Submitted: December 19, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
We just returned relaxed and refueled from beautiful Great Guana Cay before the hustle and stress of the Holiday Season. Our VRBO rental "Shore Thing" was the perfect "headquarters" as we explored the island by golf cart! Each day we headed to Caysera Beach (most days we were the only ones on the beach) for sunning, reading, swimming, and off shore snorkeling (beautiful coral reefs, turtles, and tropical fish). No need to rent a boat.Thanks for use of the beach chairs, cooler, and beach towels! We were delighted that that the water was warm enough to swim in at this time of year, but we did use wetsuits some of the time. We were lucky to have wind conditions enabling us to snorkel on the Atlantic side most days. During a different season we would be sure to explore the Sea of Abaco by kayak.
We started each day sitting outside on the front porch, sipping coffee, watching the sunrise and looking and listening to the ocean. Saw several rainbows. At night the star gazing was spectacular! We had one rainy day which we enjoyed inside. It was fun to sift through the paperbacks, old magazines, and sea glass collection. Watched some movies from the trunk full of of DVDs and VCR tapes and found the cards and dominoes. When the lights went out briefly we were delighted to find a stash of candles, flashlights, and lanterns.
We brought lots of food with us and found everything in the well equipped kitchen needed to prepare most of our meals. We did find our way to all island restaurants and loved the sunsets from hammocks at Grabbers and the Tiki Bar at Pirates Cove. We also made visits to the local grocery, drug store, liquor store, gift shops, and Milos fruit stand.
Most enjoyable of all were the people we met from local island residents, (including caretakers Sally Ann and Dan) and "second home-owners" on the island who included us in a weekly "pot-luck" dinner and were eager to share their love of the island with us.
Hard to believe a place like this still exists! A real mix of modern convenience meets isolated tropical paradise. Amazing to spend our entire vacation without using a computer or our cell phones! Thank you Mike and Maureen.
Tourists without a Car,
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