Paradise Island

March 18, 2009

The First Day- Paradise Island (19 of 19)
We are having a wonderful time here on Paradise Island.....the weather has been perfect and the hotel is FANTASTIC!! It has been over 10 years since I have been here last and boy has it changed!!

Paradise Day 2-700
We arrived Monday afternoon and went straight to the pool. After a little relaxation and a couple of fruity island drinks, we headed to an incredible dinner at Bobby Flays restaurant, Mesa Grill. After dinner it was a little gambling at the black jack table and then time to call it a night so we could get out in the sun bright and early!
The First Day- Paradise Island (11 of 19)
Today we explored a little....we walked the white sandy beaches and went through the aquarium. What a cool place......look at these guys! This Man of War{pictured below}was bigger than me.....kind of scary when you are standing in front of glass and it is coming straight at you.
The First Day- Paradise Island (6 of 19)
After a day of sun and sand, we went to the Mandara Spa for 80 minute massages.....the perfect way to end the day and get rejunvenated before dinner!!

Paradise Day 2 (9 of 26)
Pat is always razzing me that this is how I look 90% of the time, so to be honest, I have not really done a lot of picture taking yet.....just a couple, but I don't think I can hold out much longer. I think tomorrow, I am pulling out the zoom lens and looking like a total tourist.....consider this your warning for many pictures to come:)

Paradise Day 2 (17 of 26)
In addition to taking a ton of pictures tomorrow, we are going to be doing what these people are doing....renting jet skies and going parasailing!! We also hope to check out the lazy river that runs around the entire resort. You actually float through a shark tank.....of course you are surrounded by glass, but it still looks a little scary!!

Hope you all had a Happy St Patrick's Day.....we didn't find green beer, so we drank Maragaritas instead:)

I promise.....more interesting pics to come.....just wanted to let you all know that we are here and having a blast. Sometimes, you have to live life and not let it pass you by as you are looking at it through a lens!

55 comments:

Missy said...

Hey Lisa!
I am up late tonight, checking blogs and was so excited to see a post from you! Everything looks amazing...especially the crystal clear water. I know you are in paradise! I look forward to seeing all of the pics in the days to come.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Felicia said...

Wow...I love paradise island and the Atlantis...brings back great memories. Glad you're having a great time and can't wait to see more pics.

Valtool said...

Glad you're having a great time. Today we met a wingless angel, the director of the foster home where our LynnMarie received care for most of her first year of life. Our gotcha day was this past Monday and we are in Zhoungzhou awaiting travel to Goungzhou on Saturday. Videos and info at the family blog http://www.thechristopherfamily.blogspot.com

Jodee Leader said...

Holy moly! It looks like you are having a fabulous time! The resort looks perfect. I love the aquarium pictures too. Enjoy every second of Paradise Island. Can't wait to see pictures of Day 2!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

How beautiful! I hope you continue to have an amazing trip!!!

OH MY #6 said...

the pictures are pretty amazing if you ask me. Enjoy!

Lea
xo

Keisha said...

Beautiful Pictures!! HAVE FUN girly!!! When I first saw the pictures of the sting ray (yes, I look at the pics first) I was like WOW.. she must have ONE AWESOME camera to take UNDERWATER shots like that!! LOL!!!!!!!!! DUH!!
Be safe!
Keisha

Aspiemom said...

It looks so beautiful there! I'm glad you're having a great time!

Sherri said...

Glad to see some pics and to hear you are having a good time (how could you not be?!?!) I wish I was under that bright blue sky with a fruity drink too.

Marla said...

Yay, I've been waiting to see you post! It looks gorgeous there, I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Have fun parasailing and jet skiing today, how fun!! And of course, you know I can't wait to see more pics! :)

Lisa said...

Wow! I am so excited that you posted! Paradise Island looks like Paradise, ha! I'm so happy for you guys!

Gail said...

It's obvious you are having an amazing time...I can pretend like I'm there through your stunning pics...can't wait to see more!

paige said...

never too many pictures!!
love the one of you...LOVE your jewelry girl!
these shots are breathtaking
have a wonderful time in paradise
xo

Jboo said...

Great photos! Inquiring minds have been wondering how the vacay was going. Glad to hear that you're having a little bit of fun! :)

Janet

Kayce said...

Have so much fun Lisa and Pat!!

Ivy said...

You blog addict you! I couldn't resist that. What are you doing, blogging while hubby is showering?

Love Love Love these pics, makes me want to go there stat! They expanded and sounds like so much more to do. OH how I CRAVE/NEED/WANT AN 80MIN MASSAGE!

Enjoy paradise, you deserve it!

I'm behind on blogging so look forward photos.

Did you do that slide yet?

Hugs,

Ivy

jenbusymom said...

I couldn't wait to see if you had posted yet from paradise. It looks great! I'm so glad you guys are enjoying and am so jealous!! Can't wait to see more pics and hear about how the parasailing adventure.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! So glad y'all have this time together, Lisa and Pat. Soak it all in!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photographs of Paradise Island! Your photography skills are very impressive and your blog is beautiful! Our family loved our visit to Paradise Island/Atlantis a few years ago and still talk about the beautiful underground aquariums and incredible ocean life. There is truly something for people of all ages. Do you still have to get up early to "claim" a chair by the pool?? I remember that and the glorious lazy river! Check out the wobbley bridge that goes over the sharks---so cool but I was too scared! The water slides were so very fun! Enjoy it all, especially the relaxation!!

M3 said...

Whoohoooooo! Have an awesome time.

Patricia/NYC said...

Ahhhhhh!!! Paradise, indeed!! Looks wonderful & sounds like you are off to a fabulous start!! The photos so far are gorgeous...can't wait to see more!

Have fun!!

Jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful! Jet skis and parasailing-so fun! Glad ya'll are having fun!

Belinda said...

Hey Lisa!
WOW Looks like you guys are having a fantastic time! Love all you pictures too! relax and enjoy your hubby!
B

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, pics of paradise!! I'm so glad to hear you are having a great time. That lazy river sounds amazing.

Special K said...

Ohhh... it looks beautiful there. And then you had to rub it in that you were having margaritas. I'm sooooo jealous. :P

Have fun!

Briana's Mom said...

I.am.totally.jealous. I need a vacation soooo badly - especially after the tantrum Briana threw yesterday. OY! The pictures are gorgeous!

Colleen said...

I"m jealous!!!!!!!! I want to be there!!!!:)
Get some pictures of you guys too!!!!
Enjoy the rest of your trip!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL..
You must feel like you are in paradise.. oh yea.. you ARE..
Have fun girly..
Love ya.

Dita said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous.....and Paradise Island looks pretty nice too!

So glad that you are enjoying the Island and Pat.

Can't wait to see what photos the beautiful lady comes up with tomorrow!

Have loads of fun!

Dita

Christy said...

beautiful!! Cant wait to see all the pics!!

Christy :)

Norah said...

More interesting? These are great. I actually forgot that blue skies exist. Thank you for opening up my eyes!

Kristin said...

I think I need to go to paradise island now. Thank you for sharing! Love your new hair color. I hope you just have a blast and wonderful time with your hubby!

Launa said...

Looks like you're having a blast! I can't wait to see more photos!!

carolinagirl said...

Wow Lisa! I am so jealous! Your photos are really beautiful. I love all of the colors!!! It sounds like the perfect destination for us...my husband LOVES black jack and I LOVE the ocean!!! :) Can't wait to see more!

EllieNat said...

The BLUE water looks so inviting!

Colleen said...

Lisa I'm happy your having such a good time!!! I love it there!!!! The weather looks beautiful : ) enjoy the jet ski's.

Bridget said...

Looks lovely!!! Wish I were there! Glad you are having a great time! Looking forward to more pics!

Casey said...

Wow. Jealousy is wrong, right??

That looks like paradise... you are in the right place. Love the pics. Can't wait to see more!!

Continue to have a blast!

wife.mom.nurse said...

WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

It looks like Paradise for sure! ENJOY your trip, especially your time with Pat, you deserve it :) Can't wait to see more pictures...


Jen

Robin said...

Oh I am so jealous for all that sand and sun. Have a WONDERFUL time and please do take lots of pictures for us!!

Blessings,
Robin

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness! Wowee!
Sounds like you and Pat are having a fantastic getaway!
I'm excited to see more vacay pics!
Now go have another tooty fruity drink for me will ya missy?!?
xo Les

kerri said...

Enjoy your time in paradise...
Could I sneak in your suitcase next time, LOL??

Ivy said...

LISA,
Are you home yet? I miss you! Can't wait to see more pics...sounds like you're having a wonderful time!
Look forward to talking to you.

I'm sure the children can't wait to see you both! Enjoy the weekend!

Hugs,

Ivy

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Well, we just got back from our vacation... I think I am ready to go somewhere else... cannot wait to see the happy snaps... and if memory serves me, that fish you were talking about is an Atlantic Manta Ray... those things are huge and are not venomous and so you are safe with that one... it is the sting ray that is what you want to stay clear of.
Seems you are having a blast... take care

Jo said...

Hope you are having a fabulous time! It looks lovely.

Relax and enjoy,
Jo

delucchi family said...

Amazing!!
Tell us all about it when you get back.
Love Jules
xxx

Carol VR said...

Glad to the snow has been removed from your blog header and happy to hear your having a FANTASTIC time.

Sure do hope you bring the nice weather home with you...I could really use it.

EllieNat said...

Love your spring header!

The Things We Carried said...

Lisa,
Have fun and do post the picts :)!
xxMeredith

Jennifer said...

The water looks so beautiful!! Glad you had a nice trip!

Jen

Drama queens mum said...

Great pics

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

what building/hotel did you guys pick to stay in - I want to go there with my family - but not to sure what is the BEST building to pick to stay in - we have 3 little ones

Jonni said...

I know I sound like a broken record, but gorgeous images Lisa. I know what you mean about the way people see you with a camera all the time. Sofia probably thinks I have a camera permanently attached to my face (lol).

hugs,
Jonni

CC said...

Wow. As I "enjoy" spring break at home in the RAIN I am sooooo jealous!!!