If you daydream in color but are stuck laboring in shades of gray, this week's Escape to the Bahamas will dissolve your cloudy disposition in the crystal waters of the Caribbean at Grand Lucayan Bahamas.
Drift across the Grand Island's pristine beaches as you and your companion unwind during a four ($499) or seven-night ($759) stay in an ocean view room. Furbished in coolly hued Caribbean décor, and outfitted with a pair of plush robes and wireless Internet, your one-bedroom oasis is ideal for an incandescent getaway.
As jet lag begins to beckon, wipe away your tension and relax on your accommodation's balcony or patio. Those with the entire brood in tow will erase the murky confusion of family-friendly scheduling with included kids club access for two, while romance-seeking patrons will get a head start on serenity with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries.
Before frequenting the Island's white sand beaches, take a dip in one of four turquoise pools. Wade over to Hammerheads, where a bounty of frosty beverages and snacks are a pool's-length away, or clear your mind as you float under the glittering tropical sky. If a brief shuffle through the sand makes you yearn for a closer peek at marine life, head to the Underwater Explorers Society where experienced handlers will guide you in racing, diving, and exploring alongside fourteen Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.
With two world-class courses to choose from, and a full-service spa offering specialty treatments like the seasonal facial—prepared with organic fruits, herbs, and exotic spices—those trading their hectic schedules for seven nights of alleviation will have plenty options when it comes indulging with their $150 resort credit.
After an afternoon of adventure, wash away your appetite with a platter of West Indies-inspired cuisine from Iries, where local eats like cracked conch with spicy sauce and potato wedges offer a flavorful solution to a hunger-inspired haze.
Toss out the grindstone grime and sink into unobscured bliss with this week's Escape.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2012
Grand Lucayan Bahamas
A Four- ($499) or Seven-Night ($759) Stay for Two Adults and Up to Two Kids in an Ocean View Room and More
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