At the start of this month, we celebrated Steve’s birthday at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Sunshine, a taste of luxury, and ocean swims were among the many things on the brief when I asked him what he desired to experience for his birthday this year – and PLR fitted the bill perfectly! ;-)
We stayed in one of the spa villas, which were located above the clear blue waters, tucked away from the busier parts of the resort.
Our balcony had unobstructed views out into the horizon, and I woke up at sunrise daily to watch the sun make its way past the mountains and rise up into the sky. We hung out on our balcony most of the time, laying in the sun and living in our swimwear.
Every night, we fell asleep to the sound of crashing waves, and all in all had a wonderful time just taking it all in… A total dream come true.
Upon arriving at our room Steve was delightfully surprised by the below… (Also not pictured: A rich, delicious chocolate cake at dinner that night!)
Oh, where do I begin? The impeccable service, the food, the spa, the resort grounds …
Steve’s birthday surprise included a spa treatment (his first time to a spa – and now the bar is set really high!!) He he!
It was an experience I don’t think words could ever do justice of … Our treatments started with a series of four rituals that included bath houses and scrubs – and after a divine massage – we used one of the nap gazebos to reflect on our experience, immersed in gratitude.
Dinner at Uncle Lim’s (a home-cooking inspired eatery was our go-to – which did not fail to WOW us every single night! (Let’s just say: Steve walked away from his birthday trip heavier than when he arrived! ;)
I’ll let the pictures do the talking! <3
Being surrounded by the beauty, care, and intention that is evidently poured into this place really uplifts and nourishes the body, mind, and spirit! When not hanging out at our villa (we stayed in most of the time as we never felt like we wanted to leave!), we swam and body surfed in Emerald Bay, napped and read on the sun loungers, and even tried our hand at tennis one fine morning…
Souls fully nourished.
Totally blissed out.
We left Pangkor Laut Resort so relaxed, all smiles (and mission accomplished on Steve feeling spoilt for his birthday :) … Thank you so much Pangkor Laut Resort for all the magical days – we can’t wait to be back!