Sutera Harbour Staycation

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Sutera Harbour

Nestled between the shores of the South China Sea, fronting the tropical islands and the majestic Mount Kinabalu, is the grand expanse of Sutera Harbour Resort. The 384-acre resort provides a spectacular array of activities from its luxurious five-star hotels, championship golf course, marina and recreational facilities.
There are two hotels, The Pacific Sutera Hotel (500 rooms) & The Magellan Sutera Resort (456 rooms) at Sutera Harbour, catering to all types of travelers, be it business travelers, families, honeymooners or groups of friends, offering a total of 956 guest rooms and suites of luxurious

PACIFIC DELUXE SEA VIEW ROOM

Our stay at Pacific Sutera Deluxe sea view room. The room offers sweeping views of the South China Sea, Manukan Island and the other islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

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All rooms at Pacific Sutera fitted with a bathtub. There are two bathrooms within the room, one with shower and one with a relaxing bathtub. Love these folding windows which allow you to watch TV from the bathtub

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The room offers sweeping views of the South China Sea, Manukan Island and the other islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

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Breeze Beach Club

With its spectacular sea view, Breeze Beach club is one of the best top places in Kota Kinabalu for sunset view.

Happy hour from 7pm to 9pm daily (50% off selected beverages)

Breeze Weekend Fiesta is on every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6pm onwards  succulent grilled offerings such as beef, chicken, lamb, and sausages barbecued over hot charcoal, cut and served at your table PLUS fresh seafood starters and refreshing garden salad as well as live fire-eating show.

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Sutera harbour

cocktail, mocktail and sunset view. The perfect combination for sunset hours while enjoying the  sound of the bristling waves and breeze.

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Dinner at Cafe Boleh, Pacific Sutera

After a relaxing time at the Breeze beach club, we are getting hungry and move to Cafe Boleh for dinner. Cafe Boleh serves a wide selection of Western and Malaysian dishes a la carte

Executive Chef of Pacific Sutera, Chef Chandran recommend us laksa and oxtail assam pedas. The laksa broth is flavourful, with dried shrimp, shrimp paste or “sauce,” for added depth

 

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Oxtail Assam Pedas serve with bun. surprisingly, the Oxtail assam pedas goes well with buns. Thanks to the Chef recommendation, we had comfort food even when we are at a 5 star Resort.

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Sutera harbour

Pacific Sutera Lobby Lounge

After a bath and relaxing bath, we spend some time at the lobby lounge enjoying the live performance by the local band. A great way to end out the first night at Sutera Harbour.

Live Band Performing Time :8:30pm to 12:30am (Tue / Thu/ Sun), 8:30pm to 1:00am (Fri / Sat / Eve of Public Holiday)

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Day 2

Woke up early the next morning and appreciate this beautiful view from the room.

 

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Breakfast at Cafe Boleh

Breakfast is at Cafe Boleh. The buffet selection is good offering Malaysian to Korean foods as the hotel cater to guest from all around the world. The buffet Buffet Breakfast us from  6.00am – 10.30am. You can sit indoor or outdoor at Cafe Boleh.

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Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

At the heart of Sutera Harbour Resort lies Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club offering an extensive range of recreational facilities and marina services for club members and hotel guests.

 

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We were quite surprised to find a bowling center at the Marina Club. We had the whole bowling alley to ourselves!

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Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club

At Sutera Harbour Golf Club, you’ll find among others a driving range, putting area a restaurant and meeting rooms

 

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Located on Sutera Harbour property is 27-hole Graham Marsh designed championship golf course.

The Bermuda grass layout is located right next to the two hotels and marina. The 27 holes (Lake Course, Garden Course, and Heritage Course) can be played in any 9-hole combination. Featuring strategic bunkering, superb landscaping, and numerous waterways, the course is a challenge for amateurs and professionals alike.

The golf course offers a wonderful view of the Kota Kinabalu city backdrop from the horizon across the fairway, the Heritage Course is a peaceful and secluded course with many fine holes.

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Sutera harbour

Coconut trees, greens and sea view.

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Sutera harbour

Cheers with a bottle of Beringer.

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Lunch at Al Fresco, Magellan Sutera

After spending some time at the golf course, we proceed to Al Fresco at Magellan Sutera for lunch. Al Fresco located  by the side of a beautifully landscaped sea-view pool. Great place to  enjoys outdoor dining with spectacular scenery and a relaxing atmosphere.

 

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Pasta, seafood dishes and wood-fired pizzas are on the menu. Al Fresco is one of the best place for scenic views in Kota Kinabalu. Guest can do cross signing at Sutera Harbour property, which mean guest can visit any restaurants around the property and sign the bills.

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Sutera harbour

Mandara Spa at the Magellan Sutera Resort

There are 2 spas  in each of Sutera’s Hotel. Chavana Spa at Pacific Sutera and Mandara Spa at Magellan Sutera. We spend out afternoon relaxing at Mandara Spa.

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Mandara Spa  features six double deluxe suites; each with private steam room, bath and relaxation area and six single treatment rooms, each with ensuite private shower and changing area.

The spa menu offers each guest a unique spa experience, featuring Elemis Spa-therapy, the award-winning brand from the UK, traditional Asian favorites and Mandara Spa’s signature treatments. Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial, Mandara Massage, the Ultimate Indulgence Spa Package and the first Oxygen Therapy Massage in Sabah, are just a few of the treatments offered at this urban oasis.

 

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Sutera harbour

Diamond prosecco sparkling wine while dipping in the bath.

 

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Sutera harbour

Sunset hours at Al Fresco

With its lovely location by the sea (more like a promenade rather than beach). Al Fresco offers great location for sunset view. The view is fantastic and the casual breeze keeps us comfortable.

 

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Dinner at Spice Island, Marina Club

Spice Island, one of the Resort’s signature and award-winning restaurants, offers a unique fusion of traditional Malay and Indian dishes.

The restaurant has hosted royalties and dignitaries, designed to replicate ethnic Malay houses and lavishly decorated with traditional artifacts. Open only for dinners, it is advisable to make an advanced reservation as the restaurant is popular among Club members, their guests and hotel guests.

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Duduk Makan Bersila at Spice Island.  The meal is traditionally laid on the floor where the guest will be invited to sit on a square piece of cloth call “Saprah”. Typically men will bersila (sit with leg cross) while the ladies will sit “bersimpuh” (folding both legs to one side. Interesting to learn and eat

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Our dishes for the night, Murgh Makhani, Free range chicken cooked with tomatoes, cashew nuts, and creamy fenugreek sauce. Dahi Bhindi, okra cooked in rich and creamy gravy flavored with milk spices and fragrant herbs. Meen Kuzhambu, southern India authentic fish curry cooked with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper and fresh coconut milk. Murgh Kathi Roll, grilled chicken though minced with green capsicums, tomatoes, chopped chilies, coriander leaves and cheese wrapped in Prata Bread. Nasi Ulam Pantai Timur, East Malaysian authentic rice salad tossed with local wild herbs

Is its sound like lots of taste, it is as this is one of the most flavourful and delicious Malay Indian food we had.

For dessert, we had Bubur cha cha nangka madu, stew of sweet potatoes with pearl sago pudding and honey jackfruit in coconut milk

 

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Wonderful atmosphere at Spice Island.

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Sutera harbour

My favorite of the day, Kambing Bertutup, creamy mutton soup covered with garlic naan.

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Thanks to Chef Hasmawi Yusoof , Specialty Chef of Spice Island for the wonderful creation

 

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3rd Day, breakfast on the bed

We decide to spend more time in the room and order breakfast delivered to our room.

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Breakfast with great views of the South China Sea, Manukan Island and the other islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

 

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Cruise on Puteri Sutera 

 As the weather is great, we arrange a cruise on Puteri Sutera. Experience the natural splendor of Kota Kinabalu aboard Puteri Sutera.

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Sutera harbour

Puteri Sutera is suited for discerning couples, top-level incentive groups, and luxurious family outings. We have to remove our shoes before boarding Puteri Sutera as no footwear is allowed on board.

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The 3 island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Manukan Island, Sulug Island and Mamutik Island. Great view of the sea.

 

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Sutera harbour

Enjoying the breeze while appreciating the beauty of Kota Kinabalu view on the board of Puteri Sutera.

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Sutera harbour

The Puteri Sutera is available for term, full day, half day or hourly charter with a selection of menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and an open bar. visit http://blog.suteraharbour.com/puteri-sutera-sunset-cruise/ for more information.

Lunch at Silk Garden

After an adventurous and unforgettable experience on Puteri Sutera. We head back to Pacific Sutera for lunch at Silk Garden. Silk Garden was featured in Malaysia Tatler’s Best Restaurants list of 2009.

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Colorful and wonderful foods for lunch. Silk Garden also serve halal dim sum

 

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Singapore sling at Al Fresco before dinner at Ferdinands

 

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Romantic dinner at Ferdinand’s

Listed as one of Malaysia’s best restaurants by Malaysia Tatler, Ferdinand’s is a world class Italian restaurant offering the most exquisite fine-dining experience served with style, charm and attention to detail. What a great place to end our stay at Sutera Harbour.

The setting is gorgeous, with a wonderful sea view from the restaurants.

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Great selection of wines at Fesdinand’s

 

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Sutera harbour

The foods look good and taste good too. I didn’t remember the name of the dishes but thanks to the recommendation by Chef Daniele Rossetto.

 

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Sutera harbour

We love every minute of our stay at Sutera Harbour and its eye opener experience to discover the great variety of dining option and offerings on the property. The staffs are attentive and courteous. There are so much to do and eat at Sutera Harbour and we will be back for more.

Check out the list of rooms, activities, and dining options at http://www.suteraharbour.com

 

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Joanne Lee

Chief Eater Extraordinaire of Sabaheats
I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!

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