Anniversary Trip 2.0

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It's 2.0 because it's our second anniversary. Yeay! Each year we'd have a trip somewhere interesting but I was too lazy to blog about it 'till now. Coz folks, this one is  worth mentioning. It's gonna be a long post so bear with me OK!

This year, my husband and I visited Lang Tengah Island, Terengganu. I've heard people claiming it to be as beautiful as Maldives. So, being a cheapskate and a skeptic, I decided to give it a try. I like having vacation locally because not only can I save on the expenditures, but also finding decent meals as well. I'm all about the food baby!

Disclaimer: All the pics which you're gonna see are all raw images; no touch up, no editing, no filter whatsoever. Nature is just beautiful!

Pre-Trip

Of course, if you're gonna go to an island for holidays, you've might as well gotta learn how to swim first. Well, I have no trouble floating whatsoever, thanks to my flabby fat, but I had hard time navigating and treading the water. So during this past month, my husband taught me some swimming techniques and we practiced two days a week at the National Aquatic Center. Lo and behold, I still suck at it. LOL!

Next, we've gotta find our baby kitties some place to stay during the holiday. Luckily I've found some affordable pet boarding on Mudah.my and I like the size of the cage that they have. So we sent the kitties a day before the trip coz I know it's gonna be a quite a rush to send them before we departed.

Finally, a cheap lodge for us to stay overnight before taking the boat to the island. Oh, we decided to drive BTW and it's a 5-hour journey. The boat departs at 1030am every morning so there's no way we could reach there in time.

... and of course finding the best travel package for Lang Tengah Island. It's almost Monsoon Season and most resorts are already closed during this time. It's really a fortune that I'd found one. I bumped across the package on Cuti.my. Do check it out coz they have tons of travel packages locally and overseas. So we took the 4D3N Full Board package which includes accommodation, meals, snorkeling trips and boat transfer from Merang Jetty to the island. I really adore their customer service and lightning speed reply. A five stars agency right there. Definitely gonna book my travel with them again!

Day 1

The boat to Lang Tengah Island departed at 1030am and we had to stand by at 930am. Our resort was Summer Bay and each resort on the island has their own checkpoints. This is very convenience coz we got to park our car inside the checkpoint and be sure that it's gonna be safe. While waiting for the boat, I met a couple of precious little angels. They seemed hungry so I got them some dry cat food. Look at how precious they are.


[ meowwww.. ]

Although no sight of mom, I'm sure she's out somewhere looking for food 'coz these kitties look well groomed.

Then, the boat arrived. The journey from Merang Jetty to Lang Tengah was about 30 minutes. The wave was quite strong and it's like riding a roller coaster. The service they offered us is really a first-class. The helped us carried our luggage onto the boat, and once we reached the resort, they sent the luggage straight to our room. How awesome! Not to mention, we were greeted with a welcome drink as well.

So after we checked in, we're briefed about the activities and the meal plans during the stay. Normally, the meals were buffet style, but since there were not so many people, the meals were served instead. Talking about feeling like royals.

Now, can we just take a moment to talk about the room..
Initially, when I booked the package, I'd asked for a garden view one coz it's cheaper.
Then during checked in, we were told that our room had been upgraded for free! We got ourselves a deluxe pool access room! Which means, we could just jump into the pool from the balcony. How freaking awesome is that? Here's a few pics of the room:


[ somebody is excited... ]



[ bathroom ]

So our first activity for the day is, of course, lunch.



Then we headed out for the first snorkeling trip at 2pm. The trip was short and it was only around the island but the view was spectacular! It was deep sea snorkeling, so I had to put a jacket on. But hubby is a pro. He even dived to the bottom of the sea bed. Unfortunately, we didnt get any picture underwater coz the last time we did, the stupid SONY Xperia Z got toast.

Next, around 4pm, we returned back to the resort. But the fun didnt have to end there. The water on the island is cystal clear and you can see the fish swimming by. So we just snorkeled near by the resort until dusk.

[ hubby was feeding bread to the fish. Fish love bread. lol ]


Then it's time for dinner. All the dishes were amazing and I had a hard time trying to stand up after eating.



There's not so much activity at night so that's why I already prepared myself with a book to read till bedtime.

Day 2 

The weather was extremely nice that day. Before breakfast, we walked by the beach and took tons of pics. Of course I aint gonna post everything here lol




[ walking by the beach like a boss ]

[ do you see that black spot? ]

[ it's actually swarmed by fish! ]

[ chillin' like a boss ]

[ view from the lobby ]


Then, breakfast time!


At 2pm, we had a snorkeling trip to Redang Island. We noticed that the tide was getting stronger each day. Luckily, it didnt rain, otherwise we'd have to cancel the trip.

Fast forward to dinner. Look at how fancy it was.


[ yep, we had mussels! ]

[ sardines - my fav ]

[ grilled lamb ]


Day 3

As early as 8am, we headed out to the final snorkeling trip to Perhentian Island. They say, save the best for the last. It's true! The ocean life in Perhentian was wayyyy more breath taking. Not to mention we also got to see a turtle as well.

Then we headed back to the resort just in time for lunch.


[ roasted lamb ]


It's our last evening on the island so this was the last chance to take more photos.


[ swam like a pro ]

[ sunset view]


[ enjoying the pool for one last time ]


Last dinner here.


[ beef dumplings ]

[ yummm.. oysters ]


Day 4

The boat to Merang Jetty departed at 930 am. Saying goodbye was the hardest. Definitely will return to Lang Tengah again. There's still so much more to explore...

We headed right back to KL after that, stopping to buy some Keropok Lekor on the way.

Overall, the whole trip was delightful and fun. The not so fun part was only the short duration of time we spent on and underwater. I wish I could snorkel and swim all day long...