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#1 Christy

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    Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:44 PM

    My fiance and I have Sandals ST. Lucia on our top 2 list.
    We have been trying to narrow this down.

    THe dream is st. lucia but fear the time for travel for people.
    We have a large wedding party and large guestlist to accomidate.
    WE anticipate 60 people. Is St. Lucia the sort of place to have a wedding that size. The pictures of the resorts look amazing?
    Is it c lose to town for our guests to get out and explore.
    Any feedback on the sandals in st. lucia or antgua would be great.
    Thanks

    #2 *Meagan*

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      Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:54 PM

      Hi there! From friends who have travelled to both places, they are all in love with both. We are vacationing to Sandals Antigua for our anniversary trip next february. We were married at Beaches T&C this past January.

      I think they are both gorgeous and almost the same amount of distance. I think its a win/win situation. Good luck!

      #3 Christy

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        Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:41 PM

        Hi Thanks Meagan...How did you like the Beaches at T And C?
        We stopped there on a cruise, T and C for one day and LOVED IT.
        That beaches is the only all inclusive there. Did you love it?
        I know with ST. Lucia it seems amazing.
        My fear is travel for our guests.
        We live in STL, have a big chunk of our guests coming from Charlotee, Chicago, La, etc so all over.
        Fear the traveltime but seems so amazing...thanks

        #4 *Kerin28*

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          Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:49 AM

          I'm going to Sandals St. Lucia for my honeymoon in June... I know that doesnt help you much but we were going between the same 2 as you are... I have read great reviews of both!

          #5 orionandmari072510

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            Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

            St Lucia is beautiful and they have a volcano. We considered this place for the wedding as well before we decided Cancun.

            #6 DWbridetobe

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              Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

              I'm a Sandals St. Lucia bride as well. I choose this island over Antigua because of the possibility of a large wedding party. The fact that St. Lucia had 3 resorts (and the Stay at 1 - Play at 3 option). It meant that our guests could stay at any of the resorts.

              I've been assured by my WC that the resort, venues for the ceremony, etc would be more than large enough to accommodate everyone.

              Good luck with your choice. I'm sure you'll have a perfect DW regardless of which one you choose.

              #7 Girasole

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                Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

                Hi Christy, we also did Beaches T&C and loved it! Yes it's a family resort vs a couples resort but we still had a great time and the beaches were beautiful. DH & I have been seriously looking at St. Lucia for our honeymoon next year because it just looks amazing with the volcano & the excursions that are available.
                Chrissy & Jeremiah's Blog with Pictures...

                http://www.brilliant....island-escape/

                #8 delnel24

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                  Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:54 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Christy
                  Hi Thanks Meagan...How did you like the Beaches at T And C?
                  We stopped there on a cruise, T and C for one day and LOVED IT.
                  That beaches is the only all inclusive there. Did you love it?
                  I know with ST. Lucia it seems amazing.
                  My fear is travel for our guests.
                  We live in STL, have a big chunk of our guests coming from Charlotee, Chicago, La, etc so all over.
                  Fear the traveltime but seems so amazing...thanks
                  I'm from STL also. We are getting married in July at Sandals Negril. When is your wedding date?

                  #9 JenniferSS

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                    Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:05 PM

                    I apologize for being so late to answer- it's been a crazy busy spring !

                    Both locatiosn are amazing and offer quite different experiences!

                    For larger groups I would recommend St. Lucia for a couple of reasons!

                    1. More flight availability- Antigua can be tough to get to-especially when you have so many guests coming from different locations.

                    2. A variety of resort "styles" and price points to chose from! It's really nice as your guests can find teh resort that best suits what they want in a vacation and not feel so locked into your choice!

                    3. A variety of price points- Sandals Halcyon while a smaller resort it is also less expensive!

                    4. Stay at one of the 3 Sandals and they have full access ( and transportation to the other two!).

                    5. Gives you the opportunity to have some private time with your fiance bith pre & post wedding! With your guests having other options it is really nice to not worry about them being "there" all the time!

                    6. More options for tours. Antigua is a bit more of a laid back experience where St. Lucia offers adventure from ocean experiences, island hopping to rainforest activities.

                    That is not to say that people shouldn't get married at Sandals Antigua- we've had soem wonderful weddings there where everyone fell in love with teh island- it just really depends on what you want and your guests need!

                    Hope that helped!




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