We ended up leaving Nassau by boat to head to Blue Lagoon Island. As you might expect from the title, Blue Lagoon Island is a private island that can only be accessed by about a 25 minute boat ride. The boat ride was enjoyable and we even got to catch a glimpse of Atlantis as we zipped by on our catamaran. When we arrived at the dock at Blue Lagoon Island, there were two options of where to go. Some guests booked Dolphin, Sea Lion, etc. excursions and were directed to head to the aquarium side of the island to begin those activities. We went to the beach area where there was ample seating spread out along the waterfront. For an extra cost, you could purchase time in an inflatable water play area. They also offered bars and stores to purchase drinks and goodies while at the beach. Dan and I headed to the last beach chairs we could find at the end of the lagoon and enjoyed some peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle.
Lunch was included in the price of the excursion and the food was VERY good. They had the typical burger / hot dog and fries as an option but also included a yummy teriyaki chicken with rice that I found wonderful. While we were eating in the lunch pavilion, Dan noticed a trail on the other side that we decided to go explore after we were done. When we followed the trail over the sand dune, we were treated to a fabulous surprise - a little private beach with absolutely NO PEOPLE! This is like a hidden gem on the backside of the island. We spent the next 4 hours on this beach and in that time only about 5 other people ever ventured over here and most of them quickly left. For a couple looking to enjoy some private adult time - this was our own version of Heaven on Earth.
|The view from our "private" beach. Doesn't it look like a screensaver??|
Overall Grade - A+: We stayed in our own island oasis until the last boat back to Nassau. This was an awesome day and far exceeded all of our expectations. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy a day at the beach on your next Bahamian cruise with Disney.