*The official St. Lucia Brides CHAT thread*
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:20 PM
Thanks so much for your help
Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:18 PM
As for affordability, the villa we rented (we split the cost with our guests) came with cooks, so we had a lot of homemade meals which saved a ton of money. (We chose to do a villa because we wanted to have a place for just us and our guests. We also had a 2nd villa a few minutes away.) For the wedding, we got married on Pigeon Island, had the reception dinner (cocktail hour paid per drink, 8 different canapes, soup or salad, and a choice of 3 entrees) at Jacques Waterfront Dining for about $3500, then went back to the villa for cake and dancing. We had 34 people.
Probably the biggest budget blower in St. Lucia is the taxis. It's definitely expensive to get around, but renting a car wasn't an option for us because I wasn't going to tackle left-hand side driving!
Check out Coco Palm and Harmony Suites for affordable hotels. They're so close to everything. My parents stayed at Harmony for a few days and really enjoyed it.
I hope I'm being more helpful than confusing! And if you really want AI, don't let me discourage you from that!
Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:27 PM
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:51 AM
Wow what an amazing place!!! Though I am not a St. Lucia bride (sob), I wanted to stop by all tell you all you made a great choice!!! I have been 3 times in the past 2 years and each time fall more and more in Love!!! Sandals the first time and Discovery Marigot Bay/Ladera, the 2nd, and Discovery Marigot the third! I have to say that Sandals is great lots of action, things to do right in the area! But if you are looking for something a bit more secluded Discovery all the WAY!! It is so beautiful and wow, they did an amazing job with the rooms and grounds!! There is a small beach close, but very small and not as nice as Rodney Bay. It does have 2 large pools and a really good restaurant. Our price included breakfast and the young lady that sat us each day, asked us our names and remembered them all week!!! (It really does add to an experience). There is another Fabulous restaurant across the bay called Rainforest Hideway, and I have to say it is worth every penny!! We went back 3 nights of 7 in our last trip! The menu will change daily based on what is fresh and what the chef decides.
I wasnt however impressed with Ladera's accommodations and after 1 night there (The missing wall freaked me out a bit more than I thought it would) we called our travel agent and had her move us back to Discovery, much more modern and clean and surprisingly more private! (even though Ladera can only accommodate I believe 20 couples at one time, the walls are paper thin and we could here our neighbors singing in the shower!) Now the view at Ladera, ok that is fabulous, it is like you can reach out and touch the Pitons and the restaurant is fab as well!!! Anyone wanting more info let me know, I might be able to post some pictures for all interested in! For those with an adventure side I highly recommend climbing Gros Piton, a little hard on the lungs going up and hard on the knees going down, but the views and Pictures speak for themselves!!! It does take a few hours though.
Happy Planning to all you LUCKY St. Lucia Brides!!
Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:41 PM
Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:01 PM
Friday night we are having a welcome dinner for all our guests at the Jalousie Plantation . . .has anyone ever stayed there? Then the ceremony will be at Ladera and the reception will be there afterwards.
I'd love to hear about any excursions any St. Lucian brides have taken!
Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:45 AM
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