On Monday 26th December my family went to a villa in Cabarete. Our house was number one 110. It took us 1.5 hours to get there and cost about 1,000 pounds to rent out for two weeks. When we got there we found out that it had a TV and a swimming pool. At about 11:59 they managed to drag us away from the TV to explore our new neighbourhood. When we finally reached the beach we discovered how clean it was (not like silly old Nagua beach!!) and when we went in the sea it was nice and warm and very clean.
On our 10th day in our villa we went to a place called Ocean World. It cost us £150 to go in. When we went in we found a tank of fish which we later found out was called the “Snorkel Reef” and me and Ben and Mum went snorkelling in there. Then when we were dry we went to see the love birds. It was fun to have some seeds in your hair and have love birds pecking them. If you wanted to you could hold up your arm like a branch and have a love bird sitting on it. Next we went to see the parrots and toucans. We couldn’t hold the parrots but we could have a kiss from them! The toucans were brightly coloured and friendly.
Then we saw the dolphins. There were bottle nose dolphins and there were about 10 of them. They were very friendly and very well trained. Once we saw a dolphin go under water and suck up water in his mouth and spray it out at people or go round the pool sticking their tongues out at people or push people out of the water with their noses and fly through hoops.
Then we went to see the seals. They were “fang-tastic” because they were being naughty! When the trainers wanted them to do a trick they wouldn’t jump in so the trainers had to pull them and the trainers all ended up in the water. Then the seals pushed them to shore.
Now for the sharks. There were 5 nurse sharks and people tried to scare the divers into thinking that the sharks were going to eat them.
We also saw sting rays, tigers, giant lizards and piranhas.
Me and Ben and Mum went on a giant slide and trampoline in the sea in the rain.
The Last Day
On the last day of our holiday we went to the beach and made a huge sandcastle. It had a wide door made of shells and pebbles and a deep moat. It had thirteen sand castles on the top and palm tree sticks for flags. Then it was time to go home and we were all sad.
And that’s the end of our holiday in Cabarete.