As we taken up the 3D2N snorkeling package with 2 lunchs, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinner inclusive, all meals were served in buffet style.
My wife is a vegetarian, we not deliberately requested if the kitchen could serve vegetarian food. The meal after the 1st lunch, she were served with a special set of vegetarian meal, special cooked for her. I must appraised the chef and dining hall staffs for the invaluable services. Every meals served were in special dishes without repeat, each meal, a table was setup purposely for this special guest.
I strongly recommended, those who are vegetarian, no harm to make a request.
Our meals are all inclusive in our resort packages!
The dinning hall is on the first floor of the main building. I really enjoy all the meals in this dinning hall. They have varieties of food from Western to Asian, or Southeast Asian foods mainly local Terengganu or Malaysian cuisines like satay, fried squid or calamary, fried koey teow, rendang chicken and etc. They have a salad bar, and few cook counters that serve sandwiches, different type of spaghetti or pasta, roti canai, eggs, steaks, and etc. Due to large Chinese crowd, they also serve Chinese chicken congee and noodle during breakfast. They have fruits, cakes, and jello as desserts. Anyway, it is a five star hotel buffets like most stars hotel in KL.
Other than the food, the views are amazing as the dinning hall is facing the ocean and the blue sky. Most of the seats can see the views as they have large open windows.
*Make sure to bring your meal vouchers in order to enter the dinning hall. And if you come early, you will most likely to get a table with good views. Your table will be assigned upon you enter the dinning hall.
Food is very nice, not the same food every day. Eat all you can eat because the food they serves are a lot and fresh. Don't miss the BBQ dinner, the seafood was awesome!!
Favorite Dish: Seafood is my favourite dish and also potato. They served potato with different cooking style everyday and it really suits me.
My 3D2Ns Free & Easy package came with 2 American breakfasts and 2 buffet dinners included. All meals were served from the in-house Palms Restaurant.
There are 2 sections of dining. The al-fresco, with tables in the restaurant bar as well as tables in air-conned comfort. Much of the cooking were done at the al fresco section (for items such as grilled seafood and roti canai) so the area may get a tad smoky and oily. However, as compensation, you get to hear the band playing.
Service was quick and prompt and a table was made available quickly every time. Staff never failed to top up cold water.
Choice of food was rather generous. There were quite a number of sections to choose from: salad & soup, cold cuts, rice/noodle/pasta & local dishes, desserts, coffee & tea and the aforementioned outdoor cooking.
There is a Japanese teppanyaki section for dinner that is not part of the buffet offering. But in the morning, this section doubles up as an omelette station.
Ambience was quite alright; the restaurant opting for warm lights in the evening and natural light in the morning. Wicket chairs were used. The restaurant is next to the swimming pool so folks seating next to the windows will get some shimmering reflections as well as a clear view of the bay in the morning.
Favorite Dish: For reviews of food offered, see The Food Of Berjaya Beach Resort.
DISCLAIMER: I did not try the food here.
This is the other restaurant in the village and closer to Berjaya Beach Resort. They also have a small grocery section selling snacks and beverages.
The souvenir shop here is better equipped and more organised.
There are about 3 snack stalls here. One of the stalls sell burgers, done local style.
Again, business here does not look too healthy due to Berjaya Beach Resort's practice of tying up meals and sea activities into their packages these days.
If you do venture out of Berjaya Beach Resort, there is actually a village right outside and there are 2 restaurants here where you can grab some groceries or souvenirs for cheaper and maybe a light meal/snack or 2.
I had a light meal at this restaurant. Had a plate of fried Bihun (fried rice vermicelli) with local coffee, as well as a local snack of fried fish cake (Keropok Lekor Goreng). My mate went for the same combo except that he decided to wash it all down with a cold dessert called "ABC", otherwise known as Ice Kacang back home.
The standard of the meal was uneven. While the fried Bihun was good (chomped on pieces of good old chewy kampong chicken! My mate was worried about the Avian Flu outbreak!), our coffees arrived with different colours and different sweetness! The restaurant also has a snack stall selling fried snacks and cold desserts, as well as a small grocery section.
There is also a pitiful souvenir shop, and I spied signs advertising rooms availability and sea adventure tours. However, with Berjaya Beach Resort craftily including meals and sea activities into their free-&-easy packages, the resort has managed to wrangle back lost businesses from these competitors.
Favorite Dish: Nothing too fanciful. A simple meal at simple local (ie, unbloated) fare.
most meals are provided at whichever resort one is staying. at redang bay resort, the lunch and dinner consisted of 4 dishes(chinese/malay) and 1 soup. the fare was generally quite to our liking and if you like fish, you're bound to be happy because they served a few different types of fish throughout the meals. breakfast was nasi lemak(malay dish) not too bad quite tasty, together with alternatives like bread, buns, and hot coffee, tea or milo to wash them all down! the orange juice is also quite refreshing but a little too sweet :P all in all i don't really have anything to complain about the food i had....as the saying goes....when you're hungry anything's good!
The meals are served in local buffet style with rice and dishes such as chicken, fish, vegetables and etc. They also have BBQ and steamboat dinner during the weekends.
The dining area used to be located beside the sea and built on top of rocks, made up of wooden planks with a choice of outdoor or indoor dining.
Favorite Dish: It has to be their BBQ chicken wings! It's tasty!
Buffet style, you're sure to be able to eat to your heart's content ;)
Food's not bad, considering that it is included in your package and you don't have to pay extra if you eat at the scheduled mealtimes.
it's very different from my usual trips.
for redang bay, ur names will be on this cardboard so when u wanna have ur meals , u just walk to where ur name is.
the meals were ala carte except for our 2nd night which was BBQ buffet.
the meals usually is 1 meat , soup , veg. rice is free flow. breakfast is simple with fried mee hoon.
We decided to go a la carte at the hotel because we thought, hey at least we get to choose what to eat. Turns out that we had buffet anyway three out of the four nights we were there!
I heard that the food at most places on Redang was terrible, and so was pleasantly surprised to find a really good variety of stuff on offer at the Matahari.
I'd suggest booking full-board and then if you're really bored, you can order a la carte once in a while.
On Saturday nights they have a grand barbecue buffet which was great!
A note - you have to go barefoot in the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Always, always order the lime juice and or ice lemon tea. It's yummy.
Also we had the satay almost everyday.
basically, most resorts in redang includes food as part of the package.. and most of the time it'll be four meals a day with free flow of snacks like biscuits and toast as well as beverages thorughout the day.. although this may get a bit monotonous if you're staying there for many days but it'll save you the hassle of going around looking for food, which isn't an easy task as most resorts only cater for their own guests..
Favorite Dish: bbq seafood.. seafood fresh from the sea and hot from the grill.. what more can i say.. yummy! :)