St. Lucia is a stunning island that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting twice. Even writing this post makes me want to book a flight back. Last June, at the same exact time as this, Adam and I headed there with our families. That trip was one of the most memorable I’ve ever been on because, on June 7th, we got married. The best thing about our return to Soufriere was the stunning residence we rented: Caille Blanc Villa.
When Adam and I first visited St. Lucia, in November 2016, we toured various residences in Soufriere, in search of the perfect wedding venue and, when we stepped onto the premises of Caille Blanc Villa, we fell in love. But Caille Blanc is the perfect place for more than just a wedding; it’s perfect for a vacation.
Now, when Adam and I rented the villa, there was just one option: to rent the entire thing. Now, couples or families can rent just one or two of the rooms.
The villa is stunning (as I stated beforehand), with it’s elaborate architecture, views of the majestic Pitons, and kind, helpful staff. Each meal was delicious, each moment relaxing, and each sunset glorious.
We could have lounged around, hanging by the pool, staring at the view with cocktails or champagne in our hands the entire time. But the actual villa isn’t the only thing worth seeing.
One great thing about the location of Caille Blanc is its proximity so some of the most beautiful beaches, including the beach at Anse Chastanet and Sugar Beach.
There, various water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are available. But, if you’re anything like me, hanging out on a cozy chair is totally enough.
Another great thing to do? Hiking Gros Piton. For us, it was our first adventure as husband and wife. It was soo difficult (and took a long, long time) but when I reached the top, I never felt better. The pride that I had in myself for doing something that I would, honestly, not normally do, was amazing.
I’d recommend going on this adventure with someone you love because the challenge is something that you’ll never, ever forget.
THE LOCAL FOOD
I have always loved trying different foods, but I’ve totally fallen head over heels for the food in St. Lucia. This was the first time that I had ever tried roti – and now, I can’t get enough of it. Remember that restaurant I talked about earlier, Mamak? Yeah, Adam and I always get roti.
The local beer, Piton, is also delicious. It’s a great, refreshing, summer beer that adds a little something to the best vacation ever.
Obvi, Adam and I chose to get married in St. Lucia. For those looking to get married outside of the US, this is an amazing location to consider. I still get compliments on the photos; and I’ll never, ever forget this beautiful island.
So, for those looking to spend time on this beautiful island, check out Caille Blanc Villa; it’s totally worth it.