Finally I post about my Atlantis Cove Beach Vacation! What a perfect destination for perfect weather, pristine beaches and attentive service. My family and I enjoyed this special island getaway. Coveted beach views were visible from generous balconies and the rooms were furnished with every possible amenity.
An Atlantis Cove Beach vacation – Pure Magic!
WE LEFT MANHATTAN IN THE MIDST OF COLD WEATHER AND DREARY SKIES. JUST THREE HOURS LATER, WE ARRIVED AT OUR LOVELY HOTEL AND I TOOK THE SHOT OF THE ABOVE SUNSET FROM MY BALCONY. NO FILTERS NEEDED! THE NEXT DAY I WAS ON THE BEACH, TOES HAPPY IN THE SAND.
I packed in a hurry for this special trip that I previewed here. Most of my clothes were hours away, so I bought some beach attire from local stores and in the Straw Market, a cool spot in the downtown area where local artisans sell their handmade dresses, woven beach hats, and hand blocked shawls. You know how I love to shop small and local.
I did not consciously think of spring trends when I chose my clothes and accessories, but I did wear some trendy, but timeless pieces. For example my fringed skirt is a trending item, although mine is almost 5 years old. Floppy hats are trending too, but I bought mine for skin protection.
On point too, is my hand crafted dress featuring bold tropical prints and pom-pom trim. Tropical prints made a big splash on the runway this season, as did florals. Mine was bought purely because the colors are bright and happy, and this dress is easy to wear. Easy, peasy attire for my Atlantis Cove beach vacation. In the lobby, hubby got this shot before dinner.
Inside the hotel, my dress coordinated perfectly with the soft cushions of the suite. Happy coincidence !
Another look of this outfit from indoors. Thanks Hubby! You saw this shot recently on Instagram, where I commented about my golden tan, or lack thereof.
A mother of pearl table in front of me was perfect place for a close up of my statement earrings, yet another spring trend, but for me, a classic and enduring look.
Sunshine added arresting shadows to the crochet top that I wore on the second day of my family beach vacation. Bathing suits on the beach make me feel too exposed and, as I do not swim in the rough oceans, and I just prefer beach attire. Further, more clothing I wear , the more my at-risk pale skin is protected. Crocheted florals and bold color make up my simple beach outfit below.
Fine mother of pearl sand and sunny vistas is not all that this Atlantis Cove beach vacation had to offer. The hotel was designed for one to feel that she is in the a rain forest, with birds, streams and fish all built seamlessly into the walkways. The video I showed on Instagram was from the lobby grounds ! Is this an egret that I show below? It is graceful whatever it is, and certainly was camera ready!
Certainly I felt like I was in Paradise for this week of family vacation. . The weather was in the low eighties all week with nary a cloud in the sky. Energetic sunshine worked its incandescent magic on the lily pads and pond below.
THIS WAS A SPECIAL FAMILY VACATION. MY SON AND HIS FIANCÉ JOINED MY HUSBAND AND ME. SO MUCH ROMANCE IN THE AIR. COULD A MOM BE HAPPIER? I THINK NOT.
BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THIS TRIP WAS EASY. YOU KNOW ME, AND THAT I DO NOT TRAVEL WELL. TWO FUTURE POSTS WILL EXPLORE WHY THIS BEACH VACATION WAS WONDERFUL, BUT NOT PARTICULARLY SMOOTH SAILING.
Nonetheless, I hope that you are well, dear readers.
Thanks for joining me on this visual diary of my beach vacation with my family!