What a change of pace this is! And a needed one, at that!
It seems we have been on a relentless, driving mission to get back to the islands from the time we were in Nantucket back in September until now. Well, we’ve made it. And, it’s now time to slow down and chill a little. The Marina at Emerald Bay has been just what the doctor ordered. We had originally intended to stop in Georgetown, a few more miles south of Emerald Bay, but when we investigated marinas at which to leave Beatitude for a couple of weeks, we settled upon this one. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown and all the cruiser activity which takes place there. Emerald Bay is somewhat isolated, and it suits us just fine. It has been wonderful relaxing here for the past few days. The floating docks are like new. The lounge is beautiful and very comfortable. The laundry is free! (And, has excellent machines!) The wi-fi is well above average. The clubhouse has a billiard room. The showers and restrooms are very nice and clean. And, there is an excellent fitness center.
The nearby restaurant is a short walk past the golf course to the Palapa Grill at the Grand Isle Resort. The cubans are delicious, and the view is gorgeous!
We’ve enjoyed relaxing at the crescent beach at Emerald Bay, upon which sits both the Sandals and the Four Seasons resorts. Access to this stunning white sand beach with its cyan waters is just a short walk from our slip. We’ve had time enough for boat work, reading, watching movies, playing games… and I’ve even started my book I’ve been planning to write for some time. In short, it has been a wonderful break.