Once we cleared immigration on Abacos, we made a phone call to the resort to make sure that they had room available. As expected, they were able to accommodate us, so we grabbed a cab and made the 20 minute drive. The drivers on the islands are always good sources of information and suggestions, and generally aren't shy about offering either. We got some tips from ours about renting a scooter and touring Treasure Cay.
We checked in at the front office, and they set us up with a nice two-story deluxe cottage with a balcony overlooking the bay and a full kitchen. They provided us a cable for free Internet access in the room, and told us of some of the amenities on the property. Calling Treasure Cay a resort is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually a condominium community that offers resort services. Many of the people we met actually owned their units and come down for a few months at a time. As such there were stores readily available like a grocery, bakery, and liquor stores, not to mention car and scooter rental and sail repair. They also have boat rentals, fishing, and a SCUBA outfit, as well as the restaurant, the marina bar, and the beach bar.
Ah yes, the beach. It was a tad cool, but not enough that we didn't head over to the beach, grab a couple free chaise lounges, and put our toes in the wonderfully soft, fine, white sand. They say that some of the beach scenes of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed here. And the beach bar was right there, and they made wonderful tender conch fritters and powerful frozen daiquiris, coladas, and other tropical concoctions. Because of the sand, we didn't bring a camera to the beach, so you'll need to go rent one of the movies to see how wonderful it was! Actually, er had the opportunity to see how it stays so nice. They had a front-end loader out there and a crew of four raking the sand to get all of the normal debris out of it.
The jewel of the trip
Grant and Leslie were alone.