If you’ve read my first post on The Pavilions, you’ll be able to see how much I loved the accommodation. It. Was. Stunning. The villa was the perfect place to relax and chill out but that wasn’t where I spent most of my time. I spent most of my time around the resort and exploring the surrounding area. And relaxing, like I properly chilled out.
Usually, I’m not one for sitting and doing nothing. It bores me. And I’ll put my hand up and say, yes, I did want to get out and DO STUFF while my friend and I were staying at The Pavilions. And we did, we went into Pokhara a lot, walked around the local country side, went to see the charity projects the hotel helps to support, but the first few days were all about CHILLING OUT.
And it definitely took a while to get used to, and I definitely got fidgety after about 48 hours, but a bit of peace and relaxation at The Pavilions was exactly what I needed. I needed something to force me to not do anything. I felt like I’d been running at 100mph before I got to Nepal and I had to stop. I had to rest. And with nothing to do at The Pavilions apart from swim, sunbathe, read, relax, eat food, go in the spa, play chess or go for walks in the countryside, a rest is exactly what I got.
Every morning I would wake up, walk across the stone path and up the stairs to The Pavilions’ restaurant, plonk myself down on a cotton cream deck chair in the sun, look over the gorgeous infinity pool and enjoy a platter of fruit with whatever else took my fancy that morning. The first two days then consisted of lounging about on the sunbeds, getting up only to go get my book, or food, or water.
This isn’t like me at all but oh my god, I needed it. And The Pavilions was the perfect place to do it. I had no distractions, nothing to distract me from doing nothing.
The infinity pool was one of my favourite parts about The Pavilions. Not only was it a great feature of the resort but it was a great place to go cool down after chilling out in the warm weather. I mean just look at it…I never knew I could feel such love for a swimming pool.
Next up, this relaxation time gave me a lot of hours to try the food from the restaurant. The freshly made sushi was a frequent order of mine, and the vegetable and chicken mo mos were a favourite too. I loved the rice pancakes and honey I had for breakfast and the fish fingers, well they might say they’re just fish fingers but they’re some of the tastiest, most melt in the mouth, fish fingers I’ve ever had. That’s enough about the fish fingers.
The Pavilions also has a spa which offered a huge range massages and treatments which would have been the ideal way to top off the relaxation, but you know I’m not loaded and although the spa menu looked divine, it was a no from me and my wallet.
The rest of the resort was enough though, and you know what made it extra special? The staff. They were always willing to help, always there with a cheerful smile and a friendly conversation if you needed it. I know they’re paid to be friendly and give good service but at The Pavilions it was just so genuine and that created a stay which was just so lovely.
So yes, I had cabin fever after 2 days but my stay at The Pavilions was much needed. I probably wouldn’t stay for 5 nights if I go to Nepal again but I can imagine after a long, tiring trek in the mountains, this place is the place to be to make you feel truly rested and relaxed.
Have you ever gone against your normal holiday type? Or relaxed somewhere that was really meant for an active holiday?