Hotel Le Clipper
Travel Blogs from Gosier
We easily spent a few hours in the Deshaies Botanical Gardens. With over 1000 species of plants and trees, there was plenty to enjoy along the almost 2 kilometres of pathways. The tropical parrots particularly liked Dad. Dad was unimpressed to discover, however, that they were none other than Lorikeets from Australia! Yep, we travelled 21 000 kilometres to hang out with some local Aussies!
With more than 300 kilometres of hiking trails ...
... it was to help hydrate after the dive. He was pleasantly surprised that the bottle contained not water, but some local rum! Daddy thinks they need to introduce this post-dive custom in more countries around the world.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the beach! Life really doesn’t get much better than this. Our beachfront hotel was right in town, and we set up camp in front of the hotel underneath ...
... we agree with that statement.
I was pretty happy with our new accommodation. It was formerly a very large single family house, now converted to accommodate a small number of guests. It had a central courtyard, complete with a pond, water feature and fish. An open air kitchen, dining table and lounge area ran across the front of the house on a large veranda with views of the infinity pool, gardens and the ocean ...
... wasn't a bad omen. They did a double take when we arrived to see several policeman standing in the foyer. Unfortunately, there were no cameras rolling... Our first 24 hours were spent lazing at the beach. I had only been swimming a short time when the first French boy asked if he could have his photo taken with me. (The first of many I hope!)
Back to our day of travel... After easily flagging down a ...
... yelled " you leave dat white man alone, he not for you". I may never get Len to wait outside a fitting room again!
Anyway Some great duty free bargains were to be had before a long stroll on foot and then back to the Spirit for lunch and yep, more of the same.
As we prepare to head out for dinner under the stars at the Skygrill, we are looking forward to the view of the harbour now that the three other ships have sailed.