Blessed Bahrain

This regiment of the common tern presented a pleasant sight as we made our way on the jetty towards the Al Dar Islands Resort off the cost of Sitra during our visit there towards the end of the last winter. Armies of migratory birds that routinely come to Bahrain every winter have made a rather…

Paradise Island

That’s the beautiful winter sunrise at Bahrain’s very own paradise – Al Dar Islands! After having taken so many pictures of the setting sun all over Bahrain, it was time to ‘move forward’ and experience the rising sun – and what better place than this dream resort off the Sitra coast!

Death of a turtle

This is what remains of a large turtle that died after strangling itself on discarded mono-filament fishing line carelessly discarded by fishermen off the coast of Bahrain’s Sitra island. Mo, the manager at the exclusive Al Dar Island resort, was on a trip in the area on Saturday morning when he saw the fairly large…

The re-treat!

This is a night-time view of the luxurious chalets at the exclusive Al Dar Islands off the coast of Sitra in Bahrain. Every few months, we gift ourselves a visit to the resort, courtesy the extremely hospital “Mr Smugg” and his wonderful team, who have made it their business to go out of their way…

Smitten, yet again!

Almost exactly a year after we last came to Al Dar Islands, we are back tonight at the charming retreat off Bahrain’s Sitra coast. And what a revelation it has been! While the place is as inviting as ever, there have been a few very pleasant changes that left me wondering as to how imaginative…