Guest Post written by Kimberly Stowell
In August of 2012 my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. A little less than a year before that we bought a house and the majority of our free time was spent fixing it up. So when it came time to celebrate our anniversary we knew we wanted a beautiful beach vacation and not our typical on the go sightseeing travels. With little time for planning we took an easy route and planned our trip with all-inclusive couples only resort with Sandals on St. Lucia
August was a great time to go, it’s low season there so we never had trouble getting a great spot on the beach, but the weather was just beautiful. Every day it would rain just a tiny bit, but with the exception of one day out of 7 the sun always came right back out. For the couple of days we did nothing but soak in the gorgeous resort while sipping on endless cold drinks of all kinds of tropical flavors.
We did however finally manage to stop looking at the water and actual get it in. We borrowed the resort’s Hobie Cat catamarans (my husband’s favorite thing!), took their boat to a fun snorkeling spot, and I even managed to get up on a paddle board! Of course the moment I felt slightly smug about not having fallen in like my husband did was the moment I fell off!!
When staying at an all-inclusive resort it’s easy to never leave your little spot of paradise, but knowing that it was unlikely we would return to Saint Lucia we could not leave without doing at least a small tour of the island. So we booked a driver/guide for the day took off. We saw the famous twin Piton mountains, bathed in a burning hot volcano mud bath, and washed off in a freezing waterfall.
Saint Lucia was such beautiful island and the perfect spot to spend my anniversary. A small island with nowhere to rush off too, allowing you to soak it all in with a wonderful sense of relaxation. And I highly recommend an all-inclusive couples resort, there was no pressure with figuring out where to go, no keeping track of money, and as much as I like kids it’s nice to have some time at a kids free beach and pool 🙂 It was a great place to vacation and I can only hope that my next beach vacation comes close to the standard set for me here.