I have been to many beaches and resorts all over Malaysia, but never have I been to a 'hideout' that is private and offers the best views of the bay (Teluk Kemang), the sunset.
My friends and I decided to go on a girly gurl road trip last weekend...and PD was chosen as our destination. Finding the right place to fit our wants and needs (we are all very fussy, mind u) was just crazy!
I spent two working days googling resorts and apartments which offers reasonable weekend rate. Finally, the search was narrowed down to two : Laguna Resort & Seri Bulan Apartment. We finally settled for Seri Bulan (though gurlz had some reservation), after finding NO negative comments on TripAdvisor. (hehehe)
On our way down to PD, the gurlz started bombarding me with questions about Seri Bulan -'is it clean', 'u sure it's ok onot?' and the questions went on and on till we got to the PD Hospital round-about. Thank God the many-vacant-blocks of PD Marina World diverted their minds ( and blabbering) till we got to Ancasa All Suites Resort. That was supposedly our point of entry (the side road) but no entry that day since the Road Works Department to dig out the pipes during peak hours!!! (and the traffic was back-logged all the way back to PD Marina!)
The other exit was about 200 meters down the road, opposite some place called Poly Mall (don't look like a mall to me) The road was spooky as we had to pass a whole block of deserted bungalows (abandoned project), private bungalows and Si Rusa Residence ( the favourite hang out in the 70s, or so I was told). At last, Seri Bulan received us with open arms at the end of the road. But being the gurlz with loads of questions and hesitation, they insisted on checking out the apartment FIRST before checking in. The Front Desk Manager was indeed very obliging and helpful, handed us the key to a two bedded apartment.
The apartment was just... home-y . The toilets were clean, there were pots and pans and cups and plates in the kitchen, the rooms were air conditioned, but what stole our hearts was the view from the balcony... It had the most beautiful view of the wide ocean.. The sight was just so breathtaking that we upgraded ourselves to three bedded apartment!
I must share with you guys one, funny incident - our bags didnt make their way to the rooms since we were just 'caught up' with the sight from the balcony!! It was just - BEAUTIFUL!!
The swimming pool is just perfect...they have a baby pool for toddlers as well. There is a jacuzzi too but I suspect it has been out of order for awhile since the stench was not funky at all! Another set back is that they don't provide towels as well, so my advice to all is just bring your own towels. Otherwise, grab one at the RM2.99 shop in PD town. The beach is cleaner, water is clearer(you can actually see your feet) and it is not muddy as compared to the other parts of PD.
Food is no problem since there are several Seafood and Mamak restaurants next to Poly Mall.
So, the next time you decide on a short getaway, head on to Seri Bulan..
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