Up a floor to two massive bedrooms – true quality appliances and fittings. 2 singles in one room, perfect for my two elder kids next time we come, and the master with a huge modern four poster bed, walk in bathroom with huge bath, a huge shower and his and hers sinks. Seriously lovely.
Up one more floor and what do you get – your very own private roof top. Yes seating and tables all over and views across to Singapore – what a party house this could be. But as there was just Mary and Baby Jude there was not too much partying – well we did have that champagne and looked back across at home across the water, twinkling in the night sky.
The food was absolutely delicious at Tadd’s restaurant, offering up a mix of Indonesia local and Western. Really top drawer food. Go for the chef specials, as that is indeed what they were – very special.
There is a kids club, an amazing spa and 3 swimming pools in total – oh yeah and 5 minute walk to the beach. Walk did I say walk – sorry ring 0 and you get a golf buggy arrive to drop you off wherever you want in the resort.
It was paradise – and this only 45 minutes ferry from Singapore – I tell you, we will absolutely be going back here. What a place. And this time with Amy and Ollie and perhaps anyone else who happens to be with us at the time (Mum and Miz you know who I mean – he he).
So now let’s get to some pictures – quite a few as we did a lot in our two days of celebrating my Mary’s 37th. Get this – our villa number was 37 on her 37th birthday. 3+7=10, which was the date we left Singapore to go there – spooky!!!
|OK here we go Mum and son on a secret trip to new territory for Mary and Baby Jude. Happy Birthday Mary xxx|
|I know not romantic or birthday like – but from the back of the ferry over you do get amazing views. How the hell do these things stay afloat, I mean seriously this thing is the size of a small city.|
|Facing backwards – we look in to the distance and say a goodbye to Singapore. Baby Jude and Mary were downstairs having a snooze at the time.|
|Lunch day one and Baby Jude finds out that he really like the tapioca chips that come with most local Indonesian dishes.|
|“How much you like them Baby Jude?”
“A lot Daddy..”
“Oh yes, I am very happy. Can’t you tell?”
|“OK how about now Daddy?”|
|Jude and yours truly messing about. We had fun fun fun. A lovely two days together.|
|I think Mary and Jude are enjoying this too – leave that for you to decide, but check Mary’s face – he he!!! I think I did well to bring here here.|
|Yes VERY happy methinks.|
|Or maybe even VERY VERY happy…|
|Love this shot – just trying to think of speech bubbles…
“What did you call me?”
“You talkin’ ta me!!!”
“Mum I just farted, sorry…”
|Jude became the friend of everyone there at the hotel.
After one lunch wherever we went in the hotel we had calls of “Hi Jude!!!”
And I am being completely serious re this – he was one popular kid, always off being cuddled.
|And here is the room delay reason – yep rose petal heart on floor of main bedroom with tea candles all round. Yep again I think Mary really liked this one for her birthday. Damned impressive.|
|Oh yeah and a beautiful bunch of roses too as a keep-sake. I think Jude wants them too though, probably to chew on ha ha.|
|And here is is fully blown up. Nice right. Really nice in fact. I was very impressed myself.
Mary even called me a Romantic – well babe as an 80’s child one was in to New Romantics so there we go ha ha!
|Did I mention that roof-top?
How cool is this?
Seating was all laid out later by yours truly. Flipping hot though with all that white reflecting back.
|More decoration for the birthday girl – how cool is this, and the bed (a four-poster) was all decked out with balloons and ribbons. Nice job Montigo Resorts, you have made the day for a 37 year old Filipino ha ha!!|
|Chilling with Baby Jude pool-side. Can you see he is absolutely desperate to get in that water!!!|
|“Come on Daddy, let’s go, I wanna go swimming!”|
|So not even time to take off my shorts and shirt and we’re in fully clothed.
Jude ended up with a nappy about the same size as him ha ha.
|Mum’s turn now to get in the pool with him.
I am just not 100% if he is enjoying it or not…
|Night kicks in.
Champagne on the roof-top.
Views back to the twinkly city skyline of Singapore.
Now that is impressive is it not – WOW!!!
|Oh dear me Baby Jude.
What do they say – like father like son.
(I promise the can was empty!!!)
|Not the best photo of us all – a little shaky hands clearly when she took this.
But anyways here we are enjoying the birthday party – the day before the day and all that, but what a lovely night.
|I mean come on.
Here is the view from the edge of our roof-top of all the other villas in a row on the beach front.
Again Singapore in the distance you can see.
Is this place beautiful or what!!!
|Smiling again now thank goodness.
All massaged and relaxed.
Standing here what you don’t get is the amazing wafting smells on pandan leaves – hmm making me feel hungry.