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Success B o n V oyag e PARADISE BOUND Cap Juluca is romantic and picturesque…and with so many things to do, it’s the ultimate couple’s retreat. Go ahead and take that walk on the beach holding hands, while enjoying your respective interests. Here’s a his-and-her perspective on this world-class destination. T E X T B Y B LU E A R AU Z & R O S P R A D O P H O T O S CO U R T E S Y O F C A P J U LU C A B O O K I T: C A PJ U LU C A .CO M HIS VIEW I love my wife, I really do, but sometimes we don’t agree on things. Case in point: While we both believe that the beach at Cap Juluca is easily one of the most beautiful in the world, how we enjoy it is very different. She doesn’t like to be in any body of water, while I grew up swimming in the ocean. So, while in Cap Juluca, we compromised. While she glided across the top of the ocean on a paddle board, I donned a mask and snorkel in search of brightly-colored fish, abandoned anchors and massive seashells. Since she wouldn’t get in, I dove deep a few times and brought her up some impressive seashells. That’s what thoughtful husbands do. But it’s not just the activities, our palates are also very different. To kick-start our days we had breakfast on the balcony of our suite every morning. I preferred the Eggs Benedict and she was fine with Coffee & Pastries. Our different tastes didn’t end at the most important meal of the day. When it came to entertainment, I preferred the laid-back vibe of Blue (and the frozen drinks) and she loved the ambiance and live music (and wine) at Spice. While we have our different tastes, we’re able to stick together throughout our trips around the world, and that’s what vacations are all about. — BLUE ARAUZ HER VIEW I love my husband, I really do, but sometimes we don’t agree on things. Cap Juluca really seems like the best of both worlds: it’s a secluded, romantic oasis where spending hours on the beach relaxing is encouraged, but there are non-stop activities to keep you active all day and night. While hubby slept in, I opened up the louvered plantation-style doors first thing in the morning to practice my yoga with some sunny salutations. During our trip, we took a couple of boat excursions. I was obsessed with our sunset sail, enjoying some bubbly as the sun hid behind the horizon. He was ecstatic about our trip to Sandy Island for some rum punch and grilled seafood. On one of the nights, we took a quick drive over to see Caribbean music legend Bankie Banx (he’s regarded as the Eastern Caribbean’s pioneer of reggae music) perform with his son Omari Banks on a private preserve. I even got my hubby to dance a bit — which is pretty rare. The highlight of our trip was an hour-long couple’s massage right in our room. With our doors open, overlooking the ocean, it was so relaxing that even he agreed it was the right call. While we have our different tastes, we’re able to stick together throughout our trips around the world, and that’s what vacations are all about. — ROS PRADO ABOUT THE AUTHORS After more than half a decade together, this husand-wife globetrotting duo are living proof that opposites attract. But don’t let their differences fool you — they’re madly in love. He has an outgoing, larger-than-life personality and she’s a humble, peaceful soul. They don’t only complement each other — they complete one another, no matter where in the world they find themselves. › 56