I don't know why I'm doing this.
Maybe it's because it is mid-January in central Pennsylvania.
Perhaps it's because I've only seen the sun for about 12 minutes in the last 17 days, and I've just heard the weather people talking something about a storm coming, and using adjectives for it like "epic."
It might be because I'm feeling somewhat trapped at home, or at least fairly immobilized by this boot I must wear. Getting around easily in snow and slush is not possible for me right now.
Maybe it's because this is the year of our 35th wedding anniversary, and it seems like we should have some kind of wing dinger of a trip to celebrate the occasion.
It's possible that I just need the endorphins from some sun and warmth.
Whatever the reason, as I said, I'm looking at way too many photos and fighting with my right pointer finger that keeps wanting to "click here to reserve now" on each of the websites I drool over.
I'm gonna share my finds with you folks, and you can tell me to stop now or dream on. (Or do the "click here" thing.)
Obsession #1: Paradisus Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Here is a view of the entry to the main lobby. They put out quite a warm and inviting welcome, don't they?
Next we have a pool view from one of the massage huts on the resort:
And finally a view of several of the resort villas, each with its own access straight into the pool:
Obsession #2: Sandals La Toc Resort, St. Lucia
It's hard for me to stop dreaming of this place, especially since the husband/lover/best friend and I enjoyed ourselves last year at a Sandals resort in Jamaica. This one looks fairly amazing too. Of course, I would want to have one of these suites up on the bluff overlooking the ocean.
Here is a view looking out from the living area to our own private pool and hot tub. Oh, and that would be our butler bringing us a nice cool beverage.
And finally here's the view of our own private slice of heaven on earth - a refreshing infinity pool and a hot tub. Notice the suite doors retract to allow convenient access to the outdoor living area.
Obsession #3 - Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
This resort is quite unique in that each suite has only three walls. The open fourth side allows the infinity pool to stretch out from within towards the sunshine and views.
Each sanctuary is decorated and tiled in a different color scheme and varies in size (and price).
Imagine stepping right out of your living area into your own infinity pool. I could put up with it. For at least a week or so.
Obsession #4 - The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
What attract me to this resort are the over the water villas. Guests can easily slip right into the tropical waters and enjoy swimming and snorkeling right from their own suite. In fact, some of the villas have their own pool also, as does this one:
A unique thing about these villas is that there is a glass viewing area within the living room. You could sit with your coffee and watch all sorts of sea life right under your toes.
And here's one final look at this resort. This is the view looking out into the lagoon from the bedroom of the villa. I could certainly enjoy waking up to this each morning. How about you?
Well, that's enough obsessing for now. It doesn't hurt to dream though, does it? Which one gets your vote?
More obsessions to come......