Palm Grove Eco Resort
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... It's our next stop for 5 days. It was chosen mainly because of the food and to explore something quite different from India.
So where have I been?...After Delhi, we headed to Sri Lanka for two weeks. Then we spent two days in Chennai visiting friends followed by a plane ride to the Andaman Islands which is located in the Bay of Bengal (Indian Ocean) where we have been for the past 12 days. The Andaman's have been such a fantastic time. ...
... and snorkel on Wandoor beach. Whilst the dives we have done have been interesting we know for certain that there are four trainees on the local boat so we won't be gong anywhere exciting if we turn up today. We really haven't warmed to Leon who runs the dive outfit here. It seems to us that it's all about money and not much thought about the client. On our first day he asked us if we'd like to do a particular dive and only after we agreed did he mention ...
Birds seen during the trip
1. White Rumped Munia
2. Dollar Bird
3. Hill Myna
4. White Headed Starling
5. Greater Racket Tailed Drongo
6. Collared Kingfisher
7. Common Kingfisher
8. Stork Billed Kingfisher
9. Pacific Reef Egret
10. Red Breasted ...
... Turquoise waters surrounded us with white sandy beaches. It was all very Robinson Crusoe. After arriving at our hotel we were shown to our rooms and jack had been given the ultimate beach hut. It compromised of only some bamboo sticks strung together and then covered in palm trees. It was the epitome of a beach shack. The next five days consisted of us just lying on the beach looking out at the turquoise water. We were definitely spoiling ourselves on our gap year. There ...
... seeing the island on the moped that we had hired.
It was not all R&R, as Asif signed up for the open water diving course which involved 6.30am starts. It was great to learn how to dive and we hope to put it into good use later in our trip. The water world was teeming with an array of beautifully coloured fish but unfortunately a lot of the coral had died due to climate change. We did a joint deep dive but ...