After exploring the island and swimming (or lounging around) for a bit, Rommel, my siblings and I all went to Emerald Bay on the other side of the island to explore the beach and wait for dinner to start.
(Okay, so there actually are other beaches on the island, and alot of them around the residential area, but those have sea urchins in them, and Emerald Bay is the one that's considered safe for swimming)
We immediately threw our stuff on the beach chairs and ran to the sea. This is my brother walking along the shoreline.
I don't really like to touch sea water, so I decided to look for seashells rather than swim.
My sister and her boyfriend went to lounge around on the beach chairs while I explored the beach as thoroughly as I could. They managed to take this really nice photo, which would've been romantic if it weren't for the fact that it was my brother and I in it LOL.
Soon after that, it was time for dinner. Auntie S had arranged for us to have a private barbecue dinner on the beach.
We had loads of food! We had steak, potatoes, chicken, crabs prawns, lobsters.... Mmmm lobsters! Those were really really good, even if they did trigger my sister's and my allergic reactions XD
What I found really nice was that after the dinner, the assistant manager of the place, who was kind of like our host, told us all to take our cameras and wine glasses out onto the more open areas of the beach and wait. Soon enough, there was a fireworks show, which they held specially as a surprise for us!! :D It was so nice of them! Hehehe.
After the lovely fireworks and a few more drinks, the whole group (there were about 20 of us) went to Auntie S's place. Her family was staying at one of the Estates, which are exactly as they sound: estates. Basically, it's an area that you rent as your living space for however long, and comes with 3 or 4 villas, a jacuzzi, a dining room, a gazebo, and a private pool, all for your own use. Three of the estates also have a private beach of their own. Obviously, they are reeaaaally expensive.
We stayed around the maybe overly luxurious estate for a while, even taking a dip in the swimming pool before we went back to our rooms, showered and went to bed.
And so ended our first day in Pangkor Laut Resort!
I will update the next part as soon as I can, but I'm going to Singapore tomorrow on a business trip so I will not be able to access internet till Saturday. Still, I hope you guys will enjoy the pictures and all for now! ^_^