Everything was booked and paid for through a Travel Agency a month and half before, to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. I paid $258 for the honeymoon package exc. misc ferry taxes. ( Was a little confused about this bit because it included the return ferry tickets, seaport tax so what else was there?) So armed with our passports, luggage and travel documents we made our way to Harbourfront.
Boarding Passes And Ferry Services
We had to proceed to the 3rd floor at Harbour Front, I believe it was unit 03-25 to exchange our voucher for Boarding Passes. But before we could get them we had to pay $40 (i.e. 20 each) for some other taxes, fuel? terminal? Anyhow the counter staff was pleasant enough, and issued us the card-based boarding passes together with electronically filled immigration cards. We were also informed that we would have to book the return either at the Ferry Terminal or through the Hotel. We could take any of the ferries based on their individual schedules from any of the various ferry terminals though we would have to make our own arrangements to get there. The ferry terminal stop for where we were staying was called ‘Waterfront’
Only after leaving the counter and having gone through customs on level 2 thereby proceeding to the departure hall did I realise our boarding passes showed the name of Ferry and the destination as Sekupang Terminal. ( What!? didn’t the lady mention ‘Waterfront’ earlier?) Well we finally got on board the ferry at approx 1205hrs.
Then at approximately 1245hrs we arrived at Sekupang with almost everyone else alighting, then I heard an indonesian guy at the dock shouting something like Harris Resort next stop. Lucky for us, I recalled reading about a similar situation the day before in a forum where a lady mentioned the same thing happened to a Japanese couple sitting beside her and her family. She stayed on the ferry while the Japanese couple got off at Sekupang and ended taking a cab on their own to ‘Waterfront’. She knew this because they stayed at the same resort. Well the Ferry did end up at ‘Waterfront’ at approximately 1315hrs. ( or 1215hrs Ind)
Shuttle To The Hotel And Hotel Services
There was a shuttle bus waiting for us at the Ferry Terminal which took just five minutes to reach the resort we were staying at. We were provided a welcome drink while we waited to check in. I enquired if the Cabana Room was available as a free upgrade and it was! So we happily made our way to our room. We had to forgo our voucher for the free shuttle to Nagoya Mall as we had booked our 1hr massages followed by 30mins Aromatherapy soak at 1700hrs which didn’t leave us time for shopping. So we had lunch first and used our free bowling voucher instead.
I’ll let some of the pictures I took, do the rest of the talking but I regret not bringing my camera along for our Candlelight dinner which was fabulous. (The desert at the end was to die for!) However I will type out what we had for dinner below.
Overall our stay was GREAT and I must say that the service provided by Harry’s Resort was fantastic. Almost every single one of the staff be it the cleaning crew, service staff, security etc. in fact I am almost certain that all of them were always smiling and ready to greet you or to be of service. Their resort will make a great place for a family retreat, i.e. fun activities for the kids, relaxation for adults and SUPER Delicious food all round.
Oh and by the way, we were given two pairs of Footprint slippers and a pair of Bandanas complimentary.
Entrance To Our Cabana Room On The Left
Our Kingsize Bed with flowers
Praline Chocolates and a Fruit platter on the desk awaits
MiniBar and Electric kettle and Hot Drink Area
Closet Area - Open Concept
Bath & Beyond Area
Television & Lounge Sofa
Our Verandah With A View
View Of The Beach From Our Verandah
The Inside Seating Area Of The Cafe Where we had lunch
Traditional Pizza Oven With Hanging Salami!
Wood Fire To Cook Our Calzone Pizza
Best Tasting Pizza Ever!
Char Grilled Sea Bass With Herbs And Veggies...Yum!
Then It was off to burn off some calories
Me And My Bandana!
Bicycles and Tricycles For Hire
Relaxing By The Pool
Dugong Drying Out In The Sun
Doesn't this make a great ad for a relaxing Holiday?
Ahhh This is the Life!
See Ya Next Trip....zzzz
Our Candlelight Dinner Menu
Must mention that the ‘candle light’ was actually a tealight in an old fashioned lamp. ( Thought it looked cool) Great too when there were 2 minutes blackouts 3 times in a row *grins*
The main course is one we chose from a list of three choices……first off we had…..
SELECTION OF FRESH BREAD
Home made fresh bread served with butter
Symphony of Greens and Mango Salad served with grilled tuna flakes and adventure dressing.
Creamy seafood soup served with garlic bread
Grilled beef fillet & Jumbo prawn served with shallot reduction sauce, buttered vegetables and potatoes.
A platter of warm pudding and marinated pear served with blueberry and vanilla sauce
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