...this was a last minute travel plan for me and hubby,we decided only at the last moment to give this place a shot as most resorts were fully booked...firstly,to get to perhentian besar,you have to travel to kuala besut to take the ferry there....
..the ride is about 35mins by speedboat and its rather bumpy,those with spine conditions,prolapses of all kinds and those with tiny babies please refrain from this mode of travel...cos your butt will practically be in take off and landing mode during this ride...and it will get pretty sore...hubby had to PRACTICALLY HOLD ME DOWN,BEFORE I TOOK OFF EVERYTIME THE BOAT HIT A WAVE!
..we did get there,with sore rear ends...and staggered to the counter completely disorinetated after that,and were suprised that even the stAFF WHO NEVER WENT FOR THAT RIDE...WERE DISORIENTATED AS WELL....they didn't even know who we were and were stumbling with all details...finally,we got our room after 15mins..
..the room was average clean...air con took a good 25 mins to cool down the room,there was even lizard dropping on the outer cover sheet of the bed...bed was hard,and made the backache worse that the buttache!!
...dinner was decent,not many varieties...food finishes fast and replacements are slowww....desserts are good,but they dissapear into thin air....i had no complaints about the food,but it could be better...
..staff seem blurr most of the time,but they are very helpful....the sea is not that clean,lotsa rubbish strewn and nobody picks them up....no clean up done...the route for jungle trekking is sooo dense and nobody has cleared the pathway to get to the other side of the islands,we gave 2 attempts at this and turned back after 20 mins of trail!!
overall,i'd still pick this place if theere was no other resort available...the rooms appears to be rufurbished but still looked old and well worn...i don't know whats the problem with the water supply..the water keeps getting disrupted,be sure to have some water before you do ur business if not it can be rather nasty and unpleasant...alwasy check the shower and tap before getting in....
probably the next time we have to plan our holiday and try to get in another resort with at least good house reef facilities...this place was a dead bore!
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