Our hotel has a pool facility which we have visited a handful of times. Isla learning how to swim a few months ago (and totally solidified during our daily swims in Poppy and Gramma’s pool, followed by our week at Palm Beach just before leaving for Japan) has been a pat-on-the-back moment for us as patents. Granted, Isla’s the one who learned! Still, we made a great decision to put her in lessons with Swim2John. Of all the questionable decisions made as parents, it’s nice to know we got that one right! I feel completely comfortable taking both kids by myself to a pool. Even a pool in a foreign country where I don’t yet understand the customs, can’t yet read the signs or speak the language.
This morning I took them both to the hotel’s pool facility, located up on a hill directly on the beach. Tens years ago, this facility was magnificent. Currently, it needs a good pressure-washing and fresh coat of paint, but is still a very lovely place. It has healing pools, jacuzzi pools, kiddie pools, and swimming pools, not to mention the saunas, showers, and foot-soaking hot pools! I snapped a few pics that barely do justice to the views. I’m proud of myself for getting any pictures at all!