The small independent island nation was at the end of a long chain of Pacific archipelago islands more than 40 miles from it's nearest island neighbor, 154 square miles in size, large and protected shallow clear blue lagoons surrounding the island with white sugar sand beaches, many isolated coves with similar beaches and a very small stable population of less than 450 natives. Only one very bored part-time policeman and a government of 15 people ran the entire island nation.
The island bore a strong resemblance to the mythical island of Bali Ha'i of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Bali Ha'i was based on the real island of Ambae.
Transportation to the island was weekly floatplane flights and a weekly ferry from the nearest island 40 miles away, which also was the nearest island that could take a small jet passenger airliner.
The two Hedonism II like resorts occupied either end of the small island. Both owned by the same small wealthy corporation - three very attractive sisters in their late twenties to early thirties, who had inherited the resorts from their grandfather, who had built the resorts in the 1960's just in time for the sexual revolution. Though the Hedonism II was a type description, these two extremely successful resorts put the activities of the more famous or infamous Hedonism resorts to shame. As typical with these types of resorts, it was all-inclusive including meals and drinks regardless of quantity, spa treatments, scuba and skin diving so people would not to have bother with carrying some type of payment or sign something to their rooms.
The resorts had been an overwhelming success since opening and easily allowed the accommodations to be modernized frequently with the most current amenities, technology and décor. The round tropical style bungalows were set in groups of three, back to back, with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors across the front with a view toward the beaches and lagoons, with gauzy semi-sheer curtains to be drawn if wished. Each bungalow was equipped with one or two king size beds and a large clear glass walk in shower with full body sprays that could accommodate four people comfortably. Each group of three bungalows was staggered from its neighbor in distance and elevation so as not to impede the view of the beaches and lagoons.
For years, the lagoons by each one of the two resorts also contained a permanent residence of pods of very friendly and tame dolphins that the resort guests loved to swim with. However, the guests were cautioned that the dolphins were perhaps too friendly, even amorous at times, and guest's that preferred to swim au natural or in micro-string bikinis did so at their own risk as "accidental encounters" have been frequently known to happen.
Another venue the two resorts heavily advertised was their wild and exotic carefree entertainment filled nightclub discos.
Much more prevalently and clearly obvious, more women than men were present at the two resorts having "just girl's" get away parties or wild bacherlorette destination parties. In fact, it was an undisclosed secret that the male to female guest ratio was monitored and regulated to 1:9. This, the resort owner's felt would allow women to be more themselves, carefree, uninhibited and above all to have a fun lasting experience that they would tell others about and return. This did in fact work as year after year of solid bookings proved time and again, at times having to turn potential guests away or put them on a months long reservation list.
The drug laws were more relaxed on this island nation than others with Ecstasy or "E" legal and plentiful, along with the island Ganja - a rare but extremely potent, species of marijuana only found in this remote island chain. Due to the remoteness of these islands, there was not an established illegal drug trade in the Ganja because the remoteness made the economics unworkable.
This species of hallucinogenic Ganja had similar properties as regular marijuana but more potent and therefore faster acting - letting down inhibitions and stirring overwhelming sexual arousal and libido. In addition the smoke was not harsh, and island natives had found a couple of herbs growing wild on the island chain and when mixed in with the Ganja produced a pleasant fragrance similar to spice cigarettes.
The majority of the resort's guests were the young and beautiful affluent jet-set crowd while the others were fairly affluent just to be able to afford the travel costs to this remote isolated island. Frequently one could recognize a movie starlet or television personality.
As with a lot of beautiful, out of the way, isolated mysterious places having strange tales and myths, this island also had one...
Long told mythical tales of huge subhuman creatures snatching native women only to be returned days later or so, in dazed, confused and slightly amnesiac states. After the two resorts were built, occasionally resort guests were snatched as well, only to be returned days later in the same state. Over the years information of these kidnappings by mysterious creatures would occasionally pop up various tabloids around the world and then when it came into existence, various Internet postings and blogs. Then a few indistinct fuzzy photos were posted, which quickly became discredited the same as the infamous Pacific Northwest Big Foot photos and brief seconds-long film. These reported incidents emerged occasionally over time but were few and rare, quickly suppressed or discredited as a hoax by various scientific organizations as well as by the affluent victims.
Perversely, the resorts used the myths and the realty as a market-advertising ploy.
However, after the fuzzy set of photographs first appeared on the Internet, it got the interest of one zoological researcher at a world renown research university by the name of Dr. Juliet Simms because the photos posted, although fuzzy, were of ones never before seen in Big Foot, Sasquatch, Abominable Snowman, Yowi or Yeti internet forums.
Juliet's interest peaked when a close friend actually suffered an incident at the island as in the rare alleged reports and when Juliet was allowed to question her friend under hypnosis, managed to divulge the hidden memories. This also revealed an unbeknownst proclivity that had developed as a result of her experiences and suppressed memories of an almost borderline clinical case of nymphomania along with strong desires in bisexual and amazingly, bestiality activities.
Enlisting the aid of one of her doctoral thesis students, Amelia, further sleuthing uncovered other women across the country that had experienced similar incidents, and of those that allowed themselves be placed under hypnosis, all had revealed the same proclivities and tendencies!
Having gathered enough information from victim's interviews, Internet research from accounts that could not be fully discredited and what finally nailed it, 3-D laser enhanced morphological and anatomical analysis and reconstruction of the photos. The 3-D photo analysis recreated a clearer profile and with a high-powered computer simulation program, simulated the walking motions of the creatures. This clearly proved this was not a human in a costume taken from a distance. Juliet put together a research proposal couched in inane scientific jargon - omitting the intimate experiences of the victims, to go to the island to look for these subhuman creatures.
A few months later, Juliet was pleasantly surprised to be awarded a generous federal grant for an initial two-year period for 6 weeks of fieldwork per year for three staff and follow-up research. Unfortunately, strings were attached. Since the grant was passed thru the university department, her department head, Dr. Natasha Reynolds, had decided to accompany her and Amelia on the field trip to this distant exotic location. Natasha had long been an upper classmate of Juliet's, beautiful, extremely intelligent even brilliant but was a real stuck up bitch and exceedingly wealthy. Her whispered nickname was PB or Princess Bitch. Her alumni parents had for a long time donated generous amounts of money to fund the zoological and anthropological building named in their honor, and university politics assured that Natasha, at age 31, was named department chair, the youngest department head at the university and most universities everywhere.
The only lodging available on the island were the two resorts, which coincided nicely since a large number of incidents had occurred around the two resorts. This made the search plan easy to develop, as they would use the resorts as base camps. Later, if they could not find any evidence near the resorts, they would bring in camping gear so they could explore the interior of the island if necessary.
After arrival on their first day, the three colleagues had time to get to the beach for the afternoon. Since this was a Hedonism II type resort and the majority of guests were women, the beach goers and sun worshippers all wore barely-there bikini's. In fact over half were topless with several dozen in view opting for au' natural.
Easily half of the women present on the beach appeared to have had surgical enhancements and/or corrections. There were just too many perfectly beautiful, sculpted, firm full breasts in view. Not to mention other body sculpting and/or contouring they also may have had. But the three colleagues were in perfect agreement with this. All three felt very fortunate to have great toned bodies and if a little cosmetic surgery was needed now and then to help keep them this way, they certainly were not adverse in doing so and all three hoped they look as great as Cher at 64, Raquel Welch at 69 or Jane Fonda at 72!
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