Rose Island is a small island in the Bahamas that lies 3 miles east of Paradise Island, which lies directly off of New Providence Island. The minute we got to the Bahamas everyone we ran into told us Rose Island is an experience we just could not miss.
After researching numerous excursion packages, we decided that Flying Cloud had the best deal out there and fit our exact needs for what we wanted to do and how much time we wanted to spend snorkeling and sailing.
We jumped aboard the Flying Cloud for a day of sailing, snorkeling and some pure enjoyment on the beach at Rose Island.
Along the way we passed beautiful multi-million dollar homes on Paradise Island and took in as much sun as possible.
When we arrived to our snorkeling destination, I just could not wait to jump into the crystal clear stunning blue waters.
Although this was only my second time snorkeling ever, I had somewhat high expectations since my very first experience in Barbados was a good one. Let me just say this experience totally topped my first one! Since I was more accustomed to the snorkeling gear, knowing how to clear my mask and breathe under water, there was no stopping me from snorkeling all day long!
The best part of snorkeling this time was feeding the fish Funyuns, yes FUNYUNS!!! Kye, the Captain of Flying Cloud, supplied me with three bags full of Fuyuns to enhance my snorkeling experience!!! At one point, I almost felt like I became one of the fish since I was swimming so close to them and they completely surrounded me since I had their food.
I forgot to bring an underwater camera (which I completely regret), but I was still able to get plenty of great pictures through the help of the Flying Cloud crew who so generously offered to take pictures from the 57′ Catamaran.
After that awesome experience of feeding the fish and admiring all the gorgeous corral, the Flying Cloud crew had a really hard time getting me to come back on board to continue our excursion…of course I was the very last person!!!
Our 5 hour cruise included a delicious BBQ rib and chicken buffet with salads, Bahamian peas ‘n rice and fruits all catered by Anthony’s Grill. We had the option to eat it on board or at Rose Island.
Lunch was also served with Bahamian Rum Punch….but of course!!!!
Finally when we arrived to Rose Island, it was everything everyone said it would be plus more!!! The water was amazing and it felt like we seriously just landed in PARADISE!!!
Check out the Gallery for more pics of our awesome island get away!!!