5 Essential Travel Experiences: St. Lucia

Posted by Adam Warner

Highlighted by one of the Caribbean's top beachfront venues for cocktails and a cliffside resort complete with personal plunge pools, these five activities and destinations in St. Lucia should be at the top of every honeymoon must-do list.

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Ti Kaye Village Resort & Spa

Secluded and relaxing, this property is a perfect match for honeymooners. Just 11 miles south of Castries, the breathtaking resort is nestled into a cliffside overlooking picturesque Anse Cochon cove. Meanwhile, Ti Kaye's 33 luxury cottages include ocean views, private outdoor gardens showers, and huge balconies with hammocks. Select rooms even feature personal plunge pools.

Anse Cochon, www.tikaye.com.
Photo: Ti Kaye Village Resort & Spa

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This delightful restaurant has emerged as one of the island's premier dining destinations. The creative menu is highlighted by fresh seafood selections, prime meats, and local produce. Meanwhile, with cacao trees grown on the grounds, the superfood is incorporated into each dish.

Soufriere, www.hotelchocolat.com/boucan
Photo: Boucan

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Bayside Bar

Sunset views, expertly mixed libations (Mango Mint Margaritas, anyone?), and a stunning beachside location all make Bayside Bar at Sugar Beach one of the Caribbean's top overall spots for cocktails. Plus, with delicious wood-fired pizza also on the menu, you'll likely end up staying for dinner as well.

Soufriere, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/sugarbeach
Photo: Viceroy Sugar Beach

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Tree to Bar Experience

Chocolate lovers and foodies will not want to miss out on Rabot Estate's Tree to Bar Experience, a unique hands-on tour that enlightens visitors about how cacao is cultivated. After walking through the estate cacao groves, participants can personally pick ripe cacao pods from the tree and later make their own chocolate bars.

Rabot Estate, www.hotelchocolat.com/rabot-estate
Photo: Hotel Chocolat

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St. Lucia by Sea

Looking for a romantic activity that you'll always remember? Sign up for a sailing expedition with Endless Summer Cruises. The outfitter offers private charters, full day tours, and sunset sails. Highlights of the day cruises include a visit to a cocoa plantation, opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, and front row views of the famous Pitons.

Rodney Bay, www.stluciaboattours.com
Photo: Endless Summer Cruises

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