KUANTAN: Visitors to Bukit Gambang Resort City near here can now opt for a new choice of accommodation to enjoy a fun-filled holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life.
Called the Everia Villas Resort, it is a colourful and iconic boutique resort with themed villas designed within a conducive jungle environment.
There are three types of villas available — Amsterdam, San Francisco and Venice — surrounded by hilly natural landscape in the resort city, famed for its Safari and Water Parks.
Its assistant operations manager Isma Halimi Ismail said construction of the premier resort took about two years and is now open for booking.
Isma said the rate for a night’s stay ranged from RM688 for a three-bedroom unit to RM888 for a four-bedroom unit.
“It is inclusive of breakfast and entrance tickets for six and eight persons respectively, to both theme parks.
“The promotion is valid until the end of September. But we will consider an extension since the response is pretty encouraging so far,” he said in an interview.
Isma said all 46 units of the San Francisco-themed villas were now fully operational.
He said the three-storey, four-bedroom units of the Amsterdam villas were also open for booking.
“The balance units will be up and running in stages by year end.
“We expect the Venice-themed villas to be the bestseller due to its scenic view of a canal,” he said, adding that in total, there are 126 units in the new resort, offering more space and privacy for guests.
Other facilities include a club house with gymnasium and badminton court, as well as shuttle service within the resort city.
Isma said they were also in the midst of completing a swimming pool and a restaurant but that arrangements could be made for a private barbecue or even steamboat dining within the rented units.
Meanwhile, its marketing and communications manager Karen Tan said many activities had been lined up from now until the year end, including a chance to view the playful four-month-old white lion cub.
Tan said one of the main events that was coming up was a fishing competition on Sept 16 with its partner Mat Kilau Fishing Team.
“The first prize is RM25,000 while the other 59 winners will be rewarded with different amount of cash.
“There is also a lucky draw segment with 20 hampers up for grabs,” she said, adding that some 1.5 tonnes of keli fish would be released into the canal for the competition.
Tan said they also added several new facilities such as a Cowboy Town and food and beverage outlets in both parks to meet the expectations of the people.
“We aim to live up to our tagline ‘Leisure at its Best!’,” she said.
Visitors can enjoy a host of performances such as Wonderful Birds, Multi Animals, Tarsan Adventure, African Yabara Fire and Predator no-human contact shows daily.
Those yearning for a fine dining experience can check out the Simba Hill Gourmet to enjoy a wholesome meal while watching African white lions roaming freely within a see-through enclosure.
The eatery was awarded the Gold Award Theme Restaurant by Malaysia Tourism Council last year.
Other activities at the resort include a tram drive-through across the largest wild savannah, animal feeding and safari adventure ATV ride.
The resort won several awards including Best Safari Park, Most Unique MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Venue in Asia, Best Outdoor Theme Park, Best Large Water Park in Malaysia (2011) and Largest Pillarless Ballroom in Malaysia by the Malaysia Book of Records.
For more information, call 09-548 8000 or visit its website at www.bgrc.com.my