Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Honeymoon - Part 1

Andrew and I spent our honeymoon in St. Lucia. Neither of us had been to the Caribbean before and since we're both scuba divers we wanted to go somewhere with great dive sights. So we landed on St. Lucia and off we went.

Excuse the no-makeup, airport selfie!
 Our flight from Phoenix to Miami was overnight and once we arrived in Miami we had a 5 hour lay over! Once we got to our terminal we grabbed a bite to eat and rested our legs.

There was a lot of waiting around

Once we arrived in St. Lucia we breezed through customs, picked up our bags and headed out of the airport to greet our driver. Unfortunately he never showed up...but it was a blessing in disguise because instead we met the best taxi man on the island. Dave was quick with his facts and knew a great deal about his homeland. It was refreshing to have a driver who was not only proud of where they lived, but knew a lot about the history of the island. 

Panorama of the view
Dave stopped at one of the viewpoints and brought us both a Piton beer - the beer of St. Lucia. It quickly became a fan favorite of mine and A's. A likes to dub it the Caribbean Corona. 

We took our time looking out over the view.

Andrew was just happy we could move around again.

Us with our new favorite beer!

After a few pictures at the view point Dave dropped us off at our first hotel located in Marigot Bay. We stayed at the Marigot Bay Beach Club which happens to be across the bay, so after a short ferry ride we arrived at the hotel.

Our bedroom. Pretty basic but the best part is...

The view from our balcony

View looking into the bay

View looking out towards the ocean.
We were both pretty exhausted, so we had an early dinner at Doolittle's. This restaurant is named after the original Doolittle movie being filmed at this locale. Apparently it's a must eat restaurant in St. Lucia, according to all the guide books.

We decided to choose a table next to the water so we could see the sun set!

Doolittle's does a great happy hour special: buy one get one free (on select cocktails). The cocktail of the night was Bahama Mama and it was the most delicious thing we had ever tasted.

Once we got our cocktails we looked to the menu to order something delicious.

The sunset was beautiful. The perfect ending to our long trip!

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