ELOUNDA, GREECE – PART 1

Dress – Topshop
Earrings – Zara

As you would have seen from my instagram and snapchat, my trip to Elounda, Greece has been absolutely incredible! This is mainly down to the most stunning resort who were looking after us during our stay, the Blue Palace Resort.

It started as soon as we landed, there was someone with a sign: Monikh Dale, waiting to take us in a luxurious car (with much needed air-con and drinks! God it was hot!) to the resort. With the journey being an hour long, this was heaven.

Cover up – Missguided
Tassel Bracelets – Marte Frisnes Jewellery

As you drive to Elounda, the scenery is breathtaking, tiny towns popped on the side of cliffs, boutique shops, restaurants amounts the ports, docked boats, the absolutely bluest sea I have ever seen. My excitement and gratitude for life was at its highest.

After a swift check in and tour around the beautiful grounds, we were taken to our suite which included our very own infinity pool on the balcony!!! Never have I ever stayed in such an amazing room, it really did completely shock both my boyfriend and I. So to celebrate, our friends who were also staying there (completely coincidentally! Freaky right!) came round, so we popped open a couple bottles of champagne and all jumped into the pool. HEAVEN.

 

Later that day we got the lift down to the beach, (thankfully the Blue Palace Resort cleverly have a lift to take you all the way down, and well to the layers in-between — restaurants etc — as the cliffs are so steep and high, in that heat the last thing you want to be doing is a hike!) Dolled up in all white; my new and absolute favourite bikini, the asos scallop edge halter top and matching pants. These come in a mix and match offer which was perfect for me as I’m lighter on top compared to my bottom. I then wrapped around my white Asos sarong with its tassel edge, Mango circle sandals, H&M oversized straw hat and lashings of tasseled bracelets and rose gold rings. If I was going to do this, I was going to do it right! I finished it off with my square Celine sunnies and that french style netted bag. My boyfriend may have laughed, but I felt good.

Bikini Top – Asos

Sarong – Asos

Tassel Bracelets – Marte Frisnes Jewellery

The rest of the afternoon was filled with rosé (Whispering Angel to be specific) as we dotted from the sun loungers to the sea, to the pool, back to the wine…. There really wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the sea was clear and warm, the air was dry with heat, and the staff were incredibly attentive. And with the option of charging everything back to the room, it was pretty dangerous!

Swimsuit – Reiss
M Necklace – Missoma
Tassel Bracelets – Marte Frisnes Jewellery

Shoes – Mango
White Clutch Bag – Whistles
Sunglasses – Celine

After a pretty long nap (too much traveling and rosé), myself and Caroline (my friend) met the boys who had been drinking in the main bar. Dressed in All Things Mochi, with my Topshop rope sandals, we huddled into a car (which is always organised by the hotel) and went to the main town for dinner at Vritomartes Taverna. The restaurant was set on the port side, amongst the fishes and boats, really such a beautiful scenery. I think when you’re so close to the sea its rude not to indulge in various sea foods, so of course I went for the Lobster Linguine which was the best I have ever had by far.

The next day was all about relaxing, and I needed it! We had drank alot and ate alot and I just needed to bathe in the heat with salads and lots of iced water. We surprising woke up pretty early and headed to the buffet breakfast where I of course loaded up on my carbs. I cant say no to a pain au chocolat. We then headed to the beach and managed to get one of the duo sun-loungers right along the sea front. The entire day I just kept looking around and saying to my boyfriend how beautiful it was!

I should also mention the incredible boutiques in the resort! So not to worry if you forgot your favourite bikini, as I’m sure your’ll fall in love with the ones there like I did! It was also the first time I had come across a designer called Christophe Sauvat, who I am now obsessing about (see instagram embroidered bag – amazing!)

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2 Comments

  1. Samantha
    March 20, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Love the post! Would you be interested in selling the white Topshop dress? I have been looking for it forever!

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