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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Report April, 2006

Author: Host DebbieH103
Email: DebbieH103@aol.com (More Trip Reviews by Host DebbieH103)
Date of Trip: April 2006

April 3
We got up after a good night's sleep. We had breakfast at Bayside. Todd had an egg sandwich and I had bacon and fried eggs. Watermelon was good again. Here you can get mimosas or have a champagne breakfast if you desire. At Josephine's you can get "healthy" breakfast, including smoothies. Their menu is shown on a wall near Bayside, along with some of the other restaurant menus.

We tried to snorkel that day but could not get a slot. We did get a 1 pm slot for the next day, so we took that.

Instead, we took out a catamaran. The weather had been great the whole trip and continued to be phenomenal our whole trip. We sailed back and forth a number of times, enjoying the crystal clear water.

We enjoyed watching the tubers that were being pulled behind the waterski boat and also looking at yachts that were offshore form the resort.

We had lunch at Bayside again. We picked a few selections. We had planned to play bingo, but we missed the start. Instead, we hurried off to get ready for the shuttle to Regency.

Todd had a 3:30 tee time at Regency. There was a car accident, and it took us 50 minutes to get over there. They took him anyway. I went with him to make sure he was in and then went off on my way to enjoy laying around.

I went to the pool by Herbie's piano bar, a favorite hangout and chatted with a couple there from the comfort of a raft. The hot tub there was drained. They were doing something to it.

I went down to the main hot tub and also the large pool. Had a good time and took picks of the renovated room buildings.

After a bit, I went up to the manager's cocktail party. I had simosa, fruit, cheese and a few other appetizers. Todd came along shortly and got beef skewers. We chatted with someone he had met while playing that happened to work at his company.

Todd rented clubs and played 9 holes. His caddie seemed unhappy with $20 tip for 9 holes. He was able to ride in cart, etc. and round took 90 min. so not sure why he was not happy.

The shuttle trip back was not as eventful, but the shuttle was quite full from Regency. The people at Halcyon did get on since some at Regency were going there for dinner.

We went to the beach bbq, which we don't do anywhere usually. We did this since Todd wanted to watch the end of the basketball final four. We could have dined elsewhere, but we did not know the game did not come on until 9 in St. Lucia due to the Denver TV.

We first sat at a table by ourselves, and others were placed there immediately. Some people were quitel loud behind. I got up to get some seafood soup, and Todd followed. We were back in a couple of minutes, and I wanted to move to the next table. When we got over there, my camera battery compartment was empty, and my batteries had been removed. I looked everywhere but couldn't find them. I went back to the room and retrieved the other camera.

Todd took a full plate of food -- ribs, steak, etc. He was supposed to be getting me something or other, and I soon realized he had gone to the room! He ended up eating none of his dinner.

I had only the seafood soup and salad. None of the entrees suited me. They had the typical stuff these buffets have -- grilled to order pasta, grilled meats, carved pig and other carved meats (prime rib) and desserts, along with an open bar.

The steel band was very nice, and the limbo dancers and fire breathing were very good. They involved the audience.

They had a great band/group at The Palladium that night. Eighty people were in there, and 60 were dancing a lot of the time. The other 20 were TV widows like me, with about 4 of them dancing, as I should have.

April 4
This day was our 13th anniversary. We didn't tell anyone or anything.

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