Resorting to the resort

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The mediocre beach had made us think about alternatives: where could we go to enjoy a nice, sweet-sweet beach? There were of course several options, but they were too far to go just on a hunch and on one or two referrals in Google.

So yesterday we decided to go for a safer option instead: Lamia had found out that many of the expensive beach resorts actually offer day passes which enable a visitor to use the facilities, hang at their pools and their beach. And it turned out that a place Lamia and I knew and could vouch for – the Laguna & Spa Resort – had such an offer at a very reasonable price (in fact, most of the paid amount was returned as vouchers which could be spent at the resort restaurants or spa – perfect).

When I called them, this seemed to be a bigger challenge, however:

Leo: Hi, I’d like to get five day passes for the resort.
Phone droid:  Five what?
Leo: Day passes. It’s offered on your website.
Phone droid: I don’t know this…
Leo: Well, I am looking at *your* website – I can read it to you!

Hard to believe, but I had three very similar phone calls like that where they were utterly clueless about what I wanted. During the third call we agreed I’d send them an email. Utterly exasperated, I then discovered a form on the website where I could request the day passes and this finally got confirmed in the evening.

We arranged for transportation this morning, drove to Nusa Dua and not much later…

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But more about that in the next entry.

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