Tuesday, June 15, 2010

a short break (part 1)

Avilion Port Dickson: 6 - 8 June 2010

We signed up with the kiddies treat package for a much needed break at Avilion Port Dickson. The place fitted our requirements nicely... beach and pool, not too far from the city, and totally relaxing. The kids had always loved swimming pools but this would be their first time going to the beach! (Yes, HQ at 5 already! :-))

We alternated between the beach, the pool and the petting farm. Only these few places of attraction but the kids totally loved them. What made it so easy was these were all within walking distance. And the weather was perfect for the 3 days we were there!

We arrived at 11-ish. HQ with his water bottle and own small luggage (bag was a recycled chocolate bag... QQ has one of her own too :-)). Our chalet.
Our chalet was airy and comfortable; just nice for the four of us :-).
QQ resting on our bed while HQ looked at the sea from the pangkin bed.
Since the kids sleep like a clock's hand, for safety sake, we put them on the pangkin daybed. We placed two bedside tables and a chair at the side, lined with cushions, to prevent them from rolling over. Even so, on the first night, poor QQ rolled over HQ AND the cushions and fell right on the floor! Luckily the floor is made of wooden planks and not concrete. When we quickly picked her up, she bawled but quickly quieten down and went back to sleep. On the second night, we placed even more pillows on the tables to create a higher barrier; luckily no more sleeping stunts from her.

Having a morning chat with Papa on the pangkin bed. I really loved their spacious bath area and open air shower. Us at the room balcony. The kids were amazed to find that the sea under our chalet "disappear" in the late evening (low tide), and "appear" again in the morning (high tide). LOL!
Kids chilling out... The beach
The garden pathway leading to the beach. Along the pathway, the kids spotted butterflies, a gecko (huge one)and enjoyed the beautiful scenery among the greenery.
We were lucky to spot a proud peacock, albeit a bit senget... must be the heavy tail :-).
Beautiful scenery along the way...The view at the Tumasek Beach was beautiful, and the sand very very fine... we went at two different times, once in the morning and once in the evening. Both times were delightful. The weather was fine too, not hot at all and breezy. HQ was talking about building sandcastles, but didn't get around to do that... maybe next time when we come again :-). The kids had no problems with the sand, but the first time when HQ encountered the waves, he gave a squel and ran quickly up the shore, laughing hysterically. It was so funny to watch :-D. He was happily running around, exploring, feeling the breeze in his hair... seeing him feeling so carefree made me happy too :-). While QQ was rather cautious...
this is how she reacted to the waves... LOL! HQ spotted a young man digging; he was curious and went over to kepoh. His curiosity overcame his shyness, and he asked the young man what he was doing. The young man just smiled and ran off to join his friends. HQ, being the thoughtful citizen (or kepoh fella) went ahead to cover up the hole, saying "In case someone fall inside." How thoughtful :-D. What's this? QQ's hair standing. QQ emits (or absorb?) the most static, ever! Look at how her hair stands! On related static topic, whenever we go to supermarket to shop for groceries, QQ will sometimes obediently choose to sit in the shopping cart. Shortly after that, she's like an electric eel, giving all of us electric shocks! When we were leaving the beach on one morning, we saw a Malay man bringing his catch back from the sea. He said he set up a net to trap unsuspecting fishes or crabs swimming by. It seemed so easy to reap the benefits of Mother Nature. They are all just there... you just have to go and get them. Best of all, these are the freshest, not to mention free :-).
Read the sequel - a short break (part 2)

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18 comments:

Kancilbiru said...

wahhhhhh syiok nya.....me jeles!~ hihi

Mommy to Chumsy said...

aaaaahhhh....what a coincidence. we just got back today from Avillion :D will be posting about my trip soon. i love this resort :D

eugene said...

so jealous of you lah

Sherry said...

very nice :D

good pics too:D

how much a night?

goolypop said...

ooh.. beaches are the best.. Life's a beach... :) Gooly loves them too .. the only place where he doesnt need anyone to talk to or play with.. He's totally happy by himself, at the beach.

prince n princess mum said...

very nice outings!

BoeyJoey said...

Mommy to Chumsy: haha, yes, what a coincidence :-). In fact, I have a friend who went just before us with her 2 years old daughter... Can't wait to read your posts! :-)

smallkucing said...

cool

Serene said...

Nice outing!
I love their room too... the bathroom is something like open air one right? I like it!

Ann said...

Yeah...just read Mummy to Chumsy's post in AVillion too!

I really feel like going to this hotel now. But it's super expensive!

Debbie Y said...

sounds like the resort is worth to go le.... Guess I should plan ahead to go there too!!!

2ma said...

i love avilion also! but have to avoid peak season...

Mummy Gwen said...

You and Barb went to the same resort leh. The room is really nice. Glad you all especially the kids had a great time there.

ChloeRuoyi said...

Love the room and the "floating chalets"! I can't believe there's still such beautiful beaches in PD, esp the clean, fine sand. I think it must be very well-maintained by the hotel.

Mummy to QiQi said...

*wait...wait*..so many things to comment here. First, u are such a slim mummy, so envy!! Second...err..got such nice beach some more at PD? But your pics looks really good, or is it your camera? we just came back from Legend water chalet, still shaking head until now.

BoeyJoey said...

ChleoRuoyi: Yes, the beach is very well-maintained by the hotel management.

Mummy to QiQi: Heehee... thanks! Really, I have no complaints about the beach... it's very very clean with very fine sand. Very well maintained by the hotel management!

BoeyJoey said...

eugene: No need to jealous la... bring your family too!

BoeyJoey said...

Sherry: You can see their packages from here... http://www.avillionportdickson.com/

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