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.
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.
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!
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!