For my 25th birthday I planned a trip to Cancun with my best friends. Unfortunately, mother nature had different plans. Three days before the trip we had to cancel due to the weather conditions in Mexico. I was honestly extremely disappointed, because I was planning this trip for months now. My friends still wanted to do something with me and we literally went online and searched “islands not affected by the hurricane.” St. Lucia was one of those islands. All of my friends could not make it, but I was so grateful my faithful travel buddy and best friend of over 10 years, Kyla was able to make the trip!
Here’s a quick recap of my trip:
We got in on my actual birthday. From the airport to our resort was about an hour but the drive was beautiful. Something about being on an island automatically makes me happy. Our taxi man, David (I would highly recommend him…he ended up being the one to take us around for the entire trip) stopped at a few places on the drive. He also stopped and got us freshly baked bread baked on a wood oven!
Pictured below. He is on Instagram as: St Lucia Taxi and Tours
We stayed at the Royalton. It is an all inclusive resort and I was so impressed by the service we received. It is a beautiful resort with lots of amenities. The food was also really good. They advertised events at night, but we preferred to do things with the locals so we never actually went to any of the events.
As soon as we got to the resort we went to the beach/pool. They have a few swim up bars that we took advantage of.
The nights activity was a street party in Gros Islet. It happens every Friday night and people come from all over to eat fresh fish and party with the locals. I had a blast!
The next day we went on an island tour. When ever I visit somewhere new I like going to the main attractions and learning more about the culture of the place. Our tour guide did an amazing job. The island tour also included a boat ride around the island.
The remaining days we spent on the resort, just relaxing and taking it all in. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to see the world. The pictures never fully capture the beauty.
St. Lucia was good to me. Thanks for reading.