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The first half of our trip to St. Lucia was spent at the Northern end of the island, relaxing in the sun, but that’s not all St. Lucia has to offer. Once we were fully relaxed, it was time for some adventure.  So we packed up & headed down to the Southern part of the island, home to the famous Piton mountain peaks, ziplining, and a volcano. Our home base in this area was Stonefield Estate. I was certain that our taxi was taking us to the wrong place when he turned down a private gated, one lane road lined with so much beautiful pink bougainvillea, that our cab had to push through it with flowers scraping the sides. Upon our arrive at the main house we were greeted with chilled lemongrass towels and a special golden apple drink that was delicious and such a relief after traveling down that intensely curvy road. I have since discovered that you can take a helicopter from one end of the island to the other instead of doing the drive. I think I’ll opt for that next time!

The best way to describe Stonefield Estate is garden paradise. This part of the island is much more mountainous so it is not on a beach. What you get instead is a private plunge pool with lush garden surroundings and intensely beautiful views. Our cottage was named Gingerlily. The outer fence led you through your own garden area to yet another door. That door opened onto a stunning porch with rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor eating area, and a hammock for two, all right next to our very own private plunge pool in the shadow of the Grand Piton. We found this gem on Groupon and it is easily one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever stayed!

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This is the hidden entrance after walking through your garden!

Stonefield Estate | www.sweetteasweetie.com On our final day, we spent as long as possible in this hammock!

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After taking the rum distillery tour we stopped to spend some time at the beautiful, lush Marigot Bay. The little harbor is known for being the location where the original Dr. Doolittle was filmed! There are hotels and cute little shops along one side with plenty of mega yachts moored up in front of them. […]

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Our first excursion out from the resorts was to go on a Distillery tour.  This was the tour that I was most excited about. It was so much fun getting to see it rum being made at historic distilleries. The St. Lucia Distillery was quite isolated out in the middle of banana plantations. These bananas […]

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A budget friendly resort option on St. Lucia is Rex St. Lucia. It is just down the way from Sandals Grande, so much so that you can often hear the music & the partying going on at Sandals Grande. The beach is the same gorgeous beach. The resort is all inclusive but is smaller with […]

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The third Sandals resort on St. Lucia is the biggest and aptly named Sandals Grande. It sits on the Pigeon Island and area called Gros Islet. It unique because it sits on a peninsula so almost all rooms have an ocean view. One side looks onto the main white sand beaches of Rodney Bay while […]

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St. Lucia is home to three Sandals resorts. We stayed at Halcyon, the smallest, boutique style resort. The other two are Sandals La Toc, complete with dramatic cliffs and one of only two golf courses on the island and Sandals Grande, the biggest resort with the most party like atmosphere. While staying at any Sandals, […]

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Getting out onto the water is a must in the Caribbean. The water is so beautiful and calm that it feels like you can just be out there forever! We took advantage of the calm waters and spent the day kayaking out to a small private island. It’s one of the benefits of staying at […]

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Our Wanderlust Wednesday series is traveling down to the Caribbean this month & I will be sharing our trip down to the stunning island of St. Lucia! I am looking forward to sharing sun soaked island photos. It has been one of the most amazing places that we’ve visited. If you missed out on some […]

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The first time I went to New York I got to have some amazing classic New York experiences including Broadway shows, dinner at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, and wandering the streets of Greenwich Village. I didn’t get to see the Statue of Liberty because when you go see the Statue of Liberty, […]

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is just too big to fit into one post. If you missed last week’s intro to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, check it out! There is a large children’s section at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It houses interactive displays and a playground. I loved this lesson board on eels. I couldn’t even […]

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