After Atlantis, the pair took a plane and boat to the remote island Great Guana Cay where they were guests of the owners of exclusive Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club.
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Asked how Phelps keeps his swimmer’s body, Herndon said: “He definitely eats healthy. He was getting up pretty early and going to the gym, like 8 or 9 a.m. I think he mainly likes to swim as his cardio, but he was pretty relaxed. He’s not on a strict schedule right now. I just think he has that body already implanted on him, and he doesn’t have to try that hard anymore.”
Phelps was again filming his reality golf show “The Haney Project,” but he broke away for the lobster trip and to take Herndon snorkelling.
“He took my hand and tried to find me some fish. I thought he must be wearing snorkeling fins ... he was so fast, but he wasn't! I’m like, ‘We’re going really fast,’ but it was just his swimming. He’s an amazing athlete,” she said, giggling.
By night the pair enjoyed romantic evenings on their patio drinking wine and going to the beach bars.
Herndon said: “He is a good dancer. He’s cute. He’s really smooth about the way he sings. He, like, raps and dances. It’s cute. He would kiss me when he we were dancing. We were just getting close.”
After the vacation, Phelps invited Herndon to fly back to Baltimore with him for a date night.
She said: “He invited me to go on the private jet with him to Baltimore. It was awesome. He threw me over his shoulder as we went to go on the plane.
“He showed me around a little bit, and then we went for sushi and saw the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty.'
“It was romantic. He’s a great date. He’s a gentleman, very polite. I’m sure he gets that from his mother — they’re pretty close.”
Phelps invited Herndon to watch the Ravens in the Super Bowl, but she declined because she had prior arrangements with friends.
Herndon says she doesn’t want to be called his girlfriend yet and they've agreed to take things slowly.
She said: “He brought up possibly going to the Super Bowl, but I had some plans to be with some friends in San Diego already.
“But he’s going to Vegas next week, and I might go with him. He’s coming out here to L.A. in a few weeks, and I’ll see him then.
“We’re both, like, newly single, and we’re still getting to know each other. It’s just really casual right now. It was, like, too soon to talk about being exclusive, but we talked about how we had a great time and how we would see each other soon.
“Later on we may become a couple, but we’re not going to rush into anything. He’s a great guy.”