What to love
- the beach - most of the time empty, peaceful, with trees whose shade you can go to if the sun is still up
- affordability - they even have rm50 triangular houses for backpackers like me; they provide toiletries, towels, kettle and 2 plastic cups of water daily
- nature - chalets were built with the trees, keeping with as much natural environment as possible; in the morning you'll be awaken by birds chirping
- spaces - chalets/houses are built apart from each other; this is a welcome relief as I had an experience of staying in a resort in Labuan where the rooms are side by side and I was awaken by my neighbor's "noises" in the middle of the night
- maintenance - the resort is +/- 5 years (if im not mistaken), but it is very well taken care of
What not to love
- the problem of ants in the cr, but they did remedy it with insect spray, resulting in dead ants everywhere but at least they no longer walk to my bed; the next day, they're gone
- no restaurant/breakfast available within the resort. A food stop nearby is open in daylight though;at night, the owner is kind enough to drive you to and from a good restaurant that's 5min away.
What to hate - the location! Since I arrived at night time, I had no choice but to take a taxi from airport to the resort at Rm75 (more expensive than the room I had). On my flight back, since it is still day time, buses are available (but at "no time", I would later learn from a local). Waited for more than 3 hours, but I ended up calling for a taxi in the end. So don't ever rely on the bus going to and from this place unless you have all the time in the world (and luck is on your side). Don't also believe if they'll say buses regularly ply the area - well they do, but no one knows what time.
Other than the location, everything else is superb. In retrospect though, maybe because of the location as well, it is a very nice place to relax and have some peace & quiet. But since I waited for more than 3 hours at the road side during lunch time, I'd hate it for now. :p
And oh, the snorkelling trip that they offer is basically arrangement with the ferry (plus snorkelling gears and drive to and from the ferry). Bring your own breakfast and lunch as the ferry that they arrange the trip with won't be docking some place where there's food you can buy. Usually the locals who go on the trip would bring food with them and have picnic in marine park.
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- Also Known As:
- Pandan Laut Beach Resort Malaysia/Terengganu - Marang