I am so sorry that it has taken me this long to get this last day of our trip to Germany up on my blog. Christmas, New Year and back to school completely took over. To give yourself a mind refresh, please read my first day and second day of our stay at Tropical Islands Resort.
Tropical Islands Resort is a tropical paradise inside a dome. You can stay in a themed guest rooms, lodges, or tents and have access to 13 restaurants and of course the swimming pools. We had two nights booked and you can see our accommodation here.
I woke up on our last day with a sore throat and a croaky voice. I think it was the contrast of temperatures from the water rapids the night before and dipping in and out of the pools. But I wasn’t going to let it ruin our last day. We threw on some clothes and headed for breakfast. I honestly wish you could have donuts for breakfast every day.
Check out when you stay at Tropical Islands is at 11am, however with your wristband you still have access to the lockers, restaurants and swimming facilities the entire day. We decided to have a walk around the exhibition area inside the dome. It’s sort of a walk through the history of the dome and tropical rainforest. It’s a pretty decent sized walk and it took us up to when we needed to check out of our room.
We put all of our bags into the lockers and as our flight wasn’t until 9pm, we decided to stay in the dome and do all of the water slides, swimming pools and saunas one last time. I love everything about Tropical Islands, I love the way that the wristbands act as a credit card which you pay at the end of your stay. I love the cleanliness of everywhere and despite the language barrier the staff are so incredibly kind.
At about 1pm we decided to leave. We wanted to have a look around the shops in Berlin a little more before we headed to a Christmas Garden I’d found that was open at 4pm. What we didn’t realise was that Germany have a strict policy of the shops being shut on a Sunday. For a few moments it completely destroyed our trip, we felt angry at ourselves for not checking opening times and sad that we could have spent longer at the resort, but thankfully I found an attraction we could go to.
After visiting the Topography of Terrors which was very eye opening, we went on a search from some famous Currywurst Sausages. They are honestly the best thing I’ve ever tasted and I completely understood the reason why the queue was so long for some.
We then headed to the Berlin Christmas Garden. I had been so excited about finding a German Christmas market but most of them were closed until the following weekend. I found this one and managed to persuade Hubby. It was actually quite pricey to get in and it had started to spit with rain. I had my heels on too, totally inappropriate for a botanical garden walk at night.
It was such a beautiful walk through the garden, it was wet, but the Christmas lights were spectacular! They had an ice rink and little stalls too but the weather very quickly turned awful. Full, heavy hail stones battering down. Within a few minutes we were not only drenched and soaked through to our underwear, but frozen too. We rushed back to the car in a fit of giggles.
I spent the entire airport experience and flight shivering cold and damp. Our suitcase had been strategically packed so we couldn’t change. Teamed with the cold I was getting from earlier in the morning, I felt pretty rough and was looking forward to my bed and home.
I felt incredible guilt for not taking the girls with us to Tropical Islands Resort but actually Hubby and I needed this break. It was a perfect time to learn more about each other, have so much fun and explore a new country. It has ignited my love for travel even more and I’m so excited for our future experiences. I filmed our third day in the video below, there’s lots more water footage there too.