Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Exploring Pangkor Island Beach Resort

Over the past weekend my family decided to check out this resort for a family gathering next year. We discover the resort to be as described in its website, very private and clean. We took the 1.45pm ferry to the private jetty of the resort. Check in service was personal and good. A porter load our bags into the ferry and at the dot we left for the island, arriving 30 minutes later. A drizzle began to fall during the ride and it was rather windy. The ferry was equipped with life jackets neatly packed but we saw no reason to don any as the ferry was sturdy and of a reasonable size.

Upon arrival at the small private jetty attendants with bright yellow umbrellas were awaiting the guests to shelter us from the boat to the shuttle bus, while our bags were loaded onto another lorry. The resort is just 5 minutes away and upon arrival we were welcomed by a Filipino band and a welcome drink.

The resort has 3 wings : Garden, Ocean and Pacific. There are also villas by the beach. We took 2 rooms in the Pacific Wing that face the pool and the beach. We immediately liked what we were provided, service, cleanliness and nice views. Because the drizzle came on and off we decided not to swim but we saw some youths and 2 expatriate families enjoying themselves in the pool. Later at 5pm when the drizzle stopped we took a stroll to the vast and clean beach. It was a refreshing and peaceful place to be in. Being a private property there were only resort guests using it so it was not crowded. The beachfront was about a kilometer long and just walking it took some time.

As the sun sets (the resort faces west but because of the weather we did not manage to see a spectacular sunset) we adjourned to the Pacific Terrace Restaurant for a romantic and nice meal of seafood. The following morning we had our complimentary breakfast at the Hornbill Restaurant. Here are some pix I took.


Emperor Penguin said...

hye :D time to update your blog ;)

travelandtrips said...

Nice blog..
☆ Martinha ☆

Emperor Penguin said...

hie uncle...

from melaka :)