Close your eyes and think of the sun hitting your face, the sound of the waves and the taste of the salt water. This time of the year it’s our dream.
We dream of travelling and getting away from the winter that seems to drag on this time of the year. Going some place warm is our ideal. This time two years ago Brooklynn and I travelled to San Juan, Dominican Republic. She had, had enough of the winter weather and requested we go South. Being the generous but heat seeking mom I am, we started looking at resorts. The usual argument commenced where Brooklynn wanted to go to the Dominican Republic and I wanted to go to Jamaica.
Of course, Brooklynn won and off to the Dominican Republic we went too. A favourite among other tourists, it’s not hard to see why. We stayed at the Bahia Principe in San Juan and it was gorgeous. From the sandy, clear beaches to the brightly painted buildings she couldn’t have been happier. We got lucky and it also appeared to the be the time when most parents took their children South.
This joy encouraged her to try the catamaran for the first time. Although Brooklynn is used to boats as we have a cottage, she had yet to be on a boat like this. The nets at the front of the boat for us to suntan and watch the waves below thrilled her immensely. The steep stairs to the bathrooms not so much. She still had a blast and made more friends on the boat then I thought possible for being the only child on it.
Brooklynn enjoyed the kids programs, though she wouldn’t leave me to go play during the day there, she took full advantage of the events before the night show just for kids. The staff were amazing with all the children and learned their names by heart. This brought big smiles from all of the children when their favourite host would come up to them in the mornings.
The views were picturesque at this time of the year. There is nothing like leaving the snow and going to the hot sand and flowers in full bloom. Thankfully the drive from the resort was not far, but even then the driver still stopped to give the passengers a taste of the food before arriving at the resort. Also, allowing the children to stretch their legs a bit.
This was a dream vacation for the travelling duo. Tune in next time when we showcase St. Lucia which unbelievably was reasonably priced last year. Or maybe we will get lucky and take a trip to paradise before I write again.