Your Ultimate Caribbean Vacation Guide: Timing is Key!

If you are planning your Caribbean vacation, here is what you need to know!

Time of Year

Peak or non-peak travel dates affect pricing, so look at your calendar and decide when you can travel. This is important so you can get the best pricing during your travel dates. Plus, it is not easy to swap and make date changes after you have booked your vacation. Why pay for unnecessary change fees if you can make sure your original dates work for you.

Will this be an adult only or family friendly vacation? This is important so you know which resort is best for your vacation. If you plan to travel with your kids, make sure the dates work for their school and activities schedule also. The weather is important too. Will it be hot, rainy, or hurricane season?

Choosing Your Destination

Let’s make this one easy. What matters most when you are dreaming about your tropical vacation? Is it the pool with a swim up bar, tranquil blue water, swimming and playing in the ocean, all-inclusive, or lounging by the beach? Do you have any certain activities you want to experience?

Your Resort

Now that you have chosen your dates and Caribbean Island, which resort fits your travel style? Do you care more about the culinary options, the accommodations, the resort vibe, or the location of the resort? Some resorts have sister properties, and you can experience those during your stay. The possibilities are endless, so choose what fits you!

Planning in Advance

If you are a last-minute planner, I suggest allowing more time to book your vacation. This can help the pricing for your airfare and resort. I typically recommend at least six months in advance if your schedule allows it. Your Caribbean vacation is a magical experience waiting to happen, and by carefully considering the information above, you can make it even more extraordinary.

Ready to Plan?

Your Caribbean dream vacation is within reach, and I’m here to make it effortlessly extraordinary. Say goodbye to the stress of planning and hello to a personalized, seamless getaway. Contact me today, and let’s transform your vision of the perfect Caribbean escape into a reality you’ll cherish forever. Your dream vacation awaits – let’s make it happen!

Should You Use a Travel Agent For Your Destination Wedding & Honeymoon?

First, let us begin by saying Congratulations on this special time in your life!

We know that this season can be overwhelming, and we are here to help. Fairytales and Sunsets Travel, LLC is here to design your dream vacation from your bachelorette trip, destination wedding, honeymoons, all the way to your re-tie the knot ceremony. We specialize in luxury concierge services and all-inclusive resorts that cater to your every need.

You may be wondering if you really need to take advantage of these amazing services and that is a valid question.

Here is why you should:

We will assist you in your travel itinerary, accommodation, consultation, and be your liaison with the wedding planner! After discussing with you about what matters most for your big day, we help you select the perfect location. We will make sure that all international paperwork is completed properly so that you don’t experience any hiccups during your travels to a foreign country. We always work on our client’s behalf and apply any promotions applicable to your vacation packages.

Working with a travel designer allows you to focus on you! After all, you should be the center of attention on your special day and not worrying about the details; that is what we are here for! We will make sure your destination wedding and honeymoon are full of romance and relaxation.

We can’t wait to help you celebrate this exciting time with your friends and family in some of the most relaxing and luxurious places in the world! Even you if you want to elope, we can help with that too!

Contact us to meet with one of our wedding specialists today!

St Lucia

We visited Saint Lucia this month and want to share our experience with you. 

It’s important to note they do have COVID-19 entry requirements. Currently, you must have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of your arrival travel date.  We have all the important step-by-step details for our clients so please contact us for your next St. Lucia vacation. 

The Saint Lucia government has restrictions on activities outside of your resort. Currently, there are five excursions available off property. No worries though because your resort has plenty to keep you entertained!

Sandals Grande St. Lucian was the perfect choice for our trip! We enjoyed the gorgeous beach with spectacular ocean views. The water is calm and postcard perfect! You can enjoy sailing, paddle board, diving, water skiing in the Caribbean ocean, and much more. You can pamper yourself with their exquisite spa services, even a massage over the water! It’s also worth noting that you will love an array of dining options.  Our favorite treat was the Nutella and Peanut Butter crepe at Josephines Creperie. Gordon’s steakhouse over the water, Italian, English Pub, or room service, there are a variety of options that will fit everyone’s appetite. Culinary desk also assists with dining reservations and dietary allergies. 

When you’re ready to add St. Lucia to your travel list, contact us. We are experts in all destinations we offer and would love to help you!

Best Times to Visit Saint Lucia

Best Times to Visit Saint Lucia

We are Saint Lucia experts and want to help you plan your next getaway! Saint Lucia is one of the most beautiful Caribbean destinations in the world. Here are some things to consider for your next Saint Lucia experience!

What about the Weather?

Temperatures range from 86°F to 71.6°F throughout the year. December to April are some of the most popular times to visit Saint Lucia. It is important to note that at the end of the year until February, the breeze can be chilly at night and breezy during the day.

April to June are some of the best months as well. June through November do experience the most rain and includes hurricane season. This is also a great way to get some of the best pricing. Be sure to include travel insurance!

You can enjoy whale watching from October to February.

Be sure you take in the beauty of The Pitons!

When should I go?

Let’s start with the obvious, the holidays! Imagine you and your loved ones are celebrating Easter, Christmas, or ringing in the New Year together in Saint Lucia! Doesn’t that sound lovely?

This is not an all-inclusive list of the great experiences in Saint Lucia and more of a brief overview.

May during the Annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, which features some local and international acts and amazing jazz!

July brings Carnival, the island’s major festival with festivities and beauty queen competitions, band competitions for the “band of the year” title, and more!

August and October will have more fun celebrations, Saint Lucia’s two flower festivals, and Creole Festivals!

September is probably our favorite! Roots & Soul Festival with concerts on parts of the island and the Saint Lucia Food & Rum Festival. Did someone say rum? You can sip some of the finest rums of the Caribbean and the world!

One thing is for sure, when you visit Saint Lucia you should check out a street party and enjoy learning about the heritage, but most of all, let her inspire you to explore the beautiful island!

We hope this inspires you to visit Saint Lucia soon! Let us help you pick out the perfect time to visit Saint Lucia!