Despite their popularity, Mr. Coach and I aren't exactly "excursion" people, meaning we weren't planning to snorkel, zip line, or take part in any of those sort of adventures during our vacation. This is mainly because those things don't really translate into a vacation for us -- we love to relax, spend time together, and try to avoid being carted around with groups of people who feel the need to partake in activity after activity. Joking aside, I totally understand why many people choose to plan adventurous excursions. We, however, chose a nice, relaxing lunch and wine tasting at one of Nassau's most historic hotels -- much more our style ;)
|The beautiful Graycliff Hotel, Nassau|
After checking in at the Port Adventures desk aboard the ship, we learned we were the only ones who would be taking part in this particular excursion, turning it into a private drive through the city, private lunch and private tour of the Graycliff's wine cellar. We were in heaven, to say the least. We were transported to the hotel, and quickly greeted with a welcome champagne cocktail. The hostess told us we were free to walk around the gardens and visit the cigar factory before returning to the main house for lunch. Um, what? Seriously, we felt like we had stepped back in time and it was fabulous!
|This is my "Oh my gosh, take a picture of me with this lion statue!" face...|
|The first few courses were so amazing I forgot to snap pictures - this was three or four plates in!|
They house over 250,000 bottles, with the most expensive costing right at $200,000, and it was easily the largest and most impressive collection I have ever seen. If you're a wine lover, you have to see this place! For anyone who is planning a visit to the Bahamas in the near future, I cannot recommend the Graycliff experience enough. It was fabulous. Whether you are cruising to the island, or making an exclusive trip, I would definitely encourage you to visit the hotel and have a meal there if possible. We are pretty picky about our cuisine, but it was exceptional. (Feel free to shoot me a message if you want any more info!)
What were your favorite parts of your honeymoon? Anyone else have a wine tasting or fancy dinner planned with your significant other?