The destination my dearest hubby picked for our honeymoon's prequel is none other than the multi award winning luxurious resort owned by YTL, tucked away in an exclusively owned private island located off the west coast of Malaysia; Pangkor Laut Resort.
The motto of 'One Island, One Resort' best describes the exclusivity of this island which is tucked away from the main Pangkor Island and Peninsular Malaysia.
The clear waters, white sand and lush greenery from the natural tropical rain forests surrounding the island are few of many attractions on the island.
In fact, the rain forests on the island are as old as two million years, no kidding!
As I was busy with the wedding planning for the past year, I barely had time to do my research on this place and what I did, was just pack after the wedding and looked forward to unwind ourselves after our busy schedule.
I did not have much expectation despite having heard of the many great reviews of this place, and I think that was good; as I ended up having a great time here, uncovering one gem after another every moment I was here. (usually, I am not even into sunny and beach vacations! :p )
Our peek of luxury began when we arrived at the Lumut jetty; after our 2-hours drive from Penang and we were welcomed by the Pangkor Laut Resort friendly attendants at their private counter facing the jetty.
We didn't even need to lift a single finger as they were just so thoughtful and kind to help us with our luggage and even directed us to a place where we could park our car for the next few days.
They even served us with a cold fruit punch upon arrival and ushered us into their air-conditioned office as we await for our jetty transfer.
We didn't have to wait long as they have the transfers every hour, via the resort's privately owned speedboat.
The boat ride only took 20 minutes to reach the private island, and it was a breezy and exciting ride as we bobbed up and down in rhythm with the waves.
As we approached the jetty, I already felt relaxed when I saw their outlying villas and the tranquil settings surrounding the island resort.
Our luxurious and pampering vacation begins as soon as we stepped into their beckoning lobby.
We were attended privately by a dedicated staff who went through our itinerary with us and made most of our reservations at the restaurants, and we were led to our rooms by another staff.
They even have shuttle service to ferry you to your rooms!
I was immediately relaxed when I caught glimpse of where I was about to stay for the next few days!
The water; with its clear emerald green sparkle just seemed so inviting!
To be continued...