Because the jungle surrounds the town and the hotels, monkeys often roam the grounds in packs in search of
food whatever they can get their sneaky little hands on. We made the mistake of leaving some things unattended on the balcony for a few minutes, and returned to find we had been ambushed.
As you can see in the top photo, one monkey is enjoying our dragonfruit and a beautiful view on the railing. The other's bounty was less fruitful. He was clinging to our underwear, as if holding it for ransom. Behind the safety of our sliding door, we had a good laugh, and enjoyed the up close look at the mother and her baby below. If there was any doubt about all the warnings the hotel gave about the monkeys and their kleptomaniac tendencies, this incident is case and point. Looks like even dirty underwear isn't safe. Ha. Have fun with that, momma.
[Photos: Will McGough]