Home Sweet Home...
Trip Start Feb 12, 2011
144Trip End Nov 19, 2011
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The arrival at the Conrad was bitter sweet, in that it was cloudy out and the place was empty. However, the hotel itself was immaculate and the entry hall and lounge was immense. We got a glimpse of the pool as we waited for our room to be ready, enjoying a beverage and cold towel
It didn’t take long to make a cocktail and slip in to my Conrad robe and at least enjoy the view from the balcony before getting ready for Tea Time. I remember "Tea Time" at the Kapama Resort in South Africa; whole cakes, sundries, and a bevy of hot and cold beverage choices. We eventually made our way to the “Club Lounges” leading us through a labyrinth of pools, courtyards, fountains, and steps to get there. We were the only guests but couldn’t complain about the long list of drinks to choose from and the little treats they brought to our table. It was quite peaceful, and after a fresh shower it was nice to be clean and civilized for a change.
Cocktail hour was more of the same, but with alcohol and appetizers
For some reason, I was expecting a large open air western bar with music, and was surprised to discover it was a super mod boutique bar in a lush resort precariously perched on a rock just above the ocean. It was basically a series of decks overlooking the ocean that you had to take a tram get to.
The drinks were $15, but unlike the sky rise bar in Bangkok, the atmosphere was worth it. We ordered appetizers for dinner and milked our drinks enjoying the warm salty night air. We met an Australian couple and honeymooners from Singapore who won an all inclusive package, so they were having fun polishing of a bottle of Grey Goose. It was a pity we didn’t meet them before they opened it, but we had a full day of sunbathing ahead of us, so we headed home by midnight.
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