Visited this resort on August 16th 2014 and availed the 3D/2N package. We had already booked for the package and paid additionally for the airport pickup and drop, snorkeling gear rental and discover scuba diving package.
We were promplty picked up at the Terengganu airport and taken to Shahbandar Jetty where everything was taken care of. From there we boarded the first ferry and the journey began. On arriving at the island, Harris from the staff gave us an awsome introduction to the resort and activities for the next few days. He was very hilarious and it was a nice welcome.
We had opted for the deluxe sea view room which was drop dead gorgeous. The view from the balcony was amazing and serene. The room was very clean, spacious and well maintained. I am generally very particular about the rooms and bathrooms when booking hotels and was hoping here it would be ok. But to my satisfaction they were just wonderful and comfortable. The rooms are not very sound proof so at night we could hear the live band. But after a long day we just wanted to crash so that wasn't much of a problem.
The itenary does get a little packed with the three complimentary snorkeling packages + scuba diving which we wanted to do + playing at the beach + lazing around +relaxing. So you will find yourself racing against time.
The diving team was super and my thanks to Jonas, Wei, Shyam a.k.a Don and others who took care of us, made us feel comfortable and let us have a blast. For the snorkeling trips, there were too many tourists but thanks to many posts here I was prepared for it and learnt to ignore them and make the most of what I could. If you go could snorkeling by yourself or in a smaller group that would be great. Also, they took great pics for us to keep for memories sake.
The beach was very clean and the sand so soft. But watch out for alot of dead coral that gets washed up ashore and are in the shallow parts of the beach. Advisable to wear footwear and not go barefoot.
Again all the posts here had already warned us to go on time for the buffet spreads otherwise it would get over and not be refilled. Since the tourists are predominantly from China, the cuisine was more leaning towards their taste. The pasta counter,breads, salads and completely cooked meat/sea food was a saviour.
In the evening they have a live band at a bar which plays mixed songs including english and a ballroom made into a disco. The recreation room has board games and billiards. And the spa with its range of massages. So there is always something to do if not just sit by the beachside.
On the last day our flight was at 11am and the first ferry was to leave at 9am. So the resort was very kind to arrange a special ferry for us to leave at 7am and since we would be missing the breakfast buffet, they handed each of us a small takeaway picnic basket.
All in all, loved the place and had a blast. The staff had taken care of everything and we did not have to fret about anything. The check in and check out was very smooth. Cannot comment about the wifi since we went tech free during the trip.
If you take away the ruckus created by the Chinese tourists and the jostling and grabbing of food at meal times this is the place to visit!
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