me and my friends stayed 2days 1night at the resort. well, 1st impression when we reached this island is the beach, the beach is totally awesome, it's an island with only 1 resort, more to say it's a private beach. the water is very clean and that's the one that attract all the guest the most. our room is the 1st cottage, straight in front of the beach, the room facilities overall is not bad, but the minus thing about this resort is we got no electricity in the afternoon, the electricity shut down from 10am till 5pm in the evening. meaning to say, we need to spent the afternoon time outside the room instead of staying inside the room and get a rest.
this resort provides 3 type of rooms, cottages in front of the beach, room in the middle of the resort and sunset cottage behind the island. the sunset cottage is the 1st cottage on the list we think we wanna stay, but after we reached there and walk around the island, we saw there's only 1 cottage with sunset view, it's only 1 and it's the most expensive cottage. luckily we never get that room, cause it's so far away from the main building and we need to walk around 30minutes to reach the main building, there's no activities and facilities provide there. it's so dark and dangerous if we choose to stay there. so it's highly not recommended to stay at sunset cottage.
the resort provides only few activities for the guests, snorkeling activities are allowed for all the guest, and we get free snorkeling from the resort but the minus thing is they don't provide us a life jacket while we do snorkeling, meaning to say our free snorkeling is only include the snorkeling mask without life jacket, so those who can't swim include me have to do snorkeling only near by the beach where we cant see anything, no fish no coral reef. they should include the snorkeling mask with life jacket, i never been to any resort that never include life jacket in the snorkeling package. we need to pay extra money to rent a life jacket. the safety of this resort is very low, they don't have any lifeguard there.
they also don't provide any diving activities as they have an amazing beaches and i'm very sure they have awesome coral and fishes down there.
other than snorkeling, we can also rent a banana boat, unfortunately, we need to queue to rent the banana boat because they only have 1 banana boat for guest to rent. when we stayed at the resort, there's 1 big group of people doing the banana boat. so we never get the chance to play banana boat because we need to queue very long.
minus about this resort is they should provide more activities for the guest, like more banana boat and more snorkeling mask and life jacket and life guard is the most important thing they need to provide.
I did spent around 2 to 3 hours to do sun bathing there, while the others sleeping cause there's no more activities they can do. the beach is not really clean, cause there's a lot of dead coral in the sand and they don't provide any beach chair for the guest to sit there. only few cottage next to us got the beach chair and it's also not in a good condition. while i do sun bathing in the afternoon, 1 problem that drives me crazy is the management and the crew using the motorcycles back and forth in front of the cottages. the motorcycles are extremely loud and disturbs all the guest around the beach and the cottage.
the foods served by the resort overall is good, they provides Indonesian foods and it's serves per table, only breakfast they serves it by buffet. but the tea time food that drives us crazy, other than that the breakfast, lunch and dinner are okay. overall, the food would not meet the international standard, while they have a foreign tourist there.
overall about this resort, they have an awesome beach but lack of activities and facilities for the guest and poor management system. they should improve more for the activities and facilities for guest to enjoy their staying while they already have a nice awesome beach.
Will i come back to visit this place? i would think about it lots of time. i still prefer to go all the way to Malaysia and drove 8hours car from KL to Terengganu and transfer to the redang island for 45minutes to enjoy more awesome resort with nice beach and good facilities provided. In fact, the money we pay for sikuai island 2days 1night is worth 3days 2nights in redang island with excellent facilities, activities, beach and friendly management.
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