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).
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.
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