The next day I decided to treat myself to a manicure and pedicure at the hotel spa. The beautician was from Jamaica and entertained me with stories of her life on the islands.
After pampering, we had a little more beach time and took in all the water sports on offer out front of the hotel. There were jet boots, parasailing, beach volleyball, two person sailing boats, paddleboards, water skiing and banana boating.
We decided on a snorkel safari that included riding on Jet Ski’s to two different snorkelling locations.
Having never been on a Jet Ski before, I was quite happy for my husband to drive. After donning life jackets, packing our snorkelling gear and a few short instructions on how to drive, we were ready to head off.
We went slowly at first, but found this was too rocky. So we sped up and were soon sailing past our South African tour guide.
At the first snorkelling site, I was lucky enough to see a small black stingray trawling the bottom of the ocean.
The second snorkel site, near the cruise ships anchored in Georgetown harbour, was much deeper and better.
We saw large schools of blue fish swimming in between the crevices of the rocky reef, bright green parrotfish and even bigger schools of silver fish that swam right up to the surface and past your face.
Then we had another Jet Ski race back to the beach, just in time to get ready for dinner back at the hotel.
There were tables were set up by the pool for dinner. The pay-as-you-go family sized canvas lounging chairs were finally free as daytime was over, so we settled in for some pre-dinner drinks.
A DJ set up near the pool, which was deep blue in the moonlight. The night ended with much dancing here, fireworks on the beach and a nightcap at the hotel bar.