^ ^ Anchor and I were obsessed with a muffin the Starbucks in the Bahamas had, but they don't have it here in CT! booo
^ ^ Loves putting sand on us. He thinks it's hilarious.
^ ^ Dan said this statue reminds him of Anchor and me! So I loved it even more <3
^ ^ Signing for "more". Can't remember what he wanted more of though haha.
^ ^ We joked that it totally looks like Anchor is boob-touching here LOL!
We took a break from the winter cold and headed to the Bahamas for a week! It was the first time visiting there for all of us :) It is SO gorgeous and the weather was absolutely perfect the entire trip (minus one rain-shower that lasted for about an hour). All the locals we came across were super nice, too!
I have so many photos so I decided to break it up into two posts (the second post is the day we went to Rose Island—our favorite part of the trip! Which is why it has its very own post haha).
The Atlantis: We stayed here because our credit card points basically paid for it, but we probably wouldn't choose it again. I have to say we heard nothing but good things from friends who have stayed there, but it just wasn't our style. There is A LOT going on and it's definitely great for families with kids because there is so much to do (you literally don't have to leave the resort). But we love venturing out and seeing the actual culture of places we visit. I have to say the good thing about staying at the Atlantis though is convenience! They have taxis at the ready for you whenever you want to leave and you're in walking distance to ferries, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. BUT we did not like the hidden costs...like not telling us until the end that wifi is not free and that we had to pay daily for use of the mini fridge! Which we absolutely needed to store Anchor's milk.
Marina Village: This place was so great because it was walking distance from our hotel so we could easily grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants they offer. They also have shops, a candy store and ice-cream shop. It sits right along the harbor so it's really pretty, and the buildings are all painted beautiful pastels.
Versailles Gardens: This place is GORGEOUS! We were absolutely in awe. It is a huge, beautiful garden with old steps, statues and French cloisters. On one end it touches the Ocean Club resort and on the other you have beautiful views of the Nassau Harbor. It is pristinely kept, too. I definitely recommend checking this place out if you go to Nassau!
Atlantis beaches and water parks: There so so many different pools, slides, splashpads—we kept joking (but not really joking) that it's a maze. So easy to get lost! haha. Anchor loved the toddler splash pad and the zero-entry pool. He had lots of fun racing with dad in the water :) Of the beaches we preferred Cove Beach because it's a bit quieter and the water is protected by barriers on each side, sort of like an inlet, which is nice.
Rose Island: The most beautiful place we have ever been. We have an entire post dedicated to it coming soon!
We ran out of time but I had really wanted to eat at Da Fish Fry!! I've heard SO many great things about it and will definitely have to check it out if we go back.
I would love to go to one of the other Bahamian Islands one day, like Harbour Island or Eleuthera Island. Have you been to the Bahamas? What was your favorite thing to do there?!