Saint Lucia, Need I Say More!

Saint Lucia, Need I Say More!

I’m guessing you already know that I have just got back from the trip of a lifetime to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. If not, then just check out my Instagram for the most amount of annoying holiday posts ever!

I have actually been to Saint Lucia before but I was only 15 at the time and did a bit of diving and spent time with my family mostly so I jumped at the chance to head over on an adults only trip to discover the island with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.

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During May, Saint Lucia host a huge event called the Jazz and Arts Festival and we were lucky enough to be invited to attend. Besides the amazing food and all the rum you can get your hands on. I really had a great time listening to all the music acts. I was as close as you can get to the stage, with a full on press pit view and enjoyed myself so much dancing along to Omarion and Kool And The Gang. We even got to meet Shaggy!

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Photo by Cordell Johnson

I met some really cool people on this trip and got to spend a lot of time with them. Hopefully going to plan a trip down to the Kiss studios soon to meet up with my new buddy Kiss FM DJ, AJ King.

The flight over was around 8 hours but went by pretty quickly as I was completely entertained by the in flight movies. ‘How to be Single’ is hilarious, make sure you see it!

I love the feeling of getting off the plane in a hot country and being hit by the warm air. The nicest thing about Saint Lucia is that there was a constant breeze so the heat was never too unbearable. The odd liquid sunshine downpour was also very welcome!

Our first stop on the trip was the super lux Capella resort in Marigot Bay along the west coast of Saint Lucia. I have to say I really wasn’t expecting the resorts in Saint Lucia to be so amazing. I always find it hard when looking for Caribbean resorts to find something that wows me. I absolutely can’t fault Capella.

The service was second to none in this beautiful place and the staff really went above and beyond. There was a lot of though put in to the entertainment and the food on offer was so delicious.

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In general, Caribbean food is my favourite (along with Indian obvs). Growing up with a Jamaican father it’s very hard to not love it. A lot of Caribbean men are great cooks btw, just incase you didn’t know!

I have become a lover of fish over the past 5 years so I love trying new fish and finding out that it just gets better and better. My new favourite fish is now Mahi Mahi. Not sure where it originates from but its bloody amazing! Grilled and filleted it’s the best I have ever tasted! So much fresh fish, fruit and veg is available here and I can honestly say I did not have a bad meal. Even the stone oven baked creole bread we bought from a roadside shack was amazing and I must have tried a pina colada at every different restaurant we went to.

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Next up we moved down to the southern end of the Island to the Ladera Resort in Soufrière. I have never stayed in a room quite like this and after arriving in the early hours I woke up the next morning to find that the rooms at paradise ridge are all three sided and I had my very own private pool overlooking the twin Pitons and the white sands below at Sugar Beach.

I was treated to an amazing full body massage in my room which could not have been more perfect! Obviously I had to use this picturesque backdrop for an Instagram shoot! lol

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This trip is probably the most active trip I have ever been on also. I had a bunch of firsts in Saint Lucia, including my first enormous 8 course zip line experience and rainforest trek, chocolate making at the Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Plantation, rum tasting, visiting a craft beer brewery and taking a nature trek up to see the Pitons.

Although I came back thoroughly exhausted it was such an amazing trip and now I am dying to go back to explore everything that I missed out on and to eat some more of the amazing french infused cuisine you can get almost anywhere on the island.

Thanks so much to the Saint Lucia Tourist Board for inviting me to stay in your beautiful country, can’t wait to come back!

Have you been to Saint Lucia? Comments below 🙂

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18 Comments

  1. The Sunday Mode
    May 27, 2016 / 8:00 am

    I’ve never been to Saint Lucia but it looks like a beautiful and relaxing place to visit! Enjoyed looking through your photos, looks like it was bliss 🙂

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • nataschacoxcom
      May 31, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Yes it was such a lovely trip xx

    • nataschacoxcom
      May 31, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you Inezdiva, that’s so sweet! xx

    • nataschacoxcom
      May 31, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      Yes Louisa, you definitly have to visit sometime! xx

  2. Sandra Mara Carvalho de Melo
    June 3, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Natascha is beauty memorie of voyage in ST, Lucia ,great for manager of Hotel place for live hours sound ,,celebrate a nature ,and quality of attend in space agradable ., wishing that return must once .

  3. June 13, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Wow! St Lucia has been on my list of go to places ever since I had to do research on it for a geography assignment in year 6! But this post has just reminded me exactly how amazing it would be to visit. Your photo’s of the Capella resort are stunning, the place just looks incredibly luxurious!

    Charlotte xoxo

  4. Nicole
    June 14, 2016 / 3:21 am

    My girlfriends and I are thinking about vacationing at St Lucia. I’ve never been before and was actually reluctant on it being our holiday destination. But after seeing your photos I am sold! The food looks amazing! Thanks for the tips on what to do, we’ll make sure to check out the chocolate making!

  5. You Are So Pretty
    June 14, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Haven’t been in Saint Lucia but based on your write up it looks pretty awesome there! I love fish too! Hope to visit the country someday.

  6. Tadhana Gagwis
    June 14, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    OMG Omarion! I love his music! I’d give anything to attend a Jazz and Arts Festival! The music’s so chill, the beat’s so groovy, and you can just relax as you listen to it.

  7. Seraphim
    June 14, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    What an amazing view from your room… and the service of the hotel is amazing! Most of the five star hotels I’ve stayed in never really had anything… five star in them in my opinion… Would definitelly seek out opportunities to visit St. Lucia this summer!

  8. Inja Fajatin
    June 15, 2016 / 4:17 am

    Sta. Lucia looks amazing! Beautiful surroundings. The mud bath looks interesting and probably something I would do. The resort you stayed in was absolutely perfect! Great view of course.

  9. Nazry
    June 15, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Wow, really looks like a nice place to go. Never know St Lucia is so beautiful. That hotel looks gorgeous, and the view .. woww!!!

  10. Ellaina
    June 16, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Seems like they have everything in St Lucia. Nice beaches, tropical forest, majestic rocks, exotic foods …. bet you have an awesome time there.

  11. Mara Fab
    June 16, 2016 / 2:56 am

    The lux Capella resort sounds great! Will definitely try it if ever I get the chance.

  12. Von Guevarra
    June 16, 2016 / 4:49 am

    Never came across Saint Lucia until now–and I would definitely put it in my travel list! The vast shore of beaches and sumptuous buffet of seafood is a delight even through the pictures. How I wish I would also have many firsts in that paradise.

  13. ElleMars
    June 16, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Everything sounded like a lot of fun. Would definitely want to try the forest treks and the chocolate making!

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