The Day at Tropical Island

May 19, 2017

At one of the Canary Islands, rather southwest part of Lanzarote, between the hills and the ocean, there is an oasis spreading. Bunch of the white-blue low-rise buildings surrounded by extensive land. It has everything that has ever been created by both, the nature and the man, to make holiday desiring people feel relaxed. Tall palms, cactuses, exotic flowers and large swimming pools all around. All of that framed by the majestic mountains.

Hotel THB Tropical Island

This oasis is named Hotel THB Tropical Island and I’m glad to state it’s going to be our home for the coming week. We reached the island just before sunset. I could only see the fragments of everything Lanzarote has, and then it was all immersed in the dark. Few pieces of black rigid lava at the airport, view to the dramatic Atlantic, soil of incredible red and black colours, unusual flora. Enough to get even more excited for tomorrow.

Hotel THB Tropical Island Smell of Jasmine

Hotel THB Tropical Island Smell of Jasmine 1

Hotel THB Tropical Island Smell of Jasmine 3

Drama in The Sky

Waking up before sunrise, especially on holiday, is nothing but an error in program, in my case. However, I must use the opportunity, get up and go to our terrace to see the coming violet-red dawn behind the mysterious looking mountains.

It’s unusual for me to experience that early morning serenity.  Sun beds and floating wheels are untouched yet, waiting for vacationers and children that soon take them and would not let rest till the late evening. I make a coffee while I’m still watching that drama in the sky. Martin just got up too, a little stressed by finding me voluntarily leaving bed before nine. After he makes sure I didn’t get mad (not more than usually), he joins me for a while.

Crêpe Time

I’m telling myself I don’t have to try everything at the buffet breakfast on the first day. But who am I, to choose between croquettes, sausage and crêpe with fruits? Responsible looking chef, preparing them all, might remember. So, I don’t rebel and eat, eat, eat everything.

OUTFIT: dress – SheIn, belt – vintage, jewellery – BIJOU BRIGITTE, bag – MANGO

Adults Only

We leave all the lovely families and children playing around swimming pools behind, to properly start our holiday in the area with the promising name “Premium Zone – adults only”. Large swimming pool, bar, sun beds, double sun beds, beach umbrellas and privacy. I have the entire swimming pool just for myself. Only few other lucky individuals levitate around the pool and at the bar. So, this is how the celebrity life looks like? Gosh, I love it here!

Let’s explore! Not because I felt like lifting my butt from the sun bed. But I keep in mind, that I have a reputation of an adventurer and you know, you have only one reputation.

Atlantic Ocean

Mirador del Rio Lanzarote 2


Ocean, ocean, ocean! How could I only survive that far from the sea waves for most of the year, far from that deep blue, white foam, salty smell and therapeutical sound? I’m stepping dangerously close to the edge of the cliff, just to feel that art piece, made by nature, more intense.

Lanzarote César Manrique

Lunch Lanzarote César Manrique restaurant

César Manrique restaurant Lanzarote

Only the idea of food can take me away from the coast. The local cuisine looks colourful and taste different. It’s delicious and the restaurant is picturesque. It’s the first place, designed by famous César Manrique, we visited at Lanzarote. It’s very creative and winsome. We desperately need to see more.

Fundación César Manrique 1

Fundación César Manrique 2

César Manrique

The House of César Manrique. This place is what dreams are made of. We walk around, gazing at the Joan Miró’s and Pablo Picasso’s paintings on the walls, views through panoramic windows and underground rooms, created inside of volcanic tubes. (FYI: I’ll make a separate post about this place .)

El Golfo Lanzarote view

El Golfo Lanzarote view 2

El Golfo Lanzarote view 3

Slow Down

Another stop for the ocean view, just because we want to  get a closer look to every spot we are passing by.

Hotel THB Tropical Island Lanzarote

Swimming under last rays of the sun is much closer to me, than being the first in the pool. I’m getting into my usual holiday mode – enjoying and exploring at a slow pace. Only few more meters in the blue water and then we get ready for the dinner.

Hotel THB Tropical Island Lanzarote 5

Night is still ahead. Wine is mandatory, with all the seafood delicacies, steaks, vegetables…in an incredible buffet. If we could ever have the ability to move, we might take a little walk and finish the day with some good music and the “adults only” cocktails.

Hotel THB Tropical Island Lanzarote 4

We were guests at Hotel THB Tropical Island. All views and opinions are my own.

© Creative direction and Editing: DANIELA RIFAI  Photos: DANIELA RIFAI & MARTIN JESNY

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  • Reply Oanna fashionsimbol May 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Omg this place amazing and the view breathaking !!!! <3
    To die for!

    • Reply Daniela May 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Yes, the place was incredible! I highly recommend it! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂


  • Reply Mercy May 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    This is a spectacular place, I like the way you tell a story, it makes the place even more enticing. Love all your outfits and swimwear and oh all those foods!


    • Reply Daniela May 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you so much Mercy! I’m glad you enjoy the way I say the story. I’m trying my best. 🙂


  • Reply JJ May 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous photos on a great blog

    • Reply Daniela May 24, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you so much! I love to hear that you like my blog! 🙂


  • Reply Ann May 25, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I’m so jealous of you! The photos look amazing!

    • Reply Daniela June 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you so much Ann! 🙂


  • Reply Josie Brownlee June 6, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Wow! What an amazing day, those views and photos look absolutely incredible and it sounds like you had a lovely packed by calm and relaxing day full of sea, food and gorgeous sites! I’ve never visited Lanzarote, but these views have it firmly on my bucketlist!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • Reply Daniela June 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much Josie! I can’t recommend you enough to visit this little island. It’s so unique and beautiful!



  • Reply Katrina Fernandez June 13, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Oh Woww! This is so called Paradise! Such a beautiful place, wish to go there someday. By the way, I totally love your photos and your blog!

    Katrina Isha

    • Reply Daniela June 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much Katrina! I´m so glad you like it! 🙂


  • Reply Lisa June 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    So stunning and breathtaking, I almost feel like I was with you throughout the day! Love the diary-like post, so fun and engaging to read 🙂


    • Reply Daniela June 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa for visiting my blog and for your kind words!


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