So we got married as you can see from the photos below. 🙂 After that I had NO idea what was going to happen!
So we got married and then we moved in together over the 23rd and 24th of December. On Christmas Day we spent time with my gran, mum, two aunts, an uncle and my cousin. Following this treat we went to Suraj’s aunt’s place and hung out with most of Suraj’s mum’s family. It was a big affair so I won’t list them all. 🙂
Suraj told me we were going somewhere hot on Boxing Day. He told me to pack some dressy clothes as well as beach clothes. That was all I knew.
So we drove to Gatwick the next day and we got on a plane. At Gatwick the screen said St. Lucia but I didn’t know if we were going there or somewhere other place after landing there so I maintained an ‘I don’t know where I’m going’ mindset.
We got to St. Lucia airport and it was amazing! I am referring to the heat! 🙂 It was so nice! Anyway, Suraj was then stalling. He wanted to go and enquire about something but he didn’t want me to see so I had to face the other way. It all added to the suspense. 😉 After that we were asked to stand in a particular place but I still wasn’t sure what was happening. I then found out that we were going in a helicopter! The road to the hotel would be quite long and bumpy so to ensure that the very beginning of our honeymoon was ‘wow’ and pleasant; Suraj booked a helicopter to take us there. It was SO cool!
So we got to the hotel and were greeted with champagne. The staff were so helpful and friendly. They made everything easy so that we could be and remain carefree. We stayed at the Rendezvous. I would recommend it to everyone!
So one of the concerns we had was that we both followed a vegan diet. The Head Chef, his team & the serving staff were so amazing! They thought about what was being offered to the ‘non vegan’ guests and if we couldn’t eat it, they would put a lot of thought & effort into what they made for us. The presentation was never a let down either. It wasn’t the same food every day either! We were truly spoilt!
This dish below was so yummy; I had to take a picture of it! Unfortunately we didn’t take pictures of what we ate during one sitting i.e. the starter, main and dessert. 🙁
During our stay we chilled out completely. We bathed in the sun, played life-size checkers, read a little and we walked to the Castries. At the Castries we shopped! They had so much jewellery! The coolest ‘sets’ which would include earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. Beautiful!
Also, within the hotel itself they have a restaurant called Trysting place which is their smarter à la carte dining room. The Trysting Place is open only for dinner. It is a treat to eat there. It is calm, quiet, romantic and includes a musician who plays music whilst you dine. You have to make a reservation. However, there’s no limit to how many times you can dine there.
We also went on the sunset cruise. It was gorgeous! There was entertainment on board which was fun, inclusive for those who wanted to take part and the view was breathtaking.
Last but not least, we enjoyed New Year’s Eve at the hotel and it was so much fun! The staff presented the Lion King. You could see that the production was well thought through. They wore great costumes and it came across as a planned, professional show. The guests were given some headwear as you can see below. The tables were all ‘dressed up’ too. As usual, there was nothing to complain about in terms of the meal that was served! A great experience 🙂