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Over the past week, Washington Capitals rookie forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been jet-setting across the world on vacation with his wife Nastya.

Kuzya could certainly use the rest and relaxation. Last season, the winger played hockey in two different leagues and did not make the playoffs in either. He also participated in the World Championship and suffered two somewhat major injuries.

The 22-year-old has addressed his pressing mental and physical concerns by taking a vacation that is positively siiiiickkkk.

Let’s vicariously enjoy it (like we did with his car), shall we?

Destination #1: Dubai


Kuznetsov’s first stop was Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. The city, known for its stunning architecture, luxurious accommodations, and human rights violations, is expensive and also did I mention expensive?

Kuzya and his wife wanted a prime beachfront location, so they stayed at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which is a hotel located literally on the beach and whose property juts out into the sea.

Opened in 1997, the hotel contains 617 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites, which feature spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. In 2013, it was voted the Top Hotel by HolidayCheck. And for those of you who don’t like the beach and all that pesky, salt water – the hotel offers its guests access to five swimming pools and a water park, Wild Wadi.



The beach.


Side view of the hotel.


The view from the room.




Wild Wadi Water Park


Destination #2: Maldive Islands

Next, Kuznetsov and his wife flew to the Maldive Islands, which is an island nation in the Arabian Sea. The attractive couple stayed for a week at the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru.

The resort, which has only 102 rooms, describes itself as a “paradise hideaway where luxurious seclusion meets wild natural beauty.” This sounds expensive too.

The Four Seasons Resort website continues:

This verdant, beach-fringed coral island offers sophisticated pleasures on land and water – from genuine ayurvedic therapies in the spa to splashing, sailing or diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean and the Maldives’ most pristine lagoon. Located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru is a remote natural wilderness that invites a sense of discovery.

The first three people who left reviews on TripAdvisor said of the resort, “Heaven on Earth!,” “Wow!,” and “We didn’t want to leave!” So yeah, it sounds pretty fancy. Take a look at these pics.







  • Simonezero

    My life, it is inadequate.

  • Brouwer Rangers

    I expect Ian’s wedding to outshine this. So I win.

  • Sarah

    It sounds like one hell of a shindig. Were they serious about bowling? Because I am so there if they were, even though I’m crappier at bowling than the President.
    If not, probably just as well, less wear and tear on the gutters and all.

  • Clifford Snarlington

    Whatever, I was at Cantina Marina on Sunday. BOOM.

  • Sarah

    Random reflection after going home and going out to lie in the sun for a while: it’s how much fun you think you’re having that counts.
    E.g., the four little girls in the hot tub who were daring each other to do stuff. Oh, the stuff that’s totally badass when you’re nine! After long pauses where nobody could think of a dare: “I dare you… to go up to some random person you don’t know and say hi. That’s all. You just have to say hi.”
    That girl got off easy because she saw me shaking with suppressed laughter and called over, “Hi!” Which caused the girl who dared her, facing away from me, to steam a bit while the rest of the group exploded laughing.
    But the next girl had to GO UP TO A LIFEGUARD AND ASK HIM WHAT TIME IT WAS. She came back like she’d cheated death and said, “I think he said it was twenty after six. I could barely understand him.”
    It was intense.

  • Freedoooom

    Anyplace that requires you to bring your marriage certificate if you are with a woman is a crap hole in my mind.

    Talking about Dubai FYI….

  • Flying High With The Jays

    I wish I was rich….and Russian…and probably has a hot girlfriend…

  • serpent

    Well, he sure got off the ice…….

  • Jonah

    yeah but what is he doing to get ready for the season?
    trotz sounds like he’s gonna run one motherfucker of a training camp and kuyza has to be in top shape physically after those injuries.

  • VeggieTart

    What’s a vacation?

  • Just_sayin3

    So many of us can only dream….