The Aryani was strongly recommended by a colleague of mine who went here recently for her honeymoon. i decided to take the same Honeymoon package because the offer was so reasonable, a two-nights, one day (not subject to season) package complete with breakfast, one dinner and a candle-lit dinner - and spa treatments for both my husband and I. It was completely worth it. We were given the best room (number 12) that was closest to the sea, so we could leave the door open and sleep with just the sea breeze accompanying us throughout.
i notice that some reviewers complain about how it is faded and run-down, but I feel that this hasn't dampened the experience at all - in fact it gives it a level of authenticity that's hard to explain. The staff are reserved here, but friendly enough. You must appreciate the fact that you're getting a great deal for what would cost you more if you wanted the same thing in Bali. I've stayed in some exquisite resorts in Bali, and in several parts of the Island but they've all not been easy on the wallet. Here, you get everything promised in the package.
The spa is really excellent and I trust couples will enjoy the 'Royal Bath' that comes with the package - milk, flower and lime water outdoor showers and then a soak in an outdoor jacuzzi only metres away from the sea - all for under RM2,000? Whoever complains after that is just being unreasonable. At the end of the day, we saw no domestic pests, enjoyed all our facilities, had an excellent house to ourselves closest to the sea and had well-cooked meals. They were even considerate enough to bring the candle-lit dinner to our balcony when the winds got too strong.
If you're going to be anal about hotels after all this you're determined not to enjoy yourself. i came for some year-end reflection and the location was simply ideal. Violent rains and waves gave me scenic, misty vistas - the only drawback is that there's not much to do outside the hotel, but a half-our drive into the state capital will sort this out. All in all, i thoroughly enjoyed myself here (despite it being Monsoon season) and will be back!
For those from Kuala Lumpur - best you take a flight here and then rent a car. It's quite a distance.
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