From The Winner Of iPlace Mission Award 2009…

Author: Mark Johnson

iPlace is a great place to work and like most companies iPlace has a yearly recognition of an employee in respect to the excellence in services by an individual. As a Winner of iPlace mission award, I was nominated for a vacation for 4 days and 3 nights in a 5 star beach resort at Kovalam, Kerala.

It was an exotic trip to a beautiful part of India and they call it “God’s own country.” Me and my family had a  wonderful time visiting one of the scenic resorts with a view of the Arabian Sea, The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort!

We played for many hours in the waves, tanned ourselves and lazy hammocks in the resort welcomed us. It was a great experience by the beach side with huge waves coming almost all the time. The entire resort is surrounded by the beach. Our room had a great sea view which made us feel as if we were on a ship floating in the middle of the ocean. The property is large and is spread across undulating terrain. Since our room was not in the main property, a buggy was arranged (normally used in golf courses) to drive us around. The buggy took us through the most scenic routes. The sunset at the resort is very picturesque, we just sat on the beach-facing restaurant with a cup of coffee and watched the sun slowly turning red and submerging in the water.  We enjoyed every moment on the sea shore and soaking in the luxury of beautiful natural surroundings of coconut trees, lush greenery and colorful evening skies over the sea for 4 days. Then there was exclusive gymnasium, international spa, infinity edged swimming pool  and the pool side-sea side restaurant. In all, we had a fantastic time and it was a perfect place for spending quality time with your nearest and dearest ones.