BCS (Beautiful, Clean & Spacious)
The entire property consist of only 6 villas, a pool and a parking lot. The environment of the villa is very quiet and relaxing, surrounded trees and with a breathtaking view of the open sea at the balcony, it will surely be a paradise for those who enjoy being close to nature and the quiet and clam surrounding.
In a group of 8, my friends and I stayed at Villa Del Porto for 3D2N. We manage to get a great deal from Groupons.com which allows us to stay at such wonderful villa at a much lower rate.
Prior to our arrival, we were sent a "welcome package" to brief us on what to expect and prepare for the stay at the villa. We manage to get to the villa quite easily with the help of a friend which is very familiar with the roads of Langkawi. To gain access to the villa, guest need to drive up a road which leads them to the parking lot of the villa. Thus, car rental is a must, which in Langkawi is very cheap, if you plan to stay at the villa.From the parking lot, we must walk a flight of stairs to go to their respective villas.
Our arrival at the villa was greeted by a friendly manager, Mr Izzat. He guided us to our villa and briefed us on what to do and what not to do in the villa and things that we must take note (despite all of this was given via the "welcome pack", the act of him giving us the simple yet precise briefing meant a lot to us)
There are three rooms in the villa and three bathrooms (2 which is connected to the rooms and 1 which is not). All the rooms and bathroom facilities are very clean and neat. AC was functioning well and there are no obvious odor in the villa (except for a slight smell of aerosol pesticide in some parts of the villa). A balcony was also available in which provides a spectacular view of the open sea as well as a nearby jeti.
Only problem with the villa is ants. Any food left unattended for hours will attract arrivals of ants, black ants to be exact (which is pretty harmless and can be easily avoided by keeping clean). As stated in their official website, housekeeping services will not be provided throughout the entire stay in the villa. BBQ services are available which we need to pay RM100 for setting-up and cleaning of the BBQ station (all done by the management, which is very low in price if you ask me). There is also a gate at the bottom of the hill, which guest needs to open manually to enter and exit the villa. Problem is that there are times where the gate is "heavily guarded" by monkeys (physical contact with monkeys are to be avoided, so there is one time we need to wait for 10 minutes in our car to wait for the monkeys to disperse before opening the gate)
All in all, the experience is very enjoyable, and none of my friends complained about the villa (except walking up and down the stairs, which might be a challenge for some)
Friends getaway - Sep 15, 2014