Monday, April 14, 2008

Avillion, Port Dickson

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 18 AUGUST 2006

I am away from April 11-22. Jason has kindly offered to assist me in republishing some old posts (back at a time when only a handful of people read my blog. Hee hee hee...) for this period. Comments are still and always welcomed but I will only be able to reply when I get back after the 22. Thank you all!



After our Singapore trip, Mrs Pitt, Zahara and I went to Port Dickson and stayed in Avillion. Mrs Pitt had stayed in Avillion's water chalet when they first opened in 1999 (I could be wrong about the year). At that time, we managed to get a cheap intro rate for the water chalet at RM150/night. Fast forward 7 years later, the water chalet is going for 3 times the rate. Talk about inflation!

Anyway, Mrs Pitt wanted to have a quiet retreat in Avillion, knowing that there really wasn't much to do in Port Dickson itself. On arriving there, we checked into the room and stayed in till it was time for dinner. We ate at Crow's Nest, one of the few F&B outlets in Avillion. It's a two tiered restaurant and they had a 3 piece band performing light and easy tunes on the spiral staircase. By that time, we were so relaxed and if we were to relax any further, we'll be dead! LOL....


We then retired early as we really enjoyed staying in. The water chalet had a king size four post bed and another queen size bed by the window. It rained that night and I woke up to the sound of the loose wooden panel windows banging against the frame. The problem was rectified with stuffing some folded paper to ensure that I would not be awaken the next night.
We woke up around 8 am (though it was really hard to leave the comfortable bed!) and had breakfast in Village Court. The buffet spread consisted of nasi lemak, roti canai, sausages, hash brown, omelettes, porridge, fried noodles and the usual spread of salad and bread with different spreads. What did we do after that? We went back to the room and stayed in again. It was really hot outside and we had fun playing charades till about 6pm where Zahara went to the pool for a swim.
We then had our dinner and retired early again, checking out the next morning after our breakfast. Gosh, time sure flies! However, I did spend some time taking some photos of the place earlier, pretty much the only other thing I did do!




I took some night pics without a tripod, trying my best to keep still for up to 15 or 30 seconds. It's slightly blurry but it turned out quite okay considering that I had no tripod (by the way, went to PC Fair and got myself a tripod for RM19.90 - WoW2 said to be careful about the light tripod as the tripod might fall over easily!) The moon was out that night and it was just picture perfect. Sadly my pictures weren't. Ha ha ha ...







So, we really spent most of our time in the water chalet, not doing anything at all (except going out to eat). It was nice to just sort of really have some R&R, we need some vacations like that once in awhile.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.
~ Spanish Proverb


13 comments:

Clockwise said...

Hope you are having a great time.

Lovely photos here. Sometimes a good holiday is one such as this taken at PD where you relax and do nothing tedious.

Precious Pea said...

I heard this place is beautiful. Let's gather a few people and spend a weekend there? How how?

k.t.x said...

nice fotographi u.....

nvr been there tho, i like the multi bed concept of the rooms...perfect for orgies...lol.

Nic (KHKL) said...

a beautiful beach here, a magnificient Sphinx there...ahhh...life, oh beautiful life...hehe..

mama bok said...

Nice..! i could use some R&R too.. ;)

~Christine~Leng said...

I've been here...It's relaxing and beautiful to stay at the water chalet! Very nice pics you have!!
Enjoy your holidays!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you're back! :)

beachlover said...

Enjoy your trip!!.Looking forward your new posting soon:)

Sugar Bean said...

Wow, beautiful photographs. Would love to visit this place but it seems expensive!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful. u r good at night photography, n this wasn't yet using ur new baby. er..where excatly is this place??

daphne said...

3 times the price now? wow. Still, the place looks so invitiing. Even looking at the photos make me feel more relaxed.

Imbi & Itchy said...

I stayed there for a week last year under their membership program. The card is with me for utilising, with cheaper room rates and cheaper food price too. do let me know if you need them ;-)

wmw said...

Clockwise : Thanks for dropping by! Yes, I love holidays like these once in awhile (especially now, after my Egypt trip!)

Precious Pea : Can...When?

k.t.x : Errr...after you've done it, do let us know if it was indeed conducive for one! Hehehe...

Nic : Hahaha...quick, come back and let us party in the month of May! The Voice beckons!

Mama Bok : Coming back to Malaysia...you can go on Cuti Cuti Malaysia, great deals for you and family.

Christine : Thanks for the compliment! I'm back...and when's karaoke??? :o)

Beachlover : Thanks, still sorting them pics...

Sugar Bean : Save, sometimes got promo...watch out for them.

Terri : Yeah, old camera. Thanks. This is Avillion in Port Dickson. Are you familiar with PD?

Daphne : Yeah, but they have promos some times. It's really a place to unwind and do absolutely nothing but relax!

Imbi&itchy : Hey, you're back too??? Thanks, you can be sure we'll call on you (after Precious Pea's comment!)

hotels port dickson said...

avillion is definitely one of the best hotels in malaysia.
but for those who cant afford it, another alternative to enjoy the water chalet would be legend port dickson