We took our cab from home to ferry terminal. Fortunately, driver knew the way. Got there at 9.45, no crowds so went straight through to ferry. Terminal has no f&b place and wait area. Ferry was quite comfortable, smooth voyage.
On Msia side, resort van was there to pick up us, another family of three and a single guy. Many people were checking out so we had to wait a couple of hours for our room. Had leisurely lunch at Teratai Coffee House.
There was buffet lunch but I thought it would be there everyday so I ordered a la carte. Wish I had taken the buffet cos my fave dessert (bread & butter pudding) was there Bang Head The coffee house menu is good spread of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western. All prices in RM so when convert to SG was really good (not like Bintan Crying or Very sad ). We finished lunch but our room still not ready so they upgraded us to 3-bedroom for free (we had booked 2-bedroom). Not a duplex which was good as I don’t like them.
The play area at the kids’ club. I think it opens only when the resort has lots of guests.
The resort’s beach.
Look out for the coconut! The ultimate outdoor shower!
The resort’s convenience store is … well, convenient
And prices are reasonable too. Bottle of 1.5-litre Coke cost only S$1.60.
For the next few days, we almost had the entire place to ourselves. We only went to the huge water park, which had some dead insects floating in the pool with the play equipment. The beach is beautiful, my daughter collected lots of pebbles.
We went to the fruit farm on our last day, no big deal. Kids didn’t enjoy walking through the orchards (it had rained earlier and ground was muddy) but did like the petting zoo.
What to see? Fruits lah!
There are koi too, which you can feed.
There’s also a museum but it smells musty.
And of course the petting zoo.
Check out was fast, return ferry trip was smooth too. At Changi, called for cab and returned home.
My husband, daughter and I enjoyed ourselves. My son didn’t like it because there were insects (dead, alive, flying, crawling, moth in lift, bee near coffee house, big ants, small ants, ants with wings, praying mantis, lizard) everywhere. But thankfully none in our room. I did get bitten by mosquitoes quite a lot. And flies were our regular meal companions at the coffee house (Equatorial Cameron had them too when I stayed there just after they opened in 1999).
Resort staff are very very nice. Even when they made mistakes (like serving chicken fried rice when I ordered Chinese fried rice), they quickly and quietly took the dish back and returned with the correct one. Food is superb, fresh and tasty. My kids loved the chicken nuggets, which are in heart shapes. I loved the fried rice dishes (tried Chinese and yong chow) and my husband enjoyed the roti canai (prata). My son really walloped the french toast at breakfast on our last day, so did I, it was really good.