Village Beach Cottages in St. Lucia was a dream-come-true for our honeymoon. This charming, boutique facility lies right on the Caribbean and has been locally owned and operated for several generations. The owner greets each guest with a detailed orientation of the story of how his family first acquired the original buildings, as well as a fascinating overview of the area and the historical and economic challenges St. Lucia has experienced. Unlike the rowdier all-inclusives down the beach, we had a romantic, quiet stay at the Villa Beach cottages, and so enjoyed everything from the beautiful handmade furniture in the room, to the intimate pools and waterfalls, to the ocean kayak adventure to the uninhabited island across the water. The wonderful staff helped us figure out how to use the local transportation system, gave us directions to the best restaurants in the area, and helped us taste a genuine St. Lucian breakfast! Though neither of us had ever vacationed in the Caribbean previously, this heavenly experience made it hard to go home!