We woke up on Friday morning to a rainy, overcast day. Since we'd be in the sun so much the past few days, we really weren't too disappointed about the weather. After breakfast at the buffet, we headed out to the pool to find lounge chairs with umbrellas. We were still able to enjoy our day drinking fruity drinks and reading.
Luckily, the weather cleared up later in the afternoon just for our hike to Fort Rodney on Pigeon Island. It was a hike just for concierge level guests and ended with an amazing surprise. One of the Sandals employees lead us on the hike and told us all about the history of Pigeon Island. The entrance to Pigeon Island was only about a quarter mile from our Sandals resort so we were able to walk over as a group. It was once an actual island but in 1972 they built a causeway to connect it to the mainland. In 1979, it was declared a National Park. Fort Rodney was an actual fort on top of one of the two peaks on the island that was used by the British in the late 1700s to spy on the French ships at the nearby island of Martinique. The views from Fort Rodney was amazing and it was well worth the hike in the hot & humid weather.
Our surprise after the hike was a sunset boat ride around parts of St. Lucia. Sandals knows how to keep its guests happy too because it was fully stocked with champagne, beer, and snacks.
After dinner, we met up with our new friends....the guys (in their matching shirts which was not planned) decided to have Irish car bombs
The weather was absolutely perfect on Saturday & Sunday, our last two full days in St. Lucia. We again spent the days lounging at the main pool in the morning/early afternoon and finishing our time in the sun at our lagoon pool.
Todd finally finished his book! Don't worry, it only took him almost 4 years..it's the only book he's read since we've been together
When we arrived in St. Lucia a week before, we had to take an hour and a half shuttle ride from the airport to the resort. By the end of our honeymoon, the last thing we wanted to do was take that shuttle again so we ended up splurging and took a 15 minute helicopter ride to the airport instead. It was a once in a lifetime experience and definitely worth the money!
Our flight was delayed leaving St. Lucia so when we arrived late in Atlanta, we were sprinting through the airport to catch our connecting flight to Columbus. We were drenched in sweat but just made our flight back home with about a minute to spare. Actually, we have another couple from our Sandals resort to thank who arrived about a minute before us and told them to hold the plane because they knew we were on the same flight.
Our honeymoon was one of the best vacations I've been on and it was exactly what we needed after the stress of planning our wedding. But you know what, all that time and stress was worth it because our wedding day was absolultey perfect and every last detail was exactly how I wanted it.