Philea Resort and Spa, the largest and biggest log resort in Malaysia is situated in the town of Ayer Keroh, Melaka, covering 15 acres of luxury living and relaxation. Last weekend, a group of us was privileged to visit the prestigious resort for a weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation. Upon reaching the lobby of the resort, I was in awe with the architecture and design of the building. It was basic yet modern, with logs taking up a big part of the building. I knew it then, that I was in the middle of a haven.
After checking in, we were ushered to a buggy to ferry us to our rooms. But before that, we made a short detour to one of the 19 Philea Suites, spacious and elegantly furnished with a comfortable settee and a stand-up bathtub in the bathroom.
The thousands of koi in the pool
Interior of Philea Suite
I was most impressed with the stand-up bathtub that had a shower head which looked like a telephone. Very tasteful, don’t you think?
Telephone, or not?
Soon, we proceeded to our own rooms on the buggy. Along the way, we were surrounded by nature, greens and a waterfall. It was indeed a retreat within the jungle.
We stayed in the Pavilion Villa, and our unit was situated on the first floor.
Once we opened the door, what greeted our eyes was nothing short of heavenly. I was this close to jumping on the bed if not for Saucer forbidding me to do so, until he had finished taking pictures, that is. The bed was very comfortable and had huge fluffy pillows which I hugged to sleep that night.
Pavilion Villa room
Luxurious King sized bed
The whole room was built from logs, thereby creating a very rustic yet cosy environment. The effect was nothing less than stunning. There was a woody smell upon entering the room, but it soon diminished after we left the air-conditioner on for a couple of hours. Our only gripe was that it took quite a while for our room to cool down, perhaps due to the scorching hot sun that afternoon and the fact that our room was on the top floor. Other than that, it was perfect!
Giant fluffy pillows
The toilet was modern and well-equipped with a full-sized bathtub as well as a shower booth. I loved the giant shower head in the shower booth that provided a strong and dense water pressure. Bliss!
Entering the bathroom
The large shower head
Bath tub and wash basin
The toiletries provided were complete and neatly arranged. The basic body shampoo, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion were there, as well as cotton buds, sewing kit, shaver, comb, toothbrush, soap and shower cap.
Bathrobe – comfortable with a reasonable thickness
Complimentary Cute slippers – we took them home
We were specifically informed that we were allowed to take the slippers home as souvenirs so that’s what we did!
The high ceiling
Couch by the window
View from our balcony
Coffee and tea facilities
After freshening ourselves up with a short nap, we headed out to explore the rest of the resort, with the swimming pool as our main destination.
Down the stairs
Path to the pool
Before long, we heard sounds of laughter and waterfall in the distance and knew that we were there.
Landscaped swimming pool and waterfall
Crystal clear water
Having a dip in the pool!
View from the bridge
Enjoying the sunset by the pool
Calm and peaceful pond
View of the waterfall and swimming pool – gorgeous landscape
Philea Resort is indeed a haven on earth, the place to relax and recharge oneself surrounded by nature and greenery. An experience such as this was priceless and memorable. Our weekend was filled with activities and food hunts but that’s another story for another time.
Philea Resort & Spa
Lot 2940, Jalan Ayer Keroh,
Off Jalan Plaza Tol,
75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka.
Tel no.: +606-233 3399
Fax no.: +606-233 2299
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/philea.resort.melaka
GPS coordinates: 2.2983529910594464,102.31203138828277