This place... The perfect place to disconnect from the world. I woke up as they delivered our morning coffee on our deck at 6:30 and sat quietly sipping my coffee, while listening to the waves crashing on the shore.
Then off I went for a stroll down the beach, watching birds snacking on residue left from the waves with the sun slowly rising higher in the sky. Not a soul around. Just me and nature. Perfectly and intoxicatingly peaceful.
Back at the bungalow, David was sleeping in while i was having a light breakfast before going to Yoga. LCI beach & bungalow offers yoga in a little studio wedged between the bungalows and the jungle.
Even if you don't stay here during your vacation, make sure to stop and see if "Lady" is here to teach yoga. Lady, aka Laurie who is originally from NYC is by far the most knowledgeable yoga instructor I've ever praticed with. However, she is definitely more NYC/LA buzz then LCI bliss. Also A+ on pratice but a definite "needs improvement" on oral. It went something a little like this. "Bring your knees closer to your... Oh!! I have the same heart monitor as yours.. I used to wear a fitbit but i didnt like it. Anyways.. Bring your knees closer to your forehead like you're a big clam. Clam. Clam. Clam is such a fun word to say. Clam." But I guess it is. Say it a few times, it's kind of fun.
After yoga, both of us had a massage booked, because?? Oh yeah! It was my birthday!! 30something with a much older soul, a much younger heart and a body right smack in the middle of that. As badass as Lady is at yoga, I recommend seeing anyone else for a massage. I mean the lanscaper, the maid, that random tourist on the beach. Anyone.
After getting softly petted for an hour, we decided to venture south of our resort to casa iguana which offers deliciously cheap drinks, decent food, service with a smile and one of the best views of the island.
Back at the B&B, I attempted to paddleboard which was a complete splash... That wind. It makes for such crazy waves. I wiped out HARD about 4 times before abandonning my workout mission and joined David on the beach.
Dinner was at the turned turtle restaurant at LCI B&B again as we went for the RADDdeal for our stay which offers a partial all inclusive. The food, again is delicious and you absolutely cannot beat the service. The staff is fantastic. Every single one of them is as sweet as peaches!
Another gorgeous day and believe it or not, the wind was much calmer. We pigged out on the best (but also the only) coconut french toast we've ever had
before going all the way up the east side of the island to the most upscale resort of the island. The walk there is a bit treacherous with a steep little cliff with big rocks penetrating the sole of your feet while you're trying to keep your balance. But the rest of the way is nothing else but gorgeous and the view from up there is worth the trip.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Yemaya is by far the nicest hotel, beach and view of the whole island but take your wallet out as it is much much more expensive than all the other places on Little corn. Most places serve drinks for $4-$6 each and half that price during happy hours. Yemaya cost us $26 for those same 2 drinks. Let's just say the extra $14-$18 was a cover charge for the view.
I wonder if they have coachroches there too. Yep. We're at roach #3 at our bungalow. Can I tell you how little I would sleep without our unpenatrable bed mosquito net??? LCI, not for the faint of heart. Great place for backpackers who are not scared of big bugs though. For $30 per night, you can have a very rustic roof over your head and a bed to sleep on. No mosquito nets at those places though.
In the afternoon we went all the way across and north of the island to see the lighthouse. Humm.. My definition of a lighthouse: (that's in my home town)
Their definition of a lighthouse:
We heard the 360 degree view of the island from up there is unbelievable. And we believe what we heard but feel free to come confirm this statement yourself because yours truly here...no way she's getting up that rusty ladder. David declined as well.
For dinner, I was surprised with a birthday cake. I did have candles on last night's dessert
(Yes, those are darth vader candles. Yes I am a big nerd and my husband has come to accept it)
but they actually had baked a full size cake for my birthday but hadn't had time to decorate it. Fine with me. All this meant is, i didn't only get 1 birthday cake, I got 2 scrumptious cakes. Bring the biggest spoon you can find for this little lady por favor!!
Big day of sleeping in today. 7:30 am and we're just trying to unglue our eyeballs. I went for yoga again to try and burn off some of last night's cake and then spent the rest of the morning either lounging on the beach (David) or walking up and down the beach (moi).
David spent the whole afternoon with Captain Chris trying to catch our dinner. No such luck. Although he had a great afternoon on the boat, someone must have tipped off the fish about their whereabouts.
For dinner, we were recommended by 4 different couples to try Desedero, an italian restaurent on the westside of the island. So we walked across the pitch dark island (BYOF or bring your own flashlight) in hopes of a good Italian meal and were not disappointed. The waitress, cute as a button, was spunky and flirty. We had such fun with her.
The West side of the island is a little bit busier than our side with more bars and restaurent. Despite that fact, the're is not much happening on the island after 9pm.