Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Caribbean Getaway

First and foremost, let me just start off by apologizing for the long break I've took from blogging. My life has been pretty chaotic these last fews month and I've finally had the chance to breathe (for the moment). I got the chance to visit the beautiful Carribbean just last week, and not by plane, but on ship! Yes, a cruise and I never thought I would have the courage to go through with being on one, but my boyfriends parents convinced me to and I'm glad they did. We flew out to Miami and boarded the ship from there. Our cruise ship was originally supposed to go to Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize and The Cayman Islands but unfortunately there was a tropical storm happening and we had to skip Belize and Roatan :( which I was pretty stoked for! We ended up going to The Bahamas (Freeport and Nassau). 
View of Miami from the cruise ship.
 First stop was at Grand Cayman. The excursion we booked for that day was Dolphin Encounters and Turtle Farm. The dolphin encounter let us be in the water with dolphins and do fun tricks with them. I never knew a dolphins skin felt like rubber! The Turtle Farm let us see and hold endangered turtles and learn about the green turtles. As you can see I didn't get any photos with the dolphins because they didn't allow cameras in their facility and the ones they took of us were terrible! After the excursions we went to the beach (as showed above.)
My boyfriends mom wanted a photo with the turtle! Is she cute or what!?
Before heading back to the ship we made sure to have a sip from a yummy fresh coconut.
In order to enter Grand Cayman we had to get on a smaller boat because the ship couldn't dock at the actual island. Our ship is on the left and on the right is one of the smaller boats.
Our second stop was at Cozumel, Mexico and our excursion consisted of visiting San Gervasio, which is a Mayan site dedicated to the Mayan Goddess Ixchel, "She of the Rainbows," and afterwards, the beach of course.

Sunglasses: H&M dupe | Top: Free People (on sale!) | Shoes: Marc Fisher dupe
It was a little cloudy the day we were there but at least we weren't dying in the heat! We were already exhausted from exploring the Mayan Ruins.
Before we left we made sure to get some Guacamole (my favorite).
Third stop was at Freeport, Bahamas where we got to snorkel! It was my first time and I think I did pretty well. It was extremely fun and I got to see a rainbow fish in person. I definitely recommend to go snorkeling at least once! It's amazing being able to swim with the fish and seeing coral reefs up close and live.

Lets try to ignore my busted phone (getting a new one this weekend). I did get a few questions on where I got my dress/shirt. I've had it for about three years and never really wore it. Here's somewhat a similar one from the same store I got it from. Here's my head tie in a different print that you can also wear around your neck as an accessory. 
Morning in Nassau, Bahamas. We didn't book any excursions this day but tour the city and got to visit the beach where the famous Atlantis hotel is! (you can see one of the three buildings below)
At the end of the trip we began taking less and less pictures because we just had too much on our hands to keep up with taking photos, which I'm totally regretting at the moment but now I know to take photos no matter what. I didn't plan on blogging about this but then I thought why not? It's been a while right.
Photo my boyfriend took as we flew out of Miami. Overall, the cruise was a fun experience and there is nothing like it. If you don't mind being on the water, try it once in your lifetime :)