We woke up for our last day in St. Lucia to the most incredible storm. Rain in the rainforest is no joke! We did our best to stay dry and headed down for our next to last breakfast at the Bayside Restaurant. It was actually kind of relaxing to watch the rain and listen to the ocean while we stayed dry under the pavilion.
By the time we finished breakfast, the rain had stopped. After our couple days of adventure, we wanted to spend the last full day of our honeymoon just relaxing and enjoying each other's company. Jalousie Beach has these super comfortable lounge chairs under straw umbrellas, and we decided to camp out there for the day. We laughed, read, napped, ordered lunch to our chairs, and indulged in some (very strong) sangria. The sun eventually decided to come out, and it was a perfect last day on the beach!
I (obviously) have such fond memories of our honeymoon, but something that I really remember from those lazy days on the beach is our "life" conversations. What our life together will be like, where we'll go, what we'll do, what our family will be like...all of those conversations that we know can come to fruition now that we are married (if they haven't already!) We also read a couple of great books that put the focus on what is really important after the wedding; our marriage. So, between all of the adventure and relaxing on our honeymoon, we also started building dreams, plans, and wishes for our life together.
When the sky started looking threatening again, we decided to head back up to our villa and sit on the patio. After spending some time in the pool, we acted a little bit ridiculous and played with the self-timer on my camera. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard.
From our villa, we watched our last beautiful sunset in St. Lucia...
...and then it was time to get dressed up for our last fancy four-course dinner at The Great Room. I miss that coffee and the incredible desserts. I would give anything for another Bailey's Chocolate Souffle.
The next morning, it was up bright and early for our last breakfast (amazing chocolate croissants...I don't know why we waited until the last day to try them!) and then to catch our ride to the airport. Before we left, Brian and I both had to say goodbye to our beautiful villa and the infinity pool. We were not happy to leave. :(
At the airport, we walked out onto the tarmac to catch our flight and said goodbye to the beautiful island of St. Lucia.
Our honeymoon was perfect in so many ways. It was just beyond blissful to enjoy being husband and wife; to take a week to recoup from the wedding, renew our love for one another, and to begin the next chapter in our life together. :)