…you step off the ship and find water that’s identical to the perfect shade of blue frosting.
…you are greeted by these young girls who couldn’t be more proud to share their talents with you.
…no matter how hard you try, you’ll never find a taxi. Men do not stand on every corner begging to take you to Paradise Island.
…you can find souvenirs and french toast at the same place. For children, only.
…you come across beautiful words that reside on the walls next to the sidewalks.
…you are served these festive drinks on the boat:
…you are severed drinks via coconuts and gallons of Hawaiin Punch on the islands.
…you instantly become happy thanks to the brightly colored buildings.
…you find little shops that look like this:
…in said shops, you find all sorts of unique souvenirs such as these:
…bands line the beaches and pools playing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”
…you walk down the beach and find The Atlantis Resort.
…people ride water-bikes and kayaks in the ocean just for fun.
…maraschino cherries are a staple in your week-long diet.
…even on rainy, cloudy days this is what you see:
…you come across such sweet Bahamian natives, such as Shelly, who spend their days walking the beaches selling their hand-made creations.
…carriage rides are offered, but not in your typical carriage. Instead, in vintage-looking, vibrant-colored carriages pulled by horses wearing straw hats.
…you can’t turn in any direction without seeing views such as these:
…you realize everything around you makes you happy and giddy.
…the native people make you think differently about what kind of a person you are and the lifestyle you’re living.
…you realize the happiest and most kind people in this world are the ones that work the hardest to survive.