The day is coming to an end, it is getting a bit cooler outside, and so the perfect time to go for a LAZZZY stroll through the gardens. It is amazing to see some of the flowers, so beautiful! This one I know, hahaha, but only in a much smaller version though and only as an indoor plant.
I was feeling so LAZZZZY and relaxed, it was the end of a wonderful day, sipping on a nice Singapore Sling at the pool area, the sun in my face. Mmmmm, it can't get any better... and more LAZZZZY, LOL..... than this :-)
So what shall we do this afternoon..... mmm, let me think..... how about some LAZZZZY time at the pool? Yep, that sounds good to me!
There are lots of LAZZZZY chairs at the pool area, which was perfect, and there is a counter where you can pick up free towels. There are several pools, so you can choose. And of course one of them has a pool-bar :-) None of the pools are very deep though, so the real swimmers are better of in the sea.
Everything at the resort is rather expensive. We thought it was similar to Swedish prices, so the same as home, but much much more expensive than anywhere else on Sabah. So a great thing to do is to shop outside the resort and have some snacks waiting for you in the room.
Just imagine this..... sitting LAZZZZZY on the balcony, sipping on a beer and having some delicious keropok to snack..... hahaha, this makes me wish to be there again right now ;-)
Keropok is a crispy snack that I know from Holland, only there we call it kroepoek. I haven't had it for years, so it was great to see it here, and of course eat lots of it :-)
Time to get a nice afternoon snack after all this walking and having fun in the sea. Let's be really LAZZZZZY and order some room service! Thr room service was really perfect. It is not cheap, but than again it was only a little more than the restaurant prices, so not that bad either. And mmmmmm, who can't resist some delicious satay! Together with some bread and salad it was a perfect afternoon snack.
One thing you should never do is leave me alone on a huge empty beach with only a digital camera in my hand. Why? Well, I have one problem..... I am not used to this LAZZZZZY-concept thingy. When I travel I mostly do a lot, and being LAZZZZZY is not one of them. I REALLY tried to be LAZZZZZY at the resort.... but.... but....
Okay I admit it, I couldn't 'just' walk on the beach. While walking I started to 'invent' things to do, and what better to take all kinds of crazy pictures. Hahaha, I won't show all of them, because that would drive you crazy. But I couldn't resist showing you this little 'crab-art' picture. These little creatures aren't LAZZZZZY at all! They made these little works of art all over the beach :-)
The beach is beautiful, a stretch of 6 kilometres with sand, sand and more lovely sand. So what better to do here than to take a long LAZZZZY walk on the beach. It wasn't crowded at all, in fact I was alone on most parts of the beach. Wonderful to have the place to myself, dip my feet in the sea and feel the sand under my feet. Yes, I do love those long walks on the waters edge :-)
This is the perfect place to go for a swim. The beach slopes LAZZZZZILY down into the sea, making it nice and easy for a swim or just to splash around in the water. The sea is crystal clear, the water is lovely and warm, and the bottom is nice and sandy. Just perfect :-)
The hotel is located at the beach, so it is only a LAZZZZZY walk to get there. The sea is beautiful, crystal clear and blue. Together with the beautiful blue sunny sky above is this THE place to be for a couple of hours.
So why am I here? I am on honeymoon! After a wonderful roundtrip on Sabah it was great to have some LAZZZZY days at the Nexus Resort. And... they had a nice surprise for us! When we entered the room this delicious 'congratulations' cake was waiting for us :-)) Yummie! Hahaha, but how did they know I loooooove cake??? LOL ;-)
The room was great, but the best thing for me was the nice little balcony. I just loved hanging LAZZZZZZILY over the railing and enjoying the views..... or, of course, sit on one of the chairs, have a nice drink beside me, have my feet up against the railing and doing nothing besides listening to the sound of the sea, the wind waving thought the trees and the never ending noises of the cicadas. Life can be sooooo good :-))
In the picture you can see the view from the room towards the pool area. And straight in front of me I could see the sea, the beach and part of the hotel garden.
And here is the room. Nice and big, plenty of space, nothing to complain about! In the room there was a little sitting area with a nice LAZZZZY sofa and table, a desk to sit at.... uhhh, make that two desks, LOL, one to write at and another one where you can just look into a big mirror and pretend you look beautiful ;-) There was lots of space to hang up your clothing, a television, mini-fridge, and a nice big modern luxury bathroom. Room service came around twice a day to make sure the room is in tip-top order and if you need, give you more towels.
So while we LAZZZZZILY enjoy our breakfast, let me tell you a bit more about this place.
Nexus Resort Karambunai is a huge 5-star resort located quite isolated along the coast on the Karambunai Peninsula, 30 kilometres northeast of Kota Kinabalu. The Resort is 3,335 acres big, edged on the one side with a 6 kilometre long beach and on the other side with a lagoon. The hotel has everything you can think of and more. For golf enthusiasts the 18 hole championship golf course might be the main attraction. But maybe some of you rather like to relax in the luxurious spa. I would have loved to play a round of golf here, hahaha, but I guess I have to admit that I was just too LAZZZZZY to do that while I was here ;-)
But before we are going to do anything, let me show you where Karambunai is on the map. Karambunai is located on the west side of the State of Sabah (Borneo, Malaysia). Nexus Resort at Karambunai is not that far from the city of Kota Kinabalu; the capital of Sabah. It only takes a LAZZZZY drive of 30 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu to the North East to get to Karambunai.