Expectation: The beaches feel commercial, and there's no nature. Reality:
These people beg to differ.
Expectation: Things that are cool for the kids won't be cool for the adults. Reality:
Expectation: Excursions are super involved and take all day. Reality:
A quick 15-minute hop on a little sailboat? Sure, sounds nice.
Expectation: The days will feel monotonous and blend together. Reality:
Different float every day!
Expectation: There will be towel animals. Reality:
Only the best you’ve ever seen!
Expectation: If it rains, your day is ruined. Reality:
Rain makes some places even better! A haunted tour of the well-known Rose Hall Great House...in the rain?! Spooky!
Expectation: You won't learn anything about the area you're visiting. Reality:
You might be surprised (and learn a new dance move or two).
Expectation: You'll have no personal space. Reality:
You have your own little island.
Expectation: And the beaches are packed. Reality:
Expectation: The food will be bland and come from a buffet. Reality:
Or they put on a freakin' show!
Expectation: The drinks will be watered down. Reality:
That doesn't look like water.
Expectation: And if they're not watered down, they'll just be too sugary and not fresh. Reality:
Fresh. From. The. Tree.
Expectation: What's so special about a pool? Pools are pools. Reality:
The pool is the bar. The pool is the playground. The pool is the spot.
Expectation: Is there a spa, or is it just a gym with a steam room? Reality:
You can hear the ocean waves as they crash a few feet away from you.
Expectation: Your photos will give your friends FOMO. Reality:
You give yourself FOMO later when you can’t stop looking through your photos.
Expectation: You'll eventually be ready to go back home. Reality:
You ARE home.
Photos by Aubree Lennon / ©BuzzFeed 2016