The weather was horrible in the morning. Rain was coming down heavy and the winds were mighty strong. By mid day we were looking pretty good so I decided to run down to the beach and take a few pictures to share with everyone. In the above picture you’ll see the entrance to Grand Anse Beach from the Flamboyant Hotel.
As you meander down the entrance there are beautiful grounds to your left. The hotel has a quaint white gazebo for intimate wedding parties and massive gardens full of flowers and plants. The view is stunning from this area. There’s a pretty arch from the front and tile covered roofs on the gazebo. I can imagine such a beautiful celebration here. Can’t you?
Further down is the Flamboyant deck and pool area. The shot below is of the hot tub and below that is the pool terrace.
If you look carefully, towards the middle of the sandy area, at the bottom of the picture, you’ll see a tortoise. There are four of them that roam the property. I’ll try to get a close up shot next time we see them again.
And whala! Here we are on the beach. I took shots of the beach from my left and on my right. We’re situated right at the end of Grand Anse so the beach stops at our hotel. When facing the Caribbean Sea, from the right you’ll have the reef, on the left stretches Grand Anse Beach. Below is a shot of Grand Anse Beach. We saw locals fishing from the jetty today.
And this is Grand Anse Reef…
I couldn’t resist. I stuck my toes in the water and it was crystal clear.
So after all the frolicking in the water it’s time to head back up to the room. J and I go up these stairs every day. Sometimes we do the sets of stairs 3-4 times a day. These babies give your legs a workout like you wouldn’t believe! I counted them for you guys today and the magic number is 76 – one way. Sometimes I can run up these steps like they’re nothing. Other times, I need to take breathers but I think I figured out the trick…stamina is the name of the game just start sprinting and you’ll make it to the top in no time.
We finished the night with peanuts in curried rice and a side of stewed veggies of pumpkin, carrots, onions, red beans, garlic, and bok choy. Dessert was hot cocoa made from the cocoa bar we picked up at the spice market and a tad of sugar. Boy was it different from the processed cocoa packets we get in the States. The cocoa was smooth and silky, even without milk, and reminded me of a rich dark coffee. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed it, let’s keep our fingers crossed that J doesn’t get a reaction from the caffeine in the chocolate.
The sunset in the evening was beautiful from the porch. J took a video from the balcony this evening while we were finishing up dinner. Check it out…