The Best Day Ever...Honeymoon in Antigua!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Though it's only been a mere 3 weeks since our fabulous honeymoon to Antigua, it feels like a lifetime...can you tell we are people that must have beach time? When Jeff and I started researching possible destinations, we made a list of everything we were searching for--relaxing and secluded, private pools, all-inclusive, and individual bungalows. {simple request, no?}
With those items all in check, our travel agent showed us Hermitage Bay Resort, and within a few hours, we had decided this was absolutely what we were looking for. Trust me, this place did not disappoint.
The week of the wedding, people kept asking me how I was feeling...nervous, anxious, excited. All of those emotions were running through my mind no doubt, though all I could think of was that Jeff and I would have a week with just the two of us with no phones and no work!

Sunday morning, we woke up at the hotel at before the crack of dawn and headed straight the airport...fast forward to the plane and I had one tired husband on my hands... he's going to kill me for posting this.
Through Miami to catch our 2nd plane, and then the read fun started--we landed in gorgeous Antigua and met our driver to take us to the resort.
Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted with cold towels, mojitos, and a ride up to our incredible abode for the week...check out the picture tour:
our bedroom--pure heaven!
 outside our bungalow
 the view from our private infiniti pool
 beach shot of the nearest bay
 outdoor lounge area
more outdoor space
 the bestest bathroom...divine
 nap time after all that travel
 suitcases unpacked and my wardrobe for the week
 1st drinks courtesy of our mini bar--carib beers!!
{you like the koozies??}
 my personal bartender for the week
 yay mr and mrs!!
 first sunset picture...gorgeous every night!
 pre-dinner pool fun complete with champagne
 dinner the first night...just getting started!
 tasty drinks and handsome's new wedding band ;)
taking a view of the ocean before our first full day
 homemade french press coffee--yay
 the daily breakfast menu...perfection
 tasty fruit and fresh pastries...don't mind if we do
 reading time for the mr.
 my favorite view of the gorgeous ocean
mai tai time
 looking up at the bungalows from the beach--ours was the top right one!
 heaven on earth--perfect beach weather all day every day
 watermelon drinks back at the house
 sunset action
 awww...newlywed cheesyness
the lingerie game--the best fun via my fabulous MOH
 the new initials!!
 dessert...lunch and dinner every day--oh yes we did ;)
 at the bar for late night cocktails
 ready for our 1/2 day deep sea fishing adventure--our boat
 me reeling in a barracuda!! and yes, there was LOTS of seasickness that day
 jeff thought it was going to eat my head
 my man's big catch for the day--a 40 pound wahoo!!
 so proud of him!!
 our new Auburn friends...Katelyn and Bradford--we had a blast all week
our wahoo cooked to perfection that night for dinner
 shade time...a bit too much sun one day
 my new monogrammed beach bag!!
 thumbs up for honeymoon vacation
 can you see how humid it is there?? sheesh hair was a crazy mess that week
 private breakfast at our cottage one morning
 that's me in the ocean
 a catamaran that was rented out by a bunch of Arkansas guys...
total SEC reunion in the caribbean!
 Bradford, Jeff, and Steve--awww how sweet
 last night...ready for dinner
And then we went home as husband and wife...people have asked me if it feels different now that we're married and the answer is most certainly YES! Sure, we lived together and bought a house during our engagement, but now it's so  much better because I am officially 1/2 of a "team" and wouldn't have it any other way...the best honeymoon we could've ever imagined and one that we can look back on for years to come!! Hope you enjoyed the picture overload ;)

- 49 Comments

  1. What is this lingerie game!? I am going on my honeymoon and I need some cute ideas to present the lingerie with!

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  2. Wow! Stunning. Your pictures are great! Loving all the wedding recaps!

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  3. Omg your honeymoon looks like it was amazinggggg! Great pictures!

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  4. Amazing!!! You definitely did your honeymoon right! :)

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  5. You always wear the cutest dresses....Were you able to fit all your clothes in one suitcase for your trip? The pictures are lovely.

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  6. looks/sounds like an amazing honeymoon! we had such a great time on ours -- I would love to do it again =)

    I can't wait to see all the wedding pictures =)

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  7. I must know how the lingerie game works! How do you get all those bags on a plane??

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  8. Gorgeous pics!!! Your honeymoon looked amazing! Congratulations again!

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  9. hermitage bay is sooo gorgeous! loved the picture overload.

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  10. So pretty! Glad you guys had a blast! How could you not at a place like that!

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  11. 1. best lingerie game ever.

    2. your ring is unbelievable.

    3. obsessed with your koozies. where did you have them made?

    4. AMAZING honeymoon!

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  12. Natasha,

    I randomly came across your blog months ago and I LOVE your enthusiasm. I look forward to your posts daily! Your honeymoon looks like you had a blast. My husband and I went to Riviera Maya for ours this past March.

    Come over and visit me at http://littlemrsfendercantbewrong.blogspot.com/ :)

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  13. Wow!!! That looks soo pretty! Your watermelon drink combined with that sweet room/bungalow had me sold!

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  14. Beautiful photos, now I need to find my mister, so I can go on a honeymoon!! yall are beaming!! Congrats!!!!! :)

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  15. Ditto all the above comments, PLUS I love your mongrammed beach bag!

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  16. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a fabulous time. AHH I want to go! Was the price reasonable?? We went deep sea fishing during our honeymoon too. I loved it but def got sick too :/

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  17. I love this post and all its pictures, makes me want to do our honeymoon all over again. I wonder if hubby would mind?! ;)

    Your ring is gorgeous Natasha!!

    And what is that lingerie game all about?

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  18. Wow, what a gorgeous honeymoon! The bungalow and that view is so incredible. Love your colorful wardrobe, too!

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  19. SO WONDERFUL!!! Loved all of the pictures and so glad you had such a great time! :)

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  20. I'd love to hear how the lingerie game works. I am in several friends weddings in the coming months and it sounds like a cute idea to do for them for their honey moon's.

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  21. Everything looked wonderful! Glad yall had an amazing time!

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  22. Looks like a fabulous honeymonn!!! I LOOOOVE the koozies from the wedding, so cute!! Where did you get those made??!

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  23. What is the lingerie game?!

    Gorgeous photos!! Looks like the two of you had a fabulous time :)

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  24. What an beautiful honeymoon!

    only 59 days and we'll be on ours.. whoo hoo!!! Can't wait!

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  25. I loved these pictures! Antigua looks amazing. We were in Barbados last week. Congrats on your marriage!

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  26. Congrats again!! Looks like a great time, great pics too. Yeah, what is the lingerie game?

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  27. love all these pictures -- especially the one of Jeff sleeping on the plan, haha. Your honeymoon destination looks amazing, glad it was perfect! :)

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  28. Wow, what a beautiful honeymoon. Looks like you had an amazing week. What a great way to kick off a marriage! Glad you had such a wonderful trip.

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  29. So glad you guys had a blast!

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  30. Omg, I know I just emailed you about dresses, but I love them all and your bathing suits! Brands and boutique names please! :)

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  31. Looks like such an amazing time! What a wonderful way to start off your marriage!

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  32. Wow--great pictures! Looks like you had an amazing time. What a view.

    Congrats! :)

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  33. wow girl that looks awesome :) id love to go there for my honeymoon! congrats on an awesome time! love the pics! xo

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  34. Looks like an amazing time and place!!! I love your ring! So pretty. I also love your dresses!

    I was wondering 2 things -

    1- where you got your koozies made and 2- what is the lingerie game?

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  35. newlywed cheesiness is the best.

    I, for one, am super fond of the cheese.

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  36. I'm loving your honeymoon photos!! Looks like you had a most excellent time. What a romantic locale!

    xo, chrissy

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  37. oh my gosh so fun and cute and perfect!

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  38. Wow! The view from the pool out to the beach is fabulous! Just gorgeous!

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  39. gorgeous pictures! this post just made me re-live my honeymoon through photos. a-ma-zing!

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  40. Ah beautiful picture:)

    -We are going to Antigua on our honeymoon and I am so excited, your pictures made it even better.

    -Love the lingerie game.

    -Your outfits are so pretty.

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  41. Congrats on a fab honeymoon! So glad you two had fun. I'm ready to go stay in a bungalow somewhere, now! :)

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  42. Looks awesome.... and you two are totally naked in one of those pics. Get it girl!!!

    I did want to tell you that I had an absolute blast at your wedding. Such an awesome reunion of friends. Thanks for asking me to sing... it was an honor! Hope you and Malc can make it to my side of the state soon for a little visit. We would LOVE it!

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  43. Funny but I felt the same way during the week of our wedding! We're having a delayed proper honeymoon in September but had a few nights at one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed at. All the stress of my 'to-do' lists lead me to craving luxury and opulence!

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

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  44. Absolute paradise -- I wish I could go on another honeymoon, hehe!

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  45. That resort is just breathtaking!!!! Looks like the perfect honeymoon! :)

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  46. i just stumbled across your blog because me and my fiance just booked our trip to hermitage bay at the beginning of november. thanks for sharing- i cannot WAIT to get there...

    www.simplyswayze.blogspot.com

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