Royal Caribbean Adventure- Day Four #royalmums
Waking up to sun bathing your balcony and then discovering Haiti in front of you is an awfully pleasant way to start your day. Day Four of our Royal Caribbean #royalmums Adventure was to be spent on the shores of Labadee, Haiti. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!
After gathering the #royalmums bloggers, we exited the ship through security and discovered magnificent and lush greenery and white sandy beaches. We had the pleasure of spending our morning on Castaway Malfini, a private and secluded beach tucked into a cove. Our tour guides who transported us to Malfini by boat gave us a wonderful picture of a recovering and hopeful Haiti which was so encouraging to hear.
I spent the next few hours alternating swimming in the warm, turquoise sea with resting in the sun. As I paddled about in the crystal clear water I thought about how much Ella and Sam would enjoy playing on the private beach and swimming in the sea. I felt so lucky to have the opportunity to be experiencing such an amazing adventure and will always be grateful for the chance to reignite myself. I’m so looking forward to making a change in me when we get back home.
Our idyllic sojurn had to come to an end, however, and we were deposited back on the mainland of Labadee to enjoy a scrumptious barbeque and lazy afternoon on the beach. There were plenty of things for families to do on the beaches and we enjoyed watching the staff from the award-winning Adventure Ocean programme playing with toddlers in their outdoor, beachside nursery. The warm surf was hypnotic as we lounged under large palm trees, keeping our increasingly pink skin under wraps.
Upon return to the ship, I proceeded to crash in a jetlagged, over-sunned kind of fashion. I fell asleep for an hour or so and woke up not entirely knowing who I was or where I was. Shaking the cobwebs out, I dressed for dinner and caught up with my fellow #royalmums bloggers at Chops Grille. There was much cackling, exquisite wine and outstanding filet mignon to make the night worthwhile. We also had the most talented and entertaining waiter, Jaques De Kock (yes, really) who hailed from South Africa. It takes a special person to handle a table of 7 rambunctious bloggers and Jaques was most definitely up to the task. He made the dining experience very memorable indeed!
Tomorrow morning, Day Five, we are off on a 7-hour excursion to Dunns River Falls in Falmouth, Jamaica as well as a horseback ride and swim in the sea. It should be breathtaking.