TRAVEL: Throwback Pangkor Laut Resort

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Here's another Throwback Post, and this one is by far my favourite. During our stay in Malaysia in the Summer of 2014 we had 2 days in complete paradise, staying on this beautiful private island. Here's their story from their website, I just couldn't word it better myself.. 

'Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald water lies Pangkor Laut Resort.

Set along the Straits of Malacca, three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia, discover a piece of paradise 2 million years in the making. 

Of the island's 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house this peaceful resort and its Estates. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted 'Number One in the World' by Condé Nast Traveller; here, wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest, walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky. 

Resting beneath the shade of forest giants as old as the land, this island is not only home to one of the world’s premier resorts but also to variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above while white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead and large monitor lizards sunbathe on the island’s rocky outcrops. 

Nature is respected here, almost revered and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced.'


And here's my bit about the resort:

There is lots of different restaurants and bars, with a beach and a beautiful pool area; an infinity pool overlooking the ocean with a lovely poolside bar which is where we spent most of our time here. The rooms are stunning, all wooden panelled with a huge balcony complete with sun beds and a lounge area. The bathroom is all open plan so not the best for privacy but it definitely has the wow factor, with a huge shower and two sinks, paired with big mirrors. You then obviously have a toilet and the best thing, an outdoor bathtub, there was glass double doors that opened into a jacquize sized bath tub where you could watch the stars and enjoy a glass of wine, heaven! (Although once you're done remember to drain the water and close the doors otherwise you'll have monkeys in your room!) This hotel room was definitely designed for romantic getaways or honeymoons but nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay.

All the rooms are set in the 'jungle' so they're surrounded by greenery, there are two rooms per building, and individual staircases to each room, so depending where your room is it can be a long walk to the lobby! I would whole-heartedly recommend this resort to anyone wanting to visit, it's a beautiful place, and the staff go out of their way to help and please you. This island was pure paradise and I can't wait to go back.

 So here's what we got up to while we were staying here:
We checked in on mainland and then got a boat over to the resort at 4pm, the boat ride took about 15 minutes.
We then had a wander round and settled at the poolside bar to have a few cocktails, then at 9pm we went for dinner which was lovely.The next day, we got up and went for breakfast and then headed to the beach, spent the morning there and had lunch at the beach which was delicious! After that we headed to the pool and had a bit of a swim and then just relaxed. After that we went back to the room and got ready for dinner, see what I wore HEREFor dinner I had Mee Goreng Ong which was alright, we then had some more drinks at the poolside bar, which was the perfect end to a lovely day!
 On the last day, we got up and had breakfast, packed and then went to the pool again, we were originally going to go to the beach but we had to stay near the lobby because I was waiting for my A-Level results and too see if I got into University, I found out that I got A* in Art, A* in Textiles and a C in Business Studies, which meant that I got into my first choice, The University of Huddersfield to study Fashion Design with Marketing and Production. We  then celebrated my results on the beach with a glass of champagne and then got the boat back to mainland at 5pm. After arriving back on mainland we made our way to Penang, it was a long drive but it was worth it. So keep your eyes peeled for that post to be making an appearance over the next couple of weeks.

With Love;

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