On the most romantic of Islands, what better special date for a couple in love than a sunset cruise with the boat all to yourselves. ( Except of course for the discreet crew). At Cap Maison it is a real bonus that the resort possesses a beautiful motor cruiser called Cap Maison 1, which is available for private use complete with competent crew.
This romantic interlude begins with a private taxi to the Landings marina, where Cap Maison 1 is berthed. After the skipper has welcomed you aboard and shown you the ropes ( so to speak), it’s time to slip the mooring and head out into the clear blue waters of Rodney Bay.
Rodney Bay, incidentally, is named after Admiral Rodney, who commanded the British Naval forces during a long tussle with the French in the 18th century. He is remembered for his ingenuity in devising a previously untried naval tactic that allowed his ships to cut through the French line and aim cannon both sides at once. This tactic is credited with helping to secure victory for the British and a place in history for the Admiral.
It’s a good idea to go out to sea well before sundown to enjoy the fresh sea air and the sights and sounds of the bay. There are often flying fish leaping and dolphins playing. With that in mind, our trip starts around 5pm, giving us a whole hour to enjoy the view and also the luxury of Cap Maison 1, before the main event.
There’s also time to crack open some decent champagne and cosy up on the beautiful upholstered seats. As 6pm approaches and the light begins to dim, we can anticipate another glorious Saint Lucia sunset and every once in a while - the elusive “Green Flash”.
After the sunset, it would be utterly boring to head back to shore, so it’s a simple matter to have the cuisine team at Cap Maison devise a delicious supper for you.
Perhaps some fresh lobster in season, washed down with one of the excellent Californian Sauvignons from Cellar Maison…or some grilled giant shrimp with a fresh organic salad and sweet potatoes. Follow that with a delicious chocolate ganache for a perfect end to a perfect evening.
You can relax in comfort above or below decks finishing your romantic dinner with coffee and a digestif, whilst the crew quietly slip back inside the marina.
Whether you are on honeymoon, or just enjoying a romantic vacation, this experience is about as perfect as it can be.
For this and any of our romantic dates in Saint Lucia, the Cap Maison Concierge team will be at your service.