Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cumulus @ Thistle, Port Dickson

Did someone say "Beach bar within a 90-minute drive of KL?" Count us in.

Soak in the seaside serenity at Cumulus, the alfresco lounge of Port Dickson's Thistle resort.

Basic cocktails can be had here. The Singapore Sling's a little too sweet, but we'll take it.

Russian Coffee (RM32++). Vodka, caffeine, cream; could use some Kahlua & Amaretto.

Cumulus takes its inspiration from Ibiza's Cafe del Mar, a lofty ideal to try to live up to.

Still, what matters is the setting; the clean sand & calm sea makes Cumulus a worthwhile stop, with the feel of the ocean breeze, the sound of gentle waves & the sight of the light-blue horizon supplying us with a fleeting but much-needed sense of peace.


Cumulus,
Thistle, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kumang, Si Rusa, Port Dickson.
Tel: 06-648-2828

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22 comments:

  1. nice view, long time no go port dickson liao~

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    1. Mr Lonely: yeah, it's less than two hours from KL, so it's fairly convenient =)

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  2. cocktails by the beach is always good. a big bonus if they are perfect!

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    1. Missyblurkit: heheh, if the cocktails are perfect, i'd happily laze by the beach all the day and just sip them from noon to sunset :D

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  3. I love the open, airy feeling here, Sean. Great views, too!

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, it's a real wide-open space, and the sea seems to stretch out forever :D

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  4. Wowwww!!!! PD has such nice places now. Wasn't much to get excited about when I used to go there in my working trips a long time ago.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i guess it's been getting progressively better in the past two decades, which is a good thing for daytrippers and weekend vacationers! :D

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  5. Always love the beach and the greens for some needed peace and soothing of the soul

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, we definitely need to get away and to revive our spirits from time to time. i like watery sites, so cities and towns with a large, nice river will do for me too =)

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  6. I've only been Port Dickson once and we stayed at Avillion last time. This place seems nice too.

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    1. Ck: oh ya, I guess the top resorts in port dickson are quite satisfactory. Not bad for a weekend getaway! =)

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  7. Wow, nice place for a weekend-escape! breath-taking scenery is always a plus for me :D

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    1. Ken: true, a sight for sore eyes! Seasides bring back fond memories for me, as I grew up in malacca not too far from the beaches =)

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  8. Cumulus inc happens to be my favourite restaurant in Melb. Did a double take with this title. Looks like a lovely place!

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    1. Kelly: ooo, coincidentally Cumulus was one of the restaurants in melbourne I visited earlier this year. Enjoyed the food and the vibe there too =)

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  9. The photos are absolutely stunning!

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  10. I like the ambiance here... Can enjoy the nice and windy beach while having a drink there :-)

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    1. Melissa: I like your description. Makes me wanna head to the beach now! :D

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  11. this is really interesting provided the traffic to PD is not bad.

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    1. Eiling: ya, it can be bad coming back to kl on sunday evenings, heh :D

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