We met some of the nicest people on the planet in Antigua. The vast majority of the couples vacationing were on their honeymoon and many shared our wedding date. It was a great ice breaker!
On our first night we met a lovely British couples, Mick and Serena. We went to a beach party and asked to sit with them since all of the tables were taken. Best decision ever! We spent the next few days hanging out with them during the day and at night. They also introduced us to a Scottish couple, Claire and Darren.
L-R: Me, Josh, Mick, Serena, Claire, Darren
Also noteworthy: people from across the pond know how to drink. Do not think you can out-drink them because I assure you, you cannot.
We also met a really nice couple from Philly, Raye and Matt. The night we met Raye and Matt was the same night I drank about a bottle and a half of wine. Therefore, they got to experience "wine-drunk Emily." (Something everyone should experience at least once in their life.) I knew Raye and I would get along amazingly well when she suggested we go dancing at the pub with the DJ. Oh yes, this girl and I will do just fine.
Needless to say, Raye and I were the only ones dancing at the pub. And here are a few pics from that night:
Sweat about sums it up.
The next day Raye told us that when she got back to the room that night she apparently wrote herself a message for the following morning: "Emily. Green dress. So much fun!" When she woke up the next morning she didn't even remember writing it!
Here are the four of us on Raye and Matt's last night in Antigua:
L-R: Matt, Raye, me, Josh. Terrible lighting but you get the idea
Josh even saw someone he knew from college! Very small world. We spent a good deal of time with them and a few other couples as well.
I highly recommend making friends with other couples while honeymooning. We have awesome memories of not only spending time with each other, but with our new friends as well.
Are you part of a social butterfly couple? Is one of you more outgoing than the other?
Up next, the awkward massage story.