After closing my bakery, my husband, Darryl and I realized that we needed a vacation. After scouring the internet for vacation deals, we decided on going back to a place we had visited with our kids about 10-12 years ago; Clearwater Beach, Florida. A full week of sunshine, the beach, and lots of relaxing.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency and upon arrival, we requested a room with a view and boy, did they provide a view. Our room was one floor above the pool, and beyond the pool was the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The room was set up as a condo and had everything we needed for the relaxing week in the sun. The bed was so comfortable and the full kitchen was complete with everything we needed to make breakfast every morning to enjoy on our patio. Coffee on the patio was my favorite way to start each day! The staff was so accommodating and helpful. On the weekend we stayed at the pool, because the beach was a bit crowded. The pool bar was convenient and had servers that catered to pool goers needs. We would definitely book with the Hyatt Regency again.
Before we left home, I booked a catamaran cruise through Kai Lani. We choose the Sunday night Sunset Sangria Cruise. This was our first time on a catamaran, and we had so much fun. It was an adult only cruise and they had a full bar on board, so we other options besides sangria, although, that was fine with me. I do love a good sangria! I was even able to get a cool photo of the Pirate Cruise Boat!
A trip to the gulf wouldn't be complete without some delicious food and we found that our favorite restaurant from 10 years ago was still there and had added a few other locations; Frenchy's. Some of the best seafood in the area, so we ate there twice! I couldn't get over the Crab Fries and the Lobster Roll. Amazing!!
We had an amazing time, whether it was relaxing at the beach or the pool, taking a nap, walking on boardwalk or sitting on our patio. It was just the sort of trip that we both needed. It gave us time to reconnect after such a stressful month and I wish we could go back at least once a month!
Where is your favorite place to visit and relax?