Only five minutes after checking into my villa at Smiths Beach Resort, my cellphone pings with a text.
“Look out the back window / second floor / five kangaroos over the fence.”
It’s one of my traveling companions — in a similar ocean-view villa next door. I fumble with the lock on the sliding glass, pull back the curtain, and walk outside. Bam. There they are. Five kangaroos munching on grass, cute as can be.