In summary, it’s not the luxury resort we’d thought – but is basically glamping. I’m trying not to sound like these are complaints, because they’re not really. If anything, we were less disappointed and more full of ideas for how they could improve upon it. Think of the UX!
But anyway. Lunch! Back up the stairs to the restaurant, for pizza and vegetarian sandwiches plus a couple of beers. Retaining the not-as-upmarket-as-we’d-thought vibe, it’s a fairly bog standard selection of food and unexciting lagers. But it’s nice enough, and unexciting lager is perfect for Malaysian weather. Also there’s a pretty fantastic pool next to it.
After lunch, Helen went for a dip while I lounged on a lounger to write up our Bako and Kubah expeditions. There’s been worse places to type a diary entry.
After this we explored the rest of the resort. There’s a small sauna, a sunset deck, an outdoor “gym” (running machine and stationary bike), another pool with a bar next to it, a smoking deck, and a beach. Reaching any of these from any of the others involves ascending or descending steep stairs with only loose rope on the edge. It was a very good job our leg muscles had had such a huge workout on the previous days or all this would’ve been a bit bloody much.
We saw very few other guests around. Not zero, but very few. Both bar and restaurant have way too little seating if the place were full, mind. I stayed chilling by the pool while Helen went back to change for the evening. Before lunch we went to the smoking deck so she could vape as the light faded.