Its been the longest time and I sincerely apologise…
As some of you may know I have recently flown out to one of my home countries ‘Saint Lucia’. My mother is Saint Lucian, raised in such a beautiful island. I’ve taken a few trips down there before but never have I experienced it as much as I did this time around. The experience was beyond my expectations and far from what I could have imagined. I was able to share this with my family and my lovely boyfriend, which was our first holiday together, so we were pretty excited as this was like a reward from all the stress we have been put through in university.
We stayed at the beautiful St James Club Morgan Bay Resort in Choc, close to the capital – Castries and the town Rodney Bay. The package we went for was all inclusive as we didn’t really want to spend so much money elsewhere, on food and drink. This had its pros and cons, as we realised that we wanted to try different food other than in the resort, which we did eventually did, but not to the extent we wanted. However, the pros outweighed the cons because we enjoyed waking up in the morning and having the option of trying up to 6 different restaurants in the hotel.
They even had a coffee shop! This was another great feature as it reminded me of Starbucks (which If you know me well, I absolutely love!). I was constantly having hot chocolate, ice tea and frappuccinos (UNLIMITED)! I was so addicted, hence why I put on so much weight lol!
Luckily, they had a range of activities to keep active and burn off those calories after you eat. From a tennis court to gym, to yoga, water aerobics (you name it!) they had it all!
The first week was full of fun packed activities:
Watersports: Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Tour Boat Ride, Snorkelling, Water Skiing and the Amazing Banana Boat.
Sulphur Springs: which is commonly described as a mud bath where you immerse yourself in sulphur from the volcano! As you can see in the picture below (Don’t worry it doesn’t erupt, it has been inactive for many years lol)
Tour Boat Ride: the tour took us to the most amazing attractions within St Lucia even to a new resort called Sugar Beach, is one the most expensive resorts on the island. Which was then followed on with snorkelling and heading to Diamond Waterfalls, topped off with a cute brunch in one of Soufriere’s Mountains. The boat ride was organised by a company recommended by the hotel called ‘Joy Cruise‘ They definitely gave us the time of our lives by accommodating us so well, from brunch to having rum punch on the boat which eventually led to a super fun boat party!
The best bit of this excursion was jumping off the boat in the middle of nowhere. I finally faced my fears and swam in what I call the deepest part of the ocean.
I would definitely recommend utilising as many excursions as possible to keep active every day. Our trip was filled with activities to the point where a lay-in was impossible, we were up early from 7/8 am every day. The resort also provides unlimited access to water sports as it is inclusive in your stay. The only thing we paid for was jet skiing (which was also worth the thrill).
Another highlight was the Groselet Street Party (Jump Up) every Friday night. This was so fun as they played a wide range of different music, with food and drink stalls alongside some live entertainment. It was quite interesting to experience, as we got to the party and get down like the locals, almost like a mini street carnival. There were also quite a few tourists so you wouldn’t feel intimidated or out of place.
The hotel usually has entertainment going on every night which consisted of live bands (who were actually pretty good), karaoke and the most popular, beach party on a Wednesday night. The Beach Party was another highlight to this trip as I’ve never experienced such an event before. It was beyond beautiful. The bonfires on the beach with a sunset view while you eat, drink, dance and enjoy the vibe. It’s definitely one not to miss when staying at the resort.
Most especially I can’t miss out the spectacular sunsets every night at the hotel’s private beach. I can’t even exaggerate, I’ve never seen a sunset so beautiful in my life lol!. To see this, head over to my Instagram, I posted while I was out there!
Overall, you can tell that I had a swell time at this resort and would recommend it to anyone when visiting Saint Lucia as it was worth every penny we paid. We absolutely loved it. I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted to of the resort itself, but I hope to put out some more content on this trip soon. This has been quite a long post but I just thought that I would share some of my experiences with you whilst on my trip. There are more posts to come so be sure to stay tuned and keep posted!
Khaki Swimsuit – H&M
Sunglasses – Primark
African Print Dress – Somewhere online, my mum bought it for me
Sandals – Primark
Ruffle top – H&M (last year)
Shorts – River Island
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