You see, my idea of a perfect STAYCATION is to stay in my pajamas all day, letting the hours flow by as I plan trips to exotic and interesting places. There is so much to see in our state and country and beyond, and if I'm not free to go right now, at least I can enjoy exploring them by internet until later.
My friends and family will verify that I can write a great trip. We've taken some very fun and memorable trips together. And, as always, there are some new ones in the works. The problem for me is this: while working on a specific trip, I stumble across so many other interesting places that grab my attention. Before I know it, it's bedtime and I've staycationed the day right away. Oh how pleasantly, though!
Anyway I thought I'd show you all some of these exotic and dreamy places that I've come across. First is an interesting resort that is an engineering marvel. I just don't want my reservation placing me in an end room.
Then I came across this underwater suite. How amazing would it be to stay in a room like this? I would probably never leave my room during the day. Too many fish to keep track of. At night? Hmmm. Now that could be kind of eerie. Not sure I'd sleep.
Another underwater resort, the Arkhotel, is still in the design phase, and is based on the concept of a sort of floating ark. For both of these under-the-water hotels, guests are brought in by small underwater submarine pods.
And speaking of being weary, if you become tired while bathing in this resort's bathroom, just stop and hang out for a while in the provided hammock. Cool tub too, huh?
And finally.....drumroll please! I have found the resort destination of my dreams. If I were celebrity-type wealthy, this next place would be at the top of my list. Well, it is at the top of my Bucket List, but I keep bypassing it for cheaper alternatives.
Jade Mountain, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Here is what the website has to say: "Rising majestically above its 600 acre beach, Jade Mountain St. Lucia is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia's stunning scenic beauty."
Yes, the views from the "sanctuaries" are beautiful. And that is partly because the suites are open to the outside on the fourth side. Your own private infinity pool draws you out into the view.
And, each "sanctuary" has its own decor and color theme. Perhaps yours will have a palette of green shades:
Or maybe red and blue is more to your liking:
Even the bathrooms at this luxury resort are designed so that they can become part of the sanctuary experience. You can enjoy the amazing views while showering or soaking in the chromatherapy whirl pool tub. Yes, even the color lights in the tub change while you are bathing.
So, Jade Mountain is still at the top of my Bucket List. And I won't be draggin' my camper there. That's for sure.
So another STAYCATION day has sailed by, with plenty of happy dreams enjoyed and a few concrete plans made.
For now, I'll soon be heading up into the mountains for a week of camping in the Pennsylvania Fall beauty. And that's enough for me. For now.
What are your dream destinations? What's at the top of your Bucket List?