One of the things that I absolutely loved was how close the pool was to the ocean. I would look up from my book, and it looked like one endless body of water as the pool met the ocean. GORGEOUS!
One of the many things that made this resort so fantastic was the quality of service that we received from all of the staff. It was the best we've ever experienced - ever! The bartenders were especially entertaining, and they made sure that you always - and I mean always - had a drink in your hand. The first night at the resort, we went to the lobby bar looking to hang out a bit and chit chat with other vacationers. What we didn't realize was how much fun we'd have interacting with the bar staff. The bartenders set up little challenges, like resting a bottle of beer on a glass with the cap end over another glass, and telling us to get the liquid in the glass without touching the bottle. (Use a lighter to heat the cap, the heat loosens the cap, and the beer starts to pour). If you couldn't figure them out, your punishment was a shot. Well, we didn't figure very many out, like none really...so yeah. We were in bed by 10:24 p.m. that first night. And yes, I know the exact time! I swore it was about 2 a.m. when we crawled into bed. I chuckled when I realized the time and said "Seriously? It's only 10:24?" Success!
Then Day 3 came. Oh, Day 3. We woke up to rain, thanks to Tropical Storm Ida. We didn't realize it was a tropical storm at the time and thought it might pass. We had massages booked for the morning anyway, so we weren't overly concerned. The hubby and I never get massages at home, but it's something that we really like to do when we take a trip...adds to the whole relaxation feeling of vacation. So, we booked the "Relaxation Couples Massage". Relaxation. Not the "beat the crap out of my back massage." But I'll get into that later.
We had arranged for our massages to be in this little hut that was near the beach. We had been told by others that hearing the waves crashing against the beach really added to the experience, and they were right. The massage started out great. I was so relaxed! The masseuse started out on my legs and asked "Is the pressure ok?". It was, and I was sure I would fall asleep in relaxation bliss. Then, she hit up my back. It started out fine, but she must have quickly determined that I had a lot of knots in my back and it was her mission to remove them. Every. Single. One. She twisted my arms and shoulders in so many ways that I had never experienced before. Remember that low fitness level? She dug her fingers along my shoulder blades and pressed so hard I almost told her to stop twice. But, as uncomfortable as it was, it also felt good. It was the weirdest feeling. I couldn't tell if I liked it, or if I hated it. Later that day, my shoulders were sore (and they are still a bit sore as I write this four days post massage) so I think I hated it. But I also loved it. I still don't know. The knots are gone in my back. I loved it...and hated it.
We had a great time on our quick little trip, and would love to go back to this resort one day. I would say we didn't want to leave, but it was still raining on Sunday when we left, so it made it a little easier to part ways. But, man do I love getting away. This was such a fun trip!
If you've made it this far, I hope you've enjoyed my little recap. Enjoy your day, and thanks for reading!
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