Poseidon of Paros, Resort and Spa: A Piece of Paradise in Beautiful Paros, Greece

Poseidon of Paros, Resort and Spa: A Piece of Paradise in Beautiful Paros, Greece

When our good friends invited us to their wedding in Paros, we were convinced they said “Paris”. I mean, it made sense. She’s French, they’d met in Boston (where the civic ceremony was held), and he’s from a beautiful part of Romania called Timisoara (I love you Romania, but Paris… is Paris). So when talk started circulating of warm climates and beach vacations, we were a bit confused. It was only when we received the official invite that we realized they hadn’t been talking about Paris, at all.

Paros: Greek Island. Not French Capital.

Paros? The first thing we did was Google it. Long behold, nestled somewhere close to Naxos, floating in the middle of the Aegean Sea, was Paros. After 2 wonderful days spent lounging in Santorini, we took a 3 hour(ish) ferry ride to Paros. The ferry, by the way, operated by Blue Star Ferries, was BY FAR, the best ferry ride I have ever, ever taken.

First of all, it was enormous. There was no cramming in between fellow passengers, running to get the first seat, or panic that you might be left standing for hours on end. Second of all, it was luxurious! Of course, this is coming from the backpacker who camped on the floor under a table on the ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm – so maybe take my opinion with a grain of (sea) salt. Tons of space for everyone to sit on couches, with tables on every level and a restaurant/cafe smack in the middle of things. Not to mention, the bathrooms which had walls facing out to sea and undoubtedly the best view on the boat.

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(Tourist) Bali: A Surfer’s Paradise… and that’s about it.

(Tourist) Bali: A Surfer’s Paradise… and that’s about it.

When we incorporated a brief stent to Bali into our honeymoon plans, we saw visions of turquoise waters and sandy white beaches, an oasis that would bring time to a standstill amidst the sounds and sights of exotic Indonesia. Unfortunately, that was the farthest thing from the reality that awaited us.

For those of you who are as unfamiliar with the layout of Bali, there are many beaches from which you can choose on the West coast, the East coast, and the Southern tip of the island. There are also islands nearby that supposedly trump Bali in beauty and serenity (Gili Islands, Nusa Lembongan, etc) but if you are flying into Denpasar with the intention on staying in Bali for four days, taking a 2 hour boat to an isolated destination is a major commitment. Thus, we chose to base ourselves on Seminyak, on the West coast of Bali where we could easily beach-hop our way around the island or veg for four days and indulge in the wonderment of marital bliss.

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