Golden Palm Tree Resort is located in Sepang and consists ENTIRELY of water villas. This 5 star resort is a great alternative instead of Port Dickson since the drive is a bit shorter. To be honest I was a bit dubious about this when I drove down with Lainey bff.
I had expected an empty resort…
…but the place was PACKED with tourists, both local and international. We stayed in the Travelers Palm Villa and this is what the room looks like:
The double twin bed is Michelle‘s doing.
One interesting aspect about Golden Palm Tree Resort is that the place is exactly shaped like the fronds of a palm tree with the water chalets fanning out into the sea.
It’s a long walk from the reception to the dining area but fear not – there are heaps of buggies which you can hail down and hitch a ride from.
They all have interesting names too.
We arrived there slightly after lunch so we grabbed some tea.
There is a Club Med style package where all F&B is free so you can eat all you want without worrying about having to pay extra.
The one thing about Golden Palm Tree that completely trumps Club Med is that liquor is free too!
Gin and tonic? Vodka on the rocks? Neat rum? No worries, it’s included in the price! =D
Anyway, we chilled in our room for a while before heading out to the mangrove tour.
It has an awesome balcony…
…and a shower that I really liked coz you can sing while you soap yourself for all and sunder to see!
You can also jump from the balcony but I seriously do not recommend it. Do it at your own risk. ;)
The infinity pool! *refrains from saying “To infinity and beyond!”
Back to the mangrove tour, this is different from the mangrove tour I’ve been to in Langkawi – they have different species of mangrove over here.
I’m on a boat!
Doing our part! *proud
We’re planting mangrove seeds for it to grow.
Next on the itinerary was The Search for the Holy Ketam. I was one of the few to step off the boat and into the nearly knee high deep (at times) mud.
There are yellow crabs…
…and a very interesting crab with a immense left claw.
It took a while but we finally managed to find ourselves one of them. w00t!
It was back to the resort after that for dinner and an awesome show by the talents at Golden Palm Tree Resort.
It’s called GPT’s Got Talent and it’s an awesome and interactive night entertainment program. YMMV though, they have different events running at different times.
Me and bff Lainey kept on supporting the good ones but alas, it wasn’t enough.
We had a lot of fun though and met a lot of different people.
The latest way to take a group photo is via video.
Okay la, I set it to the wrong settings. :p
I particularly liked this photo. Heh!
We then adjourned back to our hotel where Nicholas and Lainey sealed the deal. *stamps I WAS THERE
I had problems with the Internet at around 1 am in the morning and two of their IT staff came over to fix it. At 1 fucking AM!!! (deserves more than 3 exclaimation marks to be honest)
Now this is what I call excellent service.
The next day…wah damn hard to wake up lor, Lainey was up and I took my time and had a couple of swigs neat from the Absolut Raspberry I brought up before I could properly wake up.
Lainey wakes up like this.
I wake up like this. T_T I could only drink a beer and eat a banana FML.
The eco friendly water sports were not running that day due to the lack of wind so we ended up…
…touring the place instead!
There was a massage session scheduled for us after that at escapade spa. I love massages and I opted for full strength as did Lainey bff.
It is a very relaxing environment and puts you at ease and takes all your stress away.
We got into the couples room and it started with a foot rub before the actual massage.
Here is Lainey semi nude. Lainey sez: WA who’s that hottie wei! I was wearing nothing but boxers too.
It was in this totally chill place where the masseuse worked her magic and I completely dozed off after she did my back and moved to my front.
It was an awesome massage though. First class treatment. It can’t get any better than this.
It was a steamboat lunch after that before lazing around the resort and packing our bags to get back home. I had a huge backpack which I lug around when I travel. Lainey bff travels lighter than me! We really didn’t want to leave. It was such a chill place that we had a discussion about taking leave the next day and just chilling here for one more day.
I love Golden Palm Tree Resort – you can’t ask for more in this 5 star getaway just an hours’ drive from the city. I thoroughly enjoyed myself there. The drive back was quite sad though coz Lainey bff pasaut in the car and I missed the short weekend in Golden Palms. :(
It definitely warrants a return trip back if you want to chill and get away from the stress and hustle and bustle of the city.
Get more information at the Golden Palm Tree Resort official website. I <3 it.