slept right through to 10:00am and then leisurely began the day with
coffee by the pool. Followed this with a few hours on the beach and
then to the water park attached to the hotel called the Aquadventure.
OK, we know we're supposed to be adults but its great to celebrate
the big kid in us all sometimes. We ended up spending 4 hours
swishing, splashing and spinning through the four kilometers of water
ways and challenging ourselves with the two biggies – the Shark
Attack, where you descend on an inflatable through a set of twists
and turns and finally end up in an enclosed tube that is surrounded
by sharks and stingrays. Bloody amazing. The final biggie is the
leap of faith. A nine story vertical drop slide with no raft, again
delivering you through a steamy entrance hole and then into the pool
of sharks...not that anyone has their eyes open at this point. From
the outside looking on, it's not unlike being flushed down a toilet!
Both of us screamed like girls as we went down but it was so much
left at closing time and walked back into our hotel to prepare for
dinner. On the way to dinner we ventured into the Lost Chambers
which is connected to the giant aquarium. This is one of the
highlights of the hotel. It's not unlike an aquarium you might visit
in major city anywhere throughout the world , but the size and
variety of the specimens stand out. Huge gropers bigger than us,
spectacular spotted moray eels, beautiful jelly fish, lion fish,
huge cat fish, piranhas.... the list goes on and on, but as you walk
through the exhibitions, the (eerie) music, lighting and ambiance of
the place really makes you feel you have stumbled across the lost
city of Atlantis. Fantasy, but extremely well done and leaves you
feeling very humbled by the beauty of nature and the ability of a man
(Sol Kerzner) to action his dreams and vision into reality. A
truck-load of cash also helps!
the classy dinner tonight at the French restaurant in the hotel.
Great food that finished off a great day.