Monday, October 17, 2016

The Ultimate Seaside Getaway @ Resorts World Kijal

Greetings from the wonderful picturesque Resorts World Kijal. A couple of weeks ago, I was here with a few of my fellow media and blogger friends, thanks to the kind invitation from RWG. Literally, I jumped at the chance for some vitamin sea at the endless virgin beach. But, the best part is, we are in for a 'turtle watching' experience which is also a 'must see' activity in Terengganu, that's the icing on the cake!

We started our journey from Kuala Lumpur and finally after 4 hours plus on the road we are here at Resorts World Kijal, the 5 star hotel located on the East Coast of Terengganu. Upon arrival, we received a warm welcome from the friendly team of Resorts World Kijal. For a moment, I am feeling like a celebrity. Lol

 We are treated to a 'silat' performance. In case you didn't know, 'silat' is a Southeast Asia martial arts.

Ta dah.... here's my crib, the Deluxe Room. Though, the room design is a bit outdated, it was very clean and spacious measuring 383 sq ft.

Resorts World Kijal has 340 rooms inventory, with various categories such as Deluxe room, Premier Seaview room, Deluxe suite & Premier suite are designed to transform to Duplex room or sold separately, while Anjung and Putra suite has the Majestic style setup. The suite offers a private jacuzzi bathtub right in the garden with an entrance to the beach. There are seven units of Deluxe suite and seven units of Premier suites, all measuring 929 sq ft each. There are also 90 connecting rooms, making up 45 pairs with two rooms specially designed for the handicapped. 

The room was well-equipped with a television with in-house movies, satellite TV programmes,  mini fridge, safe box, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary bottles of mineral water. Wifi access available at a charge. 

Oohh... check out the scenic view of the pool and beach from my Deluxe Sea View room window. 

Love the separate toilet compartment. 

But it's more fun chilling in the bathtub. :p

Lovebird could also upgrade their room to the Premier Deluxe Room which comes with a jacuzzi in the room. 

Enjoy a holistic reset of the body, mind and soul at The Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa by pampering yourself to the traditional Javanese & Balinese massages and treatments fit for Kings and Queens. 

Spa Menu

Ancient Healing Experience RM275 ( 2 hours)
Physical Conditioning RM275 (2 hours)
Stress Reduction RM275 (2 hours)
Neck & Shoulder  RM77 (30 mins)
Javanese Massage RM132 (60 mins)
Manicure RM66 (60 mins)
Pedicure RM77 (60 mins)
Foot Reflexology RM99 (45 mins)
Deep Cleansing Facial RM110 (60 mins)
Royal Facial RM121 (60 mins)
Hair Wash / Blow Dry RM27.50 (Medium) RM38.50 (Long)
Hair Nourishment RM165 (90 mins)

Business hours : 10am - 8pm (Daily)

The fitness centre was very well equipped, be it weights or machines.

For those into golfing, Resort World Kijal's 18-hole championship gold course has a par of 72 and consists of the Palma and Rimba Nines. It is available for hotel guests, with fees vary from RM70 for weekdays to RM80 for weekends and public holidays (nine hole course), to RM100 for weekdays and RM110 for weekends and public holidays (18 holes), while walk-in guests pay only RM75 to enjoy a round of golf during weekdays and RM85 during weekends.

If you forgot to bring your golfing equipment, fret not, golf sets are available for hire too. A full golf set at RM50, a half golf set at RM30 (for driving range use only) and golf shoes rental at RM30. There are no entrance fees for the driving range, but the balls cost one token for 50 balls at RM7 per token. Walk-in guests would need to pay RM10.

There are various leisure activities to keep guests occupied such as banana boat, bicycle joy rides, water polo, basketball and volleyball, archery, tennis or even jungle trekking for those adventurous one. 
Oh my.... Love the huge swimming pool. The adult pool covers 11,000 sq ft while the kids' pool covers 5,600 sq ft, It is complimentary to hotel guests, walk-in guests could enjoy the pool at RM30 for adult and RM20 for children. Now, if only I could swim! :(

Wootz.. It was my first time trying ATV riding, definitely a fun ride. Thanks for the guidance, friend.

After tons of interesting activities, finally it's dinner by the beach at Oasis Beach Bistro. We are lucky to catch a glimpse of the sunset, which obviously doesn't look that pretty in my photo. Still, the magnificent seaside view wins! Don't you think so?

Fresh seafoods BBQ.

Dinner was brilliant with the mouth-watering superb fresh seafoods and Western food. It was a lovely evening to be serenade by the live performances too. 

After our dinner,  it's the moment we all waiting anxiously for. Since turtle was not sighted, we get to experience releasing of green baby turtle hatchling to the sea. Gosh... those mini turtles are super adorable, we couldn't resist to take photo and selfie with it. However, please be reminded, no flash is allowed as the camera flash is harmful to the turtles and can cause them to be blind.

Goodbye my lil one.....

The whole experience was indeed great and meaningful. Felt so blissful watching the baby turtles heading to the sea. But at the same time, it is sad to learn the fact that apparently only 1 out of 1000 turtles released will actually survive. This is truly a good environmental educational experience that everyone should try, no matter children or adult.

Planting of the turtle's egg at the hotel's hatchery was another great effort into the conservation of the beach and turtles.
Value for money room package promotion valid till 31st December 2016

Kijal Weekend Promotion
One night stay in Deluxe room with buffet breakfast
RM199 (A unique work of art deco of bathtub) (RM249 Premier Seaview Room)

Kijal Weekend Golf Package
One night stay in Deluxe room
RM276 (A unique work of art deco of bathtub and one round of 18-hole course golf for two person)

Kijal Turtle Watching Package
Two nights stay in Premier Seaview room with buffet breakfast for two
One time turtle watching session for two (In the event, turtle is not sighted due to unpredictable nature, guest will get to experience the turtle egg planting at the hotel hatchery or the release of baby turtle hatchling to the sea)

This wrapped up my amazing fun-filled holiday at Resorts World Kijal. Head over here for places to visit in Terengganu. Till then, XOXO!

Resorts World Kijal
KM 28, Jalan Kemaman-Dungun,
24100 Kijal, Kemaman, Terengganu.
Tel : (609) 864 1188
Fax : (609) 864 1688

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  1. looks like a good place to stay for the night. Love the turtle egg hatching experience.

  2. looks like a great place to stay. Shall go someday to experience myself!

  3. The room and the decorations are quite old design, dont you think so?

  4. Wow! The hotel looks very beautiful - especially the bathroom and the scenic view from your room. And for you to experience the releasing of the lil' ones - that must have been one great experience.

  5. Baby turtles ftw!!! Thats one superly detailed trip filled with fun!!

  6. i miss this resort so much....i wanna go backkk....