The Friendliest Hotel on Earth

It seems like a lifetime ago already but at the beginning of June Bobby Dazzler and I went to Sandy Lane in Barbados with our friends Sam and Geoff to celebrate our third wedding anniversary and soak up the sun. I'm still reeling from our stay - literally, I didn't want to leave and I always, always want to come home to London. We met a couple out there who keep a permanent room at Sandy Lane and I can see why. It feels like home! A big home but so friendly it could definitely be home. Here are some pictures so you can drool along with me.

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The first thing Sandy Lane do is unpack for you. The joy! Everything is laid out perfectly.

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My Kindle and Donna Ida SS13 Surf's Up tattoos were positioned by the bed.

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Settling down to dinner in the sand for the first evening.

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My perfect room has to have a coffee station!

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I took advantage of the gym daily. 8am workouts!

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And my morning view post workout....

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My morning view on the way to the gym.

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The first thing I did was have a massage. The locker even had a little pot for my jewellery!

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A calming midday G&T on the beach.

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To keep everyone from overheating too much Sandy Lane offer mini sorbets all day on the beach.

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We headed down to JuJu's for lunch one day. Prerequisite!

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Heading down to the spa.

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They had hundreds of different kinds of showers but my favourite was the bucket shower. You literally pull a bucket of water over your head.

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Jane at the John Frieda salon at Sandy Lane. She gave me two of the most expensive (but best) blow drys i've ever had.

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Bobby Dazzler water skiing. He's a natural!

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@Sam_Bottega about to go water skiing. Also a natural.

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Sam and Alla at dinner.

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@RachPoad and I at dinner

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Bobby Dazzler with Sam

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Dinner at the Sandy Lane restaurant, L'Acajou.

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A beach walk with Bobby Dazzler and @sam_bottega. I'm behind the camera!

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This is what most days looked like.

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With my friend Sam who owns Bottega in Cheshire.


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A late night chocolate treat never goes astray!

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Melissa Obabash featured heavily in my beach look.

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Leaving Sandy Lane. General Manager Randy and his wife Jenny saw us off with Mario, Randy's second in command. I'm wearing the IDA Frenchie in Bright Vintage rolled up.

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Sandy Lane's Rolls Royce Phantom whisked us to the airport.

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Airport bound with our friends Michael and Alla.

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I found a beach friend at the airport.