Bacardi Island, just of the coast of Samana Dominican Republic, is one of those perfect settings for a lazy day on the beach. One of the neat things that Johnny does when a new batch of students graduate his English Language school is treat them to a little outing at one of the nearby beaches. Johnny invited us along to check out Cayo Levantado, otherwise known as “Bacardi Island” because of all the Bacardi Rum commercials filmed on that very tropical looking island.
This was our first trek over to Bacardi Island, and despite it being an overcast day with a little rain shower here and there, the outing was great. Turns out that Bacardi Island really is one of those iconic tropical islands like you would expect to see as the backdrop for a Bacardi commercial, or a Sports Illustrated swimming suit issue or an episode of Gilligans Island. Beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees everywhere and just enough quaint little shops and bars to meet all your needs. Not a bad way to spend a day in paradise.
Since we had a crowd of people in our party, we brought along folding picnic tables, chairs, plenty of grilled chicken and fixins, and plenty of soft drinks and maybe a touch of rum and Presidente 🙂
While I was on Bacardi Island, I decided to get the camera out of the bag and shoot a few of the scenes so that I could share a little of the day with you.
We have a very busy upcoming tour schedule with quite a few families from all over the world participating in the free North Coast Discovery Tours.
If you haven’t been on a tour with us, give it a shot. It is a great way to meet the locals and other expats and really check this place out. Heck, who knows. You may even like it and choose it as your fallback position if you should ever need or want one. Trust me, there are much worse places to call home and spend your days.
For now, it is Barry on the road again.