Now that my trip is VERY near, I got a more definite class schedule from my friend, which means I can begin booking massages, golf times, or horseback riding tours.
This ties in to Step #3 of my planning process:
3. Tentatively schedule and plan itinerary with top priority activities.
Since my friend is awesome and suggested renting a car to drive around the island all day and see the sights, I struck the train ride from my plan. Instead, we’ll get to see the sights from the comfort of our vehicle (and conveniently, I’ll be able to drink in the car – gotta love international laws!).
Unfortunately, the nights I’ll be in Puerto Rico will be right around the full moon, so I might not be able to go on the biobay tour after all 😦 But we’ll see!
|Day||Limiting Factors||Activities||Est. Cost|
|Monday||No conflicts||Beach all day||-0-|
|Tuesday||Class until 12||Horseback ride in rainforest||$84 for a 3 hour ride|
|Wednesday||Class until 10||Drive around island (Caribelle Batik, Brimstone Hill Fortress, Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden||$?? Some share of car rental|
|Thursday||Class until 12||???||-0-|
|Friday||Class all day||Marriott for Golf and Spa day||$100/9 holes of golf instruction
*rental cost may be extra
$129/50 minute garden or ocean-side massage
|Sunday||Fly to San Juan||Relax at beach||-0-|
|Monday||No conflicts||Tour old San Juan||-0-|
|Tuesday||Fly out||Relax at the beach||-0-|
|Total:||$~350 after tips,
not counting food/drinks
So that’s the plan! Now I just have to finalize my packing (I draft-packed a week or so ago, but now it’s time to make the final decisions).
I can’t wait to start my vacation! Best of all, my friend is using me as a pack mule in exchange for room and board while I’m there (did I say best of all? just wait for it…)
I literally have one carryon packed almost entirely full of things she really wanted, but has trouble getting shipped to St. Kitts – remember, they don’t really have addresses! That means I now have a gorgeous new ipad for use en route (to be sadly relinquished upon arrival). It’s worth carrying an extra bag for that alone, I think!