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Despite the attitude of the islanders we actually had a great time on the island. We arrived on an overcast day and it was much cooler than the weather we'd been having on Langkawi. A truly welcome relief. Rain set in on the afternoon of our first day which we really enjoyed but it seems many of the people staying at Mountain resort were on their two week holiday and they seemed less than pleased by the rain. Seeing us walking around with beaming faces at it probably didn't help. The beach we stayed at, Sunlight beach, was beautiful but scared by the broken glass in the sealine. We had to tread very carefully when entering the water not to get cut and we suspect that many peple have been!! Communication with the restaurant staff was very difficult as they had no concept of service.
The poor weather continued the next day but it suited our routine well, a morning swim, breakfast, reading on our sheltered balcony, lunch, a stroll, games, beers and dinner etc etc. The funniest times were sat on our balcony during the rain when four longtailed boats stuffed with local children arrived at the beach.
The resort never committed to allowing us to stay so we were working on a day to day basis and after two days of bad service and being held in contempt we'd taken all we could of paradise so booked our ferry and set off for Trang.
Our second night was interupted at 2.20 by an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, Steph didn't feel it but Adam being at one with nature woke up to experience the slight shaking. No Tsunami but the warning signs are everywhere. Seems that's where much of the money donated went as they are every few yards or so it seems.