I had so many coffee shops on my list before heading to London and even though I did manage to squeeze in a fair amount on my short trip, I still wasn’t able to visit them all. So instead of overwhelming you with a huge list, I thought I’d narrow it down to my three favorites. Each one is a bit different both aesthetically and thematically, but they all have something unique to offer.
During our stay at Boucan on Saint Lucia, we decided to sign up for the resort’s Tree-to-Bar Experience. I mean, it seemed silly not to, being that we were on a working cocoa plantation and all. Truth be told, I usually opt out of tours when I’m traveling, preferring to see things on my own terms. But this was not that kind of tour.
We pulled into the open air lobby-slash-driveway of the Capella at Marigot Bay and immediately felt a sense of relief. Maybe it was the welcome drinks. Yeah, probably.
Looking through photos from our trip to the Sugar Beach Viceroy makes me nostalgic. Nostalgic for that first welcome drink. For the crisp whites of the open air lobby. For our Tuk Tuk ride through the rain.
Saint Lucia was the perfect introduction to the Caribbean, and the Sugar Beach Viceroy, the quintessential island hideaway. Located in Soufriere on the west coast of Saint Lucia, this sugar plantation turned resort starts high in the rainforest, snaking its way down to the most beautiful stretch of white sand beach. It has everything you’d expect from a sprawling Caribbean resort, and then some. The best part though? The location. That white sand beach I was talking about? It sits right between those famous Pitons, and it’s breathtaking.
EXT. BOUCAN HOTEL, SAINT LUCIA – DAY
+ that’s screenplay speak – it’s known as a slugline and writers put it in a script to tell the director the location each scene is taking place. EXT (exterior) and INT. (interior) comes before the location and is usually followed by either DAY or NIGHT. Now that we’ve got that covered…