My colleagues & I were at this resort for a 3D/2N company holiday mid-October 2012. Rooms have contemporary designs, quite like many other resorts out there nowadays. Gardens need some more time to grow, has much potential. My favorite place are the library & "cave retreats".
Activities: (1) Hike up the hill. we went on a hike the first afternoon we were there. Bring good shoes. It can get very muddy if it rains. Lots of tropical plants. Guide Justin grew up in tropical forests, knows a lot of it. (2) snorkeling on the first morning. Loved it! Resident Marine Biologist Scott & his team made it fun. So much fun, I had to do it again the next morning before we left the island, (3) paddle surf. Tried my hand at it for the first time. Very calm waters at this lagoon makes it very easy. (4) massage at the spa. A holistic experience. From the greeting to the time we left.
Food: (1) buffet Breakfast. Food from around the world = many choices, (2) Bajau BBQ seafood. Chef Dollis was on-hand to cook our food for us at the beach while lovely waitress dressed in Bajau costume served us. Fish was so good, so fresh. Had lots of variety, we were absolutely stuffed! (3) sunset cruise & dinner on the yacht. The steak I had was so good, it's now my profile picture on Facebook!
Service: everyone, from managers to gardeners, were extremely polite & did their best to make our stay wonderful. Contractors were still fine-tuning the finishings in some parts of the resort. Had some dust & noise.
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- Also Known As:
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