Turks And Caicos: Day 2

June 4, 2013

One of the greatest things about having found my soulmate is that I have finally achieved pure contentment.  Never in my life have I felt content and when I awoke on our second anniversary the feeling was overwhelming.   I have always wanted to better myself, so I studied longer, worked harder, traveled further, and yet still desired more.  Then I found Lucas and for once in my life I no longer needed more — I just want him and whatever blessings should come our way in the future will be icing on the cake!

We began our anniversary with a poolside breakfast at Luna Sea Pool Bar & Grill, where we indulged in delicious lattes and an even more delicious banana bread french toast with banana fritters.

Since we had spent the previous day alternating between the Somerset’s two pools, we decided to spend the entire afternoon on Grace Bay Beach.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

This twelve mile long beach on Providenciales is widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world.  I consider myself a bit of a beach snob, since being near the ocean is my favorite place in the world, and I completely agree with its esteemed reputation.  The water is an indescribable color of blue that truly takes your breath away!  Guests can enjoy food and drink service, chaise lounge chairs, umbrellas and an array of water sports and activities, many of which are complimentary.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

After a couple of celebratory rum punches, it was time for a dip in the inviting water, which was the perfect temperature.

After hours of fun, we needed something to replenish our energy, thus we headed back to the same place we had breakfast for a quick lunch of coconut shrimp and of course some more rum punch.

Then it was time to get ready for a special evening that the resort planned for us: a private dinner on the beach at sunset to celebrate our anniversary.  For this memorable experience, we would be dining with our toes in the sand surrounded by the warm glow of tiki torches while dedicated wait staff delivered each course. 

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Between the outrageously gorgeous sunset and the exceptional service and food, we felt both incredibly lucky and spoiled.  The Somerset on Grace Bay definitely made sure that it was yet another romantic anniversary we would never forget!

84 thoughts on “Turks And Caicos: Day 2

  1. Rika | Cubicle Throwdown

    Wow, what an incredible vacation it looks like you two had! And congrats on two years :0 Providenciales looks like it has a top beach for sure (and that says a lot coming from someone who lives at a gorgeous Caribbean beach!)

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  2. Megan

    Greetings! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out! Just wanted to tell you keep up the good work! You are such an inspiration to me.

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  3. Melanie Fontaine

    Is it too much when I’m saying that reading your blog always brings me a feeling of happiness and contentment? Not just because the places you go to are so beautiful, but also because of the words you use to describe your own feelings at those places. I think there’s nothing as precious as to be truly at peace with oneself – and it is obvious through your words that you are! I sometimes struggle with it, but your words remind me to be thankful for all the blessings I have in my life and make me really look up!

    Much love,
    Melanie

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    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      You have no idea how much your comment means to me, thank you so much! I have always struggled with finding peace and contentment. I blame it on being a Leo haha! I hope you can find it one day yourself. It feels amazing to not NEED more. Of course I want more, but I don’t need it. 🙂 Much love back!

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  4. Sojourner

    Congrats on your Anniversary! I need a beach vacation asap after reading this post 🙂 I love the clear blue water shots. Thanks for highlighting the Turks and Caicos as a destination. I definitely want to go!

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  5. Heather

    What did I focus on most? The food of course O:-) Breakfast sounds like such a treat, and the table for dinner looks beautiful and romantic. What a wonderful anniversary experience!

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  6. Kyle

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I cannot BELIEVE it’s been two years already. Seems like we were just at your wedding in BsAs. I’m sitting at Abby’s house right now and I can’t wait to see you and John and Andrea in Miami at the end of this month. I feel like so many lasting friendships were formed at that wedding. You two are such special people, Andi.

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    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Very excited to see you as well! I think it’s been a year and a half since we’ve seen each other, crazy right? Thank you so much for your kind words — they mean the world to me! See you sooooooon……

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  7. Krista

    Feeling teary and happy after this post, Andi. 🙂 I echo your words in my own heart after meeting my Bear. We are so lucky to have such good men in our lives, aren’t we? 🙂 Wishing you many, many more beautiful anniversaries. 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Yes, we’re sooooo lucky!!! Lucas is the best thing that ever happened to me. He’s made me a better woman for sure! I hope I’ve made him a better man? 🙂 I wish you and Bear many more beautiful anniversaries as well.

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  8. Nat Bottacin Photography

    I gotta tell you that I understand you 100% about how you felf before meeting Lucas. That is exactly how I´ve been feeling for soooo long!!! So glad you found him, Andy, and he completes you (though I know it sounds cheesy, I think that´s the way it should be!). I´m so, SO, glad you found love, girl!
    Congrats on your second anniversary! And here´s to many, many more!!!

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    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      I don’t think it sounds cheesy, simply because it’s true for me haha! 🙂 Thanks a million for your kind words, they mean sooo much to me!!! I hope you’ve found completeness too darling? XO

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  9. Freya

    Congratulations on your second anniversary, Andi, and this place is AMAZING! The water is so clear! You have chosen well to celebrate your anniversary!

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  10. Jenna

    Wow, Andi, what a beautiful collection of photos of your day and what a beautiful place to spend your anniversary! I love how you made me feel like I was there with the close-up water shots and views of the sky. Congrats on your anniversary, too. We will be celebrating our 12th next month! (hard for me to believe!)

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  11. Sista Voyage

    *Slaps hands* Why did I see this post? Those pictures are just reconfirming my plans made in 2008 to visit Turks and Caicos. My fiancee’ and I discussed going there for our honeymoon this year.

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  12. Cata

    Lucas is getting so good w the camera! That pic of you and the glass is beautiful. I want to see more pics of you :)) happy anniversary. I will always remember you anniversary date you know why haha love you!

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    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      I will let him know that you said that, he will be very touched! He would love to take more pics of me, but I’m camera shy haha. Thanks for the anniversary wishes amiga. Love you so much!!!

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