Brandon and I have been thinking long and hard about our honeymoon. The longer and harder we think, the more options we come up with, making this a very hard decision! We've narrowed it down to a few options and I need some opinions from all of you!
We know we want to go to the Caribbean and we've pretty much decided on St. Lucia. This Caribbean island is home to the gorgeous Pitons, so we can hike, go zip-lining, visit waterfalls and swim in natural sulphur springs, etc. Being that we live on the SC coast and can be at the beach in five minutes, we want something different.
Our original thought was Ladera at St. Lucia.
The night we were going to put a deposit on a room, we suddenly decided it was a little too... well, rustic. It's absolutely breathtaking, but we read some reviews that we weren't exactly crazy over. Of course, we read a few bad reviews out of hundreds of amazing ones, but it was enough for us.
In an attempt to have the same ambiance, but at a fancier resort, we found Jade Mountain, our number one pick so far. They have a honeymoon package that is all inclusive of food, spa treatments, and activities.
The only other contender to Jade Mountain is Viceroy Anguilla. It's gorgeous. We would miss out on seeing the Piton mountains, but it might be worth it. The interiors were designed by Kelly Wearstler. I mean, come on.
This resort is NOT all inclusive and it's not a couples-only resort (Jade Mountain is). I really don't think we would mind children being around. I mean, it's not like it's a water park and kids would be running around everywhere. Looks awfully romantic to me.
....but Jade Mountain does too! How wonderful would it be to wake up each morning to the view of the Caribbean sea and the Pitons. Talk about a new experience.
Would we get bored laying by the pool/beach all day at Viceroy? Not that we would be bored of each other by any means, but would we be wishing that we were spending a day or two zip-lining swimming in the natural springs?
Which resort do you prefer? My thought is that Jade Mountain is the perfect "in-between" of Ladera and Viceroy. It combines rustic and luxury. Jade Mountain and Viceroy would end up being around the same price.
I need to know your thoughts!
Also...do any of you have any other amazing recommendations for us? We'd like to book something within the next week or two.