The Vine, a divine hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... below, where we could stand on a dizzying glass-floored overhang. A few of our group couldn't bring themselves to do it. Another cool attraction that day was a ride in a go-cart-like buggy which careened down a steep street being 'driven' by 2 men wearing straw hats and gondolier-like outfits. I know that it sounds strange, but it actually was a lot of fun with a hint of danger, and a must-do kind of a thing.
Back on the ship afterwards, ...
... her own stuff. Me? Not packing, but exploring the incredible gardens at the hotel. What a gorgeous area this hotel sits in. According to Marina, who was here 50 years ago with her mother, the gardens were three times larger, and there were no other hotels, or even a town to speak of. I even managed to find our room from the gardens.... which was a real challenge. Marina and I had lunch, while Jacques fasted, because he had too much ...
... back to the hotel. After shaking off the water, Marina and I went to lunch, still Jacques-less. The pool side dining room had every single surrounding slider closer, not so much for the rain, which was now just a drizzle, but the wind. This lovely area felt stuffy with everything closed, the food was still sensational.... Marina with her usual piles of fish, and me with a local Madeiran version of the American Hamburger... Interesting (4 slices ...
... in our spa room, in front of the window, at a table for two, with a view of the tumultuous water, and the still blackening sky. After lunch we had two services remaining: full body massage for an hour, and aromatherapy facials. We left the spa at 5:00p.m., feeling wonderful, and kind of like limp noodles..... But boy did our skin feel great. This is truly the best way to spend a stormy afternoon. While we were spa-ing.... Jacques read, and did some brief walking.... Just a ...
... Every time we would get up from the table, our champagne glasses would be re- filled to the brim.... Marina thinking how heavenly this was! "I just can not get enough champagne, yes, thank you, I would love some more" she giggled, as our server would appear with yet another cold bottle of bubbly. When it was dessert time, Marina and I were stuffed, but somehow Jacques found room to eat yet one more course.... This one the dessert ...