Skip to main content

Return to the Banyan Tree - Ras Al Khamiah UAE

cocktail at the banyan tree Ras Al Khaimah


The community swimming pool near our house has been having maintenance work on it for the past few months, but to our delight on Thursday it finally re-opened.

So, that was it, our weekend planned, to fry and frazzle in the sunshine and start getting our tans on the go. We sat out for quite a few hours on Friday, but on Saturday it was really busy and it got to the point that it really wasn't relaxing any more.

So, we went home, quick shower and change and we went off to the Banyan Tree Beach Resort for a cheeky afternoon drink.

I have written about the Banyan Tree before, see the post here but it's so special there, it deserves more then one post! We took the small boat across the water, which really is a treat in itself. Maybe it's just me, but I love boats and no matter how short the boat ride is, it's always fun! 

The temperature was beautiful with a slight breeze. Just as remembered, the atmosphere was so peaceful and relaxing. I had my usual Singapore Sling and hubby had a diet coke (designated driver and zero tolerance in the UAE). 

We haven't been there in a while and kind of 'forgotten' we had it right on our doorstep. I think sometimes you can get carried away and wrapped up in work commitments and life, that you forget to enjoy yourselves and take some time out. We've made a conscious decision to start visiting these cool places more, as it doesn't always have to cost the earth to enjoy them. 

It is important in life to enjoy your surroundings, no matter where your location is. Especially being an expat and living overseas, I think it's doubly important to make the most of things, as even if there's no intention of moving on, in the expat world things can change so quickly, so unexpectedly, it is important to make the most of what we're lucky enough to have around us.

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Ras al Khaimah


~ since this post was written I believe the Banyan Tree is now a Ritz Carlton ~


Heather x


~ follow me on ~
facebook  twitter  instagram

Comments

  1. This place looks idyllic. You are so lucky to have it on your doorstep, but as you say sometimes we get so wrapped up in life we forget they are there! Can't remember from your posts when you had your 'mushroom' cut but boy has your hair grown! Must be all that lovely sunshine. I need some! x
    www.pricelesslifeofmine.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh thanks hun, yeah we're very lucky! It is lovely, so relaxing.... Erm, my mushroom hair was cut last August (think I mentioned it in a post the other day, about the Spanish house) It has had a bit of a growth spurt lately, thank god! Looking forward to my trip to the hairdressers next month, in need of a decent cut! x x : )

      Delete
  2. Omg the community pool looks amazing. I wish I had one in my apartment complex!

    May from La Vie en May

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi!
      Thanks for your lovely comment : ) Ahh, this is the pool at the Banyan Tree in the photos, sorry I wasn't very clear! I wish it was the community one hehe.
      H x : )

      Delete

Post a Comment

More on the blog...

Choosing a name for your blog

  ~ this post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through a link on the blog I will receive a tiny amount of commission, but it will NOT cost you anymore. Read more on my  Disclaimer/Contact  page ~ Since writing the post ' Blogging tips ~ Basic/Beginners'   I keep thinking about the part about choosing a name for your blog. If you've been here a while you'd know that this blog was originally called Suncream and Sparkles ~ which I have written about why I changed my blog name  here . Even though I do love my new blog name and I don't regret changing it I do wish I had taken more time and consideration in the very beginning when first starting my blog, or at least before buying the domain. You see blogging, even now for me who's been doing it for a fair few years, it really is a constant learning curve where you're always discovering new ways and new ideas to tweak and improve your blog. If you're debating on what name to choose for your

Mil Palmeras

Happy Thursday guys, hope you're all well. I'm just popping on here to show you a few pictures I snapped quickly today while we were at Mil Palmeras Beach. We popped to Mercadona this morning, well more lunchtime(ish) as we are sleeping in so much lately, but that's for another day. So, we picked up a few bits for the weekend and grabbed one of their sushi boxes for our lunch on the go. fyi , the best supermarket sushi I've had! After our trip to Mercadona we headed for Leroy Merlin in La Zenia as we needed to get some more bags of sand and some gravel too for our little diy garden project. I say little, but it's turning into quite the construction! Keep an eye on my  insta stories   over the weekend for updates. En-route to Leroy's we stopped off at Mil Palmeras to eat our sushi by the sea. Mil Palmeras has always been one of our favourite places here on the Costa Blanca South. Actually it was one of the first places we went to after the lockdown last year.  To

Seychelles

We went to the Seychelles in August 2011 and January 2012. The first time we went, we stayed at the Berjaya Hotel, Beau Vallon Bay, Mahe and the second time we were booked into the same hotel, but we could only cope with one night before we relocated to the Kempinski Resort, Baie Lazare.   Berjaya Hotel, Beau Vallon Bay, Mahe Aug 2011 We chose the area Beau Vallon Bay, as my husband went there with his parents when he was a little boy and has fond memories of the holiday. They stayed at the Coral Strand, which wasn't available at the time when we wanted to go, as it was in the middle of major renovations. Berjaya Hotel was the crew hotel for the airline my husband worked for at the time, so we thought that it would be a perfect one to book into. To be honest the hotel was really disappointing. It was very dated and felt quite shabby. It was clean enough though, so we thought 'it will do' as we were only there for a couple