Symphony Palms Havelock
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
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... and it's more like the time you would think it should be. Wheeling our bikes along the sand is tough so we don't go far. We have the entire beach to ourselves in any case. It really is like one if those paradise island shots you'd expect to see in a magazine. Once again I think how lucky we are we ended up in this supposedly unpopular place. We prop our bikes in the shade of some trees and don our snorkelling gear. We are wearing our thin wetsuits simply for sun protection. ...
... an abundance of lizards, skinks (snakes with legs) and butterflies crossing our path. The mangrove trees towered high above our heads and had huge roots which we had to scramble over. They had mudskippers in the mangrove forest and some pretty chunky hermit crabs who had all chosen the same sort of shell to lodge in. Over to Ed....
Once we got to the elephant beach Kate relaxed on the sand and I went to out to find the coral reef. I was on my own so didn't want ...
... the edge of the boat by 8am. We put all our kit on, checked it and rolled backwards into the sea, breathing through our regulator. Our first dive was at a small shipwreck site. We followed a guide rope down to about 15 metres and swam around the wreck. It was really atmospheric with schools of tiny baby fish swimming in and out of the decomposing wooden structure. We peered through portholes into the murky interior where lots of dark shadowy fish were lurking. We saw ...
... we legged it to check in, then check in our luggage then got on board.
The crossing made us both (especially me) feel really sick. From experience (crossing to France on the "Vomit Comet" catamaran from Poole with my Dad) I knew the best thing to do if you feel really sick is lie flat on the floor. No one had to use a sick bag and an hour and a half later we were on the jetty on Havelock island collecting our bags and filling out more endless paperwork at ...
... could it be? Well you need to decide for yourselves. What I can say is you will find a long sweeping beach with a beautiful blue/turquoise ocean and small waves rolling in whilst surrounded by primary rainforest and almost ZERO development. When we visited it was like a scene from Cast-Away or Robinson Crusoe, it even came with an elephant popping by to cool off in the water and just to tip it off, it was deserted. Maybe 20 people on what must ...