Recently, Michael and I took a 4-day weekend getaway trip to the Bahamas where we stayed at The Rosewood Baha Mar. We spent our time relaxing, sipping on cocktails, and soaking up all the sun and design inspiration we could. What I loved about this hotel is that it had a Las Vegas meets the beach resort vibe. I adore Las Vegas and I love the beach, so it was a dream that I didn’t have to choose one or the other. Talk about decadent!
Plan ahead for a seamless check-in
To make sure the focus of the trip stayed on relaxation, I made sure to plan all of our dinners and spa reservations with the concierge prior to our arrival. Putting these arrangements in the capable hands of someone else really took the pressure off.
Day 1: Friday Arrival!
I think 4-day weekends are better than 3. It’s important to have a full Saturday and Sunday, so you get a “true” weekend. In order to maximize our time in the Bahamas, we decided to book a really early 7:00 AM flight. I’m not a morning person, but having that extra time to relax in our hotel room before hitting the pool or spa is so important. You don’t feel rushed.
On Friday evening, we relaxed in the room before enjoying a tapas dinner at Cleo Baha Mar. We had great service during dinner and the restaurant had a really well-done interior. They used lots of white and pendant lighting paired with greenery throughout the space. It created an open, fresh feeling with a superbly casual vibe.
Day 2: Saturday Agenda
I’m not a gym goer, but Michael is, so we started off our Saturday at the gym. It’s not often we go to together, but in a facility this nice, how could you not go?! The gym featured brand new equipment and right outside was a fully stocked coffee bar, full of every type of milk, cream, and soy or rice alternative you could imagine.
We spent the day at the pool and then later headed to the beach, but the water was rough…So rough in fact, beach access was closed on Sunday. Not to worry though. The pool was much calmer, and surrounded by private palapas and shady palms.
Next, we headed to the spa! And strangely enough, there was no waiting and no foreplay. You got placed in a robe and went straight into your massage, which was excellent. Afterward, we placed bets on the college football games at Sportsbook and we won each bet! I never win anything, so winning was even more exciting for me.
Day 3: Sunday Agenda
On Sunday, Michael hit the gym first thing while I relaxed in the room, fully taking in my surroundings and letting all the worries of the work week fade away.
Day 4: Stress-Free Departure!
Our departure was as easy as our arrival. Again, it was only 15 minutes to the airport and because we had booked private transportation, there was no rushing. What’s really great about Nassau is that you go through customs at the airport before you board! It makes it super fast once you get back to the states.
And since we only had carry-ons it was a snap to get back. We arrived in Houston, picked up our car at the valet and voila! It was a successful, stress-free 4-day weekend packed full of design inspiration I could take back to the team. We had a fabulous time, and it definitely has me thinking about where in the world I want to travel to next…