Tuesday, May 5, 2015

By the beach

I wish the weekend would be longer. Over the weekend, we have a mini staycation by the beach.

This was actually a last minute decision. On Thursday, hubby asked me to plan a staycation for a night in Damai so I were busy the whole morning, calling and searching online. As it was just few days away, I did not have much choices and most resorts are fully booked due to the long weekend.

Finally I settled for Damai Puri Resort & Spa. Reason was that we have never been to Damai Puri. It used to be Damai Lagoon before new management took over and refurbished it many years ago. But everything looked almost the same except for some new attractions that were not there before.

Beautiful view

We bumped into few friends and familiar faces while we were there. Looked like many people from the city have their holiday in beaches somewhere around Kuching. ^^

Our room is in the last block

Of course the kids were the most excited bunch as they could get away from home. After our church, we directly drove to Damai.

Along there, we stopped by Buntal, a small village for lunch since it was still early. We went to Teo Seafood and what so ironic about it was the last time we came here was 3 years ago. That time Jamie was not even conceived and now here we are with him! And there we bumped into our friends and kids who had a stay in the same resort a night early. So they were heading home while we were just starting our holiday.

The reception was very packed when we reached there. After queuing up for almost 30 minutes, the kids were restless and keep asking me questions. Luckily we did not need to wait for our room unlike some guests. After got our key, we went to the beach. Weather was gloomy and it did rained but after it has stopped, it was very breezy on the beach.

A couple friends when learnt we were there, brought their young kids for a fun time on a day trip. That was a great play group for the kids. Once in water, everyone got to mingle around and have fun. No more shyness after that! And they had a splashed time in children's pool too.

Jan and Jay with their playmates

And I have a great time too. Must be the sun, sand and sea! How much we missed the beach holiday.

The reluctant faces when it was time to head home

Honestly, I never think much about staycation  in the past because of the packing and hassle of bringing kid(s) to stay someplace away from home. However after this mini staycation, I love and enjoy it. Everyone gets together and spend time as a family. And I come home feeling happy and refreshed. I don't mind it at all.

11 comments:

Azura Chan said...

Hey, looks like the townies all heading to the beach for holiday! Hehe.

Ez Vina said...

I love short gateaway like this, too bad Kuching not many place to choose from but still ok la kan..

Nancy Chan said...

I too like short vacation, like 3D2N will be just nice. It is fun and enjoyable to getaway from home once in a while and it will be more fun when in the right company of friends.

ChrisAu said...

That was a very good idea to spend the long weekend. I also wanted to but was busy with something else. How I wish I can enjoy a staycation like this.

mun said...

Your husband is really nice to treat all of you to a fun time at a resort. Good for family bonding and to relax.

suituapui said...

Have not been here for years and years. Use to come on working trips, now all new management, if I'm not wrong...no more the Holiday Inn & Crowne people.

Princess Ribbon said...

What a wonderful staycation.. Lucky you could still book a place to stay, most places would be full already due to the long weekend.. Nice view, everything nice !!

Sharon D said...

I'm with you on the packing ..haha...but have gotten used to it after countless road trips! What a lovely place for a staycation. The scenery is breathtaking. ^.^

Yee Ling said...

That's nice. The beach is so lovely. I am sure everyone has a great jolly time there.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thank God able to find a place ya, as usually during long weekend, most places will be fully booked...

Libby said...

Did you bring any book to read along the way, it would be nice to have some leisure reading