A heavy zigzag, uneven road, our 4×4 car swaying from left to right or vice versa was the way to Rancho Platon, our next hotel. Half way to the hotel Yasuko decided to walk with Lia to enjoy the lush tropical forest and the mountain, and, as usual, almost got lost. Two notes from Nicole on the road at cross roads helped us to safely arrive at the destination and rejoin the group.
Tree house rooms, hanging above 15+ meters from the ground, in the middle of a lush bamboo and tropical forest near a stream – a fantastic setting. The garden reminded us of our Bali Hyatt hotel where we both worked and met each other…
It’s a little paradise for small and big children: toboggan (particularly for toboggan-freak Nico), tubing in the river, small canyoning up to the hydro-electric source, horse riding (rather not-so-big horse for rather big Philippe – we all feel sorry for the poor horse!) and more activities if you like.
Given that we stayed there mid-week without any other guests, the all-inclusive buffet became all-inclusive “à la carte”, with, well, plenty of waiting time. It seems that the restaurant chef has never seen a pizza before and when we ordered three pizza for the six of us, he stuck all pizza together on top of each other, a kind of triple-decker pizza – the result of a creative cooking process : (( It was far from crispy pizza which we were expecting to eat!
The last highlight was that on the way back home we were shown a different, “better” road by the hotel staff – we ended up crossing the river! It made all boys – younger as well as older one – excited!