We were transferred by boat to our private island accommodations. I’d never seen such natural beauty. An instant sense of peace filled my spirit. My room reminded me of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. It was only during those times that royalty were lavished in such extensive delights. From the canopy bed to the outdoor shower, I was immersed in a tropical paradise.
We were taken around the corner to Horseshoe Bay, an experience so unique it is listed in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die“, and the surroundings were brighter, more vivid than anything I’d ever seen.
Darren and I talked about renewing our wedding vows after five or ten years and this place would be perfect. I can envision Athena in a simple white dress and flowers in her hair and around her neck. She would make the beauty of a wedding in paradise complete.
Matangi provided entertainment in the evening. Locals filled the restaurant with their voices and their dance. Once again, we were treated like royalty and blessed with culture in the process.
The next morning, I expected to wake up in my home only to see that this type of Utopia only exists in dreams. Instead, the serenity continued.