The next morning I woke with the sparkliest rock on my left hand and the biggest smile to accompany. We filled our stomachs with the delicious buffet to many congratulations from each of the guests and waiting staff.
It was another beautiful day in paradise and we were ready for more hours doing absolutely nothing. All morning we swanned about the island exploring the beautiful flora and fauna, my hand in front of me the entire time staring at the beautiful aquamarine reflecting back the sunlight off the surface of the sea.
There’s a choice of fifty rooms on the island, water cottage, garden cottage, cliff cottage, deluxe sea view room, sea view room and beachside cottage – all basic rooms, but with a delightfully comfortable bed, air con, hot shower and a view like this…
what more could you want?
We were in a water cottage; pillars stretching into the sea below suspend the most delightful of homes. A porch opens up to a delightful double room leading into an en-suite walk-in shower or to your own private balcony.
The only thing I did miss on the beautiful island were the stunning sunsets that we had been spoiled with every other evening. Of course Miniloc Island faces East, so we completely missed the sun going down behind us.
We had a simple lunch of salad and various elements from the buffet, before settling down to finish entire books at the waters edge with nothing moving around us but the fish.
We made sure to book ourselves in for a couples massage that evening in the stunning private hut at the end of the pier. Still not quite as good a massage as the one at the Mandala Spa and Resort, but as far as experiences go, it was spectacular to drift in and out of consciousness with the waves under our heads, as all the final tension was eased out of our muscles.
After the most relaxing day, we made friends at the bar and drank the special island cocktails late into the night, while Ben kept rematching me to numerous games of pool and the stars appeared on by one in the deep blue sky.