This was a return visit. Our agenda was reasonably simple. We booked wellness rooms with sun-showers and Jacuzzi tubs. We wanted nice food, nice beer and a big table to play cards on. We hoped for good weather, but were prepared for rain. The result? A lovely trip. Beach walks and tub soaks. Texel beer at the brewery and at the hotel bar. A satisfying dinner with a sinful chocolate dessert. Kite-flying on the beach, and ambling along the shoreline, which is just a short walk (and over two series of dunes) away.