P/s It's our 1st trip of having everybody together but we forgot to take pictures with everybody in it, aiya! Frustrated! Frustrated! :(
Saying HI from the Thistle PD Resort.
Saying HI from the Thistle PD Resort.
Well, I would say Avillion PD is far better than Legend Water Chalets in almost everything, be it the hotel rooms, bathrooms, facilities (24 hours pools, no kidding!), ambience, and even location. I think once a person has been to Avillion, they won’t go to Legend anymore, unless of course they somehow had a bad experience with Avillion, he he he. In terms of the price, I think the rates is not that much difference, probably Legend is cheaper by RM100 or so. So if you can afford it, I would say add up a little bit more and give Avillion a try instead.
As for the room, they are offering three different types of chalets (they even have water villas too if you’re coming in a slightly bigger family). We’ve tried two of the chalets, which are the garden and the premium water chalets. I think each of these rooms has its own specialty.
We first tried the garden chalet. It was indeed a beautiful room! We totally love the room setting, the HUGE bathroom, the complete toiletries that comes together in each room…he he, and the location of the garden chalet building itself. It’s nearer to the main building (where most of the outdoor facilities, games, pool, etc located) compared to the water chalets.
As for the premium water chalets, well the first impression we had was not as good as the garden one. One thing is because the location is quite far away from the main building / area. It’s kind of secluded (duh…that’s the reason why it’s so popular among the lovebirds anyway: P). The room also looks slightly smaller, probably due to the way it’s being designed. Unlike the garden chalets, the water chalets have an open shower concept (but I think I still prefer the HUGE garden chalet’s bathroom although it’s a close shower concept). But one great thing about the premium water chalets is its spacious balcony, overlooking the Straits of Malacca, which you can’t experience it if you were to stay at the garden chalets.
So, the questions now are:
Will we ever go to Avillion again in the coming future?
A big YES to that, due to its great hotel + distance from Klang valley, make it a perfect and convenient place for weekend gateways.
Which room will we stay?
Went to Terengganu for a short trip with the whole lot. My…my…Terengganu is still scenic as always! We stayed at my BIL’s house there so no review on any hotels this time :). It was very fun, with lots of shopping around and of course, the food, they were grrreatttt! I even have my very own favourite stall in Terengganu now where I had the most delicious nasi air I’ve tasted. Can’t remember the name but I have included it in our GPS’s favourite list. It’ll definitely be a regular stop whenever I go to Terengganu after this! ((Hmmm, it just crossed my mind, have I ever said any bad reviews on food before? :D)
Well, however, apart from the great food and the lovely ambience, I would say the best thing was having almost everybody there together on a same trip! There were many havoc and lively moments created by different people, which you totally can’t experience it when going on a trip alone or duo. THAT..what makes this trip special in its own way and definitely something worth to be remembered :)
In front of the hotel.
We hired a ‘supir’ through Total Car Rental. The supir that we got, Yayat, is very friendly and sporting guy. He really made our trip a memorable and a smooth one (if anyone wanted to hire Yayat as your ‘supir’ in Bandung, you can pm me at m2rs(at)yahoo(dot)com) to get his direct line instead of going through the rental service. I think it's gonna be cheaper).
Pulai Spring Resort
There are many good things about the Pulai Spring Resort (to know more about it you can check out their website and see for yourself what they have to offer http://www.pulaisprings.com/pulai_springs_resort.htm.) We’ve been to this place twice and so far we’ve not been disappointed :)
View from our room.
However, the funny thing was hubby end up didn’t able to test out the golf course after all, he he. Actually since we wanted to go to JB, my MIL thought of asking us to drop her off at Singapore. One of her daughter + family is staying there. The traffic was bad at the custom complex (is there a moment where the custom complex is not congested? I don’t think so…). We know that we are going to arrive at Pulai Spring Resort very late in the evening so hubby told his golf buddies to proceed without him :( (It’s ok-lah hubby, next time we plan for another golf trip with the gang to JB again, ok?) At night we had a lovely dinner with everybody (ala, the dinner and socializing was so great, totally forgot to take pictures, aiseyman…)
Our 3 days 2 nights stay in JB have been filled in with wandering around shopping complexes, shopping, few games of bowling, hanging out at the Danga Bay, and cocooning in the room while watching dvds (yeah, JB seems to be our fav. holiday destination because there is where we can stock up our dvd collections, at a very cheap price. During this visit alone, we end up buying a collection worth of RM500++, no kidding, :D)