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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. If you are interested in staying here to experience that lush environment, I recommend staying at Capella Marigot Bay. We almost stayed here and when we walked by the hotel, I immediately knew we would have loved it. The hotel is tiered up the side of the bay so that anywhere you are there is a great view. There is also a stunning infinity pool and plenty of places to catch some sun. We really wanted to have dinner at the Rainforest Hideaway & stay for the live music. We even had reservations but they were for the day we had a boat tour & the boat broke down causing us to miss our dinner! The restaurant is now closed as a new resort is being built but there are plans to reopen it in 2019 so keep an eye out!

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com

The real reason to visit Marigot Bay is to see the Doolittle Cafe. The best part is taking a pontoon boat over to the little island where the movie was filmed, to stop at the Doolittle Cafe. It was full of movie paraphernalia and original shots of the film.

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com My favorite piece of movie memorabilia was the piece of the giant pink snail!

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com This is a great place to try the St. Lucian national dish of fried saltfish. The fish is boiled in saltwater, wrung out then fried and served with a tartar sauce and what they call green figs (bananas). It is better than it sounds!

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com With palm trees everywhere, we spotted plenty of coconuts around on the ground. Plenty to grab some and have some impromptu coconut bowling!

Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com Marigot Bay Dr. Doolittle Cafe in St Lucia | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Have you seen the original Dr. Doolittle? Do you recognize this bay?

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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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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