The year 2010 marked Ian Woodman’s seventh wedding anniversary. To celebrate, Ian Woodman and his wife, Becky, went to Nassau in the Bahamas, staying at The Cove on Paradise Island. Paradise Island, as Ian Woodman explains, includes the well-known resort Atlantis, with The Cove being one of the newer resorts on the island.
Ian Woodman raves about The Cove, a 600-suite luxury hotel that includes Cain at the Cove, an adults-only luxury pool that includes an indoor gaming facility and private cabanas. It is true luxury, Ian Woodman said, which is why he and his wife considered it the vacation of a lifetime.
According to Ian Woodman, in addition to its other luxuries, Paradise Island also includes the Aquaventure Water Park, spanning more than 140 acres. The water park includes water slides, a river ride, and swimming areas, making it the ideal vacation for a couple like Ian Woodman and his wife.
One of the highlights of Ian Woodman’s anniversary trip was the day he and his wife swam with the dolphins. Dolphin Cay, as Ian Woodman explains, is free to those staying at the resort. It includes the opportunity to play in shallow water with dolphins or go into deep water with them, snorkeling with a handheld water scooter, Ian Woodman says. Not only did Ian Woodman and his wife swim with the dolphins during their stay at Paradise Cove, but they rode on the dolphins as well. It’s the type of thing people dream about doing for years, and Woodman is glad he finally did it.
But Ian Woodman and his wife didn’t confine their Bahamas experience to Paradise Island. Several times the couple ventured off to other parts of the island, Ian Woodman says, renting segways to get around. They visited the Straw Market, a downtown marketplace where Bahamans sell their wares, and journeyed to some of the other beaches in the Bahamas. Woodman says some of the friendships they made during their time in the Bahamas still remain today.
While on the island, Ian Woodman and his wife took advantage of the fine dining opportunities available. The Cove at Paradise Island itself has Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, an exclusive restaurant featuring delicious southwestern foods. The sushi restaurant Nobu is also located at The Cove, featuring Japanese cuisine and its own Sake cellar.
The trip to the Bahamas satisfied Ian Woodman’s love for traveling, while creating a lifetime of memories for him and his wife.