When I first got pregnant I knew I wanted to make a trip somewhere before the baby was born. I knew not to go in my first trimester because the risk of miscarriage is the greatest and I didn’t want to go in my third trimester just in case I had any complications. So we booked a trip to the Bahamas at the beginning of my second trimester.
We chose the Bahamas because we didn’t want to go anywhere too far from where we live in Houston and it didn’t have any recent or current Zika activity reported.
We went in March and stayed at The Atlantis in the Coral Reef Tower in Nassau. We had enough points from our Marriott card to cover our stay there for the week.
I liked that there was so much to see and do on the resort. There’s a casino, aquarium, movie theater, clubs for adults and kids, it’s a water park, and it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches with white sand and blue water. So there was a few things for this pregnant lady to do.
Since this place wasn’t an all inclusive resort we tried to stray on budget by eating outside of the resort. Across the street there was a small grocery store, restaurants and souvenir shop. We would shop for things here whenever we needed anything. Prices were still a little high, but still cheaper.
Being pregnant kind of limited what I activities I could do while there. We could do the popular speed boat trips to swim with nurse sharks and go to pig island, so instead we did an excursion with Sandy Toes Bahamas. They had a double deck boat that took us to their own private island. They provided us with drinks and lunch. You could rent or bring your own snorkeling gear, and they had their own trained pigs that swim in the water.
Another day we caught a flight to Exuma where we rented a small boat from Minns Water Sports and explored the harbour all on our own. We found our own private beaches, played with sting rays, and saw dolphins. This was the best day!
For lunch we ate at this small restaurant in the harbour called Chat n Chill. We cast out the anchor and parked our boat on the beach. If you go, be prepared to wait a while. They are on “Island Time”. We probably waited almost an hour for our food. Just relax and go to the gift shop next door or look at all the shirts hanging from the walls from past visitors.
We enjoyed our time in the Bahamas. It had some of the whitest sand and bluest waters I’ve ever seen and I would love to go back when I’m not pregnant to see and do the other things I couldn’t.