As soon as we got home from KL we unpacked and then immediately packed again to head out the next morning to Pangkor Laut. This little island off the coast of Perak in the north-west peninsular Malaysia was a little piece of paradise. Who knew something so nice could be so close to home?
After a short 2 and a half hour drive we arrived at the jetty where we’d take a quick boat ride out to the island.
Pangkor Laut Resort is gorgeous, and it’s the only resort on the entire island
Fortunately some friends of ours were also spending Spring Break here, so Pierce had some buddies to play with all week. They didn’t waste any time…got straight to building sand castles, crab hunting, swimming in the ocean, and starting what would become a week long effort at digging the biggest hole on any beach. Ever.
While the bigger kids had fun playing in the sand all day. Addi preferred to lounge in the shade.
Addi went for a quick dip in the ocean – her first time – but didn’t care for it too much. She’d rather sleep I guess :)
When Pierce wasn’t playing at the beach, you could find him and dad in the pool.
Or sometimes we’d just go exploring around the resort. There was lots to see.
The resort was full of exciting wildlife. Pierce enjoyed feeding the koi fish each morning at breakfast time. We were greeted by monkeys at the beach and Nini was brave enough to stand in front of one to have her picture taken. And these “pterodactyls” were all over the resort. Thankfully we only saw one snake the entire time!
Justin and Pierce took a kayak out one morning and saw sea otters, fish, iguanas, crabs and monitor lizards bigger than Pierce.
Lucky me, I was able to sneak off for a few hours to enjoy the spa. It was AMAZING. Before my massage even started I was offered a complimentary 45 minute bath ritual that started with a footbath and Chinese foot pounding, then a traditional Malay bath, then a Japanese-style bath, followed by a dip in the heated pool with cold tea, and then an exfoliating Shanghai treatment and wash. I’ve never been so clean and pampered!
This place was gorgeous, and we didn’t want to leave. Now that we know it’s so close we will certainly be back!