Our next stop was shamelessly touristy. This is not to say that it wasn't gorgeous, or an amazing way to spend the day (on the beach, drinking pina coladas, and playing in the 80 degree ocean, with our ship right in front of us), but it definitely was not the day to go looking for cultural experiences. This was our port at Grand Turks, in Turks and Caicos.
So when you arrive there you get off the ship and travel through a maze of extremely over priced shops.
Then you make your way to one of two places. The first option, the beach, white sugar sand beaches that stretch on forever, lined with bars and cantinas and the turquoise water that leads to our very own ship just beyond the buoys.
The second option, was the pool.
Margaritaville offered a perfect pool, complete with palm trees, entertainment and an abundance of drinks.
|A little fun at the entrance of Margaritavile|
Beyond that there is nothing. That is one of the reasons it was so touristy, there weren't really any authentic, or cultural experiences even if you wanted one, but the sky was cloudless and the sun was hot. So, to start off, Ryan and Kayla weren't feeling very well this day either so we ended up splitting up. Laura and I ended up choosing the beach.
Our day included watching people ride the banana boat, walking up and down the beach, making friends with a local pooch, and a whole lot of lying around
(there might have been a few libations involved as well).
It was the PERFECT way to spend the last stop on our trip, the day seemed to last forever, and our skin just soaked up the sun. It was so relaxing and even though, I felt sooooo touristy, I still loved it. Later when we were headed back to the ship, we ran back into Ryan and Kayla, they had chosen the pool option and said that it was a blast watching all of the little contests and shows they had planned. So no matter which option you choose, in Grand Turks you can't go wrong with drinks and the sun. :) After our tiring day on the beach we watched the boat leave port
|Bye Grand Turk|
and watched us sail away from the other cruise ship that had docked there,
|Bye other cruise ship.|
and the sun sink into the ocean.
We lingered a little longer hoping our vacation could just last a little longer, and then decided to get ready for dinner as we sailed back towards home. But just because the cruise was over, doesn't mean there isn't more to tell. I have a few more blogs to share about the experience, so get ready for some crazy food, and one last adventure day. So until next time...I'll be writing :) Oh and ps I'll give you a hint on the next post....