It has been a little over a month since I’ve started working full time on my internship. It has been so much fun so far, but I have never worked full time like this before. So every now and then I need to plan a relaxing moment. Last weekend I planned a little getaway to Nieuwpoort with Laurens. We stayed at the ibis Styles Nieuwpoort and made it a romantic wellness weekend!
We arrived in the afternoon and were ready to relax and spend time together. Laurens and I are having a long distance relation at the moment and it has actually been going great. I think we both didn’t think it would go this well, but we’re happy that it does. I try to see him every 2-3 weeks, and that works well for us. Last weekend I hadn’t seen him in 2 weeks and I was very happy to see him.
After leaving our bags at our room, we went to the bar and enjoyed a nice drink. I love the interior of the lounge area, the blue color, the chairs and the sheepskin most of all haha! We wanted to head to the wellness, but it was a bit crowded at that moment so we went back to our room to spend time together and decide where we were gonna eat.
We decided to go to Sunbeach on the dike, so that we also got a chance to walk a little on the beach and the dike. Our food at Sunbeach came very fast, I think we only sat for 10 minutes when our mussels came. After our lovely dinner, we went back to our cute, little hotel and got ready for movie night. Laurens and I suck at picking movies together, so it took us like 50 minutes to pick one. Eventually we picked: Men in Black ll.
To make the movie even better, we ate some ice cream. They were selling bio vanilla ice cream at the reception and it looked so good that we took a little cup and ate it when watching the movie. The bio ice cream comes from a little ‘farm’ close to the hotel, I guess. I think it is very unique and cool of the hotel to sell this ice cream. The flavors they sold were vanilla, strawberry and stracciatella. The ice cream had a very rich vanilla flavor and was delicious, so if you ever happen to see this brand or sleep at ibis Styles Nieuwpoort: dig in!
The film only lasted 45 min. before we fell asleep haha. The bed was pretty good and we just dreamed away. After a good night rest we joined the other guests and enjoyed breakfast. Laurens really enjoyed the typical Belgian breakfast, while I already missed my Dutch foods like ‘poffertjes’.(For the foreigners: ‘poffertjes’ are tiny pancakes) Before we knew it our tummies were full and we were ready to check out the spa.
We took a little stop at the spa before we went back to our room (to change) to look if there were a lot of people. It was very quiet so we rushed to our room, changed into our swimwear and rushed back. Now we could enjoy a nice, quiet swim. Besides the pool and sauna, ibis also offered a hamam. (actually more a steam bath) But boy, that thing is magical!
After the spa we relaxed on the bed for a couple of hours and that’s when Laurens helped me getting my own domain!
We enjoyed our little wellness weekend very much and would love to thank ibis Styles Nieuwpoort and AccorHotels for having us! We will be back!