I've finally seen a live gecko. I woke up at 4:30 to what sounded like water pouring down the wall, but turned out to be a gecko that had fallen into a drink on the bedside table -- the noise was him trying to get out of the glass. I tipped the glass enough so that it could jump out. I made a comment to Juliette, and just like that the gecko had disappeared.
Today was a day we spent doing as little as possible. We got up for a family breakfast at 9.
Our plans were then to just lounge around the resort, but the weather had other ideas. While we were getting changed into our swimsuits, a torrential downpour arrived and kept going. We went to lunch, and the rainstorm only got worse. At one point, we had to move tables because we were starting to get soaked.
By about 1, the rain started to slack off so Juliette and I finally got into the pool (swimming in the rain is surprisingly relaxing). Richard and Maiko arrived for a brief visit, so it was good to see them again.
Juliette's aunts and uncles were leaving today, but also wanted to go shopping (they weren't getting picked up until 9:30pm), so we offered our room for them to stash their bags. They got back from their shopping trip about 5pm (Carol and Anne had found Juliette a frangipani hairclip that she had really wanted), and we had a pleasant time with all of us sitting around chatting, before we all went to dinner at 7.
After dinner, we helped get their bags to the reception where taxis were collecting them to take them to the airport. We said our goodbyes, then after they had gone went back to our room for bed.