09 June 2011

The Honeymoon in a Nutshell

The honeymoon was the cherry on top of a wonderful wedding. We left the day after the wedding for a seven day cruise to the Bahamas. It was both of our first times on a cruise ship and it was great. We got pampered and there was so much entertainment and so many things to do. Majority of the time we were basking in the sun or napping and cuddling in our room but it was just what we needed. We loved every minute of it except on the third day when we stopped in Port Canaveral and Matt had a painfully awful sunburn and nothing seemed to help. That day we stayed in the room and canceled our excursion (which I can't even remember what it was) then decided to walk around near the beach but there wasn't much to see and it was freaking hot out! We arrived in Nassau the next day where we went to a huge resort/hotel called Atlantis. They had a ton of upscale shops, spas, casino, aquarium, swimming with dolphins (we missed out on that great opportunity), snorkeling with sharks, a gigantic water park with a slide that takes you 60 mph and underwater glass tunnels with sea creatures swimming above, plus a few beaches and pools. There was so much to do but we wanted to take it easy, as usual, and browsed the aquarium then chilled on the beach. The next day was Freeport and we went to a lush garden with waterfalls and exotic plants. It was really interesting learning about the local culture and their beliefs. For example, they don't believe in mainstream medicine. Instead they use every plant in site to "cure" things such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and even leukemia. After the garden we headed to Lucaya for some local shopping. Then it was time to get back on the ship and spend another day at sea before arriving back in Baltimore. I enjoyed a wonderful massage on the ship and some more relaxation. Everything was perfect but my favorite part was not having to leave my new husbands side for seven days!

Breakfast in bed every morning...
sunsets over the ocean every evening...

and a handsome husband for the rest of my life.
On the cruise ship
Sunsets and sunburns
 First stop was Cocoa Beach  in Port Canaveral, FL

Welcome to Nassau, Bahamas!

Heading to Atlantis resort in Nassau
On one of the beaches in front of Atlantis
Aquarium in Atlantis
 Touching a sea creature in the petting tank
 The largest snail I've ever seen
Paradise Island
Swimming in the warm, clear water
Enjoying life!
Stopping for a quick shot before leaving Atlantis
Garden of the Groves in Freeport, Bahamas
An adorable chapel on the grounds of Garden of the Groves
 While shopping in Lucaya we ran into some little lizards (try and spot them!)
So much color everywhere!
Had to get a picture in front of this cute phone booth.
We came back to our room every day to adorable towel animals
Seven days of marriage and glowing!

5 Thoughts :

Anonymous June 9, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

Beautiful pictures. So glad to see you guys had a wonderful honeymoon:)

Alyssa :) June 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

OMG!! You look like you had such a great time!! You both look so happy. Congratulations!!! We're going on that cruise August 1st!!! NOW I'm even more excited!

Rose June 10, 2011 at 1:05 AM  

Omg that snail is craaazy! And those towel animals are awesome :) Nothing better than spending a relaxing week with the one you love!

Jessica June 10, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

It looks like you guys had such a great time!!

The Whity Wife June 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM