Thurs 24 May: there was plenty thunder and lightning last night, but mostly we didn't sleep great because the room was too hot. So after breakfast we walked down to the Serendipity Beach Resort, the big place by the sea, and booked a pool view room for two nights. Then Mac booked his diving for tomorrow and we went back to the Beach Club Resort to check out and get our free 30-minute massages at Relax, the onsite massage place. I had a foot massage and Mac went for the neck, shoulder and back massage. Both were wonderful, highly recommended. So now we're in our third hotel and this is heaven. A huge room with sofa, armchair, table, fridge, tea and coffee (a first on this trip), excellent TV, balcony, air con that works, iPod docking station (another first), fab bathroom with a shower that has three heads at different levels, separate bath tub, even a hair dryer, and as one wall of the bathroom is a huge window overlooking the bedroom there's even an electronic blind for privacy! Wish we'd found this two nights ago! And all for $38 a night, about £24/NZ $48.
Because the room was so nice and cool and because it was do hot and humid outside (plus it rained for a while, real torrential downpour!) we mostly lazed around, watched some movies, and I went for a swim in the pool. We did venture out to the supermarket, about 20 mins away, once the rain stopped and later we went out for dinner, pizzas tonight, nothing special. Our first truly lazy day on this trip!