We just returned from our fourth trip. The previous trips have all been in January so this is our first time in August.
I must say we pretty much did the same as usual. Beaches, snorkeling, eating, sleeping.
Things that I noticed were that the ocean temps were much much more to our liking than in January. Don't get me wrong, January is fine too but wow, this water temp now was super nice.
The fish were HUGE and plentyful.
Lots of sharks about and they too were HUGE. Saw at least one every day.
Less people and we liked that as well.
Very good water clarity all week with calm water.
Really great snorkeling in Leinster Bay/ waterlemon cay. With our favorite at the no name snorkel at the three buoys. Saw two very large nurse sharks next to each other, the sea star field, lots of turtles and octupuses, lobsters, etc.
Went to Honeymoon beach for the first time and really like that beach except for the flotila of screaming people being disgorged from catamarans to flail about over that very nice reef. One group was over the reef just screamming... I guess the capt of their boat was encouraging them to be as loud in their screaming as possible.
We stopped at Maho in the afternoons to relax, such an awesome beach.
Saw two baby spotted eagle rays at Maho... they were circling the same area and were so cute.
Best meals were at Sun Dog and waterfront bistro.
Stayed at Bluebitch and had a great experience from beginning to end. Rented their SUV as well. Great people who owned the apt.
Not sure when we'll be able to return...!