Sunday 13 December 2015

The damp patch by the bed has taken a distinct turn for the wet and we report it to reception.  We pack as inevitably this will take some fixing to find out from where the water is coming.  It takes a while before they take it seriously – and so we are on the move.  First we are shown a similar room with a worse view.  No good.  Eventually we are shown to a much larger room along from our original room.  Very nice.  We unpack.  An upgrade – good.

Another day taking it easy.  The pools here are both very nice.  The main pool is not particularly busy although most of the sun lounges are occupied along the sides.  There is a second very quiet pool which is at a higher level adjacent to which are some four poster style beds which enjoy a breeze given their elevation and where I suspect the curtains provided help guard against a potential for getting burnt.

I think we have now adjusted to the temperature and the humidity and the day passes with some reading, some listening, a cooling swim, and repeat!

We have taken to the far end of the main pool as it is a little quieter and the sunbeds are in the shade which means we can last longer in the sunshine before retreating to our room.

In the evening we choose to eat at the hotel’s restaurant (as opposed to the buffet where we take breakfast and where most eat in the evening).  The produce a very good quality meal and for drinks they have their own version of “happy hour” where we can order three glasses of wine for the price of two.  Oddly this does not work to my advantage.  I have two glasses of wine but somehow Jackie manages to have four glasses of wine.

We retreat to our new larger room and have to adjust to a new bed!