Thursday, January 3, 2013

St. Lucia (See Jane Travel)

'head' shots
Right before Christmas, Eric and I traveled to St. Lucia for some rest and relaxation.  Ironically enough, it was one of the more physically active vacations we've been on (I don't count walking around cities to be physically straining).  We hiked the Gros Piton (a famous mountain on the island), took mud baths in sulphur springs, toured the island by boat, jumped off cliffs into the ocean and even made our own chocolate at the cacao plantation at our hotel.  It definitely wasn't the quintessential Caribbean vacation I had envisioned but honestly, I had more fun getting to know the locals, seeing the sights and taking in everything St. Lucia had to offer.  Not only is the island breathtakingly beautiful, but so are the people; to me, the best thing about traveling is getting out of your comfort zone and learning more about the world around you and that's precisely what we did.
couples shots
water babies

41 comments

Nickita Francisca Dias said...

Happy New year Jane...Wish you good health and luck... I'm a water baby myself ^_^ ...love to travel to different places ..prefer the country side the most ...following You

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Libby said...

How beautiful! That sounds like a fantastic vacation. I've always wanted to go to St. Lucia. Happy 2013!
-XOXO-
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Linley said...

My husband and I honeymooned in St. Lucia - we had a blast! Looks like you two did as well! Love the pictures!

Rory said...

Looks like a beautiful place! And I'd have to agree with you about the beauty of a place. It's got just as much to do with the people! Especially when you're a photographer :)
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Rory said...

Looks like a beautiful place! And I'd have to agree with you about the beauty of a place. It's got just as much to do with the people! Especially when you're a photographer :)
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Andréa said...

what great pictures! perfect timing to get away from the frigid temps everywhere seems to be having.

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Laura J said...

Having new experiences and learning new things are the two things I love most about traveling and getting to do it with someone you love is the icing on the cake!
Happy New Year!
xo
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Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

Happy New year! Great pictures!

Melanie Liliana said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I haven't to st. Lucia but it looks gorgeous!

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Shannon said...

Looks AMAZING! Happy new year.
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little said...

geez. i could lay on that beach all day!!

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Mol C. Nichols said...

Glad you had a good time on my home island, thanks for sharing.

blue roses said...

wow, what a beautiful, and adventurous, island! ideal escape.




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MrsJpruitt said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! St. Lucia is on my must visit list. Gotta ask: what sunglasses are you wearing in the third to last picture? I love them!

Belle on Heels said...

We looooove St. Lucia. Went for our honeymoon. When we were there, we didn't do much of anything other than move from the pool to the beach, but we're dying to go back and take advantage of all the awesome activities on the island. And you're so right, the people there are WONDERFUL!

KaH said...

It looks pretty amazing! As I get older I like to do more and sit on the beach less. Love the Caribbean, but have never to St. Lucia... Must go!

Ashley said...

I love St. Lucia! Sounds like yall did a great job exploring all that the island offered!

angie said...

What a truly amazing place...I would love to visit!

Jessica said...

St. Lucia looks absolutely magnificent. You've made my desire to go there even worse! :)

Gina said...

Oh this looks heavenly. Gorgeous shots. I hope you are having a fabulous time.

Happy 2013, beautiful!

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Leah said...

Isn't it such a beautiful island?! We were there in May and loved. Beautiful photos.

Megan Maddison said...

My husband and I traveled to St. Lucia in 2011. We loved it too! Looks like you had a great time.

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Kareena K said...

Love your polka dot bathing suit!

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Chelsea said...

Great pictures! I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

xoxo,
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Roses & Rags said...

love your sunnies!

Kate said...

Hi Jane,

I found your blog by accident and love it! Question--my fiance and I are deciding where to go on our honeymoon and St. Lucia is at the top of the list. May I ask where you stayed? We are thinking Sandals La Toc. Do you know it?

Thank you--and Happy New Year!
Kate

Anna Jane said...

@mrsJPruitt - They're Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'

@Kate - You'll love St Lucia...we stayed in Soufriere at Hotel Chocolat and I'd recommend any hotel in Soufriere (Jade Mountain is one of the top hotels in the Caribbean and a big honeymoon spot). I've never heard of the Sandals resort you mentioned but I'm sure it's amazing as well! (you can't go wrong there :)

Petite Adventures said...

So jealous of your vacay - looks absolutely stunning!

Happy New Year
Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

Steve said...

Great pictures. St Lucia is fantastic. Lovely beaches and a real contrast between the northern and southern areas. You make me want to go back!

Kacie said...

My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and loved it! The place is beautiful and the people are sooooo nice! After seeing this post, I want to go back!

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Heather K. said...

You beach babes are adorable! I can't wait to travel in Europe.

GlamorousGirl said...

nice post!

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Susie said...

your vacation sounds amazing, and the photos are gorgeous. love those trips where you get to do SO much and really feel part of the place. craving some warm weather right about now!

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AimeeG said...

Your pictures are amazing! Looks like a beautiful trip!

HollyDolly said...

AH, so gorgeous. Like I said on IG, I hope you guys had an amazing time! St. Lucia is one of my favorite places I've ever visited.

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HollyDolly said...

AH, so gorgeous. Like I said on IG, I hope you guys had an amazing time! St. Lucia is one of my favorite places I've ever visited.

Holly
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Sofia Donatelli said...

Glad you got away. Especially from the cold weather. Good to warm up your bones. :)
Thanks for sharing your pictures.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Pops of Colors'.

XO
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Lauren said...

How did you like the Hotel Chocolat? I was considering the hotel for my honeymoon but my now husband nixed the idea beacuse it wasn't right on the beach and they only had one restaurant -- and he's a very picky eater. I think it looked beautiful from the pictures on the website and it's on my list of places I'd love to visit at some point in my life!

sweet and spark said...

Love the Steelers gear!
xo!
Jillian

Anna Jane said...

@Lauren - we really did love it but your husband's right...it's not near the beach (like 10 minutes) and they have a shuttle but we just took the hotel's boat out for two days (which was amazing). Also, I thought the food was unreal..way better than any other hotel food I've had--super fresh and local! email me if you have any other qs :) seeannajane@gmail.com

Shannon Venanzio said...

This looks like an absolutely amazing vaca! I've been wanting to go there for years.. thinking it's about time to actually make that happen. Thanks for sharing!