This was the first stop of our honeymoon in Malaysia and we were here for a week. After an extremely long flight ,and our baggage getting lost, all we wanted to do was crash! We had booked one of the Anjung bungalows, but on arrival our room wasn't ready, so we were given another room (Bumbung) for a few hours. This room was very nice with a large bathroom, I can't remember much else about is as I pretty much crashed as we got in there.
We were shown to our room later that day and we were very impressed. It was very large with a huge bed, TV, DVD player, a huge bathroom with twin sinks, an outside bath and a lovely balcony overlooking the sea, the fresh flowers and attention to detail were truly lovely and we settled in very quickly.
The main restaurant we found very nice although after a few days quite boring. Breakfast in the morning was lovely, especially the dhal and roti's, although at all times it was very warm in there. Do not sit on the veranda in the mornings, way too hot, but evenings are fine. In the evening they had a 'talking menu', at first this seemed quite interesting, but actually it just seemed that all the food was the same and cooked in the same way every night. The waiting staff were very attentive though and it was always quite busy.
The other restaurant wasn't quite as nice. Although it had a proper menu and the food was nice, it lacked atmospehere. Eating in there one night, there was only one other couple. We had lunch in here a couple of times and that was much nicer. We came to the bar joined to this restaurant most evenings for happy hour where we would enjoy a couple of cocktails. This was nice, especially sitting at the bar as you got to chat to other people staying in the resort.
One evening we had dinner on the beach, although quite pricey, this was a nice experience and the food was really good. Afterwards the chef came out and spoke to us about the meal, again a very personal service that was really nice.
On average, our meals most nights cost around £80 - we usually had a bottle of wine with dinner.
There are two pools. We spent a lot of time at the main pool as the adults only one is very shaded, and me, a sun worshipper, did not want the shade! The main pool is large with very comfortable sun loungers and staff ready and waiting to assist you with fresh towels, drinks etc. The water was a perfect temperature. I don't have any complaints at all about the pool, its was lovely and relaxing.
We spent most of our days divided between the beach and the main pool and the beach is truly one of the nicest ones I have ever been on. Long, lovely sun loungers and not busy. The water, again, was a perfect temperature, and most days clear and calm, although a couple of days you could feel a slight current, not too bad, but maybe a little worrying if you had small children.
We went to the spa one morning for a couples massage. They asked us how we liked our massages (soft, medium, hard) and we both said medium.......wow, this was a hard medium! I had to ask her halfway through to change it to soft and even at times this was too hard. I did enjoy the experience, but not the sort of massage I could drift off too. Don't be fooled by the couples bath they tell you have first either....it isn't a bath just buckets of cold water thrown over you - quite amusing!
We didn't do the snorkelling trip as there were problems with the boat and as a sufferer of sea sickness, the thought of being stuck in the ocean in a rocking boat was enough to put me off.
We took the trip into the main towns market night. We were recommended to get dinner here, although we had absolutely no idea what we were buying food wise and we couldn't find anywhere to sit. A funny experience though.
All in all, we had an amazing time here. My main qualm would be that we were here too long as we were beginning to get ever so slightly bored....not really with the relaxing part during the day, just the lack of nightlife and getting out I think.
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