Sunday, April 01, 2012

Damai Beach Resort revisited

WE have not been to Damai Beach Resort for quite a while as the whole family was in the United Kingdom where my wife, Malia, was doing her post-graduate studies in Loughborough, Leicestershire, over the last three years.

It was our two daughters who really missed going out to the beach and they had been pestering us to have a short family weekend at the resort – after a lapse of five years – during the recent semester break.

The opportunity came courtesy of Damai Beach Resort and its director of talent and business development, Caroline Yeo who was kind enough to provide us a complimentary stay at the famous Hillstop Suites.

The weather was fantastic when we checked in and the front desk service was excellent. We felt very welcomed and immediately got a taste of what we had been missing.

There were so many people in the queue but the check-in was pretty quick – in less than 15 minutes, we got our room key.

Hassle-free reservation

Damai Beach Resort has always been our preferred choice of weekend retreat simply because of its hassle-free reservations and competitive room rates. Holiday makers can now make their reservations online and get instant confirmation.

On top of that, they can visit the resort’s website for special promotions to enjoy fantastic discounts. Honestly, this is one of the selling points we feel will attract more local and foreign tourists to pre-plan their holidays at the resort with just a click of the mouse.

If we may suggest, the resort can also develop its own e-newsletter for distribution to guests to highlight and promote the variety of in-house promotions or room offers.

Panoramic view

Staying in a spacious deluxe room with a king-size bed was a pleasant experience, particularly with the panoramic view of the beach, the sea and the imposing legendary Mount Santubong as well.

The room is much bigger than we thought and the service was excellent too. We have stayed in many hotels abroad and we all agree the room space as well as ambience do make a lot of difference.

We really appreciate the serene surrounding of the Hilltop Suites even though there were dozens of families staying in the same block.

In fact, most of the holiday-makers were off to bed as early as 9pm because they wanted to wake up early to enjoy the nearby swimming pool or hit the beach.

Clean and lovely

The first impression we had of the beach front was that it is as clean and inviting as ever.

We had been to the UK’s famous Skeggy Beach at Lincolnshire and it was not that impressive except for the fact that the place is always packed with beach goers, especially during the summer holidays.

Even though we were told Damai Beach Resort is now open to day-trippers, there is still plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the fun in the sand.

The presence of life guards also assured us that the health and safety of beach goers are well looked after.

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