You know you’re in need of a holiday when you’re relying on coffee to wake up, when the weekend flies by and you’ve lost all focus at work. And I was without a doubt at that point and needed to cleanse my body from the constant caffeine cravings, so my boyfriend Ben booked an impromptu seven-day break to Rhodes and it was simply beautiful.
We stayed at the Atlantica Aegean Blue hotel in Kolymbia, Rhodes. The family hotel sits on the beachfront and we could see the sea from our hotel room, which was a lovely touch. The pebble beach was idyllic, evoking childhood memories and for the first time in a long time I felt truly relaxed. Most evenings we sat on the open air terrace chatting away and having a drink, or two (primarily piña coladas - my favourite) and during the day we basked by the poolside where I would disconnect from the likes of my emails and lose myself in a good book. The buffet restaurant offered a wide variety of food and the little onsite shop sold snickers ice cream. What more could I ask for?