...but I'm getting ahead of myself. Have you ever been to a Bahamian island?? It's a bit of a process. We built in an extra day in Florida to get to and from the island and that was a serious lifesaver. For real. Watching a fellow traveller have a meltdown because he might miss his layover was not the highlight of the trip. So we stayed in West Palm Beach for the night before catching a (really really tiny) plane to Marsh Harbour airport. From there, we took a 40 minute taxi ride (about $100) to the ferry, but you HAVE to get there by 4:30PM to catch the last ferry of the day. VERY IMPORTANT. At this point, though, the stress was completely over. Like, melted away because this ferry dropped us off at the front steps of The Bluff House. Julian, the resort GM, waited there with a Tranquil Turtle rum punch and the most gorgeous views we've ever seen.
We spent five days just soaking up sun, sipping on rum punches, exploring the ocean side of the island -- the blues in the water there surpass explanation. You just have to see it. -- and snacking on everything from cheeseburgers to fine Bahamian cuisine. Oh yeah, and we snorkeled! Check back soon for a more in-depth look into our stay at the Bluff House itself!