St. Lucia – One Destination with Limitless Inspiration

St. Lucia is a top destination for both couples and families. This incredibly lush island is home to the majestic UNESCO world heritage site Pitons, rainforest dotted by waterfalls, and beautiful palm-fringed beaches.

Located in the Lesser Antilles between Martinique and St. Vincent, St. Lucia remains one of the most active geothermal islands in the Caribbean. Travelers can even experience Sulphur Springs which is essentially part of a collapsed volcano crater (coined a “drive-in volcano”) in which visitors can relax in hot springs and thermal mud pools.

During our visit to St. Lucia my colleague and I had the pleasure of exploring the southwest portion of the island which is home to the town of Soufriere, the Pitons, and a handful of luxury boutique resorts including Ladera, Sugar Beach, Anse Chastanet, and Jade Mountain.

Our first stop of the day should have been for a leisurely hike on the popular Tet Paul Nature Trail which is a 45 minute loop with great views of the Pitons, but unfortunately, mother nature had other plans for us. Our trip coincided with the tail end of St. Lucia’s rainy season and it poured for a good 1-2 hours that morning.

After a quick change in plans we made our way to the adults-only Ladera Resort which is located approximately 30-40 minutes from the island’s Hewanorra International Airport (UVF). Perched on a volcanic ridge 1000 sq. ft above the Caribbean Sea and on 15 acres of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ladera is home to 37 open-air rooms and suites all with private plunge pools overlooking the Pitons.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis – A Warm and Welcoming Two-Island Nation

Saint Kitts and Nevis (officially the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis) are two mountainous islands located in the Lesser Antilles of the Eastern Caribbean. These two islands, separated by a 2 mile wide channel called “The Narrows,” are both of volcanic origin with the highest peaks of Mount Liamuiga located on Saint Kitts standing at 3,792 feet and Nevis Peak on Nevis standing at 3,232 feet.

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The White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine

The White Barn Inn has been a beloved local landmark in the Kennebunkport area for over 150 years and it’s no surprise why. Part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, this legendary Inn boasts an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant (YES, it’s that amazing!), meticulously designed rooms with luxurious amenities and thoughtful touches (the mini-whoopie pies were a divine welcome!), a serene pool area, and a top-rated spa! Let’s not forget the perfect location halfway between town and the beach which are both within walking distance or a quick bike ride via the Inn’s complimentary bikes.

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing getaway to this historic and charming Inn. Here are a handful of pictures from our stay…

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