La Isla Bonita: Lang Tengah {Part I}

Last month my family and I went on a 'surprise' holiday which my brother had organised for us. He didn't give us much details. All we knew was that we would be going to an island on the east coast of Malaysia. Just outside the city of Kuala Terengganu. It was my first trip to the state of Terengganu and I was really looking forward to it. But I had no idea that I was about to go on the most memorable holiday with my family. 

After a 45-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu we were greeted by a chauffeur who took us to a jetty where we waited for a boat to take us to this 'mystery' island. It was raining heavily but I didn't mind it at all. I felt it was part of the adventure. We waited for more than 30 minutes. The delay was caused by a storm which happened earlier in the morning. 

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head: Enjoying the scene at the jetty before the rain eventually eased down. 

Rock the boat: When the rain stopped we went on a boat with this lovely German couple who felt nervous  because we were told it was going to be a bumpy 45 minute ride. And one bumpy and fun ride it was - what an adventure! The sea was very choppy because of the storm earlier. At this point I still wasn't aware which island we were going to but when we arrived I couldn't believe my eyes. I didn't know Malaysian beaches could be this beautiful, subhanaAllah. I fell in love with the island instantly.

Mesmerised: When we arrived at our resort that was when I finally knew where we were - Sari Pacifica Resort, Lang Tengah. It was such a funny sight to see the bellboys running on the long jetty with the luggage trolley. I usually see bellboys inside hotels... not out at the sea! But this place was so gorgeous I felt like I was in a different country... or world! 

Yeah, I was totally dressed for a boat ride... not.

Wait for Part 2 to see more of this very private and lush resort.
Have an awesome Monday everyone! =)

Catch up on the series:
{La Isla Bonita: Lang Tengah Part II}
{La Isla Bonita: Lang Tengah Part III}


cici tembikai said…
Subahanallah , cantik sangat .

tak sabar part II :D .
actually I taktahu and tak pernah sampai pun tempat tu
Noor Of My Life said…
MashAllah you get to visit some beautiful locations, you are very luck. you look lovely in that colour x
Aneesa said…
Thank you for sharing this. More pics of the island soon i hope ;)
ashieBee said…
soooo clear the water. cant wait to read part 2! update; pronto ;))
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@cici, inshaAllah coming soon!

@Noor Of My Life, alhamdulillah ala kulli hal. Allah swt is truly The Generous One. Every gift is a blessing but also a test to see whether we'll be grateful to Him or not.

@The Girl, inshaAllah =))

@ashieBee, working on it! ;)
Anonymous said…
well im staying in terengganu but never been thre.

if u dont mind,can u tell me how much does it cost per night staying in the resort?

my fren send me the link of ur post just to share me with me.

i dont even know terengganu have such a great place hee.

ireminisces said…
Asalamu alaikum, very beautiful island..
Nurul Izzaty said…
Beautiful indeed, subhanallah!

Makes me want to go there this instant!
Anonymous said…
OMG sha!! Water sea so cantik! - hanafedora
Nai @ TPJ said…
Well dear, Welcome to Terengganu.. Semua pantainya gojes.. White Sandy Beaches. I grew up there, so the closest nice beach in M'sia to me is Langkawi or Pangkor. Other than that, it's gotta be way to Phuket, dear.. ;)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@Zafrul, yes, not many people know about it which is why it's perfect for those who want more privacy compared to Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang =) I think you can find out the rates from their website:

@hana fedora, MUST GO when you get back to Msia! hehe

@Tak Pe Je, I think Mabul, Sabah is very, very beautiful. Would love to go there next. *dreams away*
ᖇᗩE said…
Truly Asia :)
Nai @ TPJ said…
Ah, yeah... Sabah also.. Hehe. I heard Sipadan is heaven on earth..
Anonymous said…
sha ! :)
i've checkd the rate per night.
gulp !

myb its affordable and reasonable for u ;)

Shahirah Elaiza said…
@zafrul, if you're serious about going there e-mail me and I'll ask my brother for you. elaiza_at
Feda said…
WOW gorgeous!! I love your outfit and pinks are so pretty on you! Beautiful photos and that water is breathtaking!
Anonymous said…
im planning to travel to each states in mlaysia.
so i might go there alone or with a fren.
do u think its suitble?

insyaallah, i'll send u email if im goin thre.

btw,do u hve any travellg tips for me?:)
surely ,the best deal .
thanks !

*ur email is :

Shahirah Elaiza said…
@zafrul: elaiza(underscore)

Travelling tips? Apart from make sure you bring your camera, memory card and battery charger, and some cash, I don't have much to say. Depends on where you're going I guess!

@Feda, thank you! =)

@Bitten, I know, so blessed to be from Asia ;)
SippingChai said…
Wow! These pictures look like they came out of a magazine. Will def. have to visit Malaysia again. Subhanallah! BTW love the colors on you :)
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@Sipping Chai, thank you! I worked hard on choosing the right photos of the trip =)
Anonymous said…
The tudung is stunning! May I know where you bought it?
Shahirah Elaiza said…
@Anon, New Zealand =)