Monday, June 4, 2012

REVIEW - Legend Cherating Beach Resort

This is my second time visiting Cherating. My first visit was filled with rainfalls and  bad weather that I didn't get to enjoy the beach much as I spent most of my time indoors.

But the second time around was totally a different experience altogether.

I came to Legend Cherating Beach Resort expecting that the rainfalls from Kuala Lumpur have followed me here. It's been raining a lot there during school holidays. Boy was I so wrong. My friends and I were greeted with a deep blue horizon, a blazing sun and a cloudless sky.

The resort itself was fully booked and bustling with tourists of all kinds especially parents bringing their kids for a holiday retreat they'll never forget. You must be wondering by now, what differs Legend Cherating Beach Resort from all the other resorts in the area? 

Let me enlighten you. 

The room I stayed in : Deluxe room with twin beds

I stayed here for three days and two nights.
High double beds with a flat-screen TV, not that I'm planning to watch TV much.
Plenty of power sockets to play your devices on the bed!  
And most importantly, the "arrow" that leads you to the path of righteousness. Hopefully =) 
Courtesy from the hotel. Nice!
To my humble opinion, a room is only a room that we crash in during the nights, regardless of how expensive the interior is. But it's the small things that makes us want to come back such as the things I've stated above. (power sockets at the bedside, kiblat signage, complimentary daily newspapers, and a platter of fruits!) I hope everyone gets these every time they come here. There's also an ironing board with an iron (of course!), hair dryer, water kettle with complimentary instant beverages packets, mini fridge, a safe and bedroom slippers.

Nonetheless, I hope that the resort could consider providing outdoor slippers for their guests in the future? Hope it's not asking too much. =)

The food and service: Exceptional!

They serve you like a king regardless of age. This picture makes me smile. =)
I have to admit, even-though there are aplenty of seafood in Sabah which is where I came from but I've never eaten so much variety of it in just one mealtime! The resort serves buffet style and believe me, you'll be astonished at all kinds of seafood prepared for you! 

Banana fritters and authentic lekor (made from fish and less flour).
Huge prawns, fresh fish, fresh clams... keropok LEKOR!!! Thank god they don't serve turtles. Erk!? I also had a steak frenzy during a dinner there. 

The beef steak was so succulent and easy to bite. LOVED it!
So the food and room checked with positive reviews from me. Let's see what are the available facilities they have here.

Outdoor Pools
As a woman who wears a hijab and not quite the "swimming suit" person, when allowed to swim in the outdoor pools is certainly a plus for me. The resort actually has three pools. One for people who wears swimming suits, another for kiddies and another one for full-clothed people like me! Sadly but true, not all beach resorts allows this. 
I'm super glad that I'm allowed to swim here. Fully clothed. =)
Dining and Entertainment

I had the pleasure of having FOUR kinds of dining experience with Legend Cherating Beach Resort. I get to eat a buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner at the indoor Coconut Grove Coffee House, pre-dinner cocktail party at a penthouse, BBQ dinner at the Poolside Garden and a seafood steamboat dinner. So many dining options for either business and leisure reasons! There are also LIVE shows from the resident's band during the nights. 

Top picture: An outdoor cafe facing the ocean. Bottom picture: Coconut Grove Coffee House.
Engaging in Sea/Beach Activities

There are tones of activities to do here. But what definitely draws the crowds here is the one and only ATV jungle track activity in the region! Provided solely by this resort only. I'm proud to say that I've tried the 3km ride and it was totally AWESOME!
ATV rides for the adventurists. It takes minimum four people to proceed the jungle track. 
Other activities that guests can try are the Island trips, snorkeling, fishing trips, banana boat rides, river kayaking and many more. I'll be writing about those in a separate blogpost. Are you excited yet to try this hotel out? If yes, below are the details:

The Legend Resort, Cherating
Lot 1290, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
Tel: 609 5819818
Fax: 609 5819400

Currently there's an all year promotion. A 3 days 2 nights family package promotion for the Deluxe room with complimentary meals and activities for only RM550++!
For more info, call 1800 88 8866.
If you do plan to head here, don't forget to try the ATV!! You'll regret it if you don't! =)


Anonymous said... [Reply]

This weekend gonna be there too..thanks for the review. It helps a lot!!!!

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Anonymous wow!! glad to be of service and do enjoy your stay there!!! hehee

Farikica said... [Reply]
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Matjoe said... [Reply]

nice review. hotel yg akan akau consider when i plan nak gi cherating

Farikica said... [Reply]

Sorry Jard, i had accidentally deleted my comment above(well, typical me, always pushing the wrong button when i intend to do otherwise). I just retype...he..he..

Fie is writing the same review too, i mean a review on the same hotel. Did u 2 go together or is it just a coincidence..? I'm very interested in the family package, very reasonable! The problem now is finding the suitable time...ha..ha..;) Thanxs 4 the info..!

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Matjoe hehe.. sila2.. thanks sudi komen

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Farikica hahaha.. really? patut la rasa cam sumthing missing.

Oh.. kami gi bersama. So that's why reviewing the same hotel. Hehe. Yayyyyy! Silalah pergi sini... I loved my time spent there. Would certainly go again if possible =)

abang ensem said... [Reply]

Teringat zaman muda2 dulu. Legend ni la tempat lepak saya setiap bulan. Pergi jumaat lepas keje dan balik ahad pagi. Kalau bulan puasa pulak, turun sana semata2 nak berbuka kat situ sebab makanan dia memang terbaikkk...

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@abang ensem abg ensem bukan masih muda ke? hehehe.. yess.. suka seafood kat sana. mmg terbaik.

fuhhh... terharu seh ada bloggerpemes komen sini =)

ruggedmom said... [Reply]

best nye pool tu...

yep, dulu pernah 1 hotel ni advice (suruh) kita yg berpakaian penuh ni mandi kat satu pool tertutup, tak ingat hotel mana. Tapi pool tu kan dah le tak lawo, pintu tertutup rapat, life guard pun takde, so how?

Unknown said... [Reply]

The beach resort holidays are best accommodation choice for tourists, these resorts offer a spectacular view of the splendid sun, sand, and sea right from the spaciously designed and well-appointed guestrooms. Pampering the visitors to their heart's desire

afzan said... [Reply]

thanks for the reviews jard.
looking forward for our trip at the legend tomorrow :)