Winter blues anyone? I certainly am suffering a rather serious case of winter blues, laying in bed for the past three days with strep throat, bronchitis, a torn ligament and a slight fracture on my heel ... the joy of having to sport a cast for the next 2 months! What will I wear? Sorry, I am indeed whining, not very becoming I agree.
This last October, I found an enchanting island, somewhere in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Zanzibar, Pemba Island.
Arriving at the dock
The only hotel/resort on the island, Fundu Lagoon, is designed to be totally integrated with nature, a jewel among a lush vegetation. Walking barefoot on fine sand is such a luxury, the service is superb, the staff very friendly, the food absolutely delicious, a relaxed atmosphere, the guests are pampered, sunset sails on the traditional dow, snorkeling or scuba diving on a deserted island. I was in paradise!
Our tented suite with mahogany floors and bath
monkey keeping guard (or waiting to steal some food)
While his friends were doing some serious "monkey business"
The timber construction is all done by the locals
Beach combing at low tide
An evening sail on a traditional dhow
A pleasant hot trek to the village
... and the beautiful sweet children
Back for a refreshing long swim, shower and ready for an evening cocktail
Holding on to the moment
From New York, fly to Amsterdam, from Amsterdam to Dar El Salaam, from Dar El Salaam to Zanzibar, from Zanzibar hop over a couple of islands in a Cessna 4 seater, arrive at Pemba drive through Pemba to the resort dock, feel the sun, breath in the sea air, a boat ride away, the manage and his team will welcome you with smile and cocktail in hand... after 30 some hours traveling, you will deserve this piece of Paradise.