By Tom Bastek | TravelPulse.com| Sept. 29, 2014
They say that St. Lucia is for lovers and it is true: 41 percent of all destination weddings are held in the Caribbean, and St. Lucia is the No. 1 Caribbean location, hosting over 11,000 weddings per year! Brides and grooms have always been coming to St Lucia for their honeymoons but with the destination wedding business becoming more the norm, the “Helen of the West Indies” is more popular than ever. Here are a few of the hundred spots that you can tie the knot on the island of couple-ly love.
Sandals is so serious about the Weddingmoons they offer that they have a director of romance. Marsha Ann Brown, the first-ever director of romance, oversees all 15 Caribbean Sandals Resorts and the Weddingmoons experience team.
The goal of the team is to make sure that everything you will need in your wedding, pre, post and during is met with your approval and to your specifications. They even offer a dry run called Test Drive Your Weddingmoon: a chance for the couple to come down to the resort for two days, meet the staff, see the locations, sample the food and make sure that their vision is being met perfectly.
The Grande offers up some of the best views from the peninsula that it sits upon. Straddling Rodney Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, they are tough to beat. Sandals actually has three locations on St. Lucia for you to choose from; any way you go you will be set.
If you are looking for convenience, location and personal space, The Landings St. Lucia is a great choice. They offer up villa-style accommodations from 950-2,300 sq. ft. 1-3 bedrooms all on the Beautiful Rodney Bay.
They have family and kids programs for the wedding groups that don’t want to leave out the little ones. The Spa is over 7000 square feet and offers therapy, rejuvenation and health options with ultimate privacy. The food and beverage program that The Landings can offer is second to none and your wedding can even be “Environmentally Engaged” beyond simply recycling the cans from the “Just Married” sign.
Offering one of the best sunset weddings in St. Lucia, Cap Maison sits just north of Pigeon Island on the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the touches here that impress are handmade tiles and chandeliers, rich fabrics and linens, and a Spanish-Caribbean style that is both traditional and elegant.
The Cliff at the Cap restaurant has stunning views, fantastic cuisine and some of the friendliest staff on the island. If you are looking for a beachfront reception, the brand new Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill can give you a beachfront memory to last a lifetime.
Viceroy Resorts’ Sugar Beach is a true pleasure to stay, play and relax. Nestled between the famous Pitons of St. Lucia lies a beautiful resort and beach that you could spend the rest of your life at.
They have eight different locations to choose from for your nuptials and food quality that is not just diverse but delicious as well. They can handle group reservations up to 100 guest and discounted rates from as little as five and as many as fifty rooms. You will be stunned at the views from any and all of the accommodations and their butler service is fantastic.
Calabash Cove is a great way to get away and be connected all at once. Offering 26 rooms at three different levels to choose from, Calabash Cove is your home away from home. They have many packages to choose from and unlike the larger resorts, will never schedule your wedding on the same day as another so that you have the dedication of the staff solely for your event.
Their planners will work with you to make sure your special day is complete, with as much or as little “Native Island Flair” as you wish. The planners here can help you plan your wedding, even if you are choosing to make your vows at an exotic location like the Botanical Gardens or the Pigeon Island National Landmark.
There are many reasons why St. Lucia is the biggest destination for weddings in the Caribbean. These resorts listed here are just five of them. If you are looking for an exotic locale, a unique experience, diverse floral and décor options, more intimacy and less stress, get to St. Lucia. There is love in the air there, and the people of the island demonstrate it every day. No wonder everyone is getting married there!