Terry and I celebrated 13 years of marriage this year. We decided in January that we would go away just the two of us this summer so we planned it around our anniversary. After a hard couple of years, we knew we needed it.
We chose Sandals because we've stayed there before and loved it. You don't have to do anything - just get on the plane and they take care of everything else. Here we are on the plane to the Nassau. We chose the Bahamas because we've never been there and it was the most cost effective.
I may or may not have had a large margarita before boarding the plane...just keeping it real. I still hate flying.
Terry upgraded our room a couple of months before we left and with the upgrade they gave us a private transfer from the airport. They picked us up in a Rolls Royce and I was so pumped! haha I was taking pictures and Terry was basically dying from embarrassment. Pretty sure that was the first and last time I'll be in one so I had to document the occasion!
The resort was beautiful...
Our room was okay... I thought for the money it left a little to be desired but we still had a good time.
This pool was right outside our room - it's a swim up room, but that pink building you can see is another hotel and it was so loud. I'll just say it didn't quite live up to the pictures. We did make the most of it though.
The pool really is pretty but you share it with everyone on that side of the hotel on the first floor so it's not really very private at all. It was still nice to have though.
We ate dinner out every night and we loved this one steakhouse on the water - like it was literally on a deck over the water. It was so pretty and they had lights at the bottom of the water so you could see all the fish. It was our favorite restaurant on the resort and we ate there twice.
We snorkeled twice...we used the go pro to get most of the pictures we took during the day so we didn't take the chance of messing up our phones or having to keep track of them. I think that's the least attractive picture we took...hahaha
The snorkeling was AMAZING...I have never seen anything like it. I've snorkeled several times but the Bahamas is by far the prettiest I've ever seen. Tons of beautiful fish, coral, sting rays, and even a shark. It was the best! Terry got some good pictures with the Go Pro.
You can see the shark in this one if you look close...he was little but he was still a shark. Terry was fascinated and followed him until he could no longer see him. #daredevil
One day we went to the private island that Sandals owns. It was pretty and we had a good time while we were there.
The island has a pool and a restaurant...
The other side of the island felt a little survivor-ish to me. haha
The water is crystal clear there...you can see to the bottom just about everywhere there.
On Saturday while we were there, they celebrated our anniversary. They made our room pretty and sent caviar and a cake. I tried the caviar...I wasn't grossed out but i wasn't impressed either. They really did cater to us.
One day while we were there we went into town. People had told me that the Bahamas has nice jewelry for good prices and I wanted to look so we rode the bus into town. It was a fun experience. The people are super pushy and in the straw market they are obnoxious - I had to tell them not to touch me. But we went into about 10 jewelry stores and found this one who does custom work. The owner is from New York and makes his own jewelry and sells it in 5 islands in the Caribbean. Terry told me to pick out a new wedding ring...I think my mouth dropped open because I just never thought we'd replace my old one that was stolen two years ago. Well, he did and he even proposed. It was the sweetest, best day ever. The owner even gave us a ride back to the resort.
The last day we just relaxed...we were kinda ready to go home. We missed Madeline and Ethan!
We ate dinner at our favorite restaurant one last time and called it an early night.
We had so much fun and are so thankful we were able to get away. It was nice to reconnect and just focus on each other. We were glad to come home though!!