Sun and Sand
ive years ago, on a cruise in the Aegean Sea, I couldn’t wait for our stop in Mykonos. It was going to be my beach day on the voyage, and I had visions of myself lounging decadently for hours on a dreamy Greek island beach. But after my ship docked, I learned the sandy respite I sought was a few miles away and I had concerns whether I could get back on time. So, reluctantly, I opted to stay near and explore Mykonos Town, wandering in and out of quaint shops and stopping for lunch at a waterfront restaurant.
Our feature story “7 New Coastal Resorts” reminds me of what I missed that day and has me longing to return to that Greek isle for sun and sand. In the story, we spotlight seven alluring new coastal resorts around the world, including the enchanting Katikies Mykonos, which charmed writer Amy Laughinghouse when she caught some rays at the 35-room slope-side retreat overlooking the sea. Actually, being a die-hard beach lover, I’d be happy chilling for days at any of the seven properties. I personally jetted down to the Caribbean for the story and settled into the Silversands Grenada, a beauty fronting an inviting beach that stretches for two miles. Being a fitness nut, I was in heaven every morning doing sunrise power walks on white sand just steps from my room.
With the arrival of spring and warmer temps, being steps away from sand surely sounds appealing to you. If so, one of these resorts may be just what you need to say goodbye to winter and its chill.
— DON NICHOLS