Friday, 29 June 2007

Loola Land

I stumbled upon LooLa Adventure Resort when I was surfing around for our next travel destination… Fun, sun, sea, sand, relax, grow, action, adventure!

Loola… how whimsical! Well, it is the brainchild of Dr. Marc van Loo and Ms. Isabelle Lacoste who have taught at schools and universities in Singapore since 1991.

Why not? It’s only 2 hours away from home. It didn’t take much to convince CH. We left for Loola that very weekend. After a ferry ride, we were greeted at the pier and whisked away to Loola Land. The bumpy road journey took us through tiny villages and coconut plantations and viola… looming ahead was Loola, a unique resort above the water!

Apart from the friendly British couple who had been there for several days, we had the entire resort to ourselves that night. Dinner was served in the little restaurant above the water. We spent the night under the stars, mesmerized by the gentle sounds of water and the stillness of the night.

A gaggle of people arrived the next day, breaking the tranquility. But thanks to them, the resort took the entire group, including us, out on the boat to do some ‘boom-netting’. What’s that? Check out the pictures below….

The boom-net is connected to the sides of the boat. You jump into the net, hang on and get towed around...
...enjoying natural jacuzzi in the sea!


We did other things too....
We passed time looking at fishes ...
sunbathing on the boat...
enjoying the tranquility...
taking photographs...
keeping quiet...
reading...
shooting arrows under the coconut trees...
wading in water during low tide...
climbing up the tower....and coming down on the flying fox... looking at decrepit objects along the shore...
admiring wild flowers...
and counting starfishes in the sea!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"wading in water during low tide..."

Yeah right. See that thing in her hand? She was answering a business call!

Blur Ting said...

wading and answering calls can? no money cannot travel what!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Got cell service there? Amazing :)

David said...

Yeah, that's called life intruding on art. Who wouldn't want to take their business calls in such a fashion?

I so have to get one of those Flying Fox things! Looks like hours of fun. :)

Blur Ting said...

Surprisingly, yes. Once we in the middle of the Khao Yai jungle in Thailand, my phone rang! and you know how quiet the jungle is.... It probably woke all the animals in slumber.