For our 9-hour stop on the island of Mykonos, Greece, D and I knew we wanted to spend our day doing something unique, but relaxing. We've so been missing the Caribbean-esque resort-type vacations. You know the kind of vacation I'm talking about. Ones where you spend every waking second catching rays at the resort pool or private beach, sipping on cocktails as tropical music plays in the background, never leaving the resort grounds except to go to a limbo drinking contest at Señor Frogs or Margaritaville. Sigh. Those kinds of vacations have seriously been lacking in our lives since moving to Europe. You have no idea how much you miss something like that until its gone. Granted, we get to explore Europe and view things I've only ever read about in history books, but those trips, the kinds of trips we've been taking over the last 2 years, aren't true vacations to me. I know, you're all giving me some serious eye rolls here. But I think my fellow expats can relate. Bleeding feet and achy backs from hours of sight-seeing doesn't constitute as a relaxing vacation in my book. So, as soon as I stumbled across the opportunity to have a REAL relaxing "day pass" to a 5-star resort on the island, we literally JUMPED at chance! Lounge chairs, cabana boys, and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? Total no brainer. I have to say, it might have been the smartest (and most refreshing) excursion we did while cruising.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Saint John Mykonos Hotel, Villas & Spa.
Also known as...heaven.
More details on our "day pass" in Mykonos tomorrow! Y'all come back now, ya hear?