By Aina Nabiha on November 14, 2018
Known for its abundance in seafood produce and fisheries, Kuala Rompin is also home to Lanjut Beach and Golf Resort. The resort is four hours away from Kuala Lumpur through LEKAS highway, and only two hours away from Kuantan, Pahang. This newly re-developed resort is Pahang’s hidden gem, located in Lanjut Village and surrounded by beautiful coastline that is not accessible to the public, making it ultimately private and exclusive. For those seeking a thrilling adventure or simply, an escape, here are seven reasons to visit Lanjut Beach and Golf Resort.
All 196 rooms in the resort have their own private balcony either facing the sea or the pool. The construction of the rooms ensures a lovely view on either side, giving you a tranquil and serene environment to relax in. Not only that, the rooms – categorised into six types to cater to guests’ preferences and needs – are spacious. The rates range from RM450 for Superior Pool or Garden View and RM500 for Superior Sea View up to RM12,00 for a luxurious two-room apartment style Executive Suite.
The open-space design of Lanjut’s resort allows you to enjoy Malaysia’s tropical weather. The property showcases two large pools, one for children and the other for adults. The children’s pool is equipped with a shaded section to protect children from rain or shine, and features a number of fun, engaging fountains that work as a water playground. The adults’ pool, on the other hand, provides avid swimmers substantial amount of depth and space to make multiple laps of swimming and diving. The presence of a lifeguard ensures security for both adult and children.
One commendable feature of this resort is its unrestrained and unquestionable culinary offerings. Guests are beyond spoilt for choices especially when they opt for either Seafood Galore and BBQ Night buffet packages at the resort’s food and beverage outlet Anjung Brasserie. You can expect not just one, but two tables of freshly caught seafood presented during the buffet, and there are no rules in the way to consume them. A squad of professionally trained and enthusiastic chefs await by the pool-side to demonstrate fancy wok-handling moves as they prepare your selection. Whether seafood or meat, these buffets exude personalisation and memorable dining experience. Plus, as you dine away, the resort’s exclusive live musician Muzzy exquisitely serenades the night with class.
One of Lanjut’s most bedazzling aspects is the private Lanjut Beach. This 3.5-kilometre sandy shore is free from the usual bustle of a public beach and remain clean due to its exclusivity. Although it is unsuitable for swimming, you can easily find the need to dip into the water while taking in the view and tranquillity of the surroundings. During the golden hours (5:30 p.m. until dusk) the beach reveals its most elusive but breath-taking spectacle. You could even have your own ‘sky mirror’ experience if you are lucky by taking some skilful shots and post them on social media.
At Lanjut Beach, guests have the chance to encounter one of the most intelligent animals on earth: dolphins! The resort’s General Manager, Mr. Hizam Shah Omar, mentioned that there have been sightings of these brilliant creatures in Lanjut Beach at dawn. If you head out to the beach around 5:30 a.m., the chances of seeing the dolphins are higher as they swim around Kuala Rompin during those hours. Remember to sleep in early and rise in time to see these magnificent creatures.
Being a 500-acre resort, Lanjut Beach and Golf Resort also boasts an 18-hole golf course. You can partake in golf since the resort has sports instructors who are always ready to help you score that perfect point and ace the pose, so amateurs and first-timers should not dread the idea of trying their hand at this sport. You should go ahead and practice your swing until you get the right tempo and skill to take back with you once you check out. More experienced golfers can breathe a sigh of relief since there are way lesser people on the course compared to other places.
Lanjut is a great choice to hold MICE events at reasonable prices since it is complete with a scalable grand function space called Sri Pahang Ballroom, large enough to sit 500 people at any one time and comes with efficient audio-visual system. The resort also provides four meeting rooms and a business centre for corporate functions. Customised team-building activities and outdoor adventures can also be arranged by the resort for MICE groups.