Indeed, I was in paradise. A heaven on earth. The view was magnificent, add that with the sound of waves crashing onto the shore -it was marvelous. Soon after I arrived, I went to the reception area, which is located beside the restaurant. I made my payment for my stay and paid for the snorkeling package together with the snorkeling gear. I booked for Sunny Day Trip snorkeling package at RM 85 (USD 19) for the next day and added another RM 10 (USD 2.30) for the gears. There was also a small convenient store nearby where I bought several packs of instant noodles, just in case I got hungry.
Suddenly, it drizzled. I waited at the restaurant area whilst waiting for the drizzle to stop so that I could walk along the uncovered path. A few minutes passed by and the rain stopped. What I saw in front of me was really fascinating. A rainbow! In the middle of the ocean. Again, isn’t this paradise?
Since the drizzle had stopped, my brother and I walked towards our room which was located on a hilly area. It was a Type B room – basic room with air conditioning and a water heater. Although it was cheap, the view from the room was not cheap at all. It was a 5-star view. A view which would cost me dreams to return to this heavenly island.
I did nothing much on the first day. I just laid down on the bench at the beach, reading books whilst enjoying the scenery. I had a short walk around and just lazing around the resort. I wanted to relax and relax I did on my first day.
Panuba Inn Resort has no sunrise view but the sunset is something that you will cherish forever. It was so pretty. I was left speechless with the rare view in front of me when dawn came approaching. I stayed at the jetty area and moved to the beach to capture what for me was the best sunset photo of the day.
Dinnertime, I went to the restaurant to fill my hungry stomach. I ordered tomyam and rice and whilst the taste was so-so, the price was a bit on the higher side. Nevertheless, I understand that the price is more expensive since raw items were hard to get. They had to get the items from the mainland which translates into higher cost of food on the island.
After dinner, we walked back to our room. The sky was clear and I could see stars – a lof of them – in the sky. There was no light pollution on this island since development was not too rampant. So, it was easier to see the stars and I really appreciate the view as I could not see much stars back in Kuala Lumpur. I had so much fun walking towards our room with the stars above our heads.
That night, I slept with the sounds of waves entertaining me throughout the night. No need no music. No need no lullaby. The sounds of waves put me to sleep and they were my lullaby.
To Be Continued in Part 3
The information stated above are accurate as of publishing date.