It's all about the finer things in life

You're picturing me sleeping on the rough sand of a coral beach, nestled under a swaying palm tree, lulled to sleep by the sweet rhythmic pattern of waves gently rolling into the shore.

Actually I'm very comfortably ensconced in a queen-sized bed perched high above the shore line in plush accommodation known as Peppers Coral Coast.

The weather was not kind on this stay, planes were delayed and plans changed, but that didn't stop us enjoying a fabulous lunch and a very relaxing massage in the onsite day spa at Peppers.  Making lemonade out of lemons, the spa is definitely a great alternative when the weather forbids seaside walks and sun bathing.

But it wasn't all doom and gloom.  The sun poked out its face occasionally and you can see how fabulous the pool is from this photo.

We also enjoyed a flash gourmet tasting lunch where resident chef Greg Devine strutted his stuff and knowlege of local ingredients. It was so good I ate the entire Valrohna Chocolate Tasting Plate on my own, an incident I later regretted.

Here's Greg in the kitchen whipping up lunch.

Here's lunch- yes I ate all that.

The room was very spacious with a huge balcony that would have been perfect for viewing the ocean if it hadn't been pouring down - well there's always next time.  And the spa bath was sized for two - unfortunately I was on my own.

Peppers Coral Coast