The start of year 2024, which also coincides with my husband’s birthday requires me to put on my thinking cap. I’ve got to plan an unforgettable birthday staycation that meets my hubs and somewhere the kids will enjoy too. After doing research and based on friend’s recommendation, I booked a 2D/1N stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort.
DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort is located on the beach in the coastal town of Lumut, overlooking the Straits of Malacca. I consider this a 3-in-1 resort, with a private beach, build in mini water park and spa too! It takes about 4 hours drive from Klang and before entering the resort, you will pass by a scenic, 18-hole championship golf course.
Here’s something unique, while waiting for check in, the friendly staff served us warm, soft chocolate chip cookies and chill drinks (there’s a mini stove/oven to keep the cookies at room temperature placed at the reception). This is their practice to welcome the guests after a long drive.
I booked a King Guest Room Sea View and Twin Guest Room Sea View. The King Guest room is spacious and comes with a single bed and sofa on the side. This room certainly fits a family of 3-4 pax. Now, I’ve arranged a simple birthday decoration with cake in the room and my hubs was really surprised by it. The best part of our King Guest Room is walked out the balcony and you’ll see the amazing sea view. Psst…pls make sure to lock your balcony door as the cheeky monkeys might climb in.
I have another surprise for by husband which is SPA TIME! For the kids, I brought them to the Kids’ Club. There are several role-playing stations, a movie room and PlayStation desk. The boys are more than happy to spend time playing games there.
After dropping the kids, we headed to Eforea Spa . We were greeted by the friendly staff Ms. Nora and she kindly explained the treatments available while we sip on a cup of tea. After discussion, we decided to go for 1-hour Aromatherapy Treatment. We headed to the couple’s room which is clean and spacious. The masseuse kick start with a cleansing ritual using the ‘Singing Bowl’ which also helps to put our body, mind, and soul into a deeper relaxation.
As the masseuse, kneed our tired muscles with the divine oil, both of us fell asleep as it was just too comfortable. Woke up feeling refresh and revitalized. Before leaving the spa, we enjoyed a cup of hot ginger tea. Eforea Spa also offers facial treatments using premium products from Kerstin Florian. My advice is to book your appointments in advance as rooms are quite limited. To make your appointment, call +605 684 3333
Next stop is the mini water park. OMG…my kids were squealing in excitement seeing the water slides available. There are several pools with water slides to suit kids in different ages, which is really well-thought of DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort. As for the adults they can take a dip in the adult pool or jacuzzi. While enjoying pool time, catch the amazing sunset view.
At DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort, there is 3 dining areas available – Makan Kitchen, Hotpot and Axis Louge. We will have our dinner and breakfast at Makan Kitchen. For dinner, Makan Kitchen certainly does not disappoint. There’s indoor and outdoor dining area available. The outdoor dining area faces the sea, and you can enjoy your meal while listening to the waves.
There were a variety of food available from Chinese, Western and Indian Cuisine. I would highly recommend trying their Fresh Cold Seafood, Grill BBQ station, Noodle station and Indian cuisine. Meats were well-marinated and juicy. As for noodle station, the curry soup was good with the right touch of spiciness. Indian cuisine was surprisingly delish featuring an amazing blend of spice and herbs flavours.
My kids’ favourite station is the pizza and spaghetti for its freshly done. The desserts choices were aplenty too! Here I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the staff, they surprised my hubs with birthday song and a beautifully plated slice of cake. It’s so sweet of them!
Ooh…. while enjoying your dinner, you MUST watch the fireworks display which is set on every Saturday at 8.15pm. Grab a seat outside and watch the gorgeous show!
After dinner, we headed to our rooms for a good night rest. Next morning, I did a quick routine at the gym before heading to Makan Kitchen for breakfast. The food varieties were quite a lot. There are pancakes, waffles, omelette, French Toast, Hashbrowns, Nasi Lemak, Fresh pastries and many more. The Teh Tarik, fresh pastries (egg croissant sandwich), omelettes and nasi lemak was pretty yummy.
Before checking out, we headed to the beach for a walk and quick dip. At the beach, you can enjoy water activities such as banana boat ride, snorkelling, fish feeding and many more. The kids also check out the outdoor playground and basketball court too. This resort would make a great place for team building as well!
With a heavy heart, its time to head home. This was truly an unforgettable Birthday Staycation for my hubs. I would highly recommend DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort as your next family holiday destination. If you’re looking for a place to do team building, the resort is perfect as well. I’m going to plan another trip at the next school holidays as the family loved the resort so much *wink*