I've only been out of the country once. And for it, I didn't even get to use my newly minted passport. So, while I've been to the Caribbean, I don't have much to show for it. However, the memories of it have always stuck with me.
I took a 10 day cruise with one of my best friends, Nadia Lee in 2002. We hit the islands of Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Ocho Rios. The best experience I had while on these islands was right after the ship hit the port of Grand Cayman. I remember standing line to get on the small boat to be take to shore and as I was crossing the little gangplank to get to the vessel, I looked down at the water.
And I marveled at the purple water! PURPLE WATER!!!
It was AMMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIINNNGGGG! I was staring so hard I nearly assoverteakettled into the ocean.
I don't remember much about that vacation, but man do I remember that water.