2-star resort on a 5-star beach
First of all the best things:
For Malaysian quality, this is one of the BEST beaches you can find - superfine white sand, so soft, so clean, not a single rubbish to spot! But one big turn-down is the serious amount of sandflies!! Cocktails are cheap and superb! Kudos to the bartender that makes excellent drinks! You can snorkel by the shore, but no live coral nearby, you need to swim at least 150m away from the shore to see fish.
And, here the negative part:
They offer Malay-attap style chalets, which looks a bit rundown and lack of maintenance. Expect to find at least ants and mosquito in the room and bathroom... In my brother-in-law's chalet, they killed two giant cockroaches! :) I personally think that they should put some effort on basic maintenance, we had mold on the ceiling right above the bed, it's quite a mood-killer looking at it when you're lying down on your bed. Some part of the wooden wall in the room was decay by moist and fungus, so that also kills the overall feel about the room. We had a super rusted kettle that looked absolutely disgusting. Surely this was not in their house-keeping checklist! They had the full-board including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food wasn't bad, but it was kind of below my expectation. During our stay, they served normal homecook buffet, e.g. noodles, fried rice, some meat dish, fish-dish, mixed-vege, sometimes basic western food like macaroni and cheese, spaghetti bolognese... Not much of a seafood, and only one choice of fruit per meal. Although not bad, but absolutely not something that I want to be eating for two days in a row in a beach resort... There's also fixed time for lunch and dinner, so you must feed yourself within that time frame rather than eat whenever you want to eat. Me and my husband took the massage service, and the experience was so so. Water pressure in the chalet is poor, also there was this rusty smell about the water. Last but not least... try to avoid beachfront chalets, because of the bats. They love to hang on one of the big trees at the beachfront, and there're like countless amount of them making noise really early in the morning and during the day, which might wake you up at 5 in the morning! So, be warned.
Family - 13 Okt 2017