Date: April 9, 2012 - April 18, 2012
Who: My boyfriend and I
Where: The Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths
Budget: $40,000 ($28,046.62 for the hotel and flights and the rest of the money would be for food, activities, and spending)
It would be an absolute dream for me to go to the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths.
Eden Rock was one of the first hotels to be built on the island of St. Barths around 1950. Eden Rock is the ultimate luxury retreat in St. Barths and it is rated one of the Top 100 hotels in the world. On my dream vacation I would stay in one of the Heavenly Beach Houses because they are one to two bedrooms, which would be perfect for my boyfriend and myself. The Heavenly Beach Houses are split level houses with views across the lawn, sandy beach, and the turquoise ocean water of the Caribbean Sea just beyond. This would be the most amazing, relaxing and luxurious vacation so I would ensure that we had the most spectacular accommodations. The Beach Houses have day beds so if you don’t want to leave the house you are able to sit in the sun right in the comfort of your own house. The Beach Houses also have comfortable sitting rooms, flat screen satellite televisions, dvd players, complimentary high speed internet access, and spa pools. The amenities are extremely important to me because I believe that if you are spending a lot of money on a vacation you should have everything you want right at your fingertips and at the Eden Rock Hotel all of the amenities are right there for you to enjoy!
For more information about the Eden Rock Hotel please visit their website here! The four images below are also from the hotel’s website as well as the image above.
The Price Tag for my Dream Vacation:
My boyfriend and I would be going to the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths for a 10 day vacation from April 9, 2012 till April 18, 2012. The Eden Rock Hotel is not a cheap place to stay on the island, however, for my dream vacation I would make an exception. According to my research the best time to visit St. Barths is in May or June because the weather is great and the prices are considerably lower. Most people that travel to St. Barths tend to go around Christmas, so it is exceptionally expensive during that time. I decided to go in April because December to April is considered the best few months to vacation since there is little chance of rain and a lot of sunshine. Also, my birthday is on April 14th so it would mean a lot to me if I could be celebrating my birthday on my Dream Vacation with my boyfriend. The prices actually change on my birthday and go down so the rates would be lower on the last five days of the trip, compared to the first five days.
The first five nights are priced at € 2,125 per night, which totals € 10,625. The next five nights are priced at € 1,450, which totals € 7,250. Therefore, the total for 10 nights would be € 17,875, which equals $24,652.68 once it is converted from euro’s to Canadian dollars. This vacation is a dream vacation because I would not be able to afford this trip this coming April. Hopefully one day in my life I will actually be able to fulfill this vacation and live my dream.
The image above was found here !
The Journey to and from my Dream Vacation:
St. Barths is not an easy place to get to from Toronto, ON. There are no direct flights due to its location, so my boyfriend and I would be flying economy class and we would have two stop-overs each way. I choose US Airways because it is reasonably priced, reliable, and I have flown with them before so I am familiar with the company and their policies. On our way down to St. Barths we are leaving Toronto (YYZ) at 6:29am, stopping over in Charlotte (CLT), then stopping over in Philipsburg (SXM) and taking our final plane to Gustavia (SBH). We will arrive at Gustavia Airport at 2:35pm which means that we will have enough time to enjoy the last few hours of sunlight once we have checked into the hotel. The total duration of the trip is 8 hours and 6 minutes with the connections. The hotel is within 2 kilometers of the airport so it should only be a short taxi ride, which is amazing.
For our journey home we will be leaving Gustavia Airport at 12:35pm, stopping over in Philisburg and Charlotte, eventually making our way to Toronto. We land in Toronto at 10:01pm, so the duration of the trip home is 9 hours and 26 minutes, which is slightly longer than the trip there.
The total cost of flights equals $3,054.00 for two adults plus taxes and fee’s of $339.94, which ends up being $3,393.94.
Therefore, the total cost of the flights and accommodations equals a grand total of $28,046.62.