You know your holiday is over and it’s time to go home when your friend Jura has left you!
Had a great night last night, “Greek Night” in the upstairs restaurant. Great opportunity to try a lot of traditional Greek food and wine, followed by an hour of Greek dancing – to watch not take part in. Having said that, I would have been unable to move after the excellent feast.
Forgot to mention, Daphne got stung by a wasp. Whiskey came in handy! She’s fine now.
Having moaned about lizards sharing my day bed I felt bad this morning as there was a baby lizard lying dead at the bottom of our pool. Now don’t know whether he committed suicide or just fell in when having a drink but he ended up in the middle of the pool; may have tried to swim his way out.
Being the macho guy that I am I called Reception and asked for the pool man to come along with his net and removed the body. He came promptly and all was restored to calm!
As well as enjoying the usual sunbathing and swimming, today we also enjoyed an anti stress back and shoulder massage – 30 minutes of total relaxation!
Tonight was BBQ evening, lots to eat and drink!
My friend Jura is also going down well, with half the holiday coming to an end there is still half a bottle left!
More pics from the hotel
This is Lilo, don’t worry I have spared you the photograph of the beached whale (me) lying on it!
Now Lilo is great when you want to relax, sunbathe and enjoy the cool water. Not so great if you want to read or play games on your iPad whilst sunbathing though, not that I have tried it.
Talking of games, have you played Candy Crush, great when you are completing the levels but incredibly frustrating when you get stuck and then difficult not to get addicted to it.
Had a lovely dinner, I had the special for the third evening running and am now sitting in our garden, next to the pool, drinking the first of my night caps!
It is really hard work doing nothing 😃
Finally arrived! The flight left on time and we arrived early. That wasn’t the problem, the transfer from airport to hotel was. On previous visits it has taken one hour on a coach to travel from the airport to the hotel, today it took 2 hours 15 mins. I’m not sure the driver knew where he was going and a fuel stop for 10 minutes didn’t help. When we eventually reached the hotel the driver decided to drop us not at reception but 100 meters the other end of the complex, much to the surprise and frustration of the reception staff. But none of that really matters because we have arrived and as always it is a little bit of paradise, almost! (the Maldives is paradise).
This year our suite is on the opposite side of the path to the ones we have stayed in before and the set up is slightly differently, and in our view, nicer. The garden is larger and the pool runs the width of the suite.
The bathroom is equipped with the usual, a Jacuzzi bath tub and a steam room/shower.
The owners are not here but in Athens as Joanna is expecting her first child any day now.
Anyway enough of my rambling as I must get ready for dinner. I am looking forward to sinking a few beers after travelling. Oh and did I say, I bought a very nice bottle of Jura (Diurachs’ Own) in duty free, one I haven’t tried before. Will have to have a night cap or two each night, for medicinal purposes of course!