Cruising: Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras and Tulum

LMAO, this is my second time writing this blog because Sqaure Space hates my guts.

Hey hey! Today, is the first day I finally feel like myself. For those that don’t know I’ve been suffering with a respiratory virus mimicking the FLU. SMH. I finally was able to open up my computer and work as well as write. All the words for this blog started flooding my brain around 6:30 PM and at 7:19 (according to my computer history) it decided to delete. All in all, I am happy to be writing this and happy to be feeling better. I’ve been stuck in the house for days, something good needs to come out of this right? From January 6 to January 13th, I spent my new year and bae’s birthday celebration on a Western Caribbean cruise. I love starting the year off with a vacation. It sets the tone for the year and allows me to relax after the commotion of the holidays. Top of the year vacations are ones you always look forward to, for 2020, I want to bring the New Year in overseas.

HOW DID YOU GET THERE? HOW MUCH DID IT RUN YOU?

Cruise Line: Carnival

Destinations: Grand Cayman Islands, Belize, Roatan Island, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico

  • Grand Cayman: I love this island, I didn’t do an excursion this time but I’d like to see 7 mile beach, we saw this island last year.

  • Roatan Island, Honduras: We stayed on the beach by the ship. It was beautiful and was the first beach I saw on the trip. I would love to see more of Honduras.

  • Belize: We did a snorkeling and private island off of the mainland. This was the most beautiful water I have ever seen. I didn’t do the snorkeling. I have become so scared of the smallest things despite knowing how to swim. I don’t know what comes over my body but it’s like NOPE, don’t do that and I trusted my instinct this time.

  • Mexico: We visited Zama (Mayan name for Tulum). This was my favorite part of the trip and my most cherished part of the trip. We saw Mayan ruins and swam in the ocean that practically saved the Mayan peoples lives. The ocean has the second largest barrier reef in the world and made it impossible for the Spanish to infiltrate the land. I love history of indigenous people and the people of Mexico are always so warm and welcoming. I would love to go to Chichen Itza. I’ve been to Mexico 4 times and every time is a dream. We donated to Mexican schools while on this excursion. Moving forward, I want to continue to visit places and dedicate at least one day of giving back.

Duration: 7 days

Cost: ~$1600, ~ $550 roundtrip for 2 people (Airfare)

Likes/ Dislikes

Carnival is the first and only cruise line I have been on. I absolutely love the idea of cruising—there’s so much to do. Bars, night clubs, water slides, pools, game nights, tons of activities but I don’t like the hyper communal environment. Sure, we share everything at restaurants etc. but cruise ships are notorious for people getting sick. While on my cruise, the Royal Caribbean, that was following our boat to the same places had a Norovirus outbreak. I truly believe I caught something from someone on my ship despite my excessive hand sanitizing and wipes. On my next cruise I will be spending the extra coin for a balcony to combat this lack of air flow in our inner cabin. All in all, its an awesome way to meet people. Errol and I met a couple from the heights, we were practically attached at the hip by the end of the cruise.

FA-SHUNS

  • FB30 works on Fashion Nova all year round! Life hack given to me by a fashionista and my boss, Ashley.

  • I purchased most of these items during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Prices may vary

Two Piece, Fashion Nova, $64

Pink Dress, Top Shop, $30 * I wish I had more pictures of this dress. We were having too much fun to take pics*