Sadly, Amy and I are back home from our amaaaazing Honeymoon, but we have some pics we wanted to share with you all of our last couple days in St. Lucia!
Day 4 ended up being the official start of the rainy season in St. Lucia, so after breakfast, we spent the rest of the morning chillaxing at the Villa. We then went to lunch by the beach where it was still pouring.
So we decided this would be the afternoon we really learned to appreciate Piton, the fine St. Lucian Lager that just happened to be available everywhere. AND. WE. DID.
Day 5 was our last full day in St. Lucia, so we were determined to make it count. And it totally was the BEST DAY EVER. Breakfast at the Grand Room Terrace was once again fantabulous (both in food and view)
The weather was great and we headed right back to the beach. Just to give you a sense of the property, the Villas were all scattered up this rainforest moutainside between the two Pitons. The main restaurant, bar and reception were all in this palatial plantation house and it was another walk to get to the pool, beachside restaurant and beach!
So we headed out to Sugar Beach and planted ourselves square under a coconut tree and I started drawing while Amy caught up on some beachside reading (and tanning).
The staff at the beach then randomly came and gave Amy and I each a mango slushie in a hollowed out coconut and a straw. I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. It was riiiidiculo.
We then had our laaaast lunch at the Beachside restaurant sitting on some comfy chairs watching another pair of newlyweds desperately struggle to stay on paddle boards in the ocean.
We then went back to our Villa for an afternoon dip in our pool while it started pouring on us. This made be a little nervous, because we had booked a Sunset Cruise for our final night in St. Lucia.
Thankfully, the weather cleared up and we were off to our sunset cruise on a big old sailboat.
We are massively pumped.
They also had an unending supply of Piton Beers, so I had to take a shot of a Piton between the Pitons.
The cruise was mainly honeymooners as well as a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary that day. They also provided us with some sea-sickness-accelerating rum-punches as well. Here I am drinking two simultaneously.
Also, you’ll notice over my shoulder THE SAME COUPLE THAT WE WATCHED FLOUNDER ON PADDLEBOARDS FOR 30 MINUTES. They causally mentioned that they had some issues on the paddleboards earlier in the day, and we had to pretend that WE DIDN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT/DELIGHTED IN IT.
Oh maaaan. We’re the worst. Anyway, the rest of the cruise was fantastic. The boat took us out and then back around the western coast of the island. We got to see some neighboring cities, rolling hills and rock formations I thought only existed in sci-fi movies. Amy took some fantastic pictures of it all.
The boat drifted along the coast line as these amazing views just slowly came upon us and then faded from view. And then the sun began to set!
They passed out champagne and Amy and I toasted eachother as the sun set. It was maybe the best moment of our trip.
Wait. No, when we got back to shore, Amy and I found a hammock on the beach and drank some Prosecco as we watched the sun disappear and the stars come out. THIS was the best moment.
The next day, we just had a few hours before we had to leave, so we tried to soak up as much of that amazing view from our villa that we could.
Amy also took the time to take some more great photos!
And with one last view of the shore, we were off to catch our cab to the airport. Whew. Man alive. This was a once in a lifetime trip- and the best way Amy and I could celebrate our Honeymoon! Thanks for sticking with us through the blog! It was the time of our lives! Here’s to a lifetime more!
Stay tuned to this blog for further excellent adventures and/or bogus journeys!
Amy and Alex
Day 3 was great- we spent all morning on the beach where Amy entered that phantom zone between sun tan and sun burn. And I just got daaaark (sorry mom!). I also worked on my drawing of the Piton from our place on the beach.
After lunch, Amy and I spent the rest of the afternoon on our back terrace, sitting in the sun and dipping in our wading pool. I’m not sure if you know this about us, but Amy and I are THE BEST at relaxing. Like better than anyone else in the world.
Afterwards, we had dinner by the beach, took a walk on the beach under million stars and marveled at how dang lucky we are. Afterwards we headed to the Cane Bar, played 2 horrible games of pool and drank the sugariest drink of all time. Amy asked for a drink with vodka in it, and we got this neon blue concoction that tasted like Pop Rocks. It promptly gave us both tummy aches!
We started today off on the right foot with breakfast on our back porch overlooking the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. BEST BREAKFAST EVER.
P.S. Amy didn’t realize the coffee machine in our Villa was actually an espresso machine and may have accidentally drank 4 shots of espresso before this photo was taken. You can’t tell by the photo, but she’s vibrating like a humming bird.
Thanks for reading!
Alex and Amy
We started the day right by getting breakfast and heading right to the beach, where Amy read the rest of Mindy Kaling’s book (where she found startling similarities between me and this woman- not sure how to feel about that one), while I spent my time drawing the Gros Piton whilst sipping on Piton beer!
I learned a little bit more info about this amazing mountain- it was a refuge for escaped slaves and served as a defensible position from their captors. It is said that the slavers released poisonous snakes on the mountain to flush the slaves out. This is the perfect storm of our greatest fears- Amy’s intense snake phobia, and my phobia of enslavement by a foreign captor.
After that, we got lunch at the beach cafe and were as drowsy as the sleepy cat that was just straight up chiiiilllin under our table in the shade-
After lunch, we took a quick dip in our wading pool and then headed to the ”Rainforest Spa” for foot massages and a couples swedish massage! It was the second foot massage of my life. The first occured in a Taiwanese back alley and was easily the most painful experience of my life (testing the very limits of bowel and bladder control). But this one was actually great! And this was my first massage of the rest of my body and holy cannoli, it was AMAZING. I may just be late to the game on this, but massages are freaking great! I highly recommend them. Amy and I were like jello afterwards. We headed back to our villa and pulled the clock radio out to the patio and swam in the wading pool while listening to the new Daft Punk album and drinking some more Piton. It may have been the perfect afternoon.
Later that night, we went to the Grand Room for our fancy pants dinner. And we totes got dressed up for it- Va-va-va-vooooom!
The Grand Room was fantastic, and dinner was DA BOMB. Afterwards we went to one of the nighttime hot spots of the resort- the Cane Bar.
There was a lot of run to choose from.
The place was actually completely empty, so we took that time to have a very loud and boisterous game of air hockey at the back of the bar. Amy is insanely competitive and I thank my lucky stars the game ended in a tie.
This was a fantastic day, and Amy and I are already dreading leaving!
thanks for reading!
Alex and Amy
Made it to the beach, see you in a hundred years. www.amyandalexsbogusjourney.tumblr.com (at Sugar Beach, A Viceory Resort)
After what seemed like an unending trek, we finally made it to St. Lucia! Amy had been pretty sick the week leading up to this- a persistent, crippling migraine led to us going to the ED a few days ago. Amy was so nauseated on our drive from Madison to Chicago, neither of us thought we were gonna make it! (For those interested, an oreo milkshake does not- I REPEAT, DOES NOT- help profound carsickness).
But we made it to Chicago last night and were on our way to beautiful St. Lucia today. Amy felt a lot better today for our day of travel, and we made it to the island. After an intense 50 minute winding drive through the hills and valleys of the island, we finally made it to our destination- our villa at The Sugar Beach Resort
And holy crap. It is RIDICULOUS. Wanna take a tour?!
Here’s the front room….
Here’s what the staff left us in our bedroom..
The bathroom is amaaaazing- (and I didn’t even accidentally use the bidet the wrong way!)
Now for the most amazing part- our back patio and private wading pool!!
But that’s not even the best part- check out this freaking view-
That Jurassic Park style mountain is the Gros Piton (not the Gross Titon, that’s something totally different). It’s a massively steep mountain at the border of the resort and it is unbelievable!
So long story short, this place is unreal and that’ just our villa! We’ll upload some more views of the actual beach tomorrow!
Alex and Amy
HEY! We haven’t updated this blog in a while! But we got married in September and it was THE BEST DAY OF ALL TIME! Check out our wedding video!!
Alex and Amy
Happy 2012!! This is gonna be a great year!!!