cornflake dreams.: a week in the Bahamas.

7.08.2014

a week in the Bahamas.

I spent last week in Hope Town on Elbow Cay Island in the Bahamas and it was ahhhmazing! There were about 50 people in our group for my older brother Andy's wedding. H wasn't able to come along because it was his first week of work (boo!) but I had a great time with my family. I stayed with my aunts in the bright blue house below. The location was perfect -- you could walk right down to the beach, super convenient for morning yoga! My parents, grandparents, and younger brother and his wife were next door, so it was easy for everyone to get together to talk or play cards. The first two days of the trip were rainy, we were in a tropical depression -- the start of Hurricane Arthur. Thankfully the weather cleared up by Wednesday for the wedding (it was so gorgeous it deserves its own post!) The day after the wedding I went out on the boat with my aunt and uncle so we could go snorkeling! We saw lots of colorful fish, a stingray, coral, and sea fans. The ocean was the prettiest shades of turquoise and blues. Riding on a boat and snorkeling is the best way to spend a day in the Bahamas (even if you get stuck in a rain storm on the way back to the beach).
see more Bahamas photos on Instagram: @cornflakedreams
It was a great trip and I loved that the island wasn't full of high-rise hotels. I walked along the beach without running into tons of other tourists, and we drove around the island on rented golf carts! Hope Town had a few restaurants (I had some really tasty blackened chicken at dinner one night), gift shops, and the cutest bakery (our house ate our weight in fresh bread and pies -- I am still dreaming about the coconut cream meringue pie). I defiantly over packed tho -- stay tuned for a list of things not to bring to a tropical island. 
xo, 
jillian

20 comments:

  1. I am so jealous. Looks like a beautiful spot and a great vacation!

    Xo,L
    simplylowcountry.com

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  2. Sounds and looks perfect! Beautiful pictures!

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  3. Your pictures have me dreaming of a tropical vacation!! The water looks unreal!

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  4. So jealous! That water looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE the Bahamas!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. I always over pack! I'd rather have a lot to choose from than be sad I forgot something. What a gorgeous place! I'm sure it was so hard to leave!

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  6. Looks like a fabulous time girl! Super relaxing which is always the best part!

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  7. So glad you are safe and had a great time! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  8. ahh I love Hopetown. What beautiful photos and how fun to be down there with such a big group of friends and family!!

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  9. I've never been to the Bahamas...but I think I need to now!! Gorgeous pics!

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  10. Gah, beyond gorgeous pictures and scenery. Love the off-the-beaten-path place you stayed. That would make it so much more enjoyable. Can't wait for the what-NOT to bring on a tropical trip post ha. I'll be referring to that come August!

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  11. Oooh, so nice. Sounds like a great trip. I'm always looking for ideas for our next relaxation vacation - and an island without the high rises sounds lovely! But I hear you on overpacking - I always do for tropical islands, because it turns out I never wear very many clothes... mostly just go straight from pjs to bathing suit :)

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  12. Sounds like the ideal get away. These pictures are amazing!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  13. I absolutely LOVED seeing your IG photos from your vacation! Made me want to escape SO bad!

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  14. So glad you had a good time! I was pretty much drooling over your pie pictures on Instagram! Congratulations to your brother and his new wife :)

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  15. Beautiful photos and I am so happy you had a great time:) Btw: that pie looks so good. Kisses

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  16. My parents were at Elbow Cay last week too! Small world! The pictures are beautiful and really make me want to visit!

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  17. Gorgeous pictures! Those pies looked amazing on IG!

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  18. beautiful! that water looks heavenly. loved following along on your trip!

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  19. My hubby and I honeymooned in the Bahamas so it'll always have a place in my heart, despite the crappy weather when we were there, too. The water is so gorgeous, and those pies! I mean, I think they deserved a post all their own. Your Insta had me drooling :)

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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