The Birth of The Aryani
Terengganu, land of lonely white beaches with Off-shore marine parks and islands. It is also blessed with rich Malay culture and heritage. A place when nature and culture merge in enchanting coastal village. All these inspired the Birth of ' The Aryani ' , a Sanskrit word meaning 'origin'.
Located on the quiet sandy beach of Terengganu facing the Redang National Marine Park is The Aryani Resort. With just 25 villa units to ensure exclusively and privacy, The Aryani Resort is a cultural retreat offering the finest collection of authentic Malay Culture and artifacts. The owner, an architect and conservationist, wants The Aryani Resort to be a total cultural experience. The state of Terengganu, which has one of the longest coastlines in Malaysia, has been widely regarded as the cradle of Malay civilization in Malaysia. Its rich heritage of hand woven gold thread 'Songket', brassware, fine-wood carving, and batik are amongst the local handicrafts used throughout The Aryani.
|Heritage Suite cost about RM1,055 nett|
The Aryani layout is based on the classical concept of the Malay settlement. The main buildings, where visitors arrive at represents the Sultan's 'Istana' (Palace) or 'Kota' (Fortress). Amongst the unique features of The Aryani Resort is the hundred - year- old timber 'Heritage Suite' which has been dismantled and rebuilt on the resort site. The 'Heritage Suite' is part of the original timber Palaces Complex of Royal households from the previous Century. It offers guests the unique experience of living in an ancient Malay Timber Palace.
|Modern Suite RM808.00 nett|
|Modern Suite Bathtub|
|Outdoor Sunken Bathtub|
All villa units have their own private garden and getaway with an outdoor sunken bathtub in an intimate garden setting. The Heritage and modern Suites feature both outdoor and indoor baths giving guests the choice of enjoying both luxuries.
|The Serai Restaurant|
|Pulau Beach Club Restaurant|
For guests to sample the delights of local cuisines, The Aryani Resort offers three food outlets ;
- The Serai ~ open air restaurant, more casual and informal
- The Hikayat ~ Fine dining that is fully air-conditioned and offers an intimate ambience for those wanting more privacy
- Pulau Beach Club ~ is a much laid back and rustic open pavilion right on the beach.
The Centre Courtyard resembling an ancient village square holds the swimming pool with the three elevated pavilions built around it. These pavilions are used by the traditional 'Gamelan' musicians in the evenings for their performances. The Central Courtyard is the recreational and traditional performances area popularly used by guests. In the evening, the Centre Courtyard comes alive with the tantalizing music of the classical 'Gamelan' Orchestra.
Just off the beach of The Aryani are the various islands of the National Marine Park offering crystal clear diving waters and rich coral communities. A shot boat ride away is one of the finest Marine Parks of Peninsular Malaysia.
The Heritage Spa open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Offers traditional treatment for hair and body including traditional massage upon appointment at Aryani Front Desk.
p/s : to be continued for more pics and story till then stay with me :-)