I took a short vacation over the week end to Balesin Island.
My friend Marivic who is from London came home for a 2 week vacation. Since Vinny and Claudia were also going on a vacation I decided to take time out myself. So, I invited Marivic to come with me.
Marivic was Vinny’s ‘guardian’ when he was studying in London.
I told Claudia to take care of our booking. Among all of us she’s the one who goes there often. I’m sure she knows the island so well and knows where the best spot is. True enough she got us the best villa in the island, the Balesin Villa. The best beach front in the whole island according to Dadsie the guy who welcomed us there.
One of my bucket list is to have a beach house. That is where I can see myself retiring someday. And I want a beach front house.
The villa that Claudia booked us was exactly the way I want my future beach house to be.
When you open the door from our room this is what you see:
If you are a coffee drinker you would love it here. They have a very good coffee selection. It just so happen that both Marivic and me are not coffee drinkers. We had to call housekeeping to teach us how to use the coffee machine.
On our first morning Marivic tried to make us coffee. And failed.
When she put the capsule inside the machine, it didn’t drip. So, she put in another capsule then it started to drip. Little did I know that the coffee I was drinking was very potent. Since there were 2 capsules already inside.
And since I am not use to drinking strong coffee I became so hyper the whole day! I got scared I might not be able to sleep that night.
Our TV (on the right side).
Our holding room was equally just as beautiful with a very beautiful view also. The only difference is it was on the second floor.
We had the best view of the sunset.
We had lunch in Mykonos Villa which was so yummy. I’ve never tasted lamb chops that good!
This particular horse was the first horse that came to our villa. Marivic and me took turns in riding him and we had so much fun!
Triangl is a swimwear brand that is very hot this year. It is made in Australia and it’s only available online. I was about to order early this year but when I found out Claudia ordered already I decided not to order anymore. I thought I can just borrow from her.
She bought the mint green but this is the one I really wanted.
When I asked her if I can borrow her Triangl bathing suit when I was packing she said, “sure Mom. But I doubt it if it will fit you. Maybe the bottom will but the top I doubt it.”
I told her, “it will fit me. Don’t worry about it.”
Of course it fit me.
I mix & match this one. The pink top has a pink bottom. And the blue bottom has a blue top. But it looked nice when I mix & match it!
It was so relaxing. It definitely took out all my stress.
Baby Clams with garlic, gambas & fried chorizo
One thing that Balesin Island is known for is their food. And I am a living witness to that. Their food is really good!
It was indeed fun and relaxing time for me.
One of my best vacations!
Now, back to the grind.