A long weekend in the Bahamas

About eight weeks ago, I got a Facebook message from my friend Auston: Airfare to the Bahamas was on sale, did anyone want to join him for a long weekend in March? The catch was that we had to book that evening, before fares skyrocketed again. I’m pretty sure he didn’t think anyone would commit, but last Friday 11 of us rocked up to JFK and flew to Nassau, where we spent three days bonding in a beachfront condo. AKA the perfect weekend with the perfect crew!

Beachfront condo in Nassau, BahamasSunrise on the beach in Nassau, Bahamas

Our condo literally could not have been closer to the beach, and was outfitted with two decks and a swimming pool (which I was definitely thrown into in the middle of the night after a few too many drinks). This was my first trip to the Caribbean, let alone the Bahamas, and I was blown away by how clear the water was! I also got the watch the sunrise every morning from my bed. NBD.

Best friends in Nassau, Bahamas

I was so excited my best friend Emmie came along as well. We’re pretty much attached at the hip but this was our first vacation together!

Downtown Nassau, BahamasSunset in Downtown Nassau, Bahamas

We did spend one day (the rainiest one, conveniently) exploring downtown Nassau. Or at least, exploring the Bahamian bars. The vibe is so different from New York City but I was obsessed with the shacks, the ocean views and even the kitschy tourist traps.

Nassau, Bahamas

The best part of the weekend in the Bahamas, besides the quality time with my favorites, was getting to break out swimsuits and dresses. The weather was my definition of perfect, and I got more fresh air in those three days than I had in months. I also was one of the only few to escape without a sunburn! Thanks for the adventure, Bahamas – I’ll be back!

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