Our good friends are due with baby #3 and suggested a mini-vac away with us before their due date. My friend and I both really wanted to check out Hawk’s Cay, a really nice resort in the Keys known for its beautiful grounds and family friendly atmosphere. So we went together! The kids & parents both got to hang out, which added to the fun.
(These are the same friends we went on our 2019 Disney Cruise with – we are experienced co-vacationers now I guess!)
((This sounds like a sponsored review. It definitely is NOT. Paid full price. Just FYI!))
Things I learned:
1- Staying at our own little house/villa FAR beats a hotel room! BUT I still need to think about sleeping arrangements more. I ended up sharing a bed with G which was disastrous because a) she moves around and kicks all night and b) she fell out of bed on the second night which was traumatic for us both!! (She is completely okay but omg, lesson learned).
2- Need to spend a little more time on planning meals to eat in — ie, what groceries to order, etc. It worked out but with kids it’s so much easier to do breakfast in your own place.
3- JUST BECAUSE THERE IS A COFFEE MAKER DOESN’T MEAN THERE ARE COFFEE FILTERS! Just a PSA which obviously we learned the hard way. But paper towels do work in a pinch!
4- Not ideal to arrive home on a Sunday afternoon with a full (extra full, really) day of work Monday. But I guess it was worth it. (STRESSFUL Sunday afternoon, though!)
Josh and I will try to put these lessons into action when we take our longer fam trip to Amelia Island in August!
Both can be described as “pricey but worth it” (and for us, we of course did not have to factor in any flight costs – Duck Key is a 2.5 hr drive from where we live). I definitely plan on going back.