Magic Blue Hotel
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A colleague at work went to an all-inclusive here, but that's not really our style, so we booked a DIY trip and really enjoyed it. The first three or four days we stayed at Magic Blue, which was pricey, but super nice. The beds were soft, the rooms were clean and modern, and it was close to the action (read: restaurants). The next few days we …
... and back the same way and 10-kicks square path. All done pretty quickly as well, hooorayyy. Same story, we had to wait a while again in the boat afterwards...
We got back at around 5.30pm and Elina, Dimi and David were absolutely knackered - they hadn't eaten or had a break since 8.30am! No wonder! We walked around and picked a nice Italian restaurant on 5th Avenue with a table outside. We also met with Livio who had done his open water dives today as well! Food ...
... forth. And 3 of the sharks started following us. That bit was a tad scary... But we survived the decompression stop and the first thing Llew asked me when we got to the surface was if I noticed that one of the 3 other divers with us had a nosebleed and that it had been seeping out of his mask??? No I did not. But we got on the boat and felt pretty exhilarated and glad we saw some action as the first dive had been pretty uneventful. Disclaimer: (mainly to our mums), no one has ever ...
... his uniform had to jump in to help them, then they pulled a boat around and got the 2 ladies in trouble out, it was their own silly fault for being out too deep when you can't swim properly, but no body drowned and it gave us all something to watch for 5 minutes. I took a few walks on the beach to try to find the cheapest jet ski hire and also to get money from an ATM. We had a few beers throughout the day from the beach club and we ...
... resort looked like, too. And this is not it.
It's so big, and so sparsely set. There are no buildings over two stories, and they are spread out farther away than my neighbor's house is from mine on Kauai.
They want you to feel like you're in the jungle, with the trees larger than the buildings densely stacked along the brick paths.
it does feel like a jungle. But it's not the landscaping, no matter how "natural" it may be. The ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service