Went for a 3D2N break with 4A and 2C (9yr & 10yr) from Fri 13/6 to Sun 15/6. We stayed at the Premium Water Chalets (approx. S$282 per night( rooms 410 and 411 and the views were marvellous. Clean, spacious, functional rooms. The 4 poster twin beds in one of the rooms were very comfortable and the mosquito nets were a nice touch. The double 4 poster bed in the other room could even fit 2A and 1C. The day bed in both rooms were perfect for the children and deemed more fun because they were able to gaze into the night sky and listen to the waves when the blinds were rolled up! The 2nd night, we moved to the 2 bedroom chalet just next door Rm 412 (approx. S$805) but we were stuck in our room for 2 hours whilst the maintenance poeple came to fix the aircon in the master bedroom. There were 2 rooms and could fit 4A and 2C easily whilst the daybed in the living room area was great for afternoon short naps. What was most welcoming was the much bigger balcony space! We rented fishing rods and squid baits for abour RM25 but there was no fishy catch! When the tide went down, we were able to walk right under our chalet! We caught a few small crabs and hermit crabs for the children to observe. Do not use the hotel provided slippers though as they broke while we were in the low tidal water. Bring your own crocs or alike. Lots of small crabs etc. even small fish which darted very quickly and we weren't able to catch any.
In the evening around 5pm, go to the activity hut near the family pool and be enthralled with how the resident monkey plucks coconuts near the Hotel Rooms Block and throws then down for the observers to take back to the rooms with them. Riau Beach was very nice. Tumasek beach on the other side was not so good as we were bitten by some sand flies or alike and the itch was crazy! No empty shells to pick though so prepare the kids.
The kids loved the Pet farm which is open to visitors daily 10am to 11am. The free roaming fowls, bunnies, guinea pigs are a great source of entertainment and all can feed and cuddle. But when it gets very crowded, there is a time limit to how long you can stay in the enclosed farm before the next lot is allowed in. Come early and wait by the gate :)
The restaurants were ok, and the buffet can get tiresome but the service was alright. The pools were very well maintained though small. The kids' pool had a slide but was tiny and crowded.
The galley bar was great while we waited to check in. Bees were slightly annoying and the hundreds of houseflies around the restaurants, gardens and balcony area can get a little irritating. All in all, it was a good trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed with the architecture of an Old World Malay fishing village in mind, the resort fuses traditional culture with contemporary luxuries, giving guests the opportunity to experience Malaysia's rich heritage while living in comfort. The result is a perfect hideaway where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and take a much needed breather. ... more less
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