An early start on breakfast as we all got up early. We walked everyday for breakfast to get our steps in. Breakfast was served daily at Alba restaurant and it was also open for dinner.
We were met at the entrance by Pop (one of the many servers at the restaurant) and we were escorted to a table inside.
Physical menus are no longer provided but instead can be viewed online. Printed QR codes are placed on every table. Breakfast was provided as a Platinum benefit. If you don’t have Marriott status, then breakfast comes in at a hefty US$55 per person. Food options are plentiful and you get to choose from an ala carte menu and buffet spread.
The Bakery (foreground) and the main hall (background). All buffet food was served by the staff (obvious reasons).
The main hot food buffet had different items served everyday. You could also orders for fresh made items.
The bar area – three alcoholic drinks were also included in the buffet – Mimosa, Champagne and Bloody Mary. Great way to start the day. 🙂
Plethora of breakfast food pics from all the days we were at the resort.
Omelette with lobster, crab and caviar.
Eggs Benny with soft shell crab.
Idli Sambar with three types of chutney.
Bento box with miso soup.
Lunches was mostly room service but we did have pizza at Crust & Craft for one day. The menu was extensive with a wide selection of wood oven pizza plus other food.
Our 2nd room service lunch
Veggie fried rice.
Butternut squash soup.
For 3 nights, we had dinner at the 3 restaurants – Orientale, Cargo and Alba. Akram pre-booked reservations ahead of our arrival but he said it could be changed in case we wanted to.
For our 2nd night, we had dinner at Orientale that served Chinese and Japanese cuisine. There were two kitchens for each cuisine.
Our waiter came by and started the service with the hand washing ritual.
Akram came by to check in on us and was showing Junior videos of manta rays.
Seafood siew mai.
Veggie tempura and chicken karaage.
Japanese Veggie Curry.
Our 4th night would be at Cargo that served Indian cuisine.
Pappadums to start.
Tandoori chicken, Malai broccoli, Spicy Chicken Curry, Lucknow Chicken Biryani.
For dessert, Gajjar Halwa and Saffron Ras Malai.
For our last dinner, we dined at Alba that served an International cuisine.
Filler to start.
Chicken fingers and fries for Junior.
Our server brought out the wrong orders but I took pictures before they took it back.
Chilean sea bass.
What we actually ordered – Mushroom risotto, Maldivian Chicken Curry and Barramundi.
To end the night, warm chocolate melting cake.
On one of the nights, we went to Whale Bar to watch the sunset and have drinks.
Since we were on the resort during Halloween, the staff dropped off a sweet surprise for us.
Part 3 to cover daily activities.