What makes Saint Lucia one of the most sought after romantic escapes year after year? That’s what we wanted to find out when it was chosen to host the new, annual Wedding Symposium, an International wedding industry conference, to which Texas Wedding’s magazine was invited.
Our experience found the people of St. Lucia love to share their joy for the island. The attention to service is personal, creating loyal returning visitors.
The island is shaped by nature and for love, with its secret hideaways, luxurious beaches, and exotic waterfalls. From the moment you arrive in Saint Lucia, the atmosphere gives a pervasive feeling of romance. Love is, as they say, in the air.
The island teems with event planners on sight, at the resorts they’ll customize every detail from the invitations, music, floral arrangements, elegant cakes, exquisite cuisine, and even the necessary spa treatments. Whether for an elaborate wedding or a private candlelit dinner just for two beachside, the list is endless in possibilities.
Saint Lucia is famous for offering an array of ‘all inclusive’ stylish and exotic resorts.
Rendezvous The Boutique Hotel for Couples is an “all inclusive” resort, which interweaves white sandy beaches and tropical gardens with seaside suites and cottages. It is a true escape into paradise to calm the mind and emotions. From being pampered to entertained, no delight is denied.
The staff at the Rendezvous Resort customizes service for each guest. It provides the perfect balance of an intimate haven experience, with a social scene by offering water sport activities, scuba diving, fishing, sunset boat trips, a swim-up bar at the seaside pool, along with nightly entertainment.
Jade Mountain Resort at Anse Chastanet Built in 2006, it is an exclusive and private addition to the 600-acre beachfront sister resort the Anse Chastanet.
Jade Mountain existed inside Nick Troubetzkoy’s mind long before it was built. With the help of his endearing wife of 20 years, Karolin Troubetzkoy, it now welcomes guests.
It is an overwhelmingly tender experience to see the love which exists between Troubetzkoy and the local community.
Transcendence is achieved by eliminating the fourth wall, opening the interior to the glorious exterior of nature, allowing each guest to view Saint Lucia’s Piton Mountains. Each room is referred to as a “Sanctuary” at Jade Mountain. There are 24 custom designed private Sanctuaries on the property which are accessed by 24 individualized private sky bridge passage ways.
Each Sanctuary has its own unique Infinity pool. The water flows from the pool over a vanishing edge giving the glorious sound of a waterfall as you gaze at the Caribbean Sea and feel the water all around you morning, noon or night.
If you are celebrating Love, Hewanorra International Airport partners with many major airlines flying daily, making Saint Lucia convenient when traveling to this Caribbean Island.
The island offers an inexhaustible amount of activities from diving, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, water motorsports, jungle biking, and spa retreats for the body and soul.
Saint Lucia will satisfy every unique personality and desire.
For more details on dates and events in Saint Lucia, visit the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.
HOTELS AND RESORTS & POINTS OF INTEREST
Rendezvous the Boutique Hotel for Couples Malabar Beach, Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies
The BodyHoliday LeSport Resort & Spa Cariblue Beach, Cap Estate, Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies
Jade Mountain Resort at Anse Chastanet; Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Cap Maison ~ Saint Lucia Luxury Hotel Resort & Spa Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort Castries, Saint Lucia
Sugar Beach A Viceroy Resort Val des Pitons, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Pigeon Island National Landmark National Park and National Landmark
Touch Therapies Day Spa Offers group packages and free transportation
Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths Soufriere Estate, Saint Lucia, West Indies
Rain Forest Adventures
By: Christi St. Laurent
Photos: Mikkel Paige