My husband and I just returned from a quick three night stay in IM, our first. I'll post in two parts, I can get long-winded. ;)
Day one: Our flight arrived early, we breezed through customs with our carry-on luggage to Canada Transfers and walked onto the ferry. The blue water is just stunning as you cross to the island. Before we knew it were sitting at Bally Hoos for fish and shrimp tacos, pico, and margs. The shrimp tacos and pico were fantastic, my husband thought the fish tacos were okay.
We then made our way to Hotel Secreto. After a settling in we visited Hortensia so I pick out material for a dress, and then went down to the beach outside Hotel Secreto and made our way across the rocky portion of the beach to Playa Norte. We strolled along the beach, taking in the different sites, and then stopped for a drink at Sunset Grill. We enjoyed the sunset, and continued our stroll around the beach.
We weren’t very hungry after our late lunch, so stopped at Rolandis for calamari. We thought it was just okay, but we loved the coconut with kahlua ice cream.
Day two: This was our golf cart day. By 9:30 we were headed south and following MapChick’s tour. I loved going through the neighborhoods and exploring the island. Our favorite stop was the Turtle Farm, I was entranced by the sea horses. At Punta Sur we followed the trail up to Rick’s chairs, but alas, there are only remains left. It was a beautiful spot.
We then went to El Vardero for lunch, but alas they weren’t opening until 1:30, so we went to Zama Beach Club for an appetizer and drinks. We shared the fried fish quesadilla which was FANTASTIC. I loved Zama, and would have returned the next day if we’d had the golf cart again. From there we visited Richart at Bottle Island and loved our time talking to him and Henry.
We then returned to El Vardero and shared the torte, which was very good. What a wonderful place to sit and relax and enjoy good food.
We’d had off and on rain, so we returned to our hotel with the plan of venturing out again to visit Villa La Bella and then Casa de los Suenos for happy hour, but mother nature had other plans. We experienced very heavy rain until dark, and so decided to stay in town and eat at Los Fueguitos. I loved our meal more than my husband, but our thoughts aren’t that important since it was the day before closing.
We strolled through town after dinner, doing some shopping, and then stopped at Rolandis for dessert.