Anna
Master June 2020

Honeymoon successful, 90 days later.❤

Anna, on September 28, 2020 at 2:11 PM

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Hey all! I was a June 6th, 2020 bride. I was very fortunate to have my wedding as planned, it was originally planned as a small outdoor event, and that was what we had. Our Honeymoon to St. Lucia, was delayed due to the fact that we had not received our passports in time for traveling...

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Hey all!
I was a June 6th, 2020 bride. I was very fortunate to have my wedding as planned, it was originally planned as a small outdoor event, and that was what we had.

Our Honeymoon to St. Lucia, was delayed due to the fact that we had not received our passports in time for traveling internationally .
St. Lucia, reopened in June, and our Sandals resort, La Toc, opened August 31st. So 90 days to the date, we got to take our Honeymoon.
We booked our Honeymoon, through weddingvibe, here on wedding wire, and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend them, and Sandals resorts.
All safety protocols were followed by the airlines and the resort. We went through a screening process before, during and after travel. We were required to wear masks, at all airports and public transportation facilities. While on the resort, masks were not required, and it was nice to feel normal, if only for a week.
All water excursions were available, so we kayaked, snorkled, and went on a whale and dolphin watching tour. We saw whales, which was truly breathtaking. We had a wonderful week!
Just wanted to give all upcoming brides, some hope, as the world is slowly opening back up. I pray that all of you have the wedding and Honeymoon of your dreams, like I did.❤❤❤😘
Happy planning to all!

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Hey Samantha!
    Thank you, no I don't mind at all.
    This was an all inclusive trip, 7 nights eight days, with airfare it was right at 5 thousand dollars. We had a sixteen month engagement and included it in our wedding budget of 15k.It was worth every penny! Such a wonderful trip! Tips, drinks, transportation all included. Our agent at Weddingvibe was wonderful!
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Thank you! My picture taking skills don't do it justiceSmiley smile
    We are blessed that we got to take our Honeymoon, just a little later than planned. ❤🥰
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    That's wonderful! This makes me so happy. Looked like so much fun. We're going to St. Lucia as well. Same hotel and everything! Ours is actually booked directly with Sandals. Glad you had an amazing time. We can't wait to go in February!!
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    That's awesome! Let me know when you go, if you don't mind, I'd love for you to look for our Island cats that adopted us.
    We were in the emerald Honeymoon suitesHoneymoon successful,  90 days later.❤ 1
    , by the pool. This pic, is right outside our glass door, that leads to the pool...the ocean is just beyond the pool.

    We had two cats that stayed on our patio.They live on the resort (all spayed and neutered) I'd love to see if they are ok.I cried when I left them.
    You will love it there! You can walk all over the Sandals community. It's so quaint and charming. people are so nice. You will have a wonderful time!
    I'd greatly appreciate it, if you would keep in touch with me. Smiley smile

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Awe so cute. We have an oceanfront room but when we walk around, I'll try to keep an eye out. You said you stayed a week. Did it feel short?? I'm worried it might feel short.
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    You must be in the same set of rooms, we were ocean front too. There is only one building that is directly in front of the ocean. But you go past the pool before you get to the beach. The others rooms overlook it from above. Yes, it went quickly because it's busy. Make reservations for dinner, for as many nights as you can when you arrive, they go quickly.


    All restaurants were good, but the French one, La Toc was the best, and booked up fast, we ate there our last night, and wished we would have gone a couple of nightsSmiley smile
    You will love it!
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Oh that's great to know! Thanks. Is it the 2 story buildings?? Cause our room is 2 stories and there's a staircase exit from our bedroom onto the beach. At least that's what it looks like.
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Yes, it's two stories, but no stairs from the rooms to the beach that I saw. Do you mind sharing the pics? It may jog my memory as to where you will be.


    There are stairs leading down to the pools. Ocean front in St Lucia, is code for "Ocean View" I was a little disappointed with that my first day, but quickly got over it. Smiley smile

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    As long as you two got to take it, that's all that matters Smiley heart

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Oh. Well that's confusing! This will be our room.
    https://www.sandals.com/regency-la-toc/rooms-suites/detail/?categoryCode=BW

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Hey! We were supposed to have that room too(red arrows are locations), they were not considered covid friendly, so they "upgraded" us to the rooms circled in blue bottom floor. I was upset the first day, but quickly got over it. It was what it was. It was such a fantastic place overall, I just went with the flow.

    The steps lead to the pools, which then lead to the beach, unfortunately not a straight shot, but still, very close.

    Hopefully by Feb, things will change and those rooms will be available. Go to the pool out by the Italian restaurant at the top of the hill at sunset, you can see the sun sink into the ocean. It's a very romantic place with lots to do, if you prefer being busy. Or lots of places to just relax and chill and enjoy being together.
    The cats I'm speaking of, hang out at the rooms circled in blue and the pavilion restaurant to the right of the pool bar, where breakfast is served. One is an older white cat, the other a younger skinny gold and white cat.


    If by chance, you could send me a pic of those two, it would set my mind at ease. Trust me, they will be aroundSmiley smile They don't venture to all the other restaurants like the other cats do.
    I became attached and just wanted to make sure that they were ok, until we go back.❤ silly, I know, but felt like it was divine intervention that you were going to be in the same building.
    So, if you think of it while there, it would mean alot. If not I totally understandSmiley smile We hope to go back on one of our anniversaries. 🙏🤞
    I pray your room will be opened when you arrive. Congratulations! You don't have long now!❤

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Oh wow. Crazy! I hope they'll be open too. Thanks for the location tips. We'd like to do a bit of both. We were looking at some activities and such to do while we are there. Hopefully they don't sell out.
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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    I'm hoping all excursions are open for y'all. We could only do water excursions because of covid, going though the villages was prohibited .
    Hoping it will be in full swing for you. Smiley smile
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Oh snap. Well fingers crossed
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Just once but I could totally go back!! It's so beautiful and peaceful! 🥰

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Yes! I pray we get to go back! We have to buy a house firstSmiley smile ❤❤❤🥰
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  • Samantha
    Devoted September 2020
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    That is a really good price! I was nervous to book with Sandals because the prices seemed to good to be true, but I see they are not. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    Yes! It was, my husband was cautious at first too, but it was a wonderful deal. We had to watch the airfare up until departure, it went down quite a bit over the year, we were glad our agent kept an eye on it.
    Can't wait to go backSmiley smile
    Can't say enough nice things about the location and staff. ❤🥰I hope you go on a Sandals Honeymoon. Congratulations!
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  • ElucidBride215
    Dedicated May 2021
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    This is really comforting news! I'm glad you got to go on your honeymoon! May I ask what you had to do to get a 48 hour rapid result PCR test? did you need a dr. script? could you go through a drive-through lab? I hope to go on our honeymoon in January because we don't want to wait any longer but I'm really nervous that it's going to be impossible to get covid test results so quickly (esp. since so many of the places offering them don't do it for travel, only if you have symptoms).

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  • Anna
    Master June 2020
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    This is what we used, it was covered by our Insurance. It was mailed out to us right away, we didn't take them until a few days before departure.


    They send them fedexpress and you can track it the entire way. You have to answer a questionnaire, make sure to select the box that you may have been in an area with congregating, and you will qualify.
    You swab yourself, and it's easy, just swab both nostrils, not painful at all. I chose to drop them in a FedEx box before the last pick up that day(4pm) instead of scheduling a pick up. They will give you a list of drop off locations.
    You get the results quickly and you can just print out the results and take that with you.
    You can do it, I have no doubt you will get to go on your Honeymoon! Keep me posted!❤🤞🥰
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