Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Our Honeymoon

Here is a post that I composed back in December for my website, but I felt it worthy to be added on here as well:

My wife Lindsey and I went to the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau, Bahamas for our honeymoon in June 2006. We flew out of Tallahassee, FL, made a connecting flight in Charlotte, North Carolina, and landed in Nassau. The total flight time was less than three and a half hours. From the airport in Nassau, it was a 15-20 minute drive to the resort. Our ride was made easier because a Rolls Royce took us to the resort to begin our honeymoon and back to the airport when our vacation was over. We stayed five nights and had an incredible time.
Because we were on our honeymoon, we decided to stay in the Royal Bahamian Ocean View One Bedroom Suite. It was one of three butler service level accommodations. Included with this accommodation was the Rolls Royce pick up, fully stocked mini-bar, a candlelight dinner on the pier, and butler services from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. The room had a large balcony, separate living room, and a spacious bathroom. For anyone who knows Lindsey and me, you know that we are not "butler kind of folk". It was quite an experience having someone wait on us hand and foot. He probably had it made with us because we really did not utilize him as much as others may have. However, he was helpful in making our dinner reservations for the week the day we arrived. He also brought breakfast to our room every morning, and gave us tips about leaving the resort and exploring downtown Nassau. I have just brushed the surface on what he could have done and did do. I will end by saying that we had something special in our room every night. From chocolate covered strawberries, to rose petals on the bed, it was always exciting to see what was waiting for us!
There are eight restaurants and nine bars at the resort. My favorite restaurant was The Crystal Room. They serve international cuisine and was the most formal dinner we experienced while there. I had the Cornish game hen and Lindsey's left over grilled pork chop. Unfortunately, I cannot recall all the sides, but it was by far my favorite meal. Lindsey's favorite restaurant was Kimonos. She had the hibachi chicken, steak and rice. As with most Japanese restaurants, you are seated with other couples. We had a great time meeting and talking with a couple from Canada. Overall, we were pleased with all the food we ate while there, but just wanted to mention what we liked best. As for entertainment, you can do as much or little as you would like. You can lounge on the beach or in the pool all day. They have a daily list of activities that you could participate in if you are so inclined. At night, you can hang out in the piano bar, sing karaoke, dance in the club, or catch a live show.
There are many other details about our honeymoon stay at the Royal Bahamian that we could share with you. However, that would take up a lot more space and more of your time! Our main point is that we had a wonderful time!


p.s.- All-inclusive really does mean all-inclusive!

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