I need a new Caribbean island.

When I met Steve, he HATED flying. Just like he hated roller coasters and anything else adventurous. How did we end up together, again?! That’s the complete opposite of me: adventure defined by a mom.

So when we got engaged and started discussing honeymoon plans, let’s just say he was NOT happy about my idea to go to the Caribbean. I, however, won that argument, and off we went to St. Lucia!

Sooo, I’d like to take credit for Steve’s new love of travel and adventure 🙂 He’s always talking about where we should go next and doesn’t even flinch at a plane ride. He even went zip-lining through the rainforest in St. Lucia!

With Steve’s new job, he gets a week of vacation a year to start. Not that we plan on going somewhere any time SOON, but can’t stop a girl from dreaming 😉 So, where should we go next?!

We LOVED St. Lucia so it’d be awesome to go back there, but we feel like we should expand our horizons and pick a new place. Anyone have a place to recommend? The reason we loved St. Lucia so much, I think, was because of where we stayed–a Sandals resort.

I remember when we were in the beginning planning stages I was like – we are NOT going to a Sandals! – because I hated the commercialized idea of it. But we chose it because, well, they’re everywhere, and because they’re all-inclusive. BEST THING EVER. Seriously. I don’t think we’ll ever go somewhere again (out of the US) that isn’t all-inclusive. There were tons of restaurants to choose from and we never had to worry about how much we were spending on dinner or drinks–it resulted in way less stress.

omgosh, I’m drooling by looking at my photo album again. Is it even summer yet?!

I know you can find some all inclusive holiday packages too–that can include flights or car rentals–and include entertainment or activities at the resort. We got free shuttle between all Sandals on the island, free water sports, free games–Steve even entered a darts competition, haha. He lost, but it was fun! I remember they had a huge sign of alllll these random mixed drinks and we had a goal of trying one of each during our trip. We didn’t make it, haha.

Have you stayed at an all-inclusive? Have you been to any of the Caribbean islands (or somewhere else amazing)? We’re open to suggestions!! I’ve heard Antigua or St. Kitts??


11 comments to I need a new Caribbean island.

  • Wow, that looks AMAZING. I’ve never done an all-inclusive trip before, but you have me totally convinced. It really does seem like it would be more of a vacation that way – not having to worry about how much you’re spending on meals and stuff!


  • omgosh, I bet you guys had such an amazing time. We are planning an all inclusive trip to Dominican Republic and I can’t wait!


    babydickey Reply:

    Oh that sounds fun!! I’ve heard it’s beautiful! When I was in 3rd grade we had a “student teacher” from there–she didn’t speak much English so we always tried to teach her while she tried teaching us Spanish. Loved her! lol. Random memory.


  • That place looks amazing. I went on a cruise to the Bahamas once, but it was a really short cruise. I’d love to take a week long cruise one day.


  • St. Lucia looks gorgeous. I’ve never been to an all inclusive resort :/ One day I will though it sounds like SO much fun!

    Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? The resorts are gorgeous there according to relatives!


    babydickey Reply:

    Our flight stopped there on the way to St. Lucia, but we didn’t make it out of the airport. I’ve heard it’s beautiful!


  • Jessica

    I highly recommend the Excellence resorts. We went to Cancun and it was the best vacation I’ve ever been on! All-inclusive, fantastic restaurants, swim-up bar, bar service on the beach, lazy river pool that went around the whole resort. The service was awesome too!


    babydickey Reply:

    Ooo, thanks! I haven’t heard of the Excellence resorts, I’ll have to check them out!


  • The only thing close to an all-inclusive we’ve done was a cruise, but this sounds way more fun!! Maybe we need to try something like this once!


  • What about a cruise? I’ve been on two and they are the best vacations I’ve ever taken. You can be as lazy or as active as you want – and the food is all included!


    babydickey Reply:

    I’ve been on one cruise and loved it! I may have gotten Steve over his fear of flying, but I’m still working on his fear of large boats in the ocean, hahaha. He keeps saying no to a cruise vacation!


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