Resort Wedding Events for Next Energy Brides. Review of Coconut Bay, St. Lucia |

Coconut Bay Assessment

By Sue McGarvie and Blaik Spratt

Medical Union Therapists, Romance Travel Article Writers

We have both had multiple pals whom decided to skip the big production and head down south receive married. No sitting agreements to arrange, no big expenditure of feeding prolonged connections, no church service for lovers who possess rarely darkened a church doorway. Marriage in a simple ceremony on a beach (whether you elope or drag immediate household down along with you) gets the benefit of having your vacation beginning right away. Aswell, you can enjoy the spectacular look at turquoise liquid, luxurious plant life, and a sunset of pinks and purples that defeat any sort of artificial ornaments.

The majority of resorts in the Caribbean offer wedding parties – frequently under a straightforward trellis overlooking water. Sometimes they are set in addition to the rest of the hotel, but we have now discovered most are wedged amongst the plane skis screaming inside the background and beach walkers tromping by. We realize this personal because we’ve accidently stumbled by several beach wedding receptions our selves during the find fascinating seashells. We have now even attended (well sort of; a lot more like politely and distantly crashed) many Caribbean wedding receptions at destinations we have assessed. We’ve got seated to along side it in our baths of trajan suits, peeked just about to happen at many, and were among the cheering hoards waving from a distance at other people.

With singular exception, all wedding events we saw had been very first time brides wearing conventional gowns that had chosen a site in a hotter, more unique place. We lamented about in which performed the older first-timers (and as several within our 40’s we declare that language in cheek) and second marriages take place down south? How will you find a spot where you could bring young ones from a previous wedding, (or rowdy nieces and nephews) and still have that sensual feel of a Caribbean vacation? How can you accommodate four years of attendees, without getting into the wedding politics you travelled off to avoid in the first place? In which can you have an enjoyable wedding which can nonetheless come to be serious and unforgettable when appropriate?

We found that The Coconut Bay Resort and salon in St. Lucia recognized for their great water slides and adventure excursions was the most perfect site for stylish and intimate 2nd wedding parties. We were surprised also.

Coconut Bay is actually a large resort on southern area Caribbean island of St. Lucia. It is located just 3 minutes drive from Hewanorra International Airport.

It carries it self as “two worlds within one”. The household friendly area called Splash is home to the island’s largest drinking water park, with extreme slip and three pools. The resort even offers a completely supervised young ones club where you could disappear the children for in the offing tasks through the day and pick them up tired and happy. There are additionally cotton sweets machines, unlimited ice cream, teen adventure teams, a paintball place, and additionally they were in the midst of creating a go-cart track. It had been in essence paradise on earth for the kids we ran into. They actually granted an outdoor, full length, monitored children film (detailed with popcorn) during evenings in order that the grownups may have a quiet meal. The hotel felt really secure, and the partners we talked to with children didn’t come with worries about permitting their own children walk the Splash grounds unsupervised.

From the hotel yet still nearby, numerous excursions and tasks await much more adventurous travelers. All of them safe, designed for families and most enjoyable.

On the contrary part of Coconut Bay is actually Splash’s adjust pride. An enormous, exclusive, adult-only location known as Harmony that has been made for couples looking for love and relaxation. There had been close cabana beds, hammocks, an extremely personal share bar, and a significant load of beach to spread out and discover solitude on. We took in individuals serenely reading and came across a lot of people inside “over 60 ready” who’d found their particular coconut-palm to lounge underneath.

Additionally, it is the place to find the Kai Mer Spa, the greatest full solution spa we’ve located any place in the Caribbean. With outside (but private) baths for 2, secluded partners massages, and well-trained estheticians (body snatched from location spas within the north the main island), the day spa was great and definitely worth trying. The health spa was also interestingly not too expensive, and a perfect spot to get clothed for a tropical wedding ceremony.

Harmony is also where in actuality the huge wedding gazebo is based. The gazebo has a regional reception hallway that can seat 60 men and women for dinner, combined with a dance flooring to host a good-sized reception should you include an entourage. Truly secluded together with hotel really does a fantastic job in keeping the wedding private. But for lovers who want much more privacy during their vows, the resort is actually creating another wedding ceremony place during the Cape Moule a Chique Vieu lighthouse a couple of minutes drive outside the vacation resort in Vieux Fort. The lighthouse may be the 2nd highest on the planet, and view is actually magnificent for a marriage destination.

It has got a view of both turquoise drinking water of this Caribbean water together with darker Atlantic drinking water. You may also quickly start to see the coastlines of 1 / 2 the area. Banana and sour-sop trees encompass the lighthouse point.



is actually planning the very first weddings here in Sep of 2010, therefore we believe it’s going to be since spectacular as a sundown wedding for brides that happen to be hoping for an one-of-a-kind matrimony solution.



really does a reasonable range wedding receptions throughout every season in comparison with various other resorts where individual wedding solutions have actually a “turnstile” feel in their mind. We were rather touched precisely how difficult the St. Lucian employees really attempted to create each wedding different. Janell, the petite, bubbly wedding ceremony coordinator was actually really determined to make certain any wedding was actually precisely how the bride preferred that it is. We observed the girl taking together a marriage in under twenty four hours. She said she requires satisfaction in organizing weddings in 24 hours offered she has one working day. It means a full appropriate marriage permit and intercontinental registry, minister, sunset ship journey; enchanting wedding dinner, spa service and awareness of detail with a one-day turn around. Disregard the very long involvement, we joked precisely how a proposal, involvement, journey south and “i actually do’s” for a happily ever after can happen within just 2 days. Naturally, all of this will then be followed by the perfect honeymoon holiday.

If you’ve been as well hectic to plan the nuptials and generally are seeking a warm marriage location where you could bring everybody down conveniently (such as the children), consider Coconut Bay, St. Lucia.

Truly an amazing place for several family years to assemble, for any celebration.