Today we started the day by having room service delivered to our room for breakfast (free! Gotta love all inclusive food) and the kids struggled a lot to get going. I had toast and coffee on my verandah and watched as we pulled up to Nassau on New Providence Island.
We docked at around 8, and met our tour group downstairs before disembarking (Aidan ran into Peter Pan on the way down which was neat). We followed them through downtown Nassau a bit and headed to the smaller docks where we boarded a large catamaran and headed for Blue Lagoon Island. The boat ride was about 30 minutes and we passed gorgeous waterfront mansions and the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.
When we arrived at Blue Lagoon Island, everyone was exclaiming how beautiful it was, and there truly are no words. The water was crystal clue and shallow. We encountered fish in the lagoon too which delighted the kids. We had full access to all the water floats, tubes, mats, etc so the kids had fun with that. Our lunch was included, as were 2 drinks each- and the food was surprisingly good. The beaches had perfect sand, amazing hammocks and chairs for everyone, palm trees everywhere (P found a coconut on the ground and was so happy). I was able to play in the water, enjoy a couple drinks and read while the kids played all day. Oddly the island was so quiet. The island has resident dolphins so the kids went to watch them for awhile as well. There really are no words to describe how beautiful this island is.
We took a boat back around 2, and walked around the straw market for bit, and then I saw Starbucks. I have never booked it so fast in 90+ degree heat before. Lol. The kids were laughing so hard at me.
We went back to the boat around 3:30 or 4 and I dropped Aidan at the kids club (his request) and Piper and I went to get ice cream and watch Aladdin on the big movie screen on deck.
Dinner tonight was at Parrot Cay- a Caribbean themed restaurant. Our servers (who as I mentioned, follow us with each restaurant) knew us by name immediately, confirmed our drink orders and were incredibly attentive to the kids. Andres (our main waiter) even cut the kids’ food and bribed Aidan to eat more. First though, we got our pics taken by the ship's photographers.
After dinner Aidan wanted to go back to the kids club- so I dropped him off (which is why half the photos are of Piper, or P and me taken by other people). Piper and I turned the corner and found Tiana. Piper was so happy she got all choked up and then told her she would miss her as she walked away- and made the girl playing Tiana pretend to cry. It was so cute. Piper and I then took a stroll on deck 4 to watch the beginning of the sunset before having to go in.
The show that night was Toy Story the musical- another Broadway scale show. The toys were life-size and looked just like the toys in the movies. Hamm, Rex, Slinky, everyone (inc Woody and Buzz obviously). It was good. The little martian guys were my favorite (in the claw machine).
The kids decided not to do anything after the show so we came back to our room and watched How to Train Your Dragon (one of the movies constantly on the movie channels along with Leap Year, Dear John, The Last Mimzy and the Golden Compass- totally random, I know). The kids ordered cookies and milk from room service and I got the gourmet cheese platter. Once again, love the free room service!!!
Tomorrow we dock at Castaway Cay- Disney’s own private island. Should be another fun beach day- along with parasailing for Aidan and I and stingray encounters/snorkeling with P and I,