Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lang Tengah Family 3D2N Getaway | Summer Bay Resort Review



Island hopping is not the privilege of the young and single. Us, with 2 young boys on the tow, managed to enjoy thoroughly on a 3days and 2 nights trip to Lang Tengah island at Summer Bay Resort just offshore of the Terengganu state of Malaysia. It's the site of shooting for the popular Chinese movie, Love U U (夏日乐悠悠).


 Remember the iconic pink church?


Recently a short movie was also produced locally featuring The resort.
Watch the short clip here.


Summer Bay Resort is a accredited 4 star accommodation which brings together the idea of living luxuriously as well as in a bohemian style. Do you know that many tourists also visit here after medical tourism such as in vitro fertilization which is gaining momentum in Malaysia.


We self drove from Kuantan around 6am and arrived at Merang Jetty just short of 9am. The drive was leisurely with a few pitstops for breakfast and toilet breaks along the highway. The toll road is so much easier to drive to compared to the old windy and narrow state roads. Summer Bay Resort has its own special shaded carpark which is guarded. Transport will then be arranged to Merang Jetty which is 1km away.

The speedboat left around 10.30 am. The weather was great and sunny with a calm water. The boys had fun watching the view and whirring past other islands. Towards the end of the half an hour ride, both were lulled to sleep by the waves. 




A welcome sour lime drink and cold towel washed away the fatigue. Check in was a smooth process for at least 6 rooms concurrently in which the guests arrived in the same boat trip. The staff were lovely and extremely helpful. We paid for an all inclusive package- accommodation, snorkelling and food so that we don't have to worry about spending on the island. The price is very attractive for the quality of service provided.

We settled down in deluxe pool view family room with 1queen bed and 2 single beds- a very thoughtful design for family. Besides the spacious bedroom, there were also two separate showers with toilet. The room was also clean and well maintained.


Other facilities include safe, bar fridge, wardrobe, flat screen TV and plenty of RO water. Water here is treated on-site and freely available. Remember your last vacation spending USD22 for a bottle of mineral water on an exotic island? Here you can unlimited supply free of charge!


Our lovely balcony overlooking the pool with clothes line available both outside the room and on the balcony.


The food here was equally awesome. A great variety with yummylicious way of cooking. It's Chinese buffet style (for lunch and first night dinner) and unlike many other all inclusive tourist package, the ingredients were fresh and delicious. The presentation was attractive. I could smell the cooking even from our room. And we looked forward to meal time- breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner. There's no need to bring extra food into the island because they can also cater to your special dietary requirements if you inform in advance.


A 3D2N stay will include a wonderful spread of BBQ dinner like this. One can even order extra portion of seafood if desired but there were more than enough to savour. For those who chose the 4D3N package, a steamboat dinner will be arranged.

We rented snorkeling equipment and follow a free daily snorkeling trip around the vicinity. For more exciting options, one can purchase night snorkeling options to sight baby sharks and sting rays, or island hopping to redang and turtle point. Even the romantic option of appreciating the beauty of blue sand in the middle of night ocean. The snorkel guides are so friendly that baby Bing enjoyed his first snorkeling trip.


If going out on the boat is not an option, you can still snorkel around the resort because corals and baby sharks are not far away from the jetty.


There are many other activities to enjoy:
-sunrise walk
-scuba diving and licensing
-sand play
-turtle watching
-blue sand discovery
-karaoke
-pubbing at Sunset Bar
-supper at Mamak stall


The sun rise walk was worth the 15-20 minutes walk. Some parts were steep and required support from ropes and surrounding tree branches. It's not easy but I managed to do it while baby Yi was in the carrier.

Watch my YouTube for our awesome experience at the resort.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?


Besides quality accommodation and food, the service here is really tiptop. The staff went as far as locating baby Bing's lost monster truck in the hotel room after we checked out! We would definitely be back again! A true home away from home which is befitting as Maldives in Malaysia!


Summer Bay Resort Lang Tengah

24 comments:

Husniey Husain said...

Really love the view 😍
Waaa I need to add this place in my bucket list

Dr Yingzangel said...

You should! Not so commercialised too

el said...

I belum pernah pergi Terengganu..cantik tempat sini..boleh suggest to hubby next vacation hihi

Ana Suhana said...

One of my wishlist ia to go to this island. The room was so comfort and the ocean so clear. Need to plan soonest possible.

Zaza Iman said...

Pantainya lawa sgt.. Mmg cantik dan best nih kalau bawa family ke sini

Cik Rose said...

cantiknya view dekat sana.. kalau berpeluang, memang nak juga ke sana 😍

Wawa Ashihara said...

Waahh syok ya kat sini.. Indah je view...

Nadia Johari said...

Wonderful.. Cantik view dia.. Alahai tgk laut biru ni rasa nak terjun je..

Mimie said...

Wahh .. so wonderful.. i terpegun tengok laut dan suasana kat sana. So calm

iffah208 said...

Nice view... Suka tengok pemandangan pantai yg bersih, belum pernah ke sana bolehlah plan ke sana juga nn

Kak Sue said...

Wah bestnya kalau dapat datang sini.. cantik sangat..

marsha said...

So nice place Dr Ying....will be in my travel list

iuzira said...

Lama tak bercuti, seronok klu dapat honeymoon kat sini.

Dr Yingzangel said...

It's not too far away either

Dr Yingzangel said...

And the sand is so cold and soft

Dr Yingzangel said...

Kalau Jun lagi tenang laut tu. Mcm mirror lake

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes Marsha and good for east coast ppl

Dr Yingzangel said...

Hint Kat Mr husband

Tengkubutang said...

Lawa view laut dan pantai..TB suka pantai..hope dapatlah bercuti macam ni dengan family satu hari nanti

Sunshine Kelly said...

Wow the sea is so crystal clear, i yearn for a beach getaway and this place looks perfect too.

Afnan said...

This place yes. But be aware of summerbay. Its a rip off with a bad service. I wonder how they got a rating of 4 star while they should get only 2 or 2.5 star and their price should be half of that they are trying to make.

Anonymous said...

Be aware of summer bay.they are over priced and not a 4 star resort at all. U can opt for either of the other 2 resorts specially seri pacific. It might be old but you have the same beach while paying 1/3 rd. Specially when summerbay rooms are super lousy for the price they charge

Anonymous said...

It is but avoid summer bay resort. Over rated and over priced

Anonymous said...

True. But avoid summer bay. Over rated and over priced. They just made our holiday worst

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