During our three full days at the Grand Velas, I did three drawings (for a total of eight in all): Pool Umbrella and Towel Flower are the last two.
When I wasn't painting, Honey and I just enjoyed the resort.
We ate breakfast in our suite,(first time in a long time). The suite, with its large living room, covered balcony, king-sized master bedroom with granite bath and enough closet space to house three more suitcases of resort wear, was conducive to room service. The room was so lovely, we could have moved right in--we really could have IF we bought some weeks; The hotel was also a timeshare. We heard all the pricey details from timeshare owner Sheila from LA and her friend Chuck from Minnesota, a couple we met at the pool. (Now, what do you think was going on there)?
The three restaurants, (French, Spanish and Italian), were excellent, on a par with The Hacienda. No shorts allowed. No collarless shirts. Beautiful, sophisticated decors--lots of design ideas for this architectural space planner. The first three nights, we dressed for dinner at our reserved time. The night before we left, we were back at the restaurant on the beach in our shorts happily dining and watching the sunset through the glass partitions. It wasn't a great one, but I managed to click a pretty fair photo just as the last, most brilliant rays broke through the clouds to say good night.