Monday, December 29, 2008

Our 6th wedding anniversary

This year, we had the best anniversary getaway ever!

Instead of going for a superficial dinner at a fancy restaurant where we pretend to enjoy ourselves because just because its our anniversary, we went to Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa at Penang! After its recent refurbishment, the place is superb, but its hospitality and service tops it all.

Hubby surprised me with a booking at this hotel, which I thought was impossible to get this time of year. We've been wanting to drive up to Penang in Zoe, where she will make her maiden trip up north, and chill out at Feringgi Beach.

Upon arrival at the Rasa Wing Lobby, we were greeted with a friendly doorman, who even offered to park our car for us! We dropped off our luggage, but I parked Zoe myself as I still did not trust strangers with her :) 

Check in was done at the lounge where we could order anything we want to drink and we could help ourselves with a simple buffet of snacks. I was also presented with a little box of orchids as a welcome gift!

The rooms at Rasa Sayang is just heavenly. We had the Rasa Wing Premier room. 

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

It had a very gorgeous bed which overlooks the view outside. We could just catch a glimpse of the oceon, but otherwise, we could see mostly the resorts garden.

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

A very lovely living room area.

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

A bathroom where we can look into the bedroom as well as the view outside.

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

Of course whats special about this hotel is its outdoor tub, where it also overlooks the ocean! An absolutely blissful experience, soaking in the warm water, with sea breeze in our faces, a glass of coke (yes only coke! :P) in our hands.  

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, PenangShangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

The resort also had a spa. But we skipped it, as it is exorbitantly expensive!

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, PenangShangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

Being in the Rasa Wing, which is meant to be an exlusive wing, breakfast is ala carte, where we order from a menu, but there were other items on buffet as well, such as the pastries, fruits, juices, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms (my favourite!), beef bacon (hubby's favourite) and we can order as much as we want! Pancakes, a BIG favourite of mine, was also on the menu but I was too stuffed from the eggs benedict with salmon I ordered, where I also piled it with baked beans and sauteed mushrooms.

Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

My breakfast Work In Progress hehe. I'd say, this beats La Bodega's breakfast hands down! They even have decaf coffee :) Every table in this restaurant overlooks the view of the gardens in the resort. 

For our anniversary dinner, we walked across the road to one of the many restaurants on Feringgi Beach called Eclectic. It was a pleasant small restaurant with modern deco but Balinese garden. It had a great candle light atmosphere with jazz crooning in the background by a young unknown artist. After that we took a stroll to the famous Feringgi Night market where hubby borong the DVDs. Surprisingly I did not buy anything other than DVDs. The handbags were tempting but I was already drowsy from the long day, so I did not get any!

As it was only a one night stay, we only managed to do a little of everything. We managed to chill by the pool, take a dip in the jacuzzi with my book, chill by the beach. What we did not get to do, chill longer by the pool and beach, ride on the ATV and go para sailing, soak longer in the outdoor tub in our room and have the Hainanese popiah at Lone Pine Hotel, which is just next door to our hotel. 

It was quite a splurge but I thought it was well worth it. We will definitely be back next time!


kaezrin said...

happy anivessary darling selinz..

it is a nice and gorgeous hotel makes me wanna go there now..kakakak

well may it be a wonderful year ahead...

Baby Mits said...

Thank you & Happy new year to you!!

sue said...

hi there dear..selamat ulangtahun to n yr hubby. Really nice pictures of the hotel , too bad u missed para sailing , its such a fun thing to do :)

Btw hv you attended anymore baking class recently, happy new yeaR.