Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Caribbean Journey

Hola, and welcome to Cabarete.  Thank you for joining me on my vacation.

Cabarete is a small beach town in the Dominican Republic and is full of Caribbean charm.  

The weather is hot and humid, but don't worry- the ocean breeze will cool us down. 

Cabarete is internationally known for its kite surfing due to its continuous winds.

How shall we spend our island time?

Perhaps we can enjoy a meal right on the sand. 

We can try some local cuisine that we would normally not eat at home, 

and have a festive drink or two, 

or maybe we'll just spend the day relaxing at the beach.

We may have to take refuge under a coconut tree at some point to protect ourselves from the strong Caribbean sun. 

Guard your heads from falling coconuts!

Perhaps we can take a day trip to the Blue Lagoon, a tropical treasure with the most aqua blue waters and lush vegetation.

We can explore the natural caves nearby that look like a scene straight out of "Pirates of the Caribbean".

We can stop by a plantation and observe the local crops. 

 cocoa tree

Did you know that a pineapple plant grows only one fruit at a time?

We will be sure to meet new friends along our journey, so we should practice our Spanish.

 ¿Cómo estás mi amigo? 

After a long day of sight-seeing, we will return to our beautiful condo.

On our beachfront porch, we can read a good book, rest our weary feet while listening to the waves crashing in the distance,

and simply take in the natural beauty of this place.  



Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

It sounds like the perfect get away.
Have a wonderful time.

NanaDiana said...

Jess- I hope my room is clean and ready for my visit! What a GREAT place...and I love that there is always the movement of wind. xo Diana

JENNIFER said...

Oh Man do I need a vacation! LOL! :o) Hugs Jennifer

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jess,

Looks like the perfect place to take a vacation and thanks for taking us along. I enjoyed seeing your gorgeous photographs.

Hope you have a fabulous time


Boy oh boy did I need this getaway. Thanks for taking me along. It was great fun. Loved every minute. The photos, the place are FABULOUS. ENJOY. take care.

sexta-feira said...

Great pictures! Thanks for taking us to this magical place!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Looks fabulous!
Victoria xx

It's me said...

You forget me !!!!...wowwwww...i am

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear dear Jess,

The calming cool waters is all I seek these is HOT here in Minnesota!!! Anita

Anne said...

How fabulous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful vacation spot!


Mary said...

It looks and sounds wonderful..have a great vacation!

Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi gals,
Wow, Jess! What a wonderful vacation! I am ready to pack my bathing suit and go! :) Great photos of the memories of your trip. Loved the photos of the water, so blue and pretty, and also all the kites. The sight of a kite flying in the air always brings a smile to my face. Looks like the condo you stayed in was wonderful. Some of your photos could be in a brochure about the area! It would certainly draw visitors. Great memories. Thank you for sharing them with us. Love ya, Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

Tulla and Catie said...

That looks like a great vacation place! Unfortunately I have not yet been there, but it sounds to be very interesting.
Have much fun,

Lila Moonlight said...

Jess, this was a wonderful trip, thanks for taking me there. I have never been in that part of the world and would love to visit in real one day. Those local drinks look so yummi and the ocean and lake pictures make me want to jump in : ) You caught really lovely details. And the towel on the beach with coconut weights on the corner so sweet. Loved the soap detail too. And Sheri, thanks a million for your sweet comment and generousity of sharing my blog link on the side bar ( I still havent used my sidebar much, when I get to work on it one day, for sure your lovely blog will be there too ). I love visiting your blog and getting inspirations and good feelings from your sharings, you always bring a smile to my face : ) Have a lovely week my friend : )

Rainbow Gatherer said...

how I wish I was there at this moment =)

Ángela said...

Estas fotos son alucinantes, menudo viajazo! Espero que te lo pasaras de lujo, al menos las imágenes es lo que reflejan!

Un besazo!

Eyes of zodiac

Kristin said...

Wow, looks like an amazing place!!! Have a wonderful week!

Kristin xoxo

Ángela said...

I think the same, what would I do in summer without the sea?? Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, it was a pleasure :)

A very big hug!

Eyes of zodiac

hi-d said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation getaway. Enjoy!

miss b said...

Lovely varied photos - this looks like the perfect location for a relaxing summer holiday and those drinks look amazing too.

Elly's kleine idylle said...

Prachtige foto's !!!!!ik heb er van genoten....Een paradijs !!!

magie said...

Sounds idyllic! I could gladly relax on the beach with a good book and a pineapple drink (I didn't know that only one pineapple grew on the plant at one time..very interesting. I learn something new everyday).
Enjoy your Holiday!
Magie x

Sandy said...

Jess! Thanks for the tour! Your condo is really nice! I had no idea that only one pineapple grows on each plant, interesting. I could go for a pineapple drink right now. Have a fab time on the rest of your vacation!

Deborah said...

How wonderful!
Sounds intoxicating!
Lovely photos...I loved the aqua waters!

Deborah xo