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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, you get privileges at all three resorts so one day we hopped on the shuttle & headed over to Sandals La Toc for a day of seaside golfing. We scheduled a sunset tee time so that we would have the day to relax at the resort.

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Sandals La Toc is build into the cliffs surrounding a white sand beach. The pool with a waterfall & swim up bar had pool loungers looking out over the ocean. With a strawberry daiquiri in hand and a new book to read, I was blissed out all morning.

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For a brief escape from the midday sun, we retreated to one of the many hammocks around the resort. It was so comfy that I vowed to bring one home!

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After a sun filled day at the beach we headed to the golf course. There are only two on the island & the other is private. Our caddy had spent his whole life playing on this course. He had never even seen the other one, but he definitely knew this course like the back of his hand! He watched me hit the ball a few time & then knew exactly what spot on the ground that I should aim for to get a good hit. It was the best game I ever played!

Along our course we saw many sites unique to island life. In the dirt around the trees on the course were crabs the size of my hand! They were everywhere and they moved fast! We were warned to avoid them. Also a fun site, was getting to see the cashew tree! I’d never seen a cashew on the tree before. Apparently they are toxic until they have had their shells cooked off & that even the fumes from the fire could be toxic. The work that goes into a cashew made me appreciate them so much more!

The golf course is long & narrow. You play your way up to the peak, over looking the ocean, then play your way back down.

We wrapped up the evening with dinner at La Toc, the fancy French restaurant on site. Reservations are required & you will want to dress to impress!

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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The main reason people visit Monterey is for the absolutely incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium. I’m willing to go ahead and say its the most amazing aquarium ever. It’s housed in an old sardine cannery & circulates ocean water through thanks to its amazing location right on the water. They have a huge assortment of sea […]

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I am a tiki bar fanatic. I think I even mentioned that in my About Me section! I love to duck into a little divey tiki bar where ever we go to get a feel for the Caribbean. Some of those spots have been winners (Smuggler’s Cove), some of those have been disappointing. One spot […]

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Nestled right in between Monterrey and Carmel by the Sea is a little town called Pacific Grove. It is brilliant because it often gets skipped by tourists for its better known neighbors, making it the preferred spot to stay for local weekenders. It is within easy biking distance from the famous Monterrey Bay Aquarium and […]

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Our drive down Carmel’s 17 Mile Drive took us from Monterrey, right into the adorable little city, aptly named Carmel by the Sea. When you arrive, snag a parking spot because the best way to see this city is by foot! Carmel by the Sea is one of the most quaint towns I’ve ever visited. […]

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17 Mile Drive is a scenic road that stretches from Pacific Grove near Monterey through Pebble Beach, near Carmel. It runs along the coast and passes famous golf courses & mansions. The real highlights are the glimpses into the natural beauty of rugged Northern California, including Seal Rock and the Lone Cypress Tree. There is […]

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