We are planning a 10th anniversary trip to St. Lucia next spring (2012). My husband is set in stone on going to Ladera, so we will be staying there for probably 3 or 4 days. After that we would like to go somewhere more directly on the beach. Right now we are eyeing either Jalousie or Calabash Cove.
I realize we'll have access to the Jalousie beach while staying at Ladera, but I am also enamored by the spa, pool, and villas. Looks fantastic but would we be better off seeing another side of the island? On the other hand, I love the look of the beach cottages at Calabash being right on the beach. But is it a mistake to sacrifice the beauty of the Pitons to spend half our trip there? The Calabash beach cottages have a 5 night minimum or else I might try to squeeze in all 3!
We are primarily looking for romance, privacy, and relaxation. Thanks for any insight you can give!