Just 90 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson (PD) is the closest that a beach-lover can get to luxurious seaside living in the area. The scenic coastline is popular with locals and expats alike, making for a lovely break from the madness of the capital city. Tired city-goers can make this a day trip or a relaxing week away, but, unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to get there without your own vehicle. This factor, though, makes it ideal for those who wish to escape the crowds and feel the relaxed isolation that comes with green forested jungles and aquamarine sea.
Where to Stay
Hotels in Port Dickson offer holiday-goers the opportunity to relax by the sea and feast on locally-caught seafood with a cocktail in hand. There are a variety of family-friendly establishments, as well as places that can easily accommodate large groups. PD hotels range from basic and affordable rooms to water chalets and luxury resorts. These venues also house a multitude of eateries, featuring cuisines from every corner of the globe. With over 30 choices for accommodation, there is certainly something for every taste and budget in this small seaside paradise.
What to Do
Although the town itself is fairly uninspiring, there are a few things to do in the area. An army museum, 3D and upside-down art museums, and Wan Loong Chinese Temple are the most highly-rated, and there is also a petting farm for families with children or animal-lovers. Golfers can enjoy a few courses in the area, too. For those with a more adventurous spirit, sea sports and activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, speedboating, and jetskiing, are scattered along the beach while a go-karting track is not far away. Equipment is provided and you need only bring yourself. Of course, going for a walk through the local wilderness and along the beach is the best ways to enjoy the natural scenery that makes Port Dickson unique.