Day 9 - Living a Dream in Dreamland
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Tuesday morning was our first full day in Dreamland (New Kuta). Our plans were just to explore the hotel property and the surrounding area, and maybe check out the beach. The first thing we did was visit the hotel restaurant (Kayu Manis) for our free breakfast. From our private balcony we had a good view of the restaurant’s outside seating; the tables were empty so we headed there straightaway.
The breakfast is buffet style, and there is also a cook there who makes your eggs anyway you like them. The view from the outside seating was very nice. We could see the main grounds, the pool, the gazebos, the spa, and the ocean beyond all of that.
One thing we found out on our first day was that this hotel was out in the middle of no where! There was nothing close by, except for the Klapa and the golf course. This didn’t really bother us; we were here just to enjoy each other’s company, anyway. When it was getting close to lunchtime, we had the hotel shuttle drive us over to Klapa. We really had no idea what was there, except for a restaurant that we planned to eat at.
The Klapa was still in development and under construction inside, but the restaurant, deck, and pool were all completed.
After ordering drinks from the bar, we both relaxed beside the pool in this wonderful paradise. All was going exceptionally well until Asri suddenly discovered something was missing….and this is where I have to back up a little and fill in the blanks before going any further. On our first night in
And so today at the pool, Asri suddenly exclaimed that the ring was gone! She had it just a few minutes earlier, and when she lifted the end of the cushion on her chaise lounger we both heard something hit the wooden deck. We began searching for the ring but it was no where to be seen. We suspected that it had fallen in between one of the cracks of the decking and spent the next half hour on our hands and knees peeking down through the cracks trying to see it. Eventually some of the hotel staff came over to find out what we were doing. After we explained the dilemma, two of the maintenance guys brought their tools and pulled up some of the boards. Once the boards were up it took all of 5 seconds to find the ring!
Asri was terribly upset about dropping it.
After spending the entire afternoon at the pool, I started to feel a little burned later that night. Everyone warned me about using sunscreen (yes, even