I fall in love with the beauty of this island every day.
It’s not always the people, the craziness, and the hilarious idiosyncrasies, sometimes it’s the blatant beauty, the raw, real, overwhelming beach, and ocean. Monday I finally was able to get down to ABI Beach.
This place is a mutherfucker to find. We volleyed from road to road until we asked one of the friendliest security guards in the history of the world where it was. Apparently, it is marked with a few hanging flags that are about the size of a postage stamp over what looks like someone’s home gate. The said “abi” sideways in the smallest font ever.
After our adventure in finding the right road, we headed down a gravel road. I’ve heard from many that it is kinda rough getting down to, but I must say, it was really smooth and beautiful heading down. We pulled up, and I knew this place was for me, picture the most perfect beach bar on a picture perfect beach, and it was almost empty.
We talked for a long time to a young woman and the bartender, told hilarious “break-up stories” and had the coldest beers I’ve had on this island, I love cold beer, seriously.
The ocean was the perfect temperature, the sand was powder soft, and there were outdoor beds and loungers everywhere, not that I really moved too far off the bar stool.
This place has some serious magic, not to mention delicious food, my two favorite things.
I love taking a Monday to do "weekend stuff". I refuse to hate Mondays, especially when Tuesday is clearly the bigger loser. It is not a new beginning, there is no humping, it’s not the new Friday, and it sure as fuck isn’t Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Basically, tacos are the only saving grace for Tuesday, and Hull bay has taco night on Mondays here, fuck you Tuesday.
That’s the amazing thing about this island, I’ve been here for over two years, and on a fucking Monday afternoon, I stumble upon one of my favorite places that I never knew about.
I love that I have been passed that road a hundred times and never knew that there was this amazing diamond down there, and now it will be one of the first places I will take anyone who comes to see me, and is definitely one of my go-tos.
You never know what is down the road, literally or figuratively in this world.