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St. Lucia

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St. Lucia

Honeymoon couples seeking pleasure and enrichment derived from nature at its unspoiled best will not be disappointed on this island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern shores and the Caribbean Sea on the west. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, the St. Lucia betrays its geographical location and has the feel of an island in the South Pacific. A St. Lucia honeymoon is perfect for the couple seeking romance and beauty in their surroundings.

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Highlights
  • The Pitons - Saint Lucia's famous twin peaks on the southwest coast rise straight out of the sea to a height of almost half a mile
  • Rain Forest - The national rain forest stretches from one side of the island to the other, sprawling over some 19,000 acres of mountains and valleys covered with lush foliage
  • Drive-in volcano - The world's only "drive-in" volcano is also in Saint Lucia's southwest
  • Diamond Falls and mineral baths - the Diamond Falls come down in six stages through sulphur springs that change the color of the water to brilliant shades of yellow, green and purple
  • Maria Islands nature Reserve - These tiny islands in southern Saint Lucia to the east of Vieux Fort are home to rare wildlife and birds. Several species exist nowhere else in the world
  • Bird watching - Saint Lucia is home to a number of rare, indigenous species, including the Jacquot - the island's own parrot
Geography/Environment
St. Lucia is situated between Martinique and St. Vincent, and to the northwest of Barbados.
Activities
There is something for every one in St. Luica. From laying on the beach to Golf, Tennis, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Water-skiing , Parasailing, Sailing, Snorkeling, and Windsurfing. For the night-life, the town of Gros Islet is popularly known as the night-life capital of the island. There is nightly activity in the Rodney Bay area, from quiet fine dining to chilling at a popular bar or grabbing your favorite toppings from a pizzeria near by. However, the weekends are for partying and boy do they know how to party!
Climate and Weather
Saint Lucia's climate is mild, with almost constant northeast trade winds. The mean temperature is 79ºF. June to November is the rainy season.

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Destination Wedding Information
Fees:
Special Marriage License EC$540.00 (if only staying on island for 24 hours or less)
Notorial Fees & Marriage License EC$335.00 (if staying on the island for 3 days or more)
Registrar Fees EC$100.00
Marriage Certificate EC$8.00

Applications to marry are made through a local lawyer to the Attorney General, who issues the marriage license following a one day residence for the couple.

Other requirements include:
  • Passport or Birth Certificate
  • If either part is divorced, a Decree Absolute
  • If a name has been changed by deed, full proof is required.
  • In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of the first spouse is required.
  • If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of parental consent is required in the form of an affidavit stamped by a notary public.
  • If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available.
  • All of these details can be taken cared of by your hotel from whom a variety of wedding packages are available. However, you may wish to speak to your rep or tour operator about getting married in St Lucia.
  • By following the above procedures, it is possible to be married on the 5th day in St. Lucia.

    Church weddings can be arranged for most denominations in advance.

St. Lucia Reviews
Are you looking for an exotic Caribbean island for your honeymoon or destination wedding? St. Lucia has it all. This island paradise has beautiful beaches, mesmerizing emerald green and sapphire blue seas, ruby red sunsets, lush rainforests, waterfalls...
Jade Mountain - St Lucia
by Linda Dancer last updated on 10/22/2012
The lovely Jade Mountain is as luxurious as any resort you’ll find in the Caribbean (picture at top of article)The resort sits atop the mountain like a fairytale castle of sorts. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy puts his philosophy of building in harmony...
St. Lucia
by Cynthia Amin last updated on 10/05/2010
St Lucian honeymoons have always been a desirable choice, because of the natural beauty of the island. St Lucia is one of the Windward Islands and is located in the middle of the Eastern Caribbean chain. We always refer to this island as the "little...
All-Inclusive Resorts
by Allison Romano last updated on 03/03/2009
There are many Caribbean and Mexico all-inclusive resorts and most are well suited for honeymoon and destination weddings. These resorts offer a variety of honeymoon and wedding packages for couples to choose from. But there are two Sandals resorts, in...
St. Lucia
by Kim Eddy last updated on 03/02/2009
They say St. Lucia is the jewel of the Caribbean. St. Lucia has lots to offer from touring a volcano to the mineral baths or just relaxing on the beach. It has some of the most gorgeous coastline in the Caribbean. There are three Sandals resorts on the...
Many of my honeymoon clients prefer to indulge in the Ultra All Inclusive experience offered at three Sandals resorts here. With exchange privileges, warm and friendly St Lucian staff, golf and most any water sport you can imagine included here, why would...
Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa - Your Active Resort
by Michaela Moore, CTA LS last updated on 08/21/2008
Huge is the best way to describe this resort. It is a very spread-out resort. If you are looking to step out of your room and walk just a little ways to eat or to get to the beach or the entertainment, this might not be the resort for you. They do...
Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort - Your Secret Garden Resort
by Michaela Moore, CTA LS last updated on 08/21/2008
We were really pleasantly surprised by Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort. It was like a secret garden with little cottages everywhere. They were not free standing cottages but it felt that way. They will begin renovations in August 2008 and I believe that...
On my last visit to St Lucia I stayed at Sandals Grande St Lucia and Jalousie Plantation so that I could experience the Castries and Soufriere ends of the island. Both are wonderful and have so much to offer that it would be hard to pick a favorite!...
St. Lucia by Bliss
by Laura Frazier last updated on 07/25/2008
If ever there were an island perfect for a honeymoon or destination wedding, it would have to be St Lucia. Often we have couples that want to go to Hawaii or Tahiti for a honeymoon, but that want an all-inclusive experience or don't have the time...