Having made the mistake (albeit a happy one!) of venturing a little too far north the previous day, we decided to stay home and give the adventuring a rest.
And to be fair, Capella in Marigot Bay is not a bad home!
We had pastries, bacon and eggs for breakfast… all washed down in a tropical fashion.
Before retiring to the pool, overlooking the bay.
We lounged like Caribbean lizards, and slithered over to civilisation for refreshment now and then.
I had the Piña Colada song stuck in my head for the entire trip.
I told you this Agent P bikini was a trip favourite!
It’s as close as you can get to feeling like you’re wearing your birthday suit.
Though Milly’s is probably more (swim)suited to the colourful surroundings.
We broke up a day of book reading (DVF’s “The Woman I Wanted To Be” for me) with lunch boxes.
Not the Speedo kind, cheeky.
These towers of edible treats;
Stackable lunch boxes with layer after layer of lunch.
What a brilliant piece of kit! Just think of the combos you could make to take lunch away in the mornings…
Not quite content with a pudding of fruit, we swam over for a couple of Miami Vices.
50% Piña Colada, 50% Strawberry daiquiri, 100% heavenly.
Fully recharged, we decided that perhaps we could manage a little adventuring after all.
As soon as we arrived we were pretty blown away by the views.
Dripping in Silver May trinkets.
We escaped the searing heat of the afternoon sun, and descended into the rock.
Here, deep inside the cliff, we entered an Aladdin’s cave, stuffed to the brim with wine.
In the middle; a horseshoe shaped table, with pudding and glasses lined up.
We joined 3 young American couples, all on their honeymoons, all eager to get started.
As the first bottle of champagne opened with a pop, one of the gents pumped his fist into the air bellowing “PARTY ROCK!” before high fiving those around him.
Quite a change of pace from the rest of our trip!
The gracious, and knowledgable local sommelier handled him with ease, and removed the bottles being pulled from the racks, placing them back with the utmost care.
We toasted to what was sure to be an interesting evening.
And decided to have a honeymoon of our own while we were at it!
We tasted a number of dessert wines, paired with chocolate puddings.
If you have a sweet tooth, it is a great experience and one you should try if you find yourself in the area. There’s more info here.
Having been locked in a cave with some very exuberant characters, taking a seat on the terrace, overlooking the sea was like slipping into a warm bath.
Surrounded by candlelight and the last rays of sunshine.
We watched the sun set with a glass of dry white wine, and marvelled at the changing sky.
A waxing crescent moon signalled new beginnings, fresh starts and a great time to begin new projects.
We felt a little tingle of excitement at what the rest of the trip would bring.
Hell, even the bread basket was excited!
Eventually we headed home, across the hills, through the jungles, under our mosquito nets, and into our cloud-like beds.
Truly exhausted from a day of doing absolutely nothing at all!
And after all, isn’t that what holidays are for?