This week is a school holiday and Muslims are celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri for a month. We got a free stay for 3 days 2 nights at Duta Village Beach Resort in Balok, given to us by our house owner.
We reached the resort at 3pm. After we checked-in and settled everything, we headed to the beach. Lauren and her daddy built some sandcastles while Leah and I just sat under the shade near the resort.
We then spent our time in the chalet at night and cooked our own dinner.
Leah couldn't get to sleep so we decided to go for a walk. While we were heading to the beach, we found a group of people celebrating a birthday. Duncan decided to say 'hi' and talk to them for a while. They gave us a slice of chocolate cake and a cupcake. They were amazed at how cute our daughters are. They came all the way from Kuala Lumpur. We took a group photo as well. Very nice people.
The next day, Lauren spent time in the swimming pool. We invited our friend, Raymond and his family to go for a swim and play at the beach. They have a 3-year-old daughter named Folla. She is Lauren's best buddy. They can't communicate with each other because Lauren only speaks English and Folla only speaks Mandarin Chinese. They can still play together though.
During dinner time, we decided to dine at the resort restaurant. I read a review saying the food is not so good. So, I was a little bit unsure whether to spend a lot on the food which wouldn't taste nice. Anyway, we gave it a go! I ordered Chicken Curry with steamed rice. Duncan and Lauren ordered Chinese Fried Rice and Grilled Sausages with fries and coleslaw. Everything came to RM44. When the food arrived, it tasted really really delicious. We enjoyed it so much! We thanked the chef for cooking us such delicious food. I'm glad we gave it a try! The food is one of my highlights.
We took some family photos as well in the chalet.
Did some planking.
We decided to leave the next day around 10.30am. We missed our home! So good to be back and also glad we went on our little getaway. No satellite tv, no internet, no nothing. For 2 nights we lived a simple lifestyle. Back to the basic. I am not sure which one I prefer!
So, when you go on holiday, do you miss your home? I certainly do!