Off the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico lies the island of Isla Mujeres. On that island, with sweeping ocean views and Caribbean ambiance, sits a home unlike any other. The Shell House’s unparalleled design surrounds you with ocean life. With both the main house and baby shell house available to rent, we think we’ve found your next birthday destination. Shell we begin?
VENUE TYPE: Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
For the underwater lovers with an itch for adventure, celebrate your birthday 108-feet deep in the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool. Take the plunge at Nemo 33, explore the pool's underwater caves, and even get scuba diving certified. If flying solo does not tickle your fancy, get a group to join in the underwater festivities and dive into the depths together.
To give us an even closer look, we parterned with Kevin Deldycke (videographer and diver) to share more about his personal experience diving with Nemo 33.
Safety First in a Sea of Blue
Dive knowing that the only way to get into the deepest indoor swimming pool is safety first. With rules and procedures in place to create a safe diving and swimming environment, you can celebrate another year in good hands.
Hey Kevin! Tell us a little bit how you entered the world of diving.
My girlfriend and I felt at one point the urgency of exploring the world out there. One day we randomly chose a destination far far away, figuratively spinning a globe and prodding a finger at it. We ended up in Seychelles, and quickly realized there was as much to see under water as there was on land. So we enrolled in scuba diving lessons and got our first-level certification. We instantly both fell in love with the diverse and colorful environment the ocean offered us.
That was 5 years ago. What started as a simple side-activity of our holidays became the center and sole motivation of our far-away escapes. We now take any opportunity to dive deep into any waterbody, from atolls to ponds! But back home in Belgium, far from the ocean, how could we satisfy our thirst for the big blue? That's when we discovered a secret shared by all our fellow divers: Nemo 33.
August is all about soaking up the last bit of the summer season and with that comes rounding up your bests to party by the pool, bask in the sun, feast on summer's bounty and, of course, see who can stand on your giant flamingo floatie the longest. But first comes the art of coordinating your unforgettable bash. We know planning the party can be a lot to handle so allow us to take some of the load off of you!
The gang over at Barçon Cocktail Co. already created your drink of choice. Trust us, this blushing cocktail is delicious and sure to get your party started off right. Food? Tabletop decor? Don’t you dare think we forgot! MIHO Catering Co. designed a menu full of their summer favorites that are not only easy to prepare but are the perfect garnish to Hostess Haven’s very own tabletop trends of the season with Lovely Blooms Florals. Keep scrolling for recipes and tips from the experts themselves.
The turn of the seasons is almost upon us and best celebrated together, perhaps with an Endless Summer party for those not ready to say goodbye or a Welcome Party for those celebrating fall’s rebirth. Whichever your choice, a transitional gathering is key for the season. The setting? Take it to the water’s edge with an open fire and create your feast.
Australian WILD Chef and traveler, Sarah Glover, is inspiring these thoughts with her very own waterfront feast that you can find amongst her other culinary adventures in her soon-to-be released cookbook. She gave us an exclusive, inside look into her intimate beachside banquet along with two heavenly recipe sneak peeks. The first is her Chargrilled Cheeses with Endive and Wild Honeycomb Platter - not only capable of inducing instant mouth-watering, it looks positively divine once done up. The second is The Hung Pork with Lemon Leaves and Blistered Grapes cooked while hanging over an open flame complete with a healthy splash pinot noir. Who's hungry?
Photography by Luisa Brimble
Celebrate your birthday on the water and explore the rich nature of Australia’s coast. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys helps you flirt with monumental sea stacks, caves, cliffs and dolphins so that you can experience where the land meets the sea the adventurous way. These tours are categorized as a breathtaking must-do if you find yourself down under and have a love affair with the glassy and rhythmic sea.
Experience the sublime and usher in another year!
Photography by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys