by our last day, all of us were so relaxed and happy that we couldn’t stop talking about our next cruise! day 3 just happened to be the day that we anchored near royal caribbean’s private island, coco cay, boarded a small ferry boat, and got to spend a few hours living the simple life. the four of us claimed beach chairs, ordered delicious “coco loco’s” (kind of like a piña colada but with papaya, mango, and lots of other yummy stuff in it), and enjoyed the beautiful island.
we swam in the water for awhile and managed to spot a small shark and two sting rays, and a crab bit spencer on the toe! the water was so nice, especially once we walked around to another part of the island that was less crowded.
we didn’t realize until the next morning that we failed to take pictures of our outfits that night! a few other things that happened the last night on the ship: ike serenaded 100 or so people at karaoke with whitney houston’s “how will i know,” we listened to a comedian for a bit, and searched for the midnight buffet but couldn’t find it… so we ordered room service and got steak sandwiches! oh the perks of unlimited food anytime you want it. it was hard for us to go back home and get used to only having one dinner option instead of 5, no midnight buffets, and no room service.
this was the view outside of our bedroom window as we got ready for dinner the last night. absolutely stunning.
i can honestly say that it was the best vacation i have ever had, even though i was terrified up until we actually stepped foot on the boat. ike and i were unplugged and able to enjoy each other without any other distractions. we can’t wait to plan our next cruise!