Going on vacation in Second Life is really a thing. And also a thing I recommend to everyone in need of a few days of safe traveling. And aren’t we all?
The other week Huckleberry Hax and I got invited by Ian Garrett (Beric01.resident) to stay the weekend in the new Lotus Palace Retreat.
Ian is also the owner of the gorgeous Kidaka Resort where we stayed a few times in August and September, and which I blogged about back then.
Needless to say we were thrilled to go on another Second Life vacation and checked in that same Friday night! Ian had reserved a Bhavan for us, a luxury villa at the lake for which we had to take a boat from the Palace dock and drive to it ourselves. A challenge, but …we made it!
The Lotus Palace sits in the middle of the region and is surrounded by water, on the shores you will find the Bhavans – the villas – and an old village with a marketplace.
The palace has several terraces and indoor spaces to sit and chill, a pool and a restaurant.
Because I didn’t manage to get a good picture of the Lotus Palace myself, I will include a gorgeous image I found in the Lotus Palace Flickr group, photography by Charlotte Belladonna:
On our first night we went out for dinner in the restaurant. The menu was exquisite and specially the dessert made us want to order more! Huck enjoyed his cheesecake, while I recommend the panna cotta!
Our Bhavan was amazing. The devil is in the details, right? Well…..it had all the details you could wish for. A gift for men and women in the well equipped bathroom, flowers and information brochures in the living room and a spacious bedroom with a large TV.
Of course we ventured out the next day, for a visit to the old village and market for some streetfood. Luckily…no shoes, no shirt..but still service! I enjoyed my Chai tea and Huck tried the coffee.
If you are a nature lover and into some hiking in the jungle and mountains, Lotus Palace also offers that. There is plenty explore, lush forests, waterfalls and natural pools for a nice soak and relaxation after a walk!
We had a great weekend! Lotus Palace Retreat offers a lot and is a perfect (long) weekend get away, it sure feels like a real holiday.
Go treat yourself to a Second Life Vacation, you know you want to!