Spending time with your new husband, and in a location where you both can connect and be away from all of reality, is so important. My husband and I went on our honeymoon 2 years ago, and I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed! We got married in August. My husband did say he didn’t want to travel somewhere warm while it was summer, so we decided to wait until the following winter to take our honeymoon. At first I was a little bummed about waiting, but in the end I couldn’t have imagined packing everything for the wedding and also packing for a honeymoon. It would have not been pretty, and I was glad we ended up waiting. It made the ‘honeymoon stage’ last that much longer!
For our honeymoon, we decided to do something a little bit different: make it a two part trip! I woke up one morning with an idea. I love the beach and my husband loves to ski, so I suggested let’s go to the beach and ski afterwards. We decided to travel to St. Lucia for a week and then to Stowe, Vermont for 4 days to ski. One extreme to another! To those couple who are adventurous, I highly suggest doing this. It was a compromise and we both enjoyed what we love to do!
In St. Lucia, we stayed at the Windjammer Landing resort on the northwest side of the island. We booked through a travel agent and had an idea of what the rooms looked like, but had NO IDEA what was waiting for us once we arrived. The resort itself is on the side of a hill (practically a cliff!), and you are taken to your room in a shuttle. The shuttles take very small, narrow roads up and down and only one car can get by as they drop you off at your room. We believed we had been booked for a room with a view of the ocean, and oh my were we mistaken…..our travel agent had pulled through and we were staying in an ocean view villa! A kitchen, living room and plunge pool with our own deck were the first things we saw as we opened the front door. We went upstairs and found the bedroom with a huge bathroom, closet and another deck. Yes you read that correctly: another deck which actually leads you to a roof deck with beach chairs. It was awesome! We cannot recommend a better place to visit and we will return there one day in the future!
Over the next seven days we lounged at the beach, ordered yummy drinks, and relaxed. We went out on a few excursions, but not every day was planned which is how we wanted to spend our honeymoon. A sunset cruise along the coast was exactly what we wanted for one of our first nights there. We also did a land and sea excursion which was an incredible way to see more of the country. We rode in the back of a jeep and stopped at a waterfall, volcano, had lunch in the rainforest. During our jeep ride we passed through a few short rain showers which added to the adventure. We finished up the afternoon sailing on a catamaran along the whole western coast, stopping in a cove to go snorkeling. Cheers to St. Lucia rum as well, and I of course danced on the front of the boat on the way back to the marina! Let’s be honest, you wouldn’t expect anything else; I love to dance and let loose. My husband Sean also had his first zip lining experience, and if you haven’t done this it’s always a blast to do.
We have so many great memories of us there. We even dressed up in our wedding attire to get pictures together on the beach. Why not, you only live once!
Follow along to all of our future travels with the haghtag #jenarayaadventures. Definitely send a request and I will follow back. I love looking at everyone’s adventures as well. Stay tuned to Part II of our honeymoon, SKIING!
Xoxo Jen Araya
PS – Introducing Mr. Pidg! His debut on the blog. Don’t forget to follow him at #mrpidg!
This happens sometimes when people offer to take our picture, so we take selfies just in case!
Introducing our villa!
Sean wants to own one of these
St. Lucia was a dream vacation! Now enjoy some bloopers 🙂