St. Lucia and...?

Hi Everyone!  Have heard amazing things about the Sandals La Toc resort in St. Lucia. It really seems to have it all! However I think a week to 9 days is the max amount of time we would stay on one all inclusive resort. We really wanted to be away for two weeks. Does anyone know of a destination we could go to before or after for a couple nights that has a different feel but still honeymoon/special?  We live in NJ so preferably somewhere with warmer weather in December. We don't want to go too crazy with money if we add in a second stop because otherwise we would have just done the original plan of 2 full weeks in Hawaii. Wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions or has gone to St Lucia as well as another fun place before or after. Thanks!!

Re: St. Lucia and...?

  • On the same island try The Body Holiday. You could also island hop and check out another island for a few days. Pre or post in Miami or NYC for a few days. 
  • Jells2dot0Jells2dot0 Cowtown mod
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    You can visit some nearby islands, such as the Grenadines, Antigua, Barbados. I believe the flights are in/out of SLU airport (most US flights come into UVF I believe). I think that will end up costing quite a bit to do, though. As ernurse suggested, maybe do a few days in Miami or you might be able to have a flight that stops in San Juan. You could do a few days in Old Town San Juan to keep costs down. 

    I'm not sure where you were considering in Hawaii, but I would imagine you can do 2 weeks there for the same amount as what you're paying for Sandals, except no meals would be included in Hawaii. I have often priced out flights to St. Lucia and I feel like they can be just as expensive as Hawaii! I think it will all depend on when you are going in December, as costs skyrocket during the holidays. Hawaii had a lot of nice condo resorts that aren't budget breakers as well. 


  • Cruises give you a variety of island experiences in a two weeks time frame.  They are most-inclusive, and some have drink packages.
  • I'm a fan of cruising and that might be a good option but if you're looking to stay on other islands my favorites are the BVIs (Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada are the main ones). Lots of cool days trips island hopping in this area. Great snorkeling. Barbados is my next favorite island. I actually prefer it over St. Lucia but St. Lucia is in my top five for sure. 
  • CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited March 2017
    Princess is having a nice promotion, with pre-paid tips,  (That's saving you $27 per day!)

    This is a nice itinerary:  http://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=15193&id=npfy  There is a day at their private beach in the Bahamas.  Great snorkeling there.

    This would be an older crowd, but it is a top cruise line, and a great price!  The ocean view cabin is a real bargain!  That's less than $80 a day per person for a top cruise line!  http://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=16892&id=npfy  Older folks will love seeing young honeymooners, and you will get fussed over!  Not many kids here.  This cruise features a day at their private island beach, Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

  • CMGragainCMGragain member
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    edited March 2017
    OK, @ Knottie3d9ea79995ccb199, That last deal was so good, I booked it myself!  Seriously!  Thanks for making me look!

  • We did St. Lucia for our honeymoon and honestly 9 days seemed like not enough while at other all inclusive resorts I've been ready to go home before the week is up. We stayed at Sandals La Toc and visited Sandals Grande twice. The resorts both had very different feels; La Toc was more intimate and private while the Grande had more of a party atmosphere. You could switch resorts halfway through your St. Lucia trip which will save you on a second set of airfare costs. There is also a third Sandals resort whose name I can't think of at the moment but you have access to all three when you stay at one. They have all different restaurants to try and they are on different sides of the island so the beaches are different. Let me know if you have any other questions about St. Lucia and some of the things we did while there!
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