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Bye, Caracol Che


If you’re looking for a private villa to rent out with family or friends (or even for a small destination wedding – imagine the bride walking down those gorgeous stairs!), I HIGHLY recommend Caracol Che.  The 5-bedroom villa was absolutely perfect for our big group vacation, and the owner and staff was so kind and accommodating.  I would LOVE to come back one day.    


Fun random fact:  Supermodel Kate Moss stayed at Caracol Che a few years ago.  All trip, I would lay on a couch and think, “Kate Moss was on this couch!” or sit on a toilet and think, “Kate Moss sat on this toilet!”  Baw.  There you go.  My butt has kind of touched a supermodel’s butt.  Vacation goals achieved.


On a more serious note, really – a perfect vacation spot!


A Green Monster smoothie for breakfast.  Looks disgusting but tastes amazing.


In the mix:


Rice milk

Vega smoothie mix

Cranberry juice


Frozen Spinach




And a peanut butter sandwich – pretty much the same thing for breakfast all vacation!


Time to pack up my stuff and hit the road for the 3-hour drive back to San Juan.  Wheeeeeeee!


Thought of the Day:


“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 11, 2011, 8:10 am

    Wow, that is very cool that Kate Moss stayed in the same villa! Sounds like you guys had a fabulous, relaxing trip. Safe travels back! 🙂

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 11, 2011, 8:24 am

    Love that thought. It’s something I remind myself of often, but it’s so easy to forget. I feel like i need to stamp it to my forehead or something! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 11, 2011, 8:25 am

    I love the thought of the day – so true. I need to be thankful for everything that I have, rather than harping on myself for not being more, doing more, or accomplishing more!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 11, 2011, 8:26 am

    All your vacation photos looked gorgeous. I never really gave much thought to visiting Puerto Rico until now.
    Don’t you just wish that the vacation was a little longer? I always feel that way when I have to leave.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) October 11, 2011, 8:46 am

    Seeing your and Nicole’s posts about the villa had me convinced! I love the idea of renting out a house for all the guests to stay together. SO nice, and the kitchen is clutch!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:54 pm

      It was WAY more fun than doing the hotel.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb October 11, 2011, 8:53 am

    what a gorgeous location.

    i constantly remind myself of that quote and i so often dwell on what i don’t have… that is no way to live.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 11, 2011, 8:54 am

    Haha. What a great vacation then! Supermodel infused 😉

    I love that quote–soooo true!! I like reminding myself to be thankful for what I do have!

  • Jill @ justfocuswell October 11, 2011, 9:04 am

    Love the quote! What a beautiful villa. I hope you have a safe trip back here!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) October 11, 2011, 9:07 am

    Touching Kate Moss’ behind- SCORE! haha 🙂

    Looks like a pretty amazing place to stay and an awesome weekend!

  • Lee October 11, 2011, 9:28 am

    I like that quote. So true. And I’m glad your butt indirectly touched Kate Moss’.

  • Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 11, 2011, 9:35 am

    What a beautiful villa! That is so cool that you stayed at the same place where Kate Moss stayed! 🙂

  • Chelsea October 11, 2011, 9:44 am

    Oh noo you have to leave! Such a beautiful place. I would never want to leave lol. Reminds me of Cozumel <3 All these posts have made me want a destination wedding ha! Too bad I don't have the money for that…

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch October 11, 2011, 10:30 am

    Ok, fine. I’ll do it. I will try a green smoothie. Safe travels home!

  • Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT October 11, 2011, 11:04 am

    Beautiful quote 🙂 I would be sad to leave. But excited to get home and see the puppers!

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness October 11, 2011, 11:05 am

    Hehehe…so cool! 😛 It looks like a really really beautiful villa – totally breathtaking. On a family safari to Africa last year, we all stayed in the incredible safari lodge that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher went to, and my boyfriend and I had the room that they stayed in…so we were constantly thinking the same thing as you, lol!
    Except it was more like…this is the bed that ashton and demi slept in…which was a bit wierd, if ya know what i mean 😉
    delicious smoothie! (on a completely different subject) safe travels! <3 xyx

  • Renee October 11, 2011, 11:07 am

    Hey Caitlin! I am wondering if you are still following a GF diet? I was GF for about 4 months until my honeymoon recently and I am having difficulty going back to gluten-free after indulging in real bread for 10 days! 🙂 Just wondering how your GF diet is going and if you have noticed any health changes?

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:53 pm

      I am trying SOOO hard but it is really difficult to stick with it, especially when travelling. I really make an effort though – most of the bread I had on the trip was GF but the cake wasn’t. It’s so hard to stick to it when traveling. I can tell a difference when I’m really good about it, though. Digestion is just a lot easier.

  • Sarah @ w30 October 11, 2011, 11:14 am

    HA! Love that you “touched” Kate Moss’ hiney. Years ago I got my first and only tattoo – a quatrain from the Rubaiyat in Farsi. I had it done by Paul Timman at the famous Sunset Strip Tattoo (recommend!). He has tattooed many celebrities, inlcuding Johnny Depp. My tattoo is on the lower left side of my back, and he kinda had to touch my butt to do it – so my butt kinda touched Jonny Depp. 🙂

    • Sarah @ w30 October 11, 2011, 11:15 am

      Oops, “Johnny” Depp – don’t want to disrespect Mr. 21 Jump Street.

  • Jen October 11, 2011, 11:28 am

    Your Kate Moss comment is hilarious! I don’t believe I’ve ever come close to touching booties with a celebrity haha.

  • Jazz October 11, 2011, 11:37 am

    That place looks amazing – till I went on the website and saw the cost!?!? AHH!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:52 pm

      But split between 6 couples – it wasn’t so bad! Only $110 a couple a night – better than a hotel!! Must go in the off season, of course.

  • Stefanie @ Living HI October 11, 2011, 11:55 am

    Thank you for the thought inspiring quote, must remember this one! Have a safe trip back.

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 11, 2011, 12:00 pm

    That villa does look amazing. I’d love to go there with a group of friends or family and just kick back. Love your pics!

  • Moni'sMeals October 11, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I love how your smoothie is in a marg glass, classic!

    Great quote!

  • Elizabeth October 11, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for sometime! Your sense of humor is great – I love that you’ve shared a toilet with Kate Moss – too funny! Thanks for sharing the pics!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:52 pm

      Thanks sweetie 😉

  • Amber K October 11, 2011, 1:26 pm

    LOL at the butt comment.

    And I love that quote at the end. So very true.

  • Heather October 11, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Your trip looked like an amazing one! So happy for you. And way cool about Kate Moss. I wouldn’t mind sharing butt space with her either. 😉

  • jillian October 11, 2011, 1:33 pm

    My boyfriend and I were in Rincon for valentine’s day at the Horned Dorset! It was one of the MOST AMAZING places ever! Glad you had such a great time — I’m definitely going to look into that villa!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:51 pm

      Oh so fun to see another Rincon connection. Glad you loved it too!

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats October 11, 2011, 2:16 pm

    What a beautiful vacation! And I really like your thought of the day. So true…The happiest people may not have everything, but make the most of what they have.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul October 11, 2011, 3:01 pm

    hhaa you’re so cute Caitlin! “My butt has kind of touched a supermodel’s butt” xD

    And that last quote is awesome!! I think it’s so true in many ways. So many of us fall into that trap of thinking that “if we just had this, or did that, or had that” we’d be better off, but in the end–it’s all the same thing. 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:51 pm

      I agree.. sometimes, we already have everything we need and just can’t see it clearly.

  • Grab An Apple October 11, 2011, 4:40 pm

    I love all the booze-free drinks you’ve been posting! My tummy and liver will like the treats!

  • Laura October 11, 2011, 5:46 pm

    looks so glamorous and relaxing!! I love little celebrity connections like that- I got to take a tour of Lance Armstrong’s ranch and when I went to the restroom, I had the exact same thought! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 11, 2011, 6:45 pm

    “My butt has kind of touched a supermodel’s butt”

    Hahaha this is why I love your blog!

    • CaitlinHTP October 11, 2011, 8:50 pm

      Haha because I’m slightly insane?!

  • julie (etsy stalkers) October 11, 2011, 6:47 pm

    looks amazing and way better than my current view of cold rain. lame-o.

  • Kelly October 11, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Beautiful! I’m glad you had such a great trip. Perhaps you need to convince the husband to move his business to a tropical location. I think it would do well if it was near a fancy hotel 🙂

  • Jen October 12, 2011, 1:16 am

    Looks & sounds heavenly – thanks so much for sharing the location! After seeing all of the beautiful pics, I was actually pretty curious…just in case my family should ever happen to be looking for a fantastic location for a group vacay (preferably tomorrow). 🙂

  • Alyse October 12, 2011, 11:15 am

    I can imagine a bride walking down those stairs. Also, if the bride were as clumsy as me, I can imagine said bride falling pathetically to the bottom with her train over her head.

  • JenATX October 13, 2011, 11:13 am

    haha because you say things that most people think but are too embarrassed to say out loud…

  • Sophie @ threetimesf October 18, 2011, 7:27 pm

    My peanut butter ran out a few days ago and now I’m really craving some!! 🙁

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