Real Honeymoon: St. Lucia & Anguilla

Just like planning a trip to the Greek Islands, it’s sometimes difficult to decide which islands to visit in the Caribbean since they are all so different.  While some islands are full of things to do and see, some islands are just better suited for luxurious relaxation.  Ali and Sean chose to split their honeymoon between active St. Lucia and super-chill Anguilla.  Check out their comments and gorgeous photos below:

When and where did you honeymoon?

May 11-15, 2011: Anse Chastanet Resort, St. Lucia; May 15-20, 2011: The Viceroy, Anguilla

How long was your trip?

9 nights

How did you decide on your honeymoon destination(s)?

I wanted luxury, relaxation, and somewhere exotic without too much travel.

The best part about our honeymoon was…

The hotel rooms (hehehehehe). We stayed in the most beautiful hotels in really cool suites.  We definitely splurged on the hotels.  I also loved the beaches.  I am a big reader and Sean is not, so I got him books on tape to listen to on his iPod while we laid out on the beach.

If I knew then what I know now, I’d change…

It ended up being too much travel to get there and between the islands.  I would pay the extra money to fly direct.  On our way there, our second of three flights was delayed so we missed our connection to St. Lucia. We ended up having to spend the first night of our honeymoon in a crappy hotel room in Antigua close to the airport so that we could catch a 4 am flight to St. Lucia.  Also, we flew into the wrong airport in St. Lucia (on the other side of the island) so we had to take a 1.5 hour cab to our hotel.  That being said, the first night of our honeymoon was very memorable.  We were just so happy to be married and together that it ended up not mattering.

How much planning did you do in advance?

Since I planned the wedding, Sean was responsible for the honeymoon.  He definitely started planning at least 6 months in advance.  We wanted to use miles/hotel points, so it took some extra planning to make that work.

What was your biggest honeymoon splurge?

The Viceroy in Anguilla. By far the nicest hotel I have ever (or will ever) stay in and cost way too much money.  However, we loved it so much and decided it was worth the cost in the end.  We did meet a couple there that was also on their honeymoon and they got the same room as us for significantly less by waiting until the last minute to book a room and getting the hotel to give them a good rate because it was not filled up yet.

Where do you want to go on your next big trip?

We are planning on going to Australia in November 2013.

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