the greenery. That was our table when we ate dinner at the Treehouse Restaurant! Up above you can see the blue ledges of the private plunge pools in the open air rooms at Jade Mountain. So stunning!

Can you believe we willingly chose to hike that!?! So proud of us!

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The boat flew the flag of St. Lucia proudly. It was on this boat trip that I learned that the flag is designed to represent the two pitons (you can see the Petit Piton inside the Gros Piton), the most recognizable landmark for the country and a great source of pride. The blue is for the ocean that surrounds them. Simple, but beautiful!

 

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After viewing all sides of the Pitons, we cruised up to the harbor at Soufriere where some mega yachts were moored.

It made me wonder who this yacht belonged to and if they would like to be friends with me!!

The lights of Soufriere glittered on the water, welcoming us back!

 

I just love how the homes are nestled into the jungle of St. Lucia!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this Thursday?? It will be our first Thanksgiving with our little guy and we are so excited to share this with him & with our family. He makes answering the question, “What are you thankful for?” an easy one to answer! In honor of this first Thanksgiving as our […]

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Cheddar Potato Waffle Fritters | www.sweetteasweetie.com

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St. Lucia’s most recognizable feature are the Pitons, two volcanic necks sitting side by side on the Southern coast. They are an Unesco World Heritage Site and are named the Gros (grand) Piton & Petit (petite) Piton. Hiking these was on my bucket list and we couldn’t leave St. Lucia without heading up! We hiked […]

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Southern Pecan Pie | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Every year for Thanksgiving my Aunt Mary would make her famous Pecan Pie. As a kid I never liked the pecans, but I loved the gooey inside of the pie. While I am gaining an appreciation for pecan pie, I still haven’t outgrown my love for the gooey inside of the pie. SO when it came […]

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St. Lucia Drive In Volcano and Mud Baths | www.sweetteasweetie.com

One of the excursions on St. Lucia that always makes the guidebooks, is the “Drive-In” Volcano and mud baths. I immediately had visions of being in a 4×4 Jeep bouncing over black roads with red lava next to us. My movie inspired vision wasn’t quite right! St. Lucia is a volcanic island. One of the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Caramels | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Every year around Thanksgiving my mother in law makes the most delicious Pumpkin Spice Caramels. They are a great option for a little sweet treat after a big heavy Thanksgiving dinner when you just can’t handle a slice of pie. She usually leaves a big pile of them that sadly vanish too quickly! It’s so easy […]

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This is the final post about Hotel Chocolate in St. Lucia. If you missed Part 1: Tree to Bean Experience  or Part 2: Bean to Bar, go check them out! Getting to learn all about how chocolate is make from hands on picking a cocoa bean to grafting our own cocoa plant, to grinding & pouring our […]

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Cranberry Walnut Goat Cheese Roll | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Halloween is past us now and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching so today I am sharing Cranberry Walnut Goat Cheese Roll paired with sparkling wine from the Grocery Outlet 20% off wine sale with you. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year so that we don’t have to pack up all of our baby gear & lug […]

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Adventures at a Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patch | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Happy Halloween! We are having so much fun celebrating the seasons with our new little guy. One of the things that I have wanted to do since moving to the Bay Area is head over to the famous Half Moon Bay pumpkin farms. I have been too intimidated to venture over there in the past. […]

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