Affordable no frills
Palma Beach Resort is a no-frills offering just off the main thoroughfare and a stone’s throw from Nipah Beach.
The intimate grounds and stucco white buildings are impressive-looking but they border on spooky at night as the walkways are poorly lit. On a good day a friendly, smiling front man will present himself; otherwise the non-smiling 2IC will be there to extend the warmth of an ice cube. Nonetheless, location and reasonable rates make Palma a decent pick for budget travellers. With 27 clean and basic rooms available, there is a choice of upstairs or downstairs and although furnishings have seen better days, air-con, hot-water shower and private veranda makes up for it. Their large open-air reception area offers a hot and cold-water dispenser, a few tables and chairs and free WiFi. Discounted rates may be negotiable for longer stays.
Address: Lot 4455 Teluk Nipah
T: (05) 685 3696; (012) 501 7109 ; F: (05) 685 4431
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'46.08" E, 4º13'55.44" N
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Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||140 ringgit||180 ringgit|
A short contract job in a (Singapore) hospital initially landed Vanessa in Southeast Asia, where she decided to take a break from her medical career for more creative endeavours. She is presently basing herself in Langkawi, Malaysia from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and other destinations on her bucket list.
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