The art of doing nothing

Sep, 18 2019

Most travellers today wouldn’t classify a holiday as a success unless it was a packed itinerary affair, with activities penned in from the moment they step out of bed till the moment they’re tucked back in. Every notable site: seen, every cultural event: experienced, and every dish: tried. Comfort zone limits should have been pushed and minds broadened by the time the trip is over. 

However, we at Coco Collection firmly believe that doing nothing is actually an experience to be had in and of itself. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is the perfect place to rediscover the art of enjoying a do-nothing holiday. 

A holiday should be a time to take the batteries out of the clock that governs our daily lives, disappear from the world of deadlines, schedules, calendars, and gadgets and start listening to your body trying to bring balance, relaxation, and wellness to your being. 

Begin by spending a day at the Coco Spa. A soothing soak in a spice bath infused with fresh ginger, lime, lemongrass, and betel leaves followed by an Ayurvedic massage at one of the luxurious treatment rooms will leave your mind in a truly blissful trance.

Let the light sneaking in through the curtains wake you up naturally instead of an alarm set up on your phone. Let the soft sounds of the waves outside lead you and find yourself on your very own private beach located just steps away from the villa. Take the time to watch the sun rise over the shimmering horizon and bathe the sky in ribbons of red, pink, and gold. Close your eyes and sink into your comfy chaises and have a nap; listening to the faint sounds of the resident koels and water hens announcing the arrival of a new day throughout the island. 

Listen to your internal clock and let that be your guide. If you’re feeling warm, go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island. Feeling hungry? Take a stroll down the beach to the buffet at Cowrie and be spoilt for choice. Feeling sociable? Head down to the Beach Bar and get to know who’s out holidaying in the middle of the ocean with you. 

Once you’ve set your mind free from to do lists and itineraries, you will have no choice but to take in and appreciate everything around you fully. The different notes of blues scattered across the ocean, the soft white sand sliding between your toes, and the gentle ocean breeze blowing through your hair. A sunset cruise becomes a theatre production with gorgeous effects displayed across the sky with a cast of birds, fish, and dolphin putting on show as the day comes to an end. 

Don’t forget to dine on the freshest catches at night; prepared right in front of you at the Tropical Beach BBQ. Bring the day to a close by watching Mother Nature’s encore, as she pulls the curtain back to reveal an endless scattering of stars, meteors, and satellites up above. By the end, you will realise that by doing nothing today you have done something. You have reset your mind, body, and energy for the demands of tomorrow.

Categories: Experiences