Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Girls Getaway to St Lucia - Kitesurfing, Lazy River and a Lighthouse Wedding

Day #4 in St Lucia started with a kite surfing demonstration by Chris at 2Elements WaterSports Complex on the resort’s beach. Kite surfing has become a very popular adventure sport and St. Lucia is quickly becoming one of the best places to kite surf. While it takes about a week to become proficient on the board, one mandatory requirement is adequate wind, which we did not have that day. While I was disappointed my kite surfing career would not begin today, I found comfort in the lazy river which soothed my sorrows. Thanks Chris for taking the time to teach us a little about kite surfing. Hopefully I can return when there is wind and try it out.

After enjoying some girl time on the lazy river, it was time to return to our rooms and get ready for the wedding. No, I did not get married in St. Lucia (although it is on the list of possibilities if I ever do). Coconut Bay Resort hosts many weddings throughout the year on property that are absolutely beautiful; however, the resort found a new destination nearby to host the ceremony of lucky couples looking for the view of a lifetime. Just a 15-minute drive from the resort is the Cape Moule a Chique Lighthouse (please don’t ask me how to pronounce) which is the world’s second highest lighthouse. It is located on a cliff that is surround on three sides by water and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see. Earlier this year, the resort offered an online contest for engaged couples. They had to tell their story and submit an application. The couples were reviewed and narrowed down to 10 finalists. Those 10 couples were then part of the online voting contest to win the first Cape Moule a Chique Lighthouse Wedding, courtesy of Coconut Bay Resort and Spa. The winners, Steve and Wanda, are the most deserving couple I have ever met and were meant to be together. You can read their story by visiting their blog: http://www.coconutbayresortandspa.com/lighthousewedding/. I felt somewhat like a wedding crasher at first; however, after spending some time with this gracious couple I couldn’t help but feel like family. Many thanks to Steve, Wanda, Hunter and Logan for allowing us to be part of this most special occasion.

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