Alunan Resort in Terengganu 

The beach and the sea always make for tempting getaways. After all, the visible sea horizon invites us to escape our responsibilities for a while. This is def something we can all benefit from.

However, extended vacations to faraway coastal destinations aren’t always feasible schedule- and budget-wise.

Enter Alunan Resort, a beachfront resort in Terengganu located right on the sandy shores of Pulau Perhentian. A recipe for a perfect seaside escape, the resort has rooms with splendid sea views and hosts a lineup of water sport activities that’ll keep you entertained for a weekend.

Modern suites overlooking the vast sea

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Along the stretch of the secluded Petani Beach in Pulau Perhentian, there is a cluster of charming villas cascading down a slope that meets the golden shore below. Very Santorini-like.

Swathed with verdant greenery along the vast blue ocean, you’ll feel like you’re worlds away from your usual urban environment.

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Perched on the hill slope, these staggered, contemporary black and white villas will give you all the privacy and comfort you need while you’re on a staycay.

The floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the villas conveniently face the sea, giving guests a stunning panorama of rolling waves and azure waters – even from the bed.

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Double-storey villas with private rooftop sun decks

Alunan resort offers various suite types and packages, depending on the amount of guests staying. 

The Serenity Suites are double-storey villas that have private rooftop sun decks where you can bask in the sun and take in the salty sea air. Once the sun disappears, you’ll be treated to night skies speckled with twinkling stars overhead from the deck.

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There are three types of Serenity Suites to choose from, all with cosy yet luxe interiors plus access to various amenities for a comfortable staycation experience.

The Double/Twin Serenity Suites (RM699/night) are spacious enough for couples, while the Triple Sharing Serenity Suites (RM899/night) cater to small groups. 

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Those bringing along the whole fam for a much-needed vacay can opt for the Quad Sharing Serenity Suites (RM1,099/night) or the Family Suite (RM1,299/night), both with views of the lush rainforest.

Complimentary breakfast is provided with a stay in these suites – so your bellies will be full before you head out to explore all that the resort has to offer.  

Explore the ocean with a range of water activities

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With the beach right outside your doors, don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore and discover the gems beneath the waves. There is a selection of water excursions to check out once you’re done sun bathing in your lounge chairs.

For those who prefer a more laid-back adventure, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking are some options available that’ll ensure you’re not missing out on the beauty of the aquamarine sea.

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Catamaran Sailing (RM300) is also worth checking out, if you’re looking for breathtaking views of the sunset. Each cruise sits up to five adults.

Opt for a guided coral nursery tour (RM89/pax) with a marine biologist, or snorkelling (RM60/pax) activities, if you’d like to discover the area’s underwater world and creatures.

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The resort truly makes full use of the nature that surrounds the island. Guests can also go jungle trekking in the dense surrounding forest and discover the vibrant wildlife such as tropical birds, insects, and native floras.

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You’ll likely be famished at the end of a fun-filled day.

The resort has you covered for dinner with its very own Bayu Restaurant. Located on the resort’s grounds, it serves local and international cuisine to suit everyone’s tastes.

The restaurant’s open-air setting is just as enchanting as the nature that surrounds it – guests can dine all day here with a view of the sea.

Alunan Resort has beachside villas in Pulau Perhentian

With rejuvenating nature, loads of water activities and the ultra-scenic seclusion, Alunan Resort is the epitome of a laid-back yet luxurious getaway right here in Malaysia.

Bookmark this resort and be prepared for when you crave a beachside holiday, without having to get on a plane.

Boat transfers take off from Kuala Besut Jetty at 10.30AM and 2PM daily, and 8AM and 12PM from Alunan Resort. Prices for a two-way boat ride are RM65 for adults, and RM35 for kids.

Address: Lot 32-A, Jalan Tepi Sungai, 22300 Kuala Besut, Terengganu
Opening hours: 24 Hours, Daily
Telephone: 016-448 8297
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