For the past four years, Mrs. Dude and I have been blessed to be able to travel with the same crew for a December vacation. It’s been nothing but pure awesomeness.
Last year, we ventured to a villa called Baraka Point. When you find a villa that can’t be topped, with a staff that cannot be more cool, with a chef who can keep me safe for 7 days, well…once you find heaven, you just stop looking for something better.
And that’s what Baraka Point is. Absolute heaven.
From a celiac’s perspective, dealing with only one crew the entire week to meet my needs sure as hell beats dealing with a different restaurant every night, giving my spiel, and then just praying to the gluten-free gods. I came out of the week completely unscathed.
From a stressed-out person’s perspective, it was just what the doctor ordered. Seven days of fun, sun, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, eating, drinking and laughing. Sounds quite medicinal, doesn’t it?
As I do each year, let’s take a look back at my week in paradise.
My vacation ended on quite a humorous note. It’s a pretty long travel day, so I packed some leftover gluten-free pizza in my carry-on. I figured I’d either eat it in the airport or on the plane. But I never made it through customs. Yep…they confiscated my pizza. I forgot you cannot import meat into the country from St. Thomas and my pizza had ham on it. Thankfully…I packed other food…and avoided the $300 fine. Phew!
4 thoughts on “Another Week in Gluten-Free Paradise”
Awesome! Glad you had a great trip.
This looks amazing, but at nearly $3000 a NIGHT is probably out of the price range for most of us 😉 I’ve had really good luck with GF food at ClubMed in Turks and Caicos, though, at a much lower price point (all-inclusive).
Totally understood. But don’t forget, we go with three other couples. So if you divide that number by 4, yes still pricey, but perhaps not so much considering all of the other expenses you would incur staying at a hotel.
Jersey could use some of that weather for a change…*sigh*
You look great in the pics btw.
Happy New Year everyone!