There's too much to write about - it was such a fabulous trip! It was my first time to the Caribbean and our first time at an all inclusive. And whereas I usually need a few days to unplug - this vacation kicked in fully from day one! Here are some photos:
A sunset - this doesn't do it justice...
Rainbows actually foretell rain (which it did for about 15 minutes)...
We went into Castries to shop - the cruise ships go there too (they are HUGE):
The "Basket Man" made us a palm frond hummingbird:
We also ate at one of the best restaurants on the island - the Coal Pot:
Where I had Caribbean Lobster - omg:
One day we took a boat cruise. It was awesome, but it rained on us nearly the whole time as we went to the Volcano's sulfur baths (you scour yourself in the mud before climbing back into the very hot water:
A lovely waterfall (then a wet lunch and amazing snorkeling - no pics):
Our group sort of bonded - we made tons of new friends! Click the image to see a larger version in a new window:
Actually, we hung out at the pool bar quite a bit. Have you ever had a "dirty banana"? So good!
If you have ever spent time at a resort like this, you'll know what this flag means:
The birds were amazing, mostly doves (surprisingly enough), but I love this photo of the very cranky-looking blackbirds. All the restaurants were wide open, so they flew through often. And a few cats made the rounds every meal for scraps.
The island is so stunningly beautiful. I have to say, the entire trip far exceeded any expectations we had. Here's a fishing village:
And the view from the upper pool (we had 4 to choose from, along with the SEA:
Lots of folks get married there, and who can blame them? It's definitely a honeymoon destination and I so enjoyed all the shiny new couples running around so in love. They were so cute and it made Stan and I feel young again too!