Sharing these photos of our recent vacation with my parents, sister J and her family at the Avillion Village Resort, Port Dickson, a gem of a place.
The Avillion is designed along the concept of a traditional Malay fishing village with a touch of Javanese charm. There are seven finger piers that reach out into the open sea - each of these fingers houses the water chalets that are perched on stilts above shallow waters.
Tumasek Beach - A popular venue for weddings
THE WATER CHALETS
It was super cool having a wooden room above the water.
Being lulled to sleep by the gentle lapping water at night was surreal.
Loved reading on the Pangkin daybed - a lovely alcove bed/seat next to a window that overlooks the shimmering sea. Perfect too, for daytime lounging.
The window opens up to the Straits of Malacca
Fishing/Crabbing can be done over the patio - pics here
The huge open air bathroom was a real treat! You can see the stars in the sky while you shower!
Kelong - a Malay word to describe a form of offshore platform built predominantly with wood and primarily for fishing, often doubling up as an offshore dwelling. Kelongs were traditionally built by the indigenous Malay fishermen to trap fish. Nets are laid across the stilts to guide the fish into the centre of the kelong.
Avillion's kelong-styled chalets
A finger pier - there are seven of them
A ringside seat for a gorgeous sunset
One of the three swimming pools at the resort - a kiddy pool, an adults only pool and the village pool
Peafowls roam about freely in the village. A resident peacock seemed to follow Josh everywhere he went!
My sister J (left) and me
Deck chairs at scenic lookout points like this are all over the lush gardens in the village