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Whether you’re based in the city centre who prefers to spend the weekend nearby or someone from the far end of Johor Bahru looking for a bit of a leisurely drive, Pulai Springs Resort is an urban sanctuary and a haven of tranquillity for those simply looking to get out but not go far. With not one, but five swimming pools serving as our private oasis and a sports centre for those who want to lose some flabs, there’s no better place to be stranded or to escape the manic city life!
Mention Pulai Springs Resort for lunch or dinner, and our Whatsapp chat groups will be overwhelmed with enthusiastic response to join our party. Nestling amongst 365 acres of lush foliage and sprawling lawns, the exquisite ancient Royal Malay palace architecture and landscaping create a perfect paradise in waiting for modern-day gods and goddesses. First-time visitors to Pulai Springs Resort are introduced to the lush greenery immediately upon entering, and the ride through to the main resort building certainly gives anyone a good idea of what to expect while inside.
Looking to survive the recent heatwave that is currently baking much of JB and Singapore, we decided to put aside our Macbooks and out with our shades and sunblocks again to enjoy a leisurely swim or simply relax on the sun bed! With the added knowledge that we could also retreat to retail therapy at the Johor Premium Outlets only an approximate 10-minute drive away, life couldn’t have been better, right?
Pulai Springs Resort offers us more than a full peace of mind but connectivity to and fro the outside world. From international theme parks, world-class educational institutions, renowned healthcare and wellness facilities just a stone’s throw away. For international travellers, you will be gladly aware that the resort is closely connected to the world via two major airports (Senai International Airport and Singapore’s Changi Airport), four seaports and a coastal highway, you’re never too far from the excitement and just a little bit closer to discovering the laid back lifestyle you’ve always dreamt of.
SPLASH! There’s nothing a refreshing dip in Pulai Springs Resort can’t sort out. Providing for a cool aquatic escape from the tropical heat, there are four resort pools at the main clubhouse which comprises of a lap pool, a wading pool with a rock island water slide and rock showers, a horizon pool and a baby pool. Another swimming pool is conveniently located on Level 2 of Cinta Ayu All Suites, overlooking the beautiful golf course. With a choice of Studio, Junior Deluxe Suites to 4-Bedroom Suites will be able to fulfill all your whims and needs. Sharing the resort with a group of visiting students from South Korea for their summer vacation further adds some youthful vibes to the overall place and make us feel young all over again!
After a few vigorous laps, we can take the poolside deck chairs that offer a respite, order snack-sized fare or tropical cocktails and enjoy these treats by the pool.
Junior Deluxe Twin
Within the premises of the multiple award-winning Pulai Springs Resort lies Cinta Ayu All Suites. An absolute gem in the crowning glory of the resort, each room features tasteful contemporary Balinese décor, complemented by lush tropical landscapes and koi ponds. With a choice of Studio to 4-Bedroom Suites and Junior Deluxe Suites, each room has its own commanding view.
While we’re here, we decided on checking out their Junior Deluxe Twin located only on level 7. Opened last November, all 20 new rooms are equipped with Netflix for our all-day streaming and viewing pleasure!
🖱️ For reservations, visit：Junior Deluxe Twin
For the highest standards of comfort and plenty of affordable luxury, it’s tough to beat the Studio Suite, with each room offering 40-square meters of spacious comfort, private balcony, ensuite bathroom, complimentary broadband internet access and even a little kitchenette with a mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities.
🖱️ For reservations, visit：Studio Suite
Cinta Ayu 2-Bedroom Suites
Perfectly appointed for travelling with family or friends, the 79-square meters Cinta Ayu 2-Bedroom Suites is a perfect choice offering spacious fully self-contained apartment. The suite comes with partial views of the championship golf course and the magnificent resort clubhouse while offering a wide range of amenities, including separate bedrooms, giving us the privacy and comfort for an enjoyable stay.
🖱️ For reservations, visit：Cinta Ayu 2-Bedroom Suites
Cinta Ayu 4-Bedroom Suites
For the ultimate pleasure and relaxation, look no further than the Cinta Ayu 4-Bedroom Suites. The 193-square meters of space and comfort boasts a gracious layout with a master bedroom and the second room with a king-sized bed and the third and fourth room with two single beds. With 3 bathrooms altogether, this suite is perfect for families travelling with children or a huge party of 8!
🖱️ For reservations, visit：Cinta Ayu 4-Bedroom Suites
Few can match the comprehensiveness of Pulai Springs Resort’s leisure and recreational facilities, with a dedicated Sports Centre offering various sports and recreation facilities, both indoor and outdoor activities as well. From bubble gun, mahjong (rental), carrom, darts, snooker, billiards to the hoverboard and smart wheel, the facilities are open to hotel guests and visitors, with various term memberships also available. Even during our staycation, we don’t have to skip our daily workout routine as the private gym is located on the upper level. Well-equipped with treadmills, elliptical trainers, free weights and more, we can also enjoy an outdoor view of the swimming pools outside.
Interested in becoming a member today and enjoy exclusive privileges? A special promotion is now open for August and September, with daily rates available as well as affordable membership rate starting from RM508 nett for three months. For more details about the Term Memberships and to apply, click http://bit.ly/2VpT7ss, call +607-521 2121 during office hours or WhatsApp the Membership Manager directly at https://watsap.my/0167332863/TERM_MEMBERSHIP
Usage of Sports & Recreations Facilities at the Sports Centre include:
✔ 4 Swimming Pools
✔ Indoor & Outdoor Jacuzzi
✔ In-house Cineplex (movies)
• RM21.20 nett (adult)
• RM10.60 nett (child – 4 to 12 years)
Term Social Memberships available:
✔ Individual Social
✔ Family Social
✔ Corporate Social
3 Months, 6 Months and 365 Days (1 Year) membership are also available!
Just to give you an idea of how well-sought after the facilities are at the Sports Centre, did we mention having some youths from a local club and association, as well as a large group of visiting students from South Korea for company during our stay?
Few hotels can boast of their very own mini “theme park”, and the Teetee Club is easily one of the best around. Excellent for little ones from 1 to 12 years old, this air-conditioned indoor facility houses exciting drop slides, modular play equipment, a game zone and a toddler area, Hotel guests enjoy complimentary access for 15 minutes but be sure to bring your own socks or get a pair at only RM3.20.
Teetee Club Rates：
• Mon to Thu | RM10.60 (30 min) / RM15.90 (60 min)
• Fri-Sun, PH or SH | RM12.90 (30 min) / RM18.20 (60 min)
• Mon to Thu | RM10.60 (30 min) / RM15.90 (60 min)
• Fri-Sun, PH or SH | RM12.90 (30 min) / RM18.20 (60 min)
Kid below 3 years old
• Mon to Thu | RM10.60 (60 min)
• Fri-Sun or PH | RM12.90 (60 min)
Nothing beats a team away-day for raising morale, improving efficiency and building relationships. Designed with a touch of a naturally rustic feel to blend modern practicality and convenience with breathtaking golf course surroundings, Pulai Springs Resort offers excellent outdoor sports and team building activity for students, youth and participants to learn, experience and to appreciate the nature in a fun way never before. Some of us have previously joined in some of their exciting and energetic team building activities, with Disc Golf, Bubble Soccer and Johor’s first FootGolf now our new-found favourite sports.
Starting from RM115 per pax with a minimum of 20 pax required, the all-day team building package includes complimentary tea breaks and free usage of all facilities in the Sports Centre. Buggy (RM47.70 nett) and lockers (RM10.60 nett) are also available for rent separately.
Promotions (July to November):
Enjoy the following perks when you book their Team Building Packages:
✔ FREE tea break
✔ FREE usage of facilities like swimming pool, gym, sauna, indoor & outdoor jacuzzi and changing room
* minimum 20 pax required
For full details, further information and request for quotation:
📞 Call (Resort Number): +607-521 2121
📱 WhatsApp: +6019-755 5454
🖱️ Direct WhatsApp Link: http://www.wasap.my/+60197555454
After a long hard day of “work” and play, the Pulai Spa is our cool reprieve for the rest of our afternoon. Inspired by traditional Balinese healing philosophies, the spa offers some really soothing treatments from top to toe that we don’t even feel like leaving the bed. Arguably, the best part about Pulai Spa packages is that they’re relatively inexpensive and we will be gutted if we ever come to the resort and go without making a stopover here.
🖱️ For enquiry or reservations, simply dial +607-521 2121 or email email@example.com
Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant
Pulai Springs Resort is not all about its accommodation and its facilities, the on-site restaurants also serve an assortment of local and Chinese dishes, meaning we don’t need to venture far if hunger strikes. Awarded the Best Restaurant in Johor Bahru by Tourism Johor (2012) and voted one of the Best Restaurants in Malaysia by Malaysian Tatler for 17 consecutive years (1999-2015), Qing Palace carries an ambience that reflects very vividly, a Chinese imperial setting. The intricately carved wooden doors instantly transported us to an ancient Orient, and we could be forgiven for thinking we have travelled through time for a Chinese imperial cuisine cooked from the imperial kitchens, fit for the emperors and empresses!
Helmed by Master Chef Lim, whose vast culinary experience dated back over 45 years that took him to New York, Singapore and other parts of the country, he has developed a taste for authentic cuisine, while constantly endeavour to bring freshness and interesting concepts to the table, integrating ingredients and cooking techniques from other cultures into his dishes over time. Despite numerous visits, we still count Camphor & Tea Smoked Duck, Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup, Green Curry Sea Bass and Glass Noodle with Prawn in Claypot as his signature offerings, and some of our must-order dishes. If you still have some space for dessert, make sure you try out their Mua Ji (Peanut Ball) or Oni (Yam Pudding) for a sweet ending to your splendid meal.
🖱️ For the full restaurant review, visit：For pure imperial indulgence the “Qing Palace” style @ Pulai Springs Resort
We are also spoilt for choice as Cinta Terrace, located on level 2 of Cinta Ayu All Suites serves a wide variety of local delicacies and international delights, ranging from authentic Malaysian and Western flavours to seasonally themed buffet spreads such as Nyonya Pergi Makan. Besides offering hearty meals throughout the day, Cinta Deli just right the restaurant across also has an array of interesting cocktails and other scrumptious snacks and beverages to make our poolside chill-out sessions even better.
To keep abreast of their latest room and F&B promotions, it certainly pays to follow Pulai Springs Resort Facebook page. Trust us, the hardworking folks from their marketing and sales department never fail to surprise us with their regular flash deals and tantalising offers to keep us on our toes!
Wake up, take a dip, hit the spa, play hard, eat to our hearts’ content, repeat, Pulai Springs Resort really is an all-rounder destination for families, and there’s really no need to travel far for a relaxing weekend rendezvous.
We Johoreans are a lucky lot when it comes staycations, with the option to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to one of the many resorts that have come up, without having to drive out of Johor Bahru. Whether it’s a family get-together or a corporate outing, options are plenty for a fun-packed weekend!
Pulai Springs Resort