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#241 sn0048

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    Posted 26 June 2009 - 03:53 PM

    Thank you so much for the info Kla.Kari! I've been hearing some not so awesome things about the food the resort and it's nice to know we have options close-by. Now I just have to play the waiting game..I cannot wait to get to St. Lucia!

    #242 sn0048

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      Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:19 PM

      Hey ladies,
      I was just wondering what the timeframe/ process to get through customs was for you all? Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
      ~Shivani

      #243 Kristy!

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        Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:27 PM

        Customs is pretty painless. Which airport are you flying into?

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          Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:34 PM

          We're stopping over in San Juan so we will be flying into Charles airport (thank goodness I don't want to take the hour drive to the resort)! Has anyone come in there?

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            Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:46 PM

            I flew into that airport in 2007. So easy. Only small planes can land there so there aren't too many people who go through that airport. I don't remember how long it took to get through customs, but it was pretty quick.

            The pain the butt one is San Juan. Obviously you won't have to deal with that until you return home, but they are super thorough. Also, be really careful with your luggage. My camera was stolen out of my bag back in '07 (yes, I know I was stupid for putting it in checked luggage) and DH's TSA-approved lock was cut off his bag with no notice of search when we went through there on our way to Punta Cana last month. Not trying to scare you, just giving you a heads up. It is the only airport we've ever had problems with.

            #246 sn0048

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              Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

              Thanks for all the info! I will keep everything I don't want stolen in my hand luggage..I also plan to leave a lot of the wedding stuff at the resort so hopefully we only have a few checked bags!

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                Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

                P.S. Sorry about your camera! I know it sucks especially if you didn't have copies of those pictures Our camera got wiped in Jamaica and I almost cried!

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                  Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:26 AM

                  It does suck, but at least we didn't take too many pictures. I learned a big lesson though!

                  You must be getting super excited. Not long now until you're in paradise!

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                    Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:35 PM

                    Hi all...I am getting married in Jamaica but we are honeymooning in St. Lucia. We are staying at the Sandals Grande. We'll be there July15-22. has anyone been there? Any suggestions of must see places on the island?

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                      Posted 02 July 2009 - 02:24 PM

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                      Originally Posted by RIUMBBride711
                      Hi all...I am getting married in Jamaica but we are honeymooning in St. Lucia. We are staying at the Sandals Grande. We'll be there July15-22. has anyone been there? Any suggestions of must see places on the island?
                      My advice would be to make sure you get out and see the island. You can do a day tour that takes you by catamaran down to Soufriere which has many of the island's natural tourist sites (drive-in volcano, botanical gardens, Diamond waterfalls). There's also ziplining through the rainforest. You should definitely get to Pigeon island which is right next to Sandals. There's old fort ruins and hiking with some cool views. I know you're staying at an AI, but you should not miss dinner at The Edge. Phenomenal! Also, on Friday nights you should check out the Jump-Up in Gros Islet (not far from where you're staying). There's great music, food, dancing, and the best part is that it's locals and tourists. They're all celebrating the arrival of the weekend. I got some guava ice cream while I was there that was so yummy. It only cost like $1. Hope that helps a little!




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