Drew gave me this trip as a present for my 40th birthday. It was really a present for both of us and that it was. Being totally honest, I tried to talk him out of it because it just seemed like too much. How stupid am I? I will not do that again because Drew was totally right in picking where we went and how much we needed a getaway. Drew and I have been married for almost 18 years and together for almost 22 years. This is our very first vacation out of the country or anywhere for that matter for just us....no family with us, no business involved, no practices involved. If you read between the lines...yes, we did not have a honeymoon. Eighteen years in the making and every second was awesome.
We arrived last Thursday at noon and were immediately greeted by beauty. The Barefoot Cay resort is quiet, tranquil, peaceful, and beautiful. I was in love at first sight. Drew picked a place that was very private, kid free, and calm. Literally we did nothing for three days. It was wonderful. Upon arriving at the resort, checking in, and having a tour we were given a complimentary drink....welcome to paradise!
Our little cottage was Zeni. It had a small kitchen, a bathroom with an outdoor/indoor shower, and a bedroom. We had a view of the ocean right on the little beach. So perfect and again very private.
|I don't really like hammocks, but Drew does so he was in heaven!|
|Our little private beach area|
I don't dive because of a crazy fear of drowning. I do snorkel because that is totally different. However, while we were in Roatan it was exceedingly windy. Windier than normal according to the staff. And, by windy I mean every day all day the winds were between 25-35mph.
|The palm trees looked like this all week|
The food was amazing! Gourmet food at every meal! We enjoyed everything we tried. I especially loved the fish, the homemade granola, and the cheesecake. I can't even describe how good it was. So, dessert was a must because eating this cheesecake had to happen daily!
The resort did the little things to make our stay even more special! Each morning we had a little towel animal on our bed. There were fresh flowers on all the tables around the pool and at the meals. Details!
We finished our tour at the East End beach. It was deserted and beautiful.
|The color of the water amazed me everyday|
I questioned Drew for a good while one afternoon about the coconut trees. Later that day he decided to get one out of our tree and cut it open for me. That is no easy process, but so worth it. I can now say I drank coconut water from a coconut! So cool!
|This tree was next to our porch|
|Excuse the wind blow look, but I was happy about my treat!|
|The palapa where we snorkeled|
All parents need a break like this in my opinion. We spend so much time devoted to our kids...as we should right now...that we as a couple sometimes get left behind. But, that was all cured with this time together to remember all the reasons why we love each other so much! He totally spoils me and I totally love him!
|Our last picture|