The Bahamas: Day 2-4

March 12, 2011

The next couple of days were spent in complete relaxation.  Over the years, I have found that I rarely take vacations anymore, rather I take trips, and they are so full of adventures from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, that I return from the trip needing yet another trip to recover.  Thus, my mission on this trip was to actually have a vacation — where all I did was sleep, sunbathe, eat, drink and repeat!  When we were not at the beach, we were at the glamorous pool at the Cove.

And when we were not in the water, we were drinking tropical drinks with about five different liquors in them.

At night we would get all dolled up for dinner at a new restaurant.

And after dinner, we would stroll around the marina arguing over who gets which yacht and where we would sail it to next.

Whenever we would pass a Steel Drum Band playing we would stop to listen for a moment.  Is there anything more Bahamian?

While I thoroughly enjoyed my life of luxury for these few days, as it definitely afforded me the time to the reflect on everything that had happened over the year and to thoughtfully select my 2011 resolutions, I was eager for the main event to arrive: New Year’s Eve.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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34 thoughts on “The Bahamas: Day 2-4

  1. Cat

    I love the Bahamas! Hubs and I went back in 2007 and I have been dying to go back ever since 🙂 The steel drum band sounds fabulous 🙂

  2. 101 Things Before I Die

    I like the way you make that distinction-I take trips but my husband takes vacations. He likes to just relax while I plan out the trip with all kinds of excursions and adventures. We usually find a compromise but its hard for me to just sit and do nothing but drink and lay in the sun all day. Two days tops of that and I’m anxious to start DOING!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I couldn’t take vacations all the time, like you said I would get anxious and also bored and I think traveling would then begin to feel a bit empty for me. I would NEVER let that happen!

  3. Satu

    I know the feeling, sometimes traveling is such hard work I wish I could take a couple of weeks on the beach just to recover from a trip! The Bahamas sound like a good place to do it…

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It truly is hard work haha, but trust me you’ll never ever hear me complain! I just think on this trip I had the realization that I need a true vacation from time to time to recharge myself completely and yes the Bahamas was the perfect place!!!

  4. Ted Nelson

    I know what you mean about needing a break from your vacation. It is exhausting to spend a day in airports then arrive and go full steam ahead for a week and then spend another day in airports on the way home. Definitely nice just to kick back and relax sometimes.

  5. Debbie Beardsley

    “where all I did was sleep, sunbathe, eat, drink and repeat!” This sounds wonderful and it sounds like you were successful too!

    We all need “vacations” from time to time and it is important to realize this. Glad you had a wonderful time. Made me want to get on a plane today.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      The Cove is definitely stunning! I love that it feels like it is set apart from the rest of the Atlantis, even though it isn’t. I wish I would have recorded the band longer, they were so good!!!

  6. Annie

    What an amazing time! I agree, I usually am all full of non-stop activity when I travel. I never want to miss anything!

    We have allowed ourselves some ‘naps’ or rests at the hostel in our recent travels but I think that I could use a real vacation like this!

    You and your bro are adorable 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Since I only do short term travel, I always feel like I have to go full force, so I never give myself time to just relax. This was the PERFECT true vacation. Awww thanks for your sweet words re: me and my bro. I adore the kid!

  7. Dan Collins

    Looks amazing! This is one place that I REALLY want to go to at some point in the future! The drink looks awesome too… I can see myself having a fair few of those!


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