And the adventure continues…I told you there was a lot to share, and I might not be done just yet. Remember when I mentioned in our highlights that coconut drinking was a thing on this trip?
Well, since Eric is pretty tall he was able to reach up and pick coconuts off of the palm trees. I joke around with him all the time that he is part pterodactyl and has a crazy wing span. One of my favorite things from this trip was hearing little nugget get so excited when he would spot a coconut and say, look mommy, look daddy, a cocie-nut tree!
One night after dinner we even crept onto the beach with the boys and had a coconut hunt. They would spot ones, Eric would go and pick them, and then A and I would run them over to the stroller and put them underneath in what we joked around as being the getaway car.
After our visit to Kleine Knip beach, we packed the car up the next day, coconuts and all, and headed out for another adventure. I am happy to say that this beach was easier to get to and after navigating the first time around it became a little easier.
Jeremi beach was really pretty too but not as big as Kleine Knip. It also had some great coves and rocks to explore. When we got down to the beach there was almost like a wall of coral that washed up that you had to walk over to get to the water. The boys had so much fun collecting some in their nets. I’m not sure if you can really tell, but in the first pic of me standing in the water, the bottom of the rocks behind me had this really pretty purplish pink color to them.
Remember when Eric dared me to go lay under those rocks at Kleine Knip, but I was too scared of the crabs? Well he dared me again, but this time to get up on the rocks. I did it. Ha! But I was definitely looking around frantically to make sure no crabs were creeping up. I was not about to have my booty pinched by some crab.
I have to say, being up on that rock almost made me feel like a mermaid. The thought did cross my mind to reenact the part where Ariel is up on the rock with the wave splashing behind her (I know somebody must know what I’m talking about). I’m pretty sure it would have ended badly and looked nothing like that magical moment in the movie, so I passed on that. This swimsuit was pretty much perfect to give me all the mermaid feels without completely embarrassing myself. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull this one off, but I ended up really liking the plunge neck to it and the different cutouts. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be able to run around after the kids in this but I actually had no problems and didn’t feel like I was popping out. I’m wearing a medium and also decided to size up in my shorts which you’ll see in a few pics.
We decided this beach was perfect for bringing out the coconuts and sipping away. Eric just took a rock and kind of pounded away at the top until it cracked open. We grabbed some straws from the resort and we were set. Both of the boys enjoyed drinking them too—until they came across one they weren’t too fond of. In the end they wound up spitting it out. After that they were kind of over it and not as enthusiastic about drinking from the coconuts. I think it was more of a monkey see, monkey do thing, because their big thing right now is copying each other. I have to say, I am not a big coconut water person either. You won’t really find me buying it here because for some reason it tastes really salty to me. But, drinking it fresh had a much different taste to it and was actually really refreshing. I can get down with fresh coconut water.
After spending the afternoon here it was time to change our clothes and head back to the resort. That is until we stumbled upon Playa Lagun. These beaches were really close together so we decided to stop off and see what it was all about. Playa Lagun was the smallest out of all the ones we visited but its size didn’t matter with having some great views and beautiful water.
There was a restaurant on top of this cliff that you had to climb up what felt like a ton of stairs to get to. But once you go to the top, the view was totally worth it. We enjoyed some appetizers and drinks and the boys enjoyed looking at the iguanas hanging out in the trees. And of course we couldn’t resist putting our feet in the water.