First of all, I apologize if you think we didn’t enjoy our honeymoon from the first two parts! Yes, It did get off to a rough start, and yes I got sick. However, I spent an entire week beside my husband, with no technology to take away our attention. We were fed plenty, and nothing was ever bad. We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise, and wouldn’t take back a moment! Now are you ready for an overload of pictures? Good, I hoped so!
Labadee, Haiti was my favorite island on our honeymoon. Labadee is an island in Haiti that is privately owned by Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean has employed everyone who works on the island, has planned each and every excursion, takes full responsibility of everything that would happen on the island, and even brought all the food off the ship to make us lunch.
Aaron and I had no idea what we would be in for. This was our first stop, and from the second we woke up to an island outside our window, we were so excited. We knew this would be a beautiful island, and we were more than excited to spend the day laying out on the beach with the clear blue water around us.
Aaron and I received room service that morning because our cruise docked at 8:30 (actually earlier!) and we had an excursion we needed to arrive at by 9! Being that we had no idea what we were doing, we wanted to make sure we had plenty of time to make it where we needed to be, and that we had food in our belly.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get off the cruise, how knowledgable the employees were, as well as how smooth everything ran. I had thoughts (and we were told on our nightly news) that it would be crowded getting off the ship when we first docked, but it, thankfully, wasn’t. Being that we were so close to the island, we only took what was needed for our excursion, which meant all the beach things were left on the cruise, and we had our tennis shoes, shorts, and shirts on, and we were ready to go!
First up: Dragon’s Breath Zip Line. This zipline is the longest zipline over the water; you start 500 feet above the water on a mountain, and travel 40-50 mph down over over the beach. It is approximately 2500 feet long!
Upon arriving to our station, though, it had started raining, and apparently lightening. This meant out 9:30 excursion would now be rescheduled for 12:30, and we had free time until then. Aaron and I knew we wanted to go back, get our beach things, and explore the island. The little bit of rain didn’t stop us at all, and it was over before we knew it.
We went on some trails, and just spent time finding new things throughout the island. It was breathtaking to see mountains in the background of the ocean. We felt so lucky to have been able to tour this island, and get to know some of the Haitians who live there.
We spent so much time laying by the ocean, as the weather had cleared and the day ended at 98*. So beautiful.
Being that we ate breakfast at 7:30 (room service was wayy early!), Aaron and I were starving! We were one of the first ones in line for lunch at 11:30, which we devoured, and quickly hurried to our excursion location. Even though the rain and lightening weren’t even happening at our original time, we loved that it was now beautiful and we had the sun for us! The first thing they had you do (beside from getting your harness on) was to head to a small zipline (still probably 100 ft long) to make sure we all felt comfortable and weren’t scared. It was so fun and we were both excited that we technically were able to zipline twice! Makes the money we paid a bit more worth it! Just kidding, it was definitely worth it even without that extra zipline! Once we were all finished, they drove us up the mountain. It was just like you would think- no road, driving on rocks, lots of trees and wildlife on the sides. It was a very bumpy road, and you could literally fall off the edge down the mountain. We were met with a platform that definitely didn’t look like the sturdiest thing, but we were ready for this! Won’t lie; when you look down from the top, it’s definitely overwhelming and a bit scary because you are so high!
You know the best thing? I filmed the entire thing! It’s a bit shaky and it takes a bit to start going down because I started it before they let me go, but it was so fun, nontheless! However, it is a QuickTime movie, and I don’t know how to insert it into my post? Anyone have an idea? I’d love to show you it! I would highly recommend going ziplining if you ever have the chance! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Sometimes, though, laying in 98* weather can be a tad much, so we packed up our things around 3:30 and did some more exploring! We found a new trail and went with it! We had it all to ourselves, and just took our time checking everything out!
Sadly, our time ended at 4:15 and we needed to go back on the boat. We had such a great time on this island, and loved the amount of things that there were to do. Some examples were: a kid park full of slides and jumping toys, jetskis, taking boats to explore the ocean, rollercoaster, etc. I believe there were even more water activities that I don’t even know!