What did I do over the long 4th of July weekend? Sleep. I was sick with sinus and throat infections so I spent the entire 3 days on the couch. I was looking through some old vacation photos and realized we had taken a trip to Exuma, Bahamas right before I started this blog. So here is my “I’m sick so I”m going to bore you with my old vacation photos” post.
Our hotel from the kayak. We stayed at The Hideways at Palm Bay.
Our little cottage for the week. I loved that we weren’t connected to anyone else. The walkway lead right on to the beach a few feet away.
Looking out on the beach. Yes, the water was that clear and clean. I did not “clone” out anything in the picture.
Brett had just gotten into kiteboarding so he brought all of his stuff with him and kiteboarded almost every day. Now he’s been too busy to do this anymore.
One of the beaches we went to for him to kiteboard. I just walked for miles on the beach and took pictures. It was so peaceful. Since it was the end of the winter tourist season, there was hardly anyone around. This was mid-May.
Anyone looking for the old Love Boat?
View from one of the highest peaks on the island.
An old cemetery looking over a marina.
The best food on the island. The famous “Chat N Chill” Only accessible by boat or a long kayak trip. We had rice and beans and the best fresh grilled fish caught right there.
The old conch pile near the Chat N Chill. The big thing to eat on the island is Raw Conch salad. Fresh right out of the water. No thanks!
Someone’s lunch waiting in the water.
Parking lot at the Chat N Chill. Our hotel had a little taxi boat that took us over.
The starfish were amazing.
I went kayaking every day. The beach was lined with kayaks to use so I would just paddle out for a few hours. Brett took this from our cottage. I had a shirt on because by the end of the week my back was getting a little crispy.
We found a secluded beach within a few minutes of walking distance. No one was there. It was just beautiful.
It was a perfect trip. No rain, perfect breeze. Years ago there were only a few hotels on this little island. Exuma is much farther south than the bigger tourist Bahama islands. No cruise ships here. It was very quiet and laid back. Almost too laid back though. The service is not the same as back in the states. The only place we got really great service at dinner was at the Four Season’s resort (which I think now is a Sandal’s resort). The last two nights we just called and ordered room service early and then ate our dinner out on the beach. That was even better. Some day we’ll get back there. These were all taken with an old Fuji point and shoot. I think then I only had an 8 megapixel.