P1080932Slept in until after 10! Most unusual for us.

Finally emerging and getting going we caught the beach tourist bus is most worthwhile as a familiarisation tour of the area with good views from the open top deck of the bus.

Luckily we did not choose to stay in the beach area as it’s all vast hotels, scruffy restaurants and tat shops. Horrid.

The Tropical Spice Garden (reached via the beach bus) was recommended by Sharon at the hotel and is a well documented walk around a vast selection of local and exotic jungle plants. There is excellent signage and an audio guide with more information than most will be able to adsorb and there is an "express" route to the cafe for when you have had enough. We bailed out after about half as it was immeasurably hot.


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We did stop off to have the "fish foot spa" in the stream and a refreshing cup of herbal tea half way through.

Recommend the iced water chestnuts in coconut cream at the restaurant.

Dinner at Tec Sen restaurant was fantastic. Again as recommended by Sharon the double cooked pork belly is sensational……..

Another early night as we are off in the morning.