Yah Mon! {Cruising the Caribbean}

We’re young, we don’t have kids, we work hard and are way too busy with life.  So…we spontaneously planned a cruise with my brother and sister-in-law.  I’ve cruised before and love it!

We had a blast, y’all!  I loved that it was just the four of us.  We cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas.  It’s the 7th largest ship in the world.  The ship and it’s crew were fantastic!


I forgot how beautiful it is to lookout and see nothing but blue water and a sunset.  We danced the night away, ate pizza at midnight, got fancy for dinner, lounged poolside, went to trivia, watched the evening shows, drank out of pineapples, met new people, went to the casino, and took every chance of adventure we could find.

The first island we went to was Labadee, Haiti.  It was my birthday and it was a beautiful day!  We rode the alpine coaster and snorkeled.  What better way to spend your birthday, am i right?!


Next, we took on Falmouth, Jamaica.  We just did a little shopping around the port.  It was really nice and had a “village” feel to it.  I bought a really cute wooden carved pineapple bowl for my table.  We got back on the ship early and had the pool all to ourselves that afternoon {win}!


The third island was George Town, Grand Cayman.  It was an awesome and adventurous day!  We took a 15 minute taxi bus ride to our destination.  We got on a boat and rode 30 minutes to a sandbar in the middle of nowhere, Sting Ray City.  We got to see huge wild sting rays.  We swam in the ocean and had our picture made with them.  A little scary, but very cool!  When we headed back, one of the crew forgot to take the back anchor up.  #everybodymakesmistakes  The rope got caught in the propeller and we were stuck.  It took them almost an hour to get it fixed, but thankfully it didn’t ruin the rest of our afternoon + the view wasn’t bad either.  We took the boat back to Dolphin Cove.  We did the Dolphin Encounter.  We got to kiss, dance and interact with a dolphin.  His name was Nemo and he was awesome!!  It was such a great experience!  I would recommend anyone to do a dolphin excursion!


The last island was Cozumel, Mexico.  This was one of the best days ever!  We ventured out on our own and took a 5 minute taxi ride to Playa Uvas {pronounced “plah-yah oo-bahs”, a private beach club.  We were provided lounge chairs with umbrellas, hammocks, pool access, snorkeling, and kayaking!  It was a rainy day, on and off.  We waited until the rain was light and decided to snorkel since we were in Cozumel.  Might as well live it up, rain or shine!  A guide volunteered to show us star fish, sting rays, lobster, tropical fish, eels, a seahorse and a spider crab!  Heck yes!  It was the coolest experience!  The water was incredibly clear and blue.  I wish I could do this everyday, y’all!  Casper, our guide, had an underwater camera and got amazing pictures that I will cherish forever!  They were very affordable.  The staff at Playa Uvas were so friendly and helpful.  After we had tons of fun, we ate an authentic Mexican lunch.  Best fish tacos of my life.  If you’re in Cozumel, go to Playa Uvas and ask for Casper.  Also, buy you a pair of authentic Mexican cowboy boots in Cozumel.  You won’t regret it!


My awesome brother created a video to recap our vacation!  Check it out here and subscribe + give it a thumbs up!

One thing I’ve learned from this trip: you can think of a million reasons not to travel, but traveling is where the best memories are made.  If you’ve been thinking about a trip and have the money saved up, GO!  You won’t ever regret traveling with your family!  Don’t let life get so busy that you forget to live.



2 Comments on “Yah Mon! {Cruising the Caribbean}

Whatcha think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: