When women come together something amazing is bound to happen. This was the case at the first Sister-Girlfriend MeetUp at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in beautiful St. Lucia this past week – June 11 thru June 15, 2014.
A small group of women joined together with their best friend (sister-girlfriend) and with women they were meeting for the first time. There were dynamic discussions, laughter, sharing, revelations, tears, and precious moments of rejuvenating solitude as we felt the sun on our faces and the ocean trade winds blowing through our hair. Even though I had hoped for a larger group, I am pleased with the smaller group that attended because our interactions were more focused and I gained valuable insight for future meetups. I also gathered some wonderful topics for future blog posts.
We shared our meals together and we shared a “meet and chat” after dinner cocktail period. The resort offered a huge buffet for each meal and three different restaurants for dinner. The food was great and the Long Island iced teas were fabulous! Our days were free to do as we individually pleased. The resort offered numerous recreational activities onsite and we did indulge in those activities – gym, dance class, hiking, etc – as well as just relaxing in those wonderful lounge chairs watching the ocean. Also, we enjoyed offsite activities as a group, local shopping, a communal mud bath in the sulphur springs at the world’s only drive in volcano – Soufriere Volcano, a walk thru the botanical gardens in the rainforest, zip lining, and a very warm, relaxing shower in the Diamond Waterfalls. Overall, everyone told me they enjoyed their time in St. Lucia.
The ladies enjoyed the meetup so much that during the stay in St. Lucia I was asked several times about the plans for the next Sister-Girlfriend MeetUp for 2015. Next year, the Sister-Girlfriend MeetUp will be on the Turks and Caicos Islands in July, 2015. Details are being worked now and more information will be posted around August 1, 2014.
Here are some photos from our activities: