Malacca and myself? Back then maybe 30 years ago when I was a sweet young lolly and polly. Oh yes! Me being a heavy duty young thing. But if you are asking me now what happened to the kilos, they just? I became more conscious once the years slowly caught up on me and of course due to watching my diet and tons of exercise thrown in. Alright. Returning from Italy, my first ever over the sea trip (Rome & Verona/Milan), I decided I want to continue with the momentum of travelling. Malacca obviously was the destination and since I didn't dare travel alone, I asked my friend to tag along. But what caught me by surprise at the last hour was her husband who conveniently included himself. Nevermind I told myself in good faith of our friendship. Off to Malacca by pigging backing a friend and prior to arriving in Philea Resort & Spa located just after Ayer Keroh toll and once you take the left turn for going down the slope.
Philea Resort & Spa. Like a secluded wonder land. Nature surrounding and recognized as the largest log cabin resort by Malaysian Book of Records. Paying for our two nights stay and an extra bed at the lobby, thereafter, buggy driven to our cabin. A stand alone cabin and the closest to the man-made waterfall.
Cabin? Oh-my-goodness-me. Stunning. Bright contrast of colors against and around the rustic wooden structure, spacious and a bathroom as big as a medium size room. We sincerely were elated. Worth I think paying RM400.00 a night and inclusive of buffet breakfast? Honestly, we couldn't be happier.
What else can you except in Philea Resort & Spa? A spa obviously and pretty much, that's about it. Lunch and dinner? I don't think so. Unless, you make special arrangement? Even then, I can't tell you. Any activities you can embark on? None. Philea Resort & Spa is basically a place for ditching your stress away or escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Furthermore, once sun has set, be prepared for donation your blood to the mosquitoes and flying insects until you won't want to sit outside the cabin. Of course, during the day, you can dip in the waterfall pool as many times as you like or you can even stay put inside for the longest time. What about buffet breakfast? On the first morning, hack. In a cramped dining area and so many people dining together? Hardly any space to move around. Food wise? A decent spread, but nothing really spectacular.
Second day buffet breakfast? By the time we walked into the other dining area on the other side at about 9.30am, most of the dishes almost polished up and we helping ourselves to whatever remaining.
Will I consider making a come back to Philea Resort & Spa? Nope. Unless, I want to idle my time away and if you considering sightseeing, you should stay in Malacca town. Oh, I must also tell you about how the tranquility of Philea Resort & Spa can be polluted by noise. Noise? Those who stay in Philea and getting drunk at night and making hell of a noise. Talking and laughing on top of their voices like hammer house of horror.