As I sit here looking out my window at yet ANOTHER snowstorm raging, I am totallyyyy procrastinating with everything on my To Do List and trying to figure out what to do for my spring break. Yes, it is in a few short weeks and I have nothing planned. Oops!! I am already green with envy at those of you beauties that are currently jet setting around the globe. Take me with youuuu!! . Look at my Bahamian glow!
In today's post, I decided to share some of my favorite vacation spots that I have traveled! Welcome aboard and enjoy the post!!
1.) Freeport, Bahamas
I traveled to the Bahamas for Christmas two years ago. My family and I stayed at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach and had a blast! The hotel and resort is right on the ocean, so depending on where your room is, you can wake up to the sound of waves. Yes please. The resort has so many fun activities for people of all ages to get involved in. Day time pool aerobics, scuba diving trips, staff teaching dance lessons poolside, trapeze on the beach, and water sport rentals. You will be busy from the moment you step on the resort!
This is the hut where you can rent snorkels, kayaks, and boats.
Thats me!! Swinging from the trapeze :)
At night, the staff put on entertaining shows for the guests and then host after parties for guests old enough to party. The staff are welcoming and entertaining and from all over the globe. I became friendly with a few staff members and they have incredible backgrounds and stories!! Amazing people!!
If you get tired of the resort, you can rent bikes and tool around the area or you can call a cab and head into town. The village is beautiful and you want to immerse yourself in as much culture as possible!!
My family and I talk about this vacation to this day and already talk about going back. Definitely a must see spot!! Plus, how can you hate turquoise waters and palm tree huts?!
2. Cancun, Mexico
Mexico. Need I say more?? just kidding....but seriously, that turquoise water. It really is paradise.
Many hear Cancun and think spring break and partyyyy, but Cancun is so much more than that. Yes, it has gorgeous beaches and fun bars, but the culture you will experience is amazing. I took day trips to different spots throughout my trip, and one of my favorites was to Chichen Itza. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan people built these complex Mayan ruins. (It is also on Hopper's list of Top 5 Day Trips in Cancun). Visitors can climb the steps of a massive pyramid known as El Castillo.
Chichen Itza Mayan Pyramids
Another favorite trip? We took a boat cruise to Isla Mujures, which is an island in the Caribbean Sea. Known for their white sand beaches and calm crystal blue waters, Isla Mujeres has some of the friendliest locals and diverse community. There is so much to experience while on the island. Swim with dolphins and sharks (though not together), enjoy the village, eat at some amazing spots, shop with locals, listen to music and take part in water sports; you won't be bored!
Further up the coast, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Tulum. Here, you will enjoy a more laid back vibe with locals and it is not as busy as Cancun.
We stayed at the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort. The pool has so much to offer for the active and the lazy. Pool side service and amazing food delivered right to your lounge chair. Want to work off some of that sushi? Ride some waves in the wave pool or take a yoga pool side class. This resort has so much to offer you don't ever need to leave!
3. London, England
Umm, hello! It's London!! Cute boys with accents? Yes please!
If you've ever been to London, you understand that you can't see everything, so you have to plan another trip back! London has 31 boroughs and all are accessible by The Tube (our version of the subway). Central London is a place that you can walk around for days and days and still find new things to do. The energy is infectious and you can check out endless shops, historical sites, museums, pubs, and eat amazing food.
One of my favorite spots? Buckingham palace!! My friends and I tried so hard to get the foot guards to laugh. (Didn't work lol) Other fun things to do?? Go to a soccer game!! The energy and experience itself is one everyone needs to have. I was on my feet the entire game, cheering and chanting. The fans are incredible! Also, take a trip on one of the double decker buses. Sit on the top deck and enjoy the beautiful city!! So much fun.
Of course I saved the best for last. Hawaii. I traveled there a LONG time ago, but to this day, it is still one of the most beautiful places I have visited. My mom still says, "left a piece of my heart in Maui." I agree.
The beaches, the different islands, the volcanos, and the local shops are all worth seeing. Take a walk through parks and discover beautiful waterfalls, take snorkeling trips and swim with the dolphins, sunset catamaran cruises, and learn to surf are all activities you can take part in while visiting Hawaii.
Stepping off the plane and having a lai placed around my neck felt surreal. Hello movie star status!! We stayed at the Maui Westin in Ka'anapali. Sit by the beach or enjoy the poolside aspect of the resort. 5 pools, a jacuzzi and water slides offer a fun atmosphere for all. Want to keep up with your fitness? Sweat off the vacay pounds in their fully equipped fitness center or enjoy jogging routes with stunning ocean views. You can pick from a variety of options for dining and expereince a luau at sunset.
If you need a day away from the resort, you can take a shuttle to some of the shops or local eateries. (You will need to show your room key to get on the shuttle).
As you can see, if you're still with me, that I love tropical vacations. Beaches are my heaven and I find that I am most inspired in that atmosphere.
Thanks for sticking with me through another long post! I'm always looking for new places to travel and I would love to hear your favorite vacation spots.