Port Dickson or more popularly known as P.D., is a favourite weekend getaway for people from
and Singapore. Especially for those, who are seeking some time away from the hot,
stifling cities. During the weekend an estimated average of 45,000 people visited the
beaches in the district stretching about 25 kilometres facing the calm sea
of Straits of Malacca.
Refreshing cool breeze blowing in from the
Straits of Melaka and the
relaxed environment was one of the reasons for choosing this tiny seaside
village as a colonial beach resort. Sir Frederick Dickson
who 'founded' PD, was a leading official in the Straits Settlement during
the 1880s. He had been searching long for a suitable deepwater port. To
reduce transportation costs, he was hoping that he could shorten the
travelling time from the interior tin mines at Sungei Ujong to the coast by
setting up a port at PD instead of using the old, winding land route all the
way to Klang.
Before Sir Dickson came along, all there was of the place was
a small village called 'Arang', of which the villagers made their living
from burning wood in kilns. Arang means 'charcoal'
Port Dickson has kilometers of fine sandy beaches fringed
by Casuarinas, palms, and the intricate, above-ground root formations of the
Banyan tree. A complete menu of leisure activities is available in Port Dickson,
including water-skiing, canoeing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and sailing, all
of which can easily be handled through the reception desk at your hotel.
At Kota Lukut, a mere 7 km from Port Dickson, stands the fort
of Raja Jumaat, a renowned nineteenth-century Bugis warrior. The fort was
built in 1847 to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. The road along
the Malaysian coastline is very lovely and resisting to stop for a
rest and a swim is almost impossible. Vendors along the road offer
thirst-quenching drinks of coconut water and sugar-cane juice. Another
rewarding site is the lighthouse at Cape Rachardo, built by the Portuguese
in the 16th century in order to guide ships to the safety of Malacca's
harbour. The lighthouse is still functioning today, and visitors can ascend
its narrow spiral stair to the beacon, which offers a magnificent view of
the coastline of Sumatra. The Cape is also a popular stopover point for
migratory birds. From September to March, flocks of sparrows, honey
buzzards, and swifts can be seen here, together with birds of prey, such as
hawks and eagles.
To catch a glimpse of
the locals at 'work', a night market comes alive every Saturday at an open
car park next to the Petronas Petrol station on 4th mile. Lots of snacks,
food and produce to buy for the weekend stay over.
Along the coastal road the lovely old bungalows are
replaced by 10, 20, 30th floor condominiums, apartments and hotels.
Blue Lagoon (10
miles from PD town) is still the favourite beach as it was 20years ago and
is very popular with local visitors. It's
the most famous picnic spot and is an excellent spot for the water sport
enthusiasts. However, the more crowded
beaches are often covered with litter and you may find it hard to find a
clean bit of sand to park yourself. If only there were trash bins located
along the beaches and a little bit of civic duty from the local
holidaymakers, then the councils may be able to counter this predicament.
Other than numerous holiday resorts, Port Dickson is also well known for
its oil refineries belonging to the giant oil companies of Shell and Esso. In
addition to these two giant industrial complexes there are also another two
oil related industries comprising of Castrol and Cabot to add to the
landmark of Port Dickson.
The oil industries generate a huge number of heavy
traffic comprising of oil tankers plying Port Dickson and other parts of
Port Dickson is about
an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. Take the
North-South highway and exit at
Port Dickson. From the exit, take a right turn at traffic lights after the
toll. Follow signs to Port Dickson. There's another highway that leads to
Port Dickson from there. On this stretch of highway, you can exit at Lukut or head straight to PD.
Avillion Village Resort Hotel Port
Avillion Village Resort Hotel Port Dickson
has all of the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would
expect from a hotel of this class, and maintains the meticulous
standards required by travel and tour operators worldwide. For those
travelers who look forward to a combination of class and comfort the
Avillion Village Resort Hotel Port Dickson perfectly combines the
traditional elements of Malaysia's rich and vibrant culture with the
latest in hotel accommodation facilities. The Avillion Village Resort Hotel Port Dickson, Malaysia is located on the 3rd mile of the 12 mile stretch of Port Dickson beach. Avillion Village Resort Hotel Port Dickson offers 294 rooms, suites and unique waterchalets.
Located in Port Dickson, a peaceful and harmonious environment, this unique resort-styled hotel is just approximately 75 minutes away from the city of KL. Within close proximity to Lukut Town and coastal area of Negeri Sembilan, this location features many beautiful place of visit including the Teluk Kemang Beach, Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve, and Blue Lagoon Beach. Grand Lexis Port Dickson boasts lavishing rooms that have a natural setting which offers a refreshing ambience. Every accommodation unit features their own private pool, beautiful garden, and offers complete privacy. All in all, Grand Lexis Port Dickson has it all whether its luxury, picturesque scenery, and brilliant accommodation units. It features an exceptional collection of luxuriously furnished Balinese inspired villas linked by spacious boardwalks that command a majestic view of the open sea.
Whether on business or holiday, each of the 150 rooms at this 2-star property are designed help guests relax in comfort and style. Each room includes desk, television, shower. To make each guest's stay more complete, this Port Dickson hotel offers car park, restaurant, laundry service/dry cleaning. Guests may make use of the hotel's excellent recreational and leisure facilities including squash courts, outdoor pool, sauna. Guests seeking that perfect blend of attentive care and modern convenience will find it at this lovely hotel.
Each of the 118 rooms at this 3-star hotel have all the comforts and conveniences of home. Guests will find mini bar, coffee/tea maker, television, shower waiting in each room. This excellent hotel in Port Dickson also has restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas, shops, meeting facilities. After a day of work or exploring, pool (kids), water sports (non-motorized), water sports (motorized) are some of the ways to unwind. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Permaisuri Resort Port Dickson.
This beach resort is fit for family oriented guests to come and enjoy the wanders of nature with the people they love most. Glory Bach Resort is located in Port Dickson, Malaysia. This resort is less than 10 minutes away from Port Dickson Town. All the apartments are built with a living and dining room with all the facilities that guest need. Guests will never be bored at this resort as there is plenty to do from Island hopping adventures, to water sports and crab hunting. Guests also have access to swimming pools, restaurants and children playgrounds all offered at the resort. Pick Glory Beach Resort when looking for a nice family vacation.
Sit back and relax in one of the hotel's 60 guestrooms, all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Each room includes air conditioning, television, non smoking rooms. To make each guest's stay more complete, this Port Dickson hotel offers shops, restaurant, coffee shop. The hotel provides superior recreational and leisure facilities including water sports (non-motorized), water sports (motorized), garden, private beach. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Casa Rachado Beach Resort.
Please note that there will be no extra bed provided for 2 Bedroom category and above.
The extra Bed stated in the booking is just to facilitate the booking for a number of occupancy more than 3 persons using existing bed. Should you require an extra bed, the extra bed will be on the guests' personal account upon check in.
Just a stone's throw from the peaceful Teluk Kemang Beach, this property enjoys an enviable location and guests are given the opportunity to try frenzy water sports like kayaking, banana boat and many more. TM Resort Port Dickson features a refreshing ambiance and tropical surroundings, and they also boast accommodations that are affordable and well appointed. Guests can choose between suites and even bedroom apartments. Perfect for a family vacation, parents will certainly like to take a swim with their children and walk them through the children's park onsite. TM Resort Port Dickson is a good choice for a fun family vacation.