Trip to St Lucia 2009

ART OF LIFE BY BOB ACOSTA & LILLIAN MONTERREY The Timbers at Chama Elk Hunt BOB's GALLERY OF ART LILLIAN & BOB OUR WEDDING at the ELVIS CHAPEL TRIP TO HAWAII TRIP TO ITALY - Rome, Florence & Venice TRIP TO ITALY - Cinque Terre TRIP TO VAIL COLORADO TRIP TO LAKE TAHOE TRIP TO ST LUCIA TRIP TO ST LUCIA #2 Trip to ALASKA Photos of my 67 GT500 #258 FLORIDA ROOF-TECH CORP's GANG HUNTING PICS 1 HUNTING PICS 2

iMAGES OF OUR STAY AT THE JALOUSIE PLANTATION IN ST LUCIA IN DECEMBER OF 2009

We had been in St Lucia in 2006 on a cruise for a only a few hours but the St. Lucia island's people made such an impression on us that we had to come back.  This is where customer service was invented! It is not just at our location, it is a mindset that permeates the entire island. Everyone smiles sincerely and are offering help wherever you go. The funny thing is that when you mention it to them, they act perplexed as if "Isn't this what everyone else in the world does?" this is truly a gem in the Caribbean.

View from our cottage's front porch of our private pool and the beach beyond

Jalousie Plantation was recently renovated. This is unit #705. All units have a spectacular view. They are on a steep hill and shuttle transport to anywhere you want on the resort is almost mandatory unless you are in Super physical shape and like the abuse. Our unit was finely appointed in old British-Caribbean decor.

The atmosphere was of pure relaxation. Nu hurry, no worry, nothing but time to relax.

Anywhere you see a sunset from, it seemed different.

Jennie was our personal Butler. She was the Best! There wasn't anything we wanted that she didn't accomodate immediately. We wanted to bring her home with us. If you stay at the Jalousie Plantation request her. You will be glad you did.

Sunset on the deck of the Ladera Resort's restaurant. The resort sat higher on the mountain than our's and you could see a spectacular sunset.

There was a private beach at the bottom of the Jalousie Plantation. Lillian loved that all beach lounge chairs had a red flag you could raise whenever you wanted a drink, snack or towels or whatever your desire. Just sit back and sip on Coconut Milk or you favorite drink.

There is an abundance of flowers everywhere and this is December!

A parade of private yachts docked in the bay to enjoy the beach or the fine restaurants at the resort.

Lillian and the larger Piton.

The Petite Piton. Though Enlish is the official language, the French influence is still seen in the local's Patois (pronounced PATWA or PATUA)

When you are hot . you are hot.

Christmas Eve at the Ladera Resort Restaurant. Each plate came with a gift and inside was a folded hat.

Walking in surf. Water was a cool 75 degrees.

She did very well for her first time practicing archery. She even got a few bullseyes

Fine form for a beginner.

The flowers at the Botanical Gardens are a sight to see.

Francois was our driver to tour the island. He is a sweet man and we requested him as our preferred taxi. If you ever go to St. Lucia, be sure to ask for Francois. He is the BEST driver on the island.

Like I said, there are no two sunsets that are the same.

Marigot Bay

Lillian loves the beach

WOW!

Lillian's DUDU. Dudu is Honey in Patois. Lillian got a kick out calling me DUDU all the time we were there. I wasn't too thrilled.

a male Bullfinch

Hot Mama

Even the rocky shoreline is beautiful.

Imagine riding on a deserted beach with this scenery among the horses.

Lillian got to finally ride a horse on th beach. Note that she is wearing Bob's shoes and hat.

I keep tellin ya, every sunset is another beauty. We didn't miss one.

The tour of the Botanical Gardens are spectacular. You don't have to go to Hawaii to see this. SEE MORE PICTURES ON THE NEXT PAGE...