From the moment we stepped off the plane, this warm island was exploding in hospitality. We were greeted by local entertainment, before being swept away to our resort. The cool lemongrass-scented towel and sparkling glass of champagne was a plus on this hot day, and made check in a breeze.
We stayed at a smaller resort, and treated ourselves to a Butler-Service room category. Our room was elegant and we had the opportunity to partake in the ultimate relaxation, with the in-room tranquility tubs (one on the balcony, one in the bathroom). From our room we were able to hike through the exotic resort gardens and explore the two pools. When you were sitting at the more active pool’s swim-up bar, you had a great view of the ocean… we spent some quality time in that idyllic location 🙂
The beach was certainly a highlight! The soft, white powder sand seemed to go on and on forever. I appreciated that the beach was lined with palm trees, which provided the needed shade on the hot afternoons. For the water sport lovers, the wavy waters made for good wind sailing conditions and certainly an adventurous kayaking experience.
While on the island we participated on an Island Tour, to encompass the local perspective. Our day included touring the Rum Plantation, walking the boardwalk, and hanging out with/feeding the whooping monkeys! We even got to sneak a view of Rhianna’s house, and the golf course where Tiger Woods got married – eek! On Friday, we walked into the quaint downtown area (only a few blocks from our resort) to experience Oistins Friday Fish Fry- a local tradition! It was similar to a food-truck style event; locals hauled in their grills and set up on the block to prepare their fresh catch of the day. We had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious fish while perusing the are other venders who set up selling art and craft items, handmade in the area.
Overall, we enjoyed the cultural aspects of this charming island, on the Caribbean Sea!