Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pangkor Laut Resort

 I was terribly tired and burnt out from work. So I decided to take a week off spend some time at home with Ayden as well as go for a short holiday/ babymoon with hubby.

Whats a more suitable place than the Pangkor Laut Resort. We had our first babymoon at YTL Tembok Bali. We had such a fantastic time and loved the place to bits. At that time I was 6 months pregnant.

So Pangkor Laut was a natural choice to have our second babymoon. I had never been to Pangkor Island even, as far as I can remember. So this was my first time ever at Pangkor.

I was battling with myself whether or not to bring Ayden. I was not sure if the resort was children friendly. Also, this is my last chance to have some me and hubby alone time before the twins arrived. So we made a decision and went without Ayden.

We left home nice and early and the drive from Petaling Jaya to Lumut took about 3.5 hours. YTL has their own welcome centre/ reception at Marina Island (you will be taking the ferry from here) where you deposit your bags and the porter will ensure that it is taken right up to your room on the island! You also get a welcome drink upon arrival and there is a nice air conditioned lobby where you can relax while you wait for your little ferry to take you to the island.


The nice cosy lobby. You don't check in here though. You check in at the lobby on the island. 


The view of the marina. Lovely!


The ferry that took us to the island. Ferry ride was only about 15-20 minutes.


The water was so green. Look beautiful on a sunny day!


Approaching the island!

A lovely YTL staff welcomed our ferry ad lead us to the hotel lobby. Kinda felt like Fantasy Island for a while there lol!

We were greeted with another welcome drink at the lobby and we were promptly checked in and escorted to our room. Our luggage arrived shortly after we did.


Our lovely comfy bed




The tub that has that "outdoor" feeling. 


Lovely beach slippers.

By the time we settled down in our room it was around 2pm and very hungry. We decided to have some lunch before going for a swim at the pool.


We had lunch at the Royal Bay Beach Club which is right next to the pool. It was a HOT HOT afternoon. The restaurant had hornbills and peacocks dropping by once in a while! It felt like a tropical paradise!


We were on the Malaysian Residence package where all our meals were include in the 3D 2N package. The price was RM999 per pax for the Garden Villa. Not bad at all! Infact the price had only gone up since December 2011. Before that was RM 799. Was even cheaper then! If you are there without the package, the food cost a bomb in this resort. Expect to spend around RM300 per meal per couple. 

So since we were on the package, I selected the above starters. A smoked salmon ceasars salad. Simple but oh so delicious!


Hubby chose the Japanese temaki. This one is just so so.


My pizza was not yummy at all and I don't recommend it.


Hubby's burger on the other hand was very good!


The peacock that dropped by


Dessert was sago gula Melaka.

If you are unsure how to order, make sure you tell your waiter that you are on the Malaysian Residence package and they will advise you how you should order from the menu. Typically you are allowed to order a starter, main course and dessert each. However it does change from different restaurants. So be sure to ask!

The rest of the day was spent just relaxing by the pool



Gorgeous isn't it!


And a guy came along and offered everyone iced lollies! Perfect for a hot hot day!


Another hornbill dropped by. Basically you see hornbills zipping by and flying all over the resort all the time.


The resort had lots of these pots decorated with flowers


The next morning after  breakfast we decided to explore the resort. This is the view from the Hill Villas. There is a lift that takes you up there phew! But do note that if you are bringing children, the Hill Villa may not be that suitable as you do need to take some stairs so it is not stroller friendly. Whats idea is to get a Garden Villa on the ground floor. Certain areas of the resorts such as the Spa Village and one of the restaurants does not allow children to enter. Other than that Pangkor Laut Resort is quite children friendly. 


The Spa Village! So beutiful! But you need to do a treatment here in order to use the facilities.



The treatment rooms


The reception of the Spa Vilalge


As our stay was short we decided not to go for any spa treatments and relaxed at the beach instead. 


 Emerald Beach. 
The beach was great! White sandy beach and the sea was deep green


As soon as you approach the beach chairs, a waiter promptly arrives with a bucket of bottled water in ice! Thats great service for you!


Nothing like lying in a hammock by the beach

The island resort is rather large. To get to the Emerald Beach, or anywhere around the island, a free shuttle service gets you around.

It was about noon when we arrived at Emerald Beach so we had lunch at the restaurant there. The restaurant is right next to the beach so the gorgeous view of the beach is never out if sight!


For starters I ordered the Gado Gado and Spring Roll


Hubby ordered the shrimp salad and the pomelo worked great with the shrimp! It was so refreshing with little bits of pomelo exploding in your mouth. It was dressed lightly with an asian type dressing. 


For main course I ordered the Moroccan Lamb wrap. The lamb was so tender!


Hubby had the old style chicken chop


The view at our lunch table!


And this is the view of Emerald Beach from a look out point not too far away.


Another shot along the beach

We loved the beach so much we spent the rest of the day there. This beach is totally children friendly. Will definitely bring our lil boy next time!

We only had 2 nights at Pangkor Laut so the next day was spent by the pool again although we only had an hour after breakfast before we had to check out. 


So peaceful and so so gorgeous.

YTL has never failed to impressed. With their unique resorts and impeccable service, it makes you want to keep coming back. So far we have tried almost all their resorts such as The Cameron Highlands Resort, Tembok Bali and Tanjung Jara. I hear that they are opening another one in Sabah soon. Looking forward to try that one out!












6 comments:

MRM said...

Salam, hi there. I was googling on "YTL Pangkor Laut + pregnant" and found your blog.

I've been to Pangkor Laut a couple of years ago. I am currently pregnant at 5+ months and not too sure how safe it is to ride on a speedboat/ferry at the moment. I can't recall how's the journey from the jetty to the Pangkor Laut; whether the boat's a fast one, choppy water or not, etc.

I saw that you've just recently went to Pangkor Laut. Hope you can advice me on the sea condition and the boat experience. Thanks.

p/s Saw your 'Lilypie Pregnancy tickers', are you carrying twins?

Hope to hear from you, thanks.

Lin said...

Hi!

The day I went and came back, the sea was calm and still, so the ride was. It choppy. But the boat is large and safe for pregnant women to travel in my view. Also the ride is only about 15 mins.

And yup we are expecting twins!

MRM said...

Hi, thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, Hubby and I decided to go to YTL Tanjung Jara instead, huhu. Maybe we will go to Pangkor Laut again some other time.

That's lovely, and congrats! I'm expecting twins too. You take care, yah :)

Lin said...

You are having twins too?! Thats great! What a coincidence. Congratulations!

And you mentioned that you are about 5 months so that's the same as me! When is your EDD and which dr are you seeing?

MRM said...

Thanks!
I'm due in the first week of Oct. Hopefully they will remain to stay in the tummy till then *fingers crossed*. I'm staying in Kajang area, thus seeing a doctor nearby, in KPJ Kajang.

Hope all is well for you :)

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