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July 02, 2018

Staycation at the Anise Resort, San Souci Trinidad

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This was my view for the entire weekend.

Danny's birthday was Saturday and for weeks I had planned for us to hop a 25 minute flight to Tobago for the weekend. Plans changed last week (read: major fail on my part - I waited too long, couldn't find flights and didn't want to take the ferry) and so I decided at the last minute to whisk him off to a part of the island he'd never been to - and that I hadn't been to in many years - San Souci. Its about 2.5 hours from our home and right on the ocean. Perfect alternative. Bonus - if you squint really hard and look into the distance, on a clear day you could actually see Tobago. At least that's what I told him ...

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I booked us a stay at the Anise Resort, a small but beautiful resort on the coastline, for two nights. When, I say its small, I mean its small - there are just about eleven guest bedrooms in total. Still, it was a beautiful little gem with the best infinity pool and hot tub overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

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The hospitality in this place was outstanding. They met us at the lobby with welcome drinks, took out bags to our room (standard for sure, but wasn't expecting that for this small of a resort) and just all around made us feel so welcome all weekend.

They did a really good job decorating the place - so much attention to detail in every nook.

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Not that they needed to decorate too much anyway, nature was on their side (read: sea view). It might be a requirement of a Caribbean vacation that you have an awesome sea view - at least in my book. It was a bit of a rainy weekend but we never got bored of this view. Especially Danny - he was all about it.

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We particularly loved the view from the private balcony to our room and had our morning (and evening) coffee there. We also chilled there when the clouds rolled in.

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My favourite part of the place might just have been the tiny library nook though - because #books. I walked with my kindle but wished I brought a book that I could leave at the nook and it forward for future guests. I like when resorts / guest houses do things like this.

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The resort is actually a spa as well and Saturday morning we both got hot stone massages. This was my first hot stone massage and ill probably get another. It was so good.

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Oh, did I mention that it was semi all inclusive? I didn't. But now you know. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks were included in the cost of the weekend - we didn't have to leave the place. Not complaining about that of course, especially since the meals were amazing. Alcohol wasn't free but we happily paid for the booze. Because ... who doesn't drink on a birthday weekend?

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I will say that the place is a bit pricey and for the price, it was a bummer that the cable wasn't working for us to catch the World Cup on a big screen (football is serious business in this Caribbean/Euro household - we streamed it). Also, the hot tub ... wasn't quite hot (read: it wasn't even a little hot). Otherwise though, we have no complaints about the stay. Where it lacked, it was made up in other ways. Nothing is perfect.

All in all it was really a lovely little break from reality and a fun birthday weekend for Danny.

One more pic?

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** Totally patting myself on the back that I was able to post this the day after our stay, but it was too cute not to share immediately!

I hope your weekend was amazing as well.

Have a great week guys!!

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