On Peninsular Malaysia’s west coast, in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Port Dickson is a perennial attraction for locals on the lookout of a convenient holiday spot. Fondly referred to as ‘PD’, this quiet coastal town is an ideal place to layover between Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.
Port Dickson is filled with inviting white-sand beaches and exclusive resorts along with access to an historic fort and forest reserve. Its ideal location makes it a hot spot for tourists thanks to it being a very accessible sea-side destination, nearer than other beaches for city-folks from the Klang Valley. Moreover, PD’s beaches are not restricted to one single spot, instead the beaches are splayed across the whole length of the road, which runs along the coastline to PD are potential beach-side relaxation areas.
Life in Port Dickson pretty much centres around the beaches, especially Teluk Kemang and Blue Lagoon. This is also where most of the accommodation in Port Dickson is found, ranging from large, all-inclusive five-star resorts to private bungalows with their quiet slice of the coast to small budget apartments which help to live out the true PD experience.
Avillion Hotel Port Dickson
A little on the pricier side the architecture of this cozy boutique hotel has been inspired by a fishing village. Located at the heart of Port Dickson, this family oriented accommodation has been designed with the nature lover in mind. Hotel guests can choose from lavish amenities like Jacuzzis, king size beds and private balconies.
This deluxe accommodation includes the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, which is open 24/7. Experience twilight and dawn with the first rays of the sun, while gorging on sumptuous breakfast at this cozy little restaurant. The Jungle Fringe Karaoke Bar is at its best in the evenings. Exercise your vocal chords until late night and have a blast. The Avi Spa is a brilliant sanctuary to relax your mind, body and soul. Those lloking to indulge in a little activity can try the fitness centre, swimming pool, take Tai Chi lessons and sweat it out at the tennis courts.
This 250 room hotel is guaranteed to offer you a luxurious stay. Rates at this Port Dickson hotel begin at about USD 150 per night.
Eagle Ranch Resort
The Eagle Ranch Resort would fall under the standard/budget set of hotels. Here, you can immerse yourself in a range of sports and recreational activities or if you’re looking for a more relaxed holiday, then simply unwind without the hassle of long-distance travel. The rugged 28-acre surroundings are filled with horse trails and live eagles soaring into the blue skies.
There are various types of accommodation available at this Port Dickson hotel from log cabins, kampung houses, tepees, paddock chalets to dormitories for 8 persons and 20 persons furnished with double deck bunk beds & camping. The rates vary according to the type of accommodation you pick. All units of accommodation are fully air-conditioned. The resort includes a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a spa. Rates begin from USD 30 per night.
The Sunshine Hotel is another Port Dickson hotel which offers a unique vacation experience for all ages. It falls under the budget hotel category. It is very strategically located and is only 10 minutes to the port Dickson beach area, teluk kemang, jetty and 20 minutes to LCCT/ KLIA. There are 17 fully air-conditioned rooms in the hotel and is very elegantly furnished. The hotel also provides free Wi-Fi. Rates begin from USD 20 per night.