Want to cut yourself a delicious little slice of heaven?
A piece so tasty you could indulge in it for a lifetime?
Allow me to introduce you to GITANA DEL MAR, the brain child of delightful and passionate owners Nina & Ryan. After a romantic night together camping under the stars of Sierra Nevada in Colombia, they decided that they had found their home away from home, the place where they would make their future together, to fulfill their dream of building a luxury eco resort.
It didn't take long for Gitana Del Mar, meaning gypsy of the sea (an ode to the fishermen of the Colombian coast), to cast its spell over me. I was completely spellbound with this magical place. So much so, that during my time there, I never once left the property. I had everything I could have wished for, a comfortable bed, the cooling ocean, an empty beach, an outdoor shower, a yoga studio, the company of man’s best friend, world class food, books galore and hammocks hammocks hammocks. (Now we know how much I live for hammocks!).
I’ve been lucky enough to stay at a number of beautiful hotels of late and each one leaves a specific mark or imprint on me. Sometimes it’s the architecture or design, other times it’s the majestic surroundings the hotel is nestled within, but in the case of Gitana Del Mar it was the food! To say that I ate like a King would be an understatement. Geroge Bernard Shaw once said “There is no love sincerer than the love of food”. Well if this is the case then Gitana Del Mar jam packs nothin’ but pure unadulterated love into each dish, (Or maybe it was that sneaky Sea Gypsy bewitching me once again). I could honestly go on and on about just how incredible each meal was… The combination of fresh ingredients, the colourful presentation, the vibrant flavours, I could literally taste the chef’s creativity… should I go on?
As each sunny day inevitably blanketed itself with stars, I would plonk myself on the sand, switch off my mind, and listen to the crackle of the bonfire gently battle it out with the sound of the crashing waves. I’ve never felt more at peace.
In recent times of travel stress I find myself transported back to that very moment allowing me to regroup and recharge. Thank you Gitana Del Mar for providing me the perfect little parcel of escape!
Love Miss. Peanut x
Photography | Gemma Pranita & Matthew Rooney
Location | Gitana Del Mar | Sierra Nevada | Colombia
For more information on Gitana Del Mar, click the link to their website HERE