The day after Sophie’s birthday, Caila received another award from school. It was another reason to celebrate, so we decided to surprise our kids about the staycation; waiting until we were at my sister’s apartment where they actually thought we were staying the night. Of course they were overjoyed with the news when we told them. So happy and excited, off we all went to the Polynesian themed hotel on the 29th of September.
After we had rested in our rooms, we walked to Kalea, Lapita Hotel’s international all-day dining restaurant. We were delighted with the variety of dishes and desserts that were available from the buffet. There was also an area for the little ones, a mini spread of savory items and sweets they could choose from.
Stepping out from the main hotel building to walk back to Tiare, we heard the sounds of fireworks which we guessed were to mark the end of the Big Day Out. The colorful lights that brightened up the sky entertained the kids and us adults for a good number of minutes. And we didn’t stop looking up until the last firework had sparkled.
The following morning, we went back to Kalea where, once again, we sat at the same table and enjoyed a hearty meal from the wide spread of breakfast items. It was a good thing we arrived early (around 7:30am, I think), because about half an hour later, a queue of guests had started to form outside, waiting for the other diners to finish so they could be seated.
Motiongate where our girls had fun meeting Shrek & Princess Fiona, Hiccup & Astrid, and Po at Dream Works.
Two days is definitely not enough to make the most of Lapita Hotel's facilities (like the Luna & Nova Kids/Teens Club) and explore all the different theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Take my word for it. There are just so many things to see and do! If we could, we would probably stay there for 3 or 4 days ☺ Hands down, this has got to be one of the best family resorts we've stayed in. We're definitely going back next summer.
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Sheikh Zayed, Dubai