Nov
21
2013

Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa

It’s the year end and I am sure most of us have holiday plans all planned out waiting to be executed. With Ayden around we do not want to be travelling too far so we decided on a quick retreat about an hour away from home recently.
Golden Palm Tree

Our choice of destination – Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa, soon they’ll be known as AVANI Sepang GoldCoast Resort.

happy family on vacation

A piece of heaven on Earth but I read numerous reviews about how their food is not up to par so we did not dine here. We drove about half an hour out for our meals. 

tv and tea making facilities

The room is neat but not entirely clean as it is pretty dusty under the bed and sofas. Can you see how much space in between the bed and the floor? Get your kid to crawl under and he’ll come out ‘whiter’ than ever!

sofa

Can you see the difference of the floor under the sofa and the floor outside? Can you see the dust under the sofa? The cleaners here obviously did not bother to bend down to sweep or mop under the sofa. 

washroom

The shower room. You may choose to shower with an audience or if you are a little bit shy, you may pull down the blinds :P

washroom_1

The spacious washroom. 

huge mirror

I love the super huge mirror!

coffee tea making facilities

Coffee and tea making facilities.

personal greetings on tv

Personalized greetings on the TV.

mini fridge

I don’t usually bother with the mini bar or fridge whenever we travel but this time, it is the first thing that I look for as I needed to store my expressed breast milk. Look at the frost build-up! 

balcony at golden palm tree

We love spending our time at the balcony. Thank goodness the water here did not smell. We went to GoldCoast Morib before and was horrified at how smelly it was there. 

no fishing at golden palm tree

We are prohibited from fishing though or else it would be such leisure sitting at the balcony fishing ^_^

Some of the activities that we did are:

infinity pool @ golden palm tree

Swimming at the infinity pool overlooking the wide open sea. Such a beautiful sight!

buggy

We spent a lot of time on the Buggy getting from Point A to Point B. You can choose to walk or cycle if you prefer but with a baby in hand, we rather take the buggy. 

free bicycle activity at golden palm tree

The many bicycles you can take to cycle around the resort. It is freeeeeeeee. 

hammock

Resting on the hammock by the beach. 

Overall, it was a nice relaxing retreat though the cleaning stuffs should try to make more effort in cleaning up the room. The rest of the staffs here are helpful enough making sure I get the buggy as soon as possible and helping us with the luggage and all as I have a baby in my arms. The same can’t be said about the guests though as some can be seen cutting queues for buggy and get very temperamental when the buggy arrives a minute late @[email protected]

 

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11 Comments + Add Comment

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    Wah …. can peep the shower also ah? Anyway, nice place for a short trip, I am thinking of one…hopefully.

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    Cannot afford plus I prefer the mountains and I’ve read the reviews in some blogs – the food no good.

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    Eeee… so syok! I wanna swim too but it will cause Tsunami once i jumped into the pool :p

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    Such a lovely relaxing place for family vacation!~

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    So shame on the dusty under bed and sofa, for such a “expensive” & high end resort!

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    Definitely a great place for a family vacation huh?
    I can see Ethan enjoyed himself very much!

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    Beautiful resort.

    It is Visit Msia 2014, so no need go so far or overseas. We have mant beautiful places here to visir and enjoy. Btw I love the Visit Msia 20!4 advertisement. Very creative. :) Believe it or not? Lol.

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    A relaxing retreat for the family..nice. :) we also cuti-cuti Msia only.

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    A very beautiful resort for a getaway…Hope to visit there someday!

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    Do you know, by any chance, where they get the bikes from? I’ve been to the resort and their bikes was SO comfortable to ride that I didn’t even take the buggy unless there was no bikes left.

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