Saturday, 19 March 2016

The Shorea : A Retreat for You & Your Furry Kids

Throwback Post

Hello, as mentioned above, this is a throwback post. I was browsing through my old SD card of my camera and i found there are more than 2k pictures in it which I have totally forgotten about them. I suddenly realize i went for plenty of nice places for some short getaways during the last couple of years. Nice pictures are meant to be shared right. So today I am going to share about my short getaway at this resort, The Shorea which is only approximately 2hours drive from KL. It was not that well known two years ago but now they are listed as one of the recommended places for a short getaway in Malaysia.

The Infinity Pool
Sun deck in front of Villa Bougainvillea
 Villa Shorea and common kitchen
Taken on the bridge that connects Villa Bougainvellia to the common kitchen area

Sun deck and dining area in front of Villa Bougainvillea
Plunge pool, a salt water pool with no chloramines

Common kitchen

Elaine, the owner has been very helpful throughout the whole reservation process. She recommended Villa Kemboja for any couple as this villa is located at the highest point of the resort which offers the best view and ultimate privacy.

Villa Kemboja located at the highest point of the resort
Villa Kemboja
Villa Kemboja
 Open air bathroom/toilet 
Balcony and that's my boy, Jellybean exploring the villa XD
The view from the balcony of Villa Kemboja
                Villa's kitchenette ( you just need to bring ingredients for cooking your own meals )

 The staircase to Villa Kemboja

Since every villa has their own well equipped kitchen, guests are welcome to bring their own ingredients to cook their own meals. If you are too lazy to cook like me, meals can be catered through their chef's menu in the Welcome Pack once reservation is made. Meals that offered include BBQ, steamboat, western food etc. BBQ pit can be set up with a small charge if you are bringing your own food to grill.

       Everything was prepared by them except the sausages that i brought on my own

 All are well set up and prepared if you are paying for the catered meals.

I remembered paying RM50 per pax for this not so tasty BBQ dinner which i find it pretty expensive so i would suggest bringing your own and pay for the BBQ pit set up fee instead. Luckily breakfast that included in the room rate was surprisingly good though.

Breakfast which included in the room rate

Breakfast at the balcony. You may choose to have it at the common dining area instead.

Or where I had my BBQ dinner 

Despite the steep price, i must say that The Shorea is definitely a place worth visit for a retreat or a short getaway. Every corner of the resort is so instagram worthy. What's more, it is a pet friendly resort where you can bring along your furry kids without feeling guilty to have to leave them behind. By the way, there are no TV and air-cond in the villa which make you spend more time talking with your loved ones (and spending time with your furry kids) and enjoy the natural breeze.

 Jellybean is enjoying the view at the balcony

See that happy face? That is why it is worth it =))))))))))))

For more information about the resort and rates, here is the link to their website.

Or you can check them out at Facebook and here is the link of their FB page.

Thanks for reading!

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