Sunday, November 17, 2013

Short trip to Avillion Port Dickson

We just love Avillion. It is close enough to where we live. It has a decent beach, an awesome kids pool,  and a Pet Farm. Its great for little kids!

Over the recent Deepavali long weekend we decided to spend 2 nights there. Ayden's been there once when he was just over one, and it will be the twin's first time at the beach. We have never taken the twins for a holiday before so we were excited!

I took one week to plan and pack for the holiday, as I always do when the kids are coming along. I was bracing myself for a whole lot of luggage since we have an MPV full of people this time.

It turned out to be not too bad. We packed everyone's clothes in one big suitcase. One ikea shopping bag for the beach things. One cooler bag for the food. And the diaper bag. Not too bad for first trip out with the twins.

For food, I made the twins some pureed pasta. Pureed still because they hardly have any teeth yet. I also packed a whole lot of buns from the bakery, some white bread and some bananas. And because food at Avillion is terrible and awfully expensive, we packed some ikea plastic plates and cutlery in anticipation that we will buy food from around PD.

Check in time was 3pm and we arrived just after. It was drizzling slightly when we arrived but stopped as soon as we checked in. We trooped to our room and this time we got the water chalet! Last time we stayed at the garden chalet because the water chalet was just too expensive. Because we booked to check in on a Sunday, we had a very good deal. And the best thing about the water chalet is, it comes with a king sized bed and the day bed is as large as a queen size bed. Great for a big family like us! They also positioned the day bed right next to the window that overlooks the sea. Awesome!

The kids had an awesome time looking out.

When we arrived there was a cooking class happening by the pool. They were making bread. Of course we could not resist to join in. Ayden especially.

It was a sausage roll. We did not get to try it because we forgot to pick it up after it was baked. Well at least I got a photo of it!

So after we settled down in our room, we hit the beach. I was surprised that the twins did not cry when they first set their little feet on the sand. Infact they loved it! 

There are two beaches at Avillion. One is Riau Beach and the other is Tumasek Beach. We like Tumasek beach better. The beach is closer to the water and it is much cleaner too. Riau Beach is a bigger beach where you can play volley ball, hence it is a bit too busy for our liking. But it is great if you are planning a company family day.

For dinner that night hubby went out to get satay at a Hj Samuri shop quite near to our hotel. Nothing better than having yummy satay in a hotel room by the beach! Would have had it on the deck but it was raining outside that night. 

The next day we woke up and got ready to catch the feeding time at the Pet Farm. It's really awesome. It opens for feeding at 10am every day. They have rabbits, chicken, pigeons, peacocks and turtles. The hotel staff hands out cabbages, carrots and seeds to everyone. I must say they do a really good job with the animals. The compound is so clean you would have thought its brand new. But the Pet Farm has been around for years. 

So that evening we hit the beach again and more Pet Farm the next morning. 

It was a really good weekend getaway. Avillion will definitely be an annual holiday for us!

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