This is far from my last trip but that still didn’t stop me from dubbing this “The Last Hoorah Before the Baby Comes”. Yes, that wasn’t a typo your girl is about to be mom! 2021 was quite an emotional roller coaster (more on this later) but being able to sit by a beach was exactly what I needed to reset and get into the right frame of mind for 2022.
If you read my last blog post, you know that earlier in the Summer I was meant to visit St. Lucia but it was next to impossible finding flights for my travel dates. So when planning this babymoon, I was determined to make St Lucia happen!
St Lucia, is about a 5 hour plane ride from NYC. A negative PCR test no more than 5 days before travel as well as a completed online travel registration form is needed to receive travel authorization to St. Lucia.
We stayed at the Tikaye Resort and Spa which sits on a cliffside overlooking one the best snorkeling areas on the island. This resort has 33 cottages which dot the cliffside and offers some stunning ocean views! Every cottage has a private outdoor garden shower and a large balcony with a double hammock and rocking chairs; perfect for watching those evening sunsets!
We also had walking access to the Anse Cochon Beach from the resort as well. Be warned however, it’s quite a walk! About 160+ flights of stairs from the cliffside to be exact, but the views going down make the walk worth it. The beach itself is part of the National Marine Reserve and it’s known for its reefs. The water is calm and clear and there is even a beach bar serving up drinks and small bites everyday. With that being said, the beach is quite small so it does get crowded pretty quickly with catamarans and day-trippers that come for the snorkeling.
I didn’t get up to much of anything on this trip, but we did venture off property one day and took a day trip into the capital, Castries. We walked the market and even tried authentic local food. Hubby and I shared some stewed lamb with ground provisions and home made passion fruit juice.
Overall, even though I didn’t get to do a lot of activities this time around, I did enjoy my St. Lucia Babymoon. Climbing the Pitons is on my bucket list so I know I’ll be back! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about our trip. Happy to answer them. Until next time!