Thursday, 23 October 2014

Our Honeymoon | Turks and Caicos


So I got married to the love of my life! It was beautiful, it was amazing, it was the best day of our lives! I decided not to bother posting wedding pictures on here since they are already up on another website. If you would like to see all the beautiful pictures, click here...

What I want to share here is one of the equally important parts of the wedding ceremonies- the honeymoon...My husband and I honeymooned in the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos, located southeast of the Bahamas. As with everything related to our wedding, I wanted the honeymoon to be perfect so we both burnt the midnight candle, browsing the inter webs until we happened upon the beautiful T & C. It was love at first picture and we decided on the spot that we would make it our destination. 




After a whole year of wedding planning and an amazing amazing series of events, we boarded a flight from Lagos to London to Miami to Turks and Caicos- 17 hour long journey! We checked into our hotel- Beach House at around 8pm and we were pleasantly welcomed at the reception and quickly ushered to our room. I use the word room, very loosely…

About to depart Lagos..

The Beach House TCI



Beautiful balcony with an outdoor bed…We lay down here to enjoy the sea breeze at night...

The view from our balcony, heaven :)

Champagne and Truffles on arrival was a welcome treat


Fun Activities

The Beautiful Beginnings package we bought at the Beach House included a number of fun activities for 7 night duration of or honeymoon. We also paid to do some other stuff outside of the package.

Snorkle and Conch Cruise

We went out on this cruise of the beautiful island on the first day. It was amazing being able to view the gorgeous water whilst one of our tour guide gave us some historical facts about the island. 








When we got to a certain part of the water, the other tour guide jumped into the water to catch conch. He very kindly made us a delicious conch salad that everyone on the cruise enjoyed. I found it delightful that we were eating food fresh out of the water! Oh by the way, Conch is a shell fish that is almost a staple food on the island. We ate so much conch while we were there, we had withdrawal symptoms when we got back, haha. 

Fresh conch, doesn't look very pretty but it sure is delicious!
Then it was time for the main business of the day- Snorkelling!  I was really freaked out because I'm not the best swimmer but I just had to because I didn't want to be Debbie Downer, lol. It was so much fun. If you ever have an opportunity to go snorkelling, please take it! It was so beautiful under there, the fish, the coral reef, everything! All I could think of was the sheer magnitude of God's power.




Coolin'
Feeling super cool in snorkel gear :D

 Then we had a little party on the beach before heading back to the hotel….





Beach Picnic

This was just a nice day on the beach with great food and alcohol :) We also played some fun water sports…



Just look at how gorgeously clear the water was!
Baywatch babe or nah? :)
Oh nothing, just chilling on the ocean, drinking champagne :)
Kayaking, so much fun!!Looka t how tanned I was though :o

 JetSki-ing and other random activities 


I passed on Jetski-ing, too much of a chicken to ride around in the ocean

We found an abandoned ship at the Jetty




Food

The food on the island was simply amazing…I returned 3kg heavier but it was totally worth it! Beach House particularly has an amazing restaurant, we had a lot of our meals here then went out every other night for dinner. Our package came with a $20 credit for breakfast ever day which made us very happy bunnies…


The Caribbean Breakfast



Salmon Eggs benedict…best thing on the breakfast menu by far!!! We had this almost everyday...





Fish Fry

This is a weekly fair that happens on the island, attracting lots of tourists. It's basically an open air event with different vendors selling traditional food, drinks, souvenirs etc. There was also a great live band, we danced till our poor legs could not take it anymore....








More random shots



Traditional T and C Rum…our poison of choice! 

Island date night :)

Farewell note from the lovely staff at Beach House :)

Turks and Caicos was an experience that we will never forget, it is forever etched in our memories <3 <3 <3. I must warn you though, if you plan to holiday here, be ready for the crazy costs. Everything on the island is really expensive because they have a population of approx. 30000 and almost everything is imported.
<3
I had a million pictures from our time away so it was really difficult to pick the ones for this post but I really hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures. Turks and Caicos is my number one honeymoon destination recommendation, it is truly a slice of heaven on earth :)

Peace and Love,


Y. 

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