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Escape to the Cape!

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And seriously, how has almost one year passed since we got engaged on this perfect white sand beach? (And yes, I know we need to plan a wedding. Lol. That is coming soon!)

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Jereme and I (okay, Oliver too) were so thrilled to have the opportunity to stop at our favorite place in the world on our route back through the Bahamas. And as much as I feel like a broken record for calling Calabash Bay, Long Island our favorite, it just is. #sorrynotsorry

This place is the cat’s meow. The icing on the cake. The whatever-other-clever-names-you-can-think-of. ;)) It’s just perfect.

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We rolled into Calabash Bay after a quick stop in Clarence Town (on the other side of Long Island) and quickly dropped anchor before dinghying into our favorite little beachfront resort…Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort & Villas!

We just knew we had to squeeze in a little fake-cation (ya, that’s “fake vacation” since we’ve kinda been on a perma-vacation for the past year) while we were in Long Island. So for three awesome nights, we enjoyed the comfort, beauty, and hospitality of the Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort. And let’s not lie, we mostly took advantage of the endless hot showers, big comfy beds, and air conditioning. Lol.

Oh and free laundry. Gotta love that little perk! ;))

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Wanna know what else I love about Cape Santa Maria??? (In no particular order, that is.)

1. Their conch fritters (free during happy hour from 5 to 6PM) are the best I’ve ever tasted. Not joking. The best. (All of the food here is pretty darn great, let’s not lie.)

2. Their beach has the softest, most powdery perfect white sand around. It feels like you are walking on pillow made of flour. Okay, fine, I’m not sure how a pillow would be made of flour but whatever. You get where I’m going with that. The sand is not graining or rough, it’s just the best white sand beach my toes have ever felt! Ever.

3. And speaking of their beach, the water is perfection. Perfect turquoise blue crystal clear bahamian water. With lots of fun sea life like (my favorite) red puffy starfish!

4. Oh my gosh and everyone is super friendly and helpful here. Super duper extra friendly. Cape Santa Maria’s staff might seriously be the friendliest around. For reals. Everyone knows your name (and even remembered that we got engaged here last May!). And what the heck makes us so special? Nothing. But they sure do make you feel pretty darn special and I love that.

5. The specialty frozen drinks. Need I say more? ;)) Hello mango daiquiri!!!

And the list goes on and on, but who has all day to read every awesome little detail about this place? Just know, it’s our favorite!

Sadly, this was probably the last time (for awhile at least) that we will arrive at Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort on our own little sailboat, but I sure do hope we can find our way back to this special place after we’re married and hopefully in the future with kids in tow. :))) We sure do love it here!

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Lara SpragueApril 15, 2015 - 3:41 am
Lara SpragueApril 15, 2015 - 3:44 am

Boo! Looks like my palm trees and tons of thumbs up didn’t show in my comment. Anyway, that was the gist;-)

LAHOWINDApril 15, 2015 - 4:10 am

I’m not sure what’s up with WordPress, it loves the smiley face emoticon, but nothing else. Anyways, we missed you guys this year at the Cape! Wish we could’ve had a little beach cottage neighbor reunion. …Maybe another year! :) -Kim

Lara SpragueApril 15, 2015 - 4:28 am

Yes! We will definitely be back! We’ve also found our beach at the Cape:)

Doug TreffApril 16, 2015 - 11:51 am

Just curious – what cool thing does Oliver get to do while you guys are chilling at the resort? Do they allow pets, or do you need to kennel him on the island somewhere?

Inquiring minds want to know – as we all plan our cruising escape and try to decide whether to bring our furry friends or not.


LAHOWINDApril 16, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Hi Doug. I believe there is a no pet policy at the resort, but they made an exception for us and Oliver got to stay in the room with us. :) Otherwise, he would’ve stayed on the boat that was anchored just off shore (since that is our/his home anyway). -Kim

David Coulson-LowesMay 4, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Amazing trip – very jealous!