I’m finally sharing photos from our trip to St. Lucia earlier this month–and what a trip it was! It was our first time in St. Lucia and it was unlike any other trip or landscape we’d ever seen–so lush, green, mountainous and gorgeous.
I have a ton of photos to share if you’d like to see…
After a full day of travelling, we arrived at the beautiful Marigot Bay Resort in St. Lucia, about an hour and a half from the airport. We were greeted by the amazing staff with cool, essential oil scented face cloths. Before we knew it, they were whisking us and our luggage away, via golf cart, to our room.
The property (and the country, in general) is full of hills. Packing heels was truly useless because after the second night, I started wearing my slides to dinner! The terrain, even getting from our villa/room down to the pool and restaurants, was so steep, even flat shoes were slippery!
After a good night’s rest, we got up feeling refreshed and excited to explore the property.
We spent the day wandering around the resort, the boardwalk where all the yachts and sailboats were docked (at the resort) and a few little shops nearby. It was the kind of day where you see where the day takes you, and it was exactly what we needed.
That evening, we met up with our friends for dinner and had cocktails afterwards on the outside deck in the warm breeze.
The next day with did an aerial tram excursion which went through and over the rainforest. The tram (above), seated eight people in pairs with a guide in the back.
The trip up and back down via cable (similar to a gondola) goes really slow, about 3mph, and stops every now and again so the guide can provide details on what we are seeing at that point in the rainforest. At any given point, you are 50 to 150 feet above the rainforest floor! It wasn’t scary at all, just really interesting and calm, and no bugs since we were so high up.
After the hour-ish tram ride, our guide took us on a short (easy) hike through the rainforest, where he showed us different types of plants, taught us ways to survive there using just vegetation and also pointed out various poisonous plants.
As far as animals go, St. Lucia is home to boa constrictors, mongoose and tarantulas, mainly. There are no large cats and once upon a time (in the 70’s, I think) they had lots of monkeys but since their number one export is bananas, they shipped all the monkeys to Barbados since they were eating too much!
The food on the resort was very good–rich and delicious, with lots of fish options. There were three restaurants to choose from, but a couple more down the boardwalk. As the resort is not all-inclusive, that is something to keep in mind.
That said, I did find it somewhat difficult to eat healthy on our vacation–while we had options, the food was often fried and the selection of healthy eats was much smaller. The salad above was one of my healthiest meals, and while delicious, not the most hearty of salads (and the other salads I had were less hearty and made with iceberg lettuce). Again, this isn’t a complaint, simply an observation. I try to maintain my usual eating while on vacation, especially because I love to indulge in cocktails daily! 😉
The property at the resort is absolutely stunning, and situated on a bay. There are multiple pools and lots of places to hang out during the day, however, if you’re looking for a beach, you need to take a quick water taxi over to the island across the bay (literally a two minute boat ride).
We ventured over one day to check it out–there are a couple of restaurants, shops, and local vendors. Beach chairs can be rented and there is a small area you can hang out on the sand, swim, etc.
FULL OUTFIT POST // STRIPED SWIMSUIT — UNDER $30! | RAG & BONE JEANS — OLD (SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY) | ZARA SLIDES — OLD (JUST GOT THESE) | ZARA BAG (SIMILAR) | SUNGLASSES — UNDER $12 | SHELL BRACELET — LOCAL PURCHASE IN ST. LUCIA (SIMILAR)
The next day, we chartered a catamaran for eight of us and set sail for the afternoon! Drinks, music and sunshine (and a little of this to keep my seasickness at bay).
At one point, our Captain dropped anchor in a beautiful bay so we could jump out to swim and/or snorkel.
That night, the eight of us went to Masala Bay, this amazing Indian restaurant right off our resort. It was voted number one on TripAdvisor, and it did not disappoint!
We ordered a ton of food and everyone was raving about how good it was! This was one of the best meals of the trip and the flavours were out of this world.
We spent our last day soaking up the sun in the pool with our friends, hanging out at the pool bar before making our way to one of their hot tubs. The sun was shining, the weather was hot and the resort had settled at this point so it wasn’t busy at all. Such a great day.
We hit up a really cool local spot for dinner that night but I was too famished to take any photos!
Hope you girls enjoyed this recap of our trip to St. Lucia!