Occasionally, when you least expect it, you have the perfect day. On Langkawi, an island off the coast of Malaysia, lies a historic old hotel under renovation called the Bella Vista (translated: beautiful view).
During the Christmas holiday the hotel was only 18% occupied affording us the feeling that we had rented the entire facility. We had the infinity pool to ourselves,
drank fresh juice directly from coconuts off the tree
and watched the sun set over a bottle of fine Italian wine we had been saving for a month.
Not bad for a Thursday.