A guest shares their touching view on going from holiday to work mode, after visiting Pangkor Laut Resort.
When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city one of the best options is a quiet peaceful place. Some opt for the mountains, others opt for the beach, and many for a secluded spa retreat. We recently went on a trip to a private island, imagine, within four hours driving of Kuala Lumpur – lush jungle, pristine beach, and award winning spa!
Away on holiday, we all want the comforts of home and then some. A cute, towel art elephant welcoming you back after spending the morning out is a small, but welcome pleasure; the bed made to divine welcoming perfection, pillows fluffed, the lights dimmed to set the mood and classical music is playing as you step back into your room for a much deserved nap is the icing on top of a delicious cake.
Back in the city, your senses have a hard time adjusting. Living in any capital, we become accustomed to all sorts of pollution – air, visual, and noise just to name a few. No matter how amazing the Petronas Towers may be, a concrete jungle cannot compare with three hundred acres of a million-year-old jungle found at Pangkor Laut.
As you make your way to work through the maze of people and motorbikes whizzing by, you yearn for the sound of the majestic hornbills flapping their wings from above. While strolling through the grounds at Pangkor Laut you would encounter many types of animals such as peacocks, monitor lizards, fruit bats and monkeys. And the hornbills, your personal favourite. Jungle junkies travel to various places in South East Asia in search of them, at Pangkor Laut Resort you saw them easily- close to the walkways, at the terraces, and you were even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Great Hornbills soaring at dusk.
Once on the monorail you plug myself into your iPod listen to Café del Mar and close your eyes, reminiscing the sea breeze that you became accustomed to in those few days at Pangkor Laut. This daily commute cannot compare to watching the sunrise behind Pangkor Island while on your way to Feast Village for breakfast.
After making your coffee and sitting down at your desk you secretly let your mind wander off while gazing at your desktop background – the soft sand and turquoise water of Emerald Bay. No wonder Pavarotti cried when he visited this place; you have also fallen in love.