Since Baby Shaw was born the day before our anniversary, we spent our first wedding anniversary at Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. with our perfect little angel. Fast forward about 350 days and we were freezing in what seems to be the winter that will never end, we are walking zombies…lots of work, no family close and very little sleep….and we needed a getaway. Luckily we have some pretty great parents who are always ready to come to D.C. to lend us a hand.
B and I planned for months trying to decide where to spend our week away. Finally we decided on Dominican Republic. We flew at the crack of dawn to JFK in New York…a long layover…flew to Santo Domingo and then had our sweet driver, Juan, drive us three hours across the country to Samana. He didn’t speak a lick of English, so we spent the entire car ride acting out what we were trying to say. He finally stopped and bought us Presidente tall boys…a sweet gesture, but probably just to shut us up.
Once we arrived in Samana, we waited for a ferry to take us about 15 minute to Cayo Levantado – a small island home to the Dan Pablo Luxury Collection Bahia Principe. I only include all of this information because we have stayed at a Bahia Principe resort in Jamaica, and it was fine, but this resort was absolutely amazing. If ever interested in an all-inclusive resort, always look for the 18 and up Luxury Line of Bahia Principe.
Once we arrived on the tiny island, we immediately went to check things out. We got some dinner, a few drinks and walked on the beach. It was the first time I can remember actually being able to see the stars shine like diamonds.
Below are a few shots from our first day in paradise. Nine hours of solid sleep can really do the body good
At our first night’s dinner! Think Fogo de Chao (I was all over the bread and butter :))
Our beach view!
Early evening by the pool!
Headed to the main lobby to Facetime with Shaw! (Sunglasses – Target (old), but these are awesome; Necklace – from boutique in Abingdon, Virginia, but this one is a dream; Cover up – Forever 21 ; Purse – Coach (vintage); Bathing suit – Target
A view from our breakfast spot overlooking one of the pools.
More pics to come…