It’s often a risky business to look forward to a break so much and have the highest expectations of the place you’re hoping will provide a respite from life’s daily routines. There’s always the real chance of disappointment when the anticipation has been building for months.
In the case of our trip to Kos and week long stay at the Blue Lagoon Village resort, our hopes were more than surpassed in so many ways.
From the sunny skies and accommodation standard to the variety of food on offer and the overwhelming warmth of our Greek hosts, it was a truly idyllic holiday.
Maxi dress – Allium B // Watch – Michael Kors // Stackable rings – thanks to Luxuria Jewllery* // Multi-gemstone stackable bangles – thanks to Luxuria Jewellery* // Wishbone ring – Rachel Galley // Sandals – Moda in Pelle
Due to our room being unavailable at check-in, we received a one night complimentary upgrade to an executive suite complete with private plunge pool on the terrace – not a bad start to any holiday in my book.
A late night, post-flight swim and sampling of the bottle of fizz definitely helped to wash away the vestiges of a long day of travel.
Resort exploration was the only real To Do item on the list. After all, it’s important to suss out the locale of additional restaurants, which of the four pools you want to dip into first, how big the play park is and where the ice cream on tap resides. The priorities according to Junior Child.
One of my own priorities soon became abundantly clear upon discovering the pool with the swim up bar that served up a mean Pina Colada. Who needs ice cream when you have that?
Stripe Trapeze dress now on sale at Gap
The week very quickly moved down through the gears to the slowest of paces.
Time flowed between late morning lazy breakfasts, hours spent poolside in an effort to maintain a reasonable body temperature amid the hot Greek summer days and evenings sat down to three course meals followed by cocktails and numerous family games of Uno. At which I now rock by the way.
Mid way through our week we spent a blissful day on the beach in a rented private gazebo with all day waiter service. Elevated off the baking hot sand on comfy beds with water and fresh fruit on tap and later in the day, a bottle of fizz, is now the only way I want to spend time on the beach of course!
My own theory of happy child, happy holiday was proven many times over during our week away.
With her hardest decision being Greek or Italian for lunch, a daily visit from the “Towel Animal Lady”, unlimited access to ice cream and sprinkles and as many in-water hours as possible without sprouting gills, my freckle faced girl was pretty much in raptures the entire time.
As for us? We’d happily go back right now.
* I love the jewellery at Luxuria online boutique and was thrilled to showcase these pieces on holiday. If you fall in love with the gorgeous designs too, I’m pleased to offer Online Stylist readers a 25% discount with code OLS-25 from now until 31 August 2014.