“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
As they say, travel is the only thing you spend on that makes you richer; it gives more than it takes. The most precious part of every trip, every journey is to witness and experience things and people in their most genuine form. Eventually, everything and everyone gets better over time and what used to be will run down the stream and loses its essence to the ocean of wonder.
Found myself in a new establishment in the Riau Islands of Indonesia. Putting the mind, body and soul to good rest somewhere not so far away from reality. Unless you opt to have a sim card, zero network connectivity had me at hello. Just two boat rides; two and a half floating hours, Telunas Resorts greeted with a warm welcome at its recent extended branch; a newly launched island bought in June 2014, known as Telunas Private Island. Sitting next to its existing flagship beach resort located on Sugi Island, of which, they also have the entire island to themselves but bigger compared to the new, and with more facilities. While both locations have overwater rooms, the private island is an all sea villas concept with more spacious private decks. My love for sea villas goes as deep as the ocean bed! Harnessing the thought of slightly different target audiences, this private island is perfect for people who seeks comfort in simplicity and no better way to do with a little luxury. Indeed an oasis of serenity, having my feet to the ground and losing myself in the arms of the ever-so-loving mother nature. The beauty of peace is so graceful and powerful.
Easy access to paddle boards and kayaks for exploration, if one finds sipping wine while fishing from the balcony of your own overwater villa, facing a picturesque horizon is more of an old man’s deal. Induged in the peace as I offered myself to the soothing sound of waves, lured by the breeze and wandered freely for as far as I could go. Not until limitations were faced, the woods could almost gobbled me up midway across the island en route to an emptier beach on the backside, hideaway from prying eyes. With the sun settling, I muddled my way out right before complete darkness took over the magnificent skies.
This place is as amazing as it gets; any more would have lost it.