This time last year I was packing my bag for my trip to the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman). A whole year has gone by and I’m ready to go back (especially with this weather we’ve been experiencing the past few days). This photo above was taken from the back door of the condo I was staying at. Keep reading to check out more photos from my trip last year 🙂
Some of these photos were taken by me, some from my phone and some on Brendan’s GoPro (all of the fisheye photos). Enjoy!
Here’s another view from the condo’s back patio. If you look really close you’ll see me by the water. This was when we arrived. After being burned out from the trip, I got a second wind of energy once I saw how close the ocean was from my bed that I literally ran out, threw my shoes as I was making my way to the water and jumped in with all my clothes still on. At the time I really needed this vacation, and I couldn’t have been happier than I was when I arrived.
The best part about where we stayed was it was pretty much a private beach. Also in April, there were hardly any tourists and what not about that for 90% of our trip the beach was completely empty. No complaints were made 🙂
This photo was probably our only attempt at taking one together. Brendan and I decided to venture off and find some local food. We ended up at a tiny little hut that served only the catch of the day. It was great. He ordered the mahi mahi and I got brave and ordered a whole red snapper covered in onions. Totally unlike me but I figured hey, I’m on vacation, getting away from everything that has been troubling me… I’ll make an exception for onions on my lunch haha
After our struggle with taking our “selfie” photo, someone finally just decided to offer to help us out. I still think the other photo is much better.
I think this was taken by accident but I felt the need to keep it.
Despite bringing several pairs of sunglasses with me, I ended up borrowing this pair from Brendan since he said it matched my outfit better haha
This was taken on the other side of the island. This is where the bioluminesence tour happened. We were a group of I think 12 people on the tour. Unfortunately no one was able to get any photos from it since it was in complete darkness, but it was definitely a great time. I highly recommend it to anyone who decides to travel anywhere where bioluminesence is present for tourist viewing.
One of the best parts of Grand Cayman is that on the side of the island where the condo was, I was able to watch the sun rise every morning over the water from my bed or simply stepping outside, and here on the other side of the island, I got to watch the sun set over the water. Best ways to start and end the day.
Here are some not so great quality photos from my iphone. This is me in my soaked maxi dress after having jumped into the water upon arrival with extreme excitement haha.
This was my view from the plane as we were landing at the GCM airport.
No terminals at this airport. We all had our ‘Beatles’/’Jackie O’ moment getting on and off the planes haha
On our way to the bioluminesence tour. Because its a British territory, traffic runs opposite where you drive on the left side of the road. Unfortunately the Jeep wrangler we rented was still a left-hand drive car… so that was odd. Oh yea, and we may or may not have picked up a hitch hiker 😉 Everyone on the island was super nice. It was such a friendly, happy place… and there’s only one main road, and I think only a handful of streetlights which can only be found on the Northwestern part of the island where all the tourism, cruise ports and major hotels are. We stayed on the SouthEastern side of the island away from all of that which made it an even better, more relaxing trip.
Oh yea and this photo hahaha… On the left is me on the way to the island still all clad in black with my leather jacket and black hoodie, black eyeliner and black luggage (typical), and on the right is me on the island… no makeup, hair tied back in a scarf turned headscarf and riding around in the sunlight and open air.
I miss it and I can’t wait to go back. Last year’s trip was only 3 days long. This next time (which we’re shooting for after the Summer here is over) we’re going for at LEAST a week.
Best trip ever. Everything was absolutely relaxing, laid back, fun, exciting, beautiful, warm, and an adventure. I came back a little tanner, much happier and a wonderful start to the relationship I’m in with the guy I love (ahhh cheeesy).