We arrived on Thursday afternoon and right when you get off the plane you are offered a shot of rum. Derek and I passed as we are not really into shots but man they want to get the party going the second you get off the plane.
We stayed at Bolongo Bay. By the reviews online I thought it would be a good spot for us and I'm glad we picked Bolongo. Bolongo is a nice small resort with friendly staff and a beautiful beach. Our balcony overlooked the pool and the ocean.
The pool and the beach were amazing. The water was the perfect temperature.
I took a ton of photos of palm trees and the beach. I love palm trees.
Iggiges Beach Bar and the Lobster Grille both had amazing food. We spent more time at Iggies as it was open later and had live music. The Lobster Grille had very good breakfast.
The view of the Lobster Grille from the pool.
There were iguanas everywhere. I went to take a photo of this guy and he started coming towards me so I ran into the ocean.
Here is his smaller friend.
Stalking me from a tree.
We went into town on the last day of carnival. It was so hot. I'm not used to people being able to walk around anywhere they want drinking. Certainly can't do that in Boston.
Our flight was supposed to leave Sunday but we got to the airport and found out that US Airways had cancelled our flight. We were told the next flight out was Wednesday!! We sort of panicked because we both had to get back to work. I was making phone calls to anyone I knew seeing if someone could book us a flight on a different airline. Thankfully Fiona answered and saved the day. The flight was expensive but we could fly out on Monday via Jet Blue. US Airways acted like this was no big deal to have a flight cancelled for three days. We did get to stay in a nice resort for Sunday night
These pictures are from our one day/night in Sugar Bay.
View from our balcony. Seriously amazing.
We met some nice ladies at the bar who were giving us drinks since they were all inclusive and felt bad about our flight. They were having a get away from their husbands and kids and were having a great time.
Our last day was a long wait in the airport. We arrived at the airport around 11:30 am and got into Boston around 11:30 that night. I then had to go take a cab to a tow lot because my car was towed for street cleaning since I could not get back in time to move it. I think the tow truck messed up the alignment of my car so I'm going through insurance for that. When it rains it pours. There could have been worse places to be stuck that's for sure. It was just so frustrating having US Airways be of no help and provide no information. I had to ask a few times why our flight was cancelled for three days (mechanical problem and no back up plane). For such a major airline I expected more.
Overall though it was a really great trip. The weather was perfect and I wish the water was that blue here in Boston. I also learned iguanas kind of scare me, tequila tastes better on the beach and to never fly US Airways.