Kingwood Resort Mukah

kingwood resort mukah

Kingwood Resort Mukah is a beach resort located in Mukah. It has 99 rooms sprawled across a huge compound that borders the beach and the facilities and buildings are all very new, having only been completed a couple of years ago. It’s perfect for a short weekend retreat.

palm fronds

The palm trees that greets you with it’s swaying fronds and the cool sea breeze coming in from the beach makes for a very nice and relaxing environment. The horizon is visible from the…er, horizon and covers the entire…well, horizon. ;)

kingwood mukah

The main hotel building is a 3 story structure in the middle the resort compound. Kingwood Resort Mukah has facilities ranging from swimming pools to tennis courts. It’s very well maintained and looks clean and new despite being constantly exposed to salt water.

kingwood lobby

The lobby of the resort is decked out with rattan chairs and has free WiFi coverage.

king nothing

Hail to the King, baby! ;)

kingwood sterile

The decor is very antiseptic, which may not be a good thing for a beach resort, but it gets brownie points for being clean and brand spanking new.

check in

The rooms start from RM 322 nett but we got a special deal from Henry so we only paid RM 160 nett for a Premier Room with a sea view with a published rate of RM 368 nett. He was also kind enough to throw in lunch and breakfast for two. Cheers!

queen sized

The Premier Room is equipped with two queen sized beds, which I always took to mean as one designated for activities which leaves wet spots on the sheets and the other for sleeping in. ;)

interior

There is also a writing desk, a couch, TV with Astro, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and wardrobes.

shower

There is a modern shower unit made of transparent glass and an adjacent toilet. I reminded Clare to shout “Fire in the hole” should she flush the toilet while I’m in the shower coz that makes the water go scalding hot. It’s proper travel etiquette when sharing rooms. ;)

toiletries

The toiletries provided are pretty standard so you don’t have to bring your own toothbrush or shaver.

balcony

The best part about the Premier Room is the balcony outside the window. It allows the cool sea breeze to come in and commands a great view of the beach. It also serves well as the designated smoking zone.

balcony view

The view from the Premier Room also covers the swimming pool at the resort and the gazebos scattered throughout the beach front.

Video of Kingwood Resort Mukah from the balcony

palm beach cafe 

Henry was kind enough to prepare a complimentary lunch for us, so we went down to the Palm Beach Cafe. The Palm Beach Cafe is the only dining establishment in the entire resort, so unless you’re bringing your own food, that’s where you’ll be eating during your entire stay. :)

melanau decor

Palm Beach Cafe has been decorated with Melanau elements and the cultural aspects of Mukah. The huge fishing net featured on the wall reflects the fishing industry Mukah is so well known for.

al fresco

There are al fresco seating arrangements with a water feature right by the poolside.

kingwood mukah sarawak

Henry had prepared two servings of the Melanau Fried Rice that is one of the signature dishes.

girl

Our waitress was a pleasant girl from Bintulu that somehow wound up working in Mukah for reasons we didn’t delve into.

drinks

She served us fresh orange juice and warm water while the lunch was being prepared.

melanau fried rice

The Melanau Fried Rice comes with generous amounts of seafood in the fried rice and is served with an egg and a huge fish cracker.

lunch eat

The portions at Palm Beach Cafe is huge, with me barely managing to finish the dish, which usually costs RM 12 ++ while Clare ate about 3/4 of the food.

ripples

There is a unique water feature surrounding the Palm Beach Cafe with ripples of water shimmering in the afternoon sun.

walk

The resort area is also a nice place to take a leisurely stroll with gazebos and concrete chairs for sitting down should the need arise.

Video of view from the beach front

pool

I figured we would go for a swim after the lunch despite having forgotten my sunscreen and we went down to the poolside.

pool chair

There are pool chairs and a small kiddy pool in addition to the main pool.

It was fun to soak in the water and swim a little.

pool me

It’s a very nice feeling to relax at a beach resort after a working week.

dusk

We swam in the pool until it was evening then went back to the hotel and took a shower together, er…I meant took turns showering before heading down for dinner.

dinner

We ate again at the Palm Beach Cafe for dinner, it being the only restaurant there and what not. It was decided that we’re going to check out the western dishes for dinner.

dinner me

There were a group of people having a function there so the food came out a little bit slow but that’s alright since it’s a vacation and all, so there are no fires in dire need to be put out. ;)

kingwood macaroni

I had the Kingwood Macaroni (RM 11 ++) which is stir fried macaroni with prawn, minced chicken, mixed vegetables and beef bacon. It doesn’t taste as good as Clare’s order.

fettuccine carbonara

Clare has the Fettuccine Carbonara (RM 14 ++) which, as it’s name suggests is loaded with carbs. ;) It’s stir fried fettuccine with beef bacon, onion, garlic, black olive, mushroom and cream. The sauce is very creamy and it tastes much better than the stir fried macaroni.

kingwood night

We went for a walk on the beach after dinner…

wine

…and adjourned back to the hotel room to drink some wine. I had brought a bottle of wine and several bottles of liquor for some liquid entertainment at night.

mixer

Clare also brought her Anything and Whatever drinks which works as a good mixer for the cheap Joker liquor that I got. It’s very relaxing to kick back once in a while and get some drinks in and just smoke at the balcony while talking the night away.

The morning view when you wake up in the morning and open the balcony to breath in the sea breeze is amazing.

breakfast coupon

The hotel provides a free buffet breakfast so we woke up at 8:30 am the next morning to eat breakfast before we headed down to Palm Beach Cafe.

breakfast

I noticed that the Palm Beach Cafe logo is actually made out of wooden spatulas!

cereal

The buffet breakfast has a wide range of options ranging from fruits, cereal and pastries…

hot food

…to hot food like fried noodles, curry chicken and fried eggs.

my plate

I loaded up my plate for a huge breakfast in anticipation of all the walking that was in store for us in Mukah.

morning pool

The hotel was kind enough to concede us a late checkout time of 3 PM so we still had time to go for a swim after the trip to Mukah town.

kingwood end

We packed our bags and took the 3:30 PM bus back to Sibu. You don’t actually have to travel down to Mukah to catch the bus, the bus route takes it through the resort so you can actually flag it down as it passes by. I got the driver to drop us off at the resort instead of bringing us to Mukah town when we arrived the previous day too.

relax end

It was fun to take a trip down to Kingwood Resort Mukah. The resort is very well maintained and clean and the beach front locality provides a very relaxing weekend getaway.

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36 thoughts on “Kingwood Resort Mukah

  1. fish fish: That was my reaction too when I saw what was on his plate that morning! :D
    Dude, you forgot that they have nasi lemak as well, and umai with sago pearls, also salad on that stretch of buffet table.

  2. Did the beds pass the ‘squeak test’? ;-)
    Serioulsy, the rooms look quite good and even at the rate of RM368 seem pretty good value. I’d consider staying there when on a Sarawak adventure.
    Great blog post btw.

  3. Stayed there 2 or 3 years ago when it was just launched. The room is good. Big and clean. With balcony somemore. Pool also good.
    However all the decor inside the hotel, lobby, cafe are all still the same. They even use the same species of potted plants… Same Should have something new le….

  4. The resort looks like a school or a government building. I wonder who the architect was! Couldn’t they have got somebody more creative…or did they settle for the cheapest? The resorts elsewhere are so alluring, something one would look forward to going!…The interior decor is also nothing to shout about…especially for that kind of money!!!And if that’s the food they serve there, no thanks!!!…..But if it’s for the sake of the company, then maybe I’ll go! Wink! Wink! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  5. Dude,the lady at the buffet table with a towel on her shoulder, what’s the deal? She dress kinda nice, heels and all. Did most of the ladies dress nice when they go to a beach resort ? Our chick here pretty or fat/ugly just dress like a slob and wear slippers when they are on vacation.

  6. Hey there… was wondering what has happened to that Singaporean chick that you went to Genting with years ago? You still in touch with her? Whats the deal there? :)

  7. Who’s this Clare anyway?
    I keep reading this blog for a big while since before Huai Bin went to the rehab. I must have forget her somehow.
    Ps. Where’s the Phenix???

  8. fish fish: Eat breakfast like a king! :)
    Darren: Yeah, it looks kinda cold for a resort huh? But on the plus side, it’s clean. :)
    Clare: …and that’s where you come in. :)
    Goldfish memory lah, too much stuff to remember. You remember for me. ;)
    mocky: It was open 14 years ago?!?! I didn’t know that!
    Thanks, it was about evening when we got there, due to taking the 2:30 pm bus. I have to work half day on Saturdays. :)
    Jeff: Yes, the Squeaky Factor (TM) was at a minimal decibel level. ;)
    It’s a pretty good place to be staying at if you’re intending to spend your holiday here. You can get cheaper rates by advanced booking and staying during weekdays and off peak seasons.
    Cheers buddy! :)
    wilson: I haven’t been to the resort before this, but it still looks new and clean. Very well maintained despite having being in operation for two years.
    (=’.’=): Oh yeah, I read your blog post about that. We saw kites flying there too – a Batman kite. I wanted to make a reference to “Batman – Mukah needs you” but I forgot. :)
    MI!: Yeah, it’s the nearest beach to boot. There’s another beach with more pristine waters at Similajau but that’s further away. I’m going there end of next month during a weekend.
    suituapui: Haha! We did ask you to come along, it would have been fun! I won’t mind sleeping beside you, we can share a bed. ;)
    goolooloo: Yeah, we traveled to Mukah together. Traveling companion only. :)
    I was kidding in the post, I tend to make jokes that no one gets. Hmm….
    e: Heh! That was the best dressed XX Chromosome in the resort, which was why I took a photo of her. With the buffet offerings, of course. ;)
    The Bull: Rene? I lost her number when I went off to rehab. I remembered going to Genting together. Nothing going on there, traveling companion as well. I’m not as promiscuous as everyone thinks la. :)
    VisionMan: She’s a blogger as well. Went on a trip to Mukah for a tandem review of the resort.
    The Phoenix is a mythical creature, it doesn’t exist in real life. ;)
    Thanks for reading! :)
    Cokelatrawkz: Yeah, it’s a very nice place. They also constructed a new hotel right in the middle of town (just opened earlier this month) which is cheaper but nowhere near the beach. :)

    • .. I love Hotel Resort ! base on the pictures ! I decided/would choose/love to experience my On The Job Training in Kingwood Resort.I will be going to mukah to visit my father spent my whole first semester with him. My Father is currently working in mukah powerplant as technical supervisor.

      Do you accept ON THE JOB TRAINING ?:)

  9. mocky: Okay. I went there a couple of years back too. It’s somewhere in the archives. Back when I was doing uni in Melbourne. :)

  10. Hi! HB! Can I use your photos of Mukah Resort for my co’s project? I’ll only use the ones without humans in it and all credit will go to you of course.

  11. Very nice article and straight to the point. I don’t know if this is in fact the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to employ some professional writers? Thanks :)

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