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Mangala Resort and Spa – Vana Villa, Jala Villa, Sara Villa – photos and price

I’ve just checked into The Mangala Resort and Spa yesterday for a few nights’ of repose and fun.
And so far, it is turning out to be a few nights of fun indeed.

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The Mangala Resort and Spa in Pahang is a mere 2.5 hours drive via the Karak highway.
The resort started welcoming guests from Jan 2016 and Tripadvisor reviews since then has been impressively positive. It it worthwhile to note that the resort has garnered consistent 5 stars ratings from the majority of its guests.

A few hours in and a hearty lunch later, the reason become apparent.

Service has been exemplary from arrival, as it should be.
The charming villas from each category are built with different classes of guests in mind, thus though Mangala Resort and Spa is a low density resort (only 31 villas over 60 acres) each of its villas possessed unique features and charms, so much so that many return visits are possible, for each villa will welcome you into its space and leave you charmed in its own ways.

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Due to the interest generated from my social sites, I’m updating the images from the different categories of villas available here at Mangala Resort and Spa even before my stay has even ended.

These are real life images and prices shared are valid as of (27th April 2016) and for non-peak seasons.

As pictured above from Mangala Resort site, there are the Jala Villa (most standard category, sits over the lake), Vana Villa (the forest villas) and the Sara Cottages (the wetlands villas that sits over the lake).
For the suites category, there is one Vana Suite and one Jala Suite.

A total of 16 Vana Villas are available for bookings, but there are only ONE that offers both a gazebo and pool (which is mine, as pictured below) and THREE (3) that offers a private pool, but without a gazebo.

Prices:
Vana Villa standard – no pool : RM740 nett.
Vana Villa standard – with pool : RM890 nett.
Vana Villa with pool and gazebo (the one that I’m staying in): RM990 nett.

Vana Suite – with pool, 2 different villas and a separate living area: RM1240 nett.

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And thus let me begin with my Vana Villa, the sole Vana Villa with a pool and gazebo at RM990/night for 2 pax.
Do note that this is merely a pictorial posting and I’ll be describing in detail of my villa once I’ve checked out.
A video will be shared too once it is ready.

Vana Villa:

With pool and gazebo.

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Vana Villa with Pool:

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Vana Suite:

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The separated living area.

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The room villa on either side of it, and thus both “bedrooms” shares the pool.

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BELOW: 2 rooms – one twin bed, another a double.

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Next we move on to the Jala Villas.

Jala Villa:

Standard.

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Jala Suite:

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Jala Suite Living Room.

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The verandah.

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Jala Suite King Room.

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The Master Room adjoining bathroom.

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Jala Suite Twin Room.

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The Twin Room adjoining bathroom.

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The view.

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Jala Suite pantry.

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Bedroom.

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The verandah.

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Sara Cottage view – the wetlands.

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The bathroom.

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Like what you see?
Well, my stay has been excellent so far.

To keep expectations in check, do note the below (as of April 2016):
1. The F & B selection is limited for now. Breakfast is a semi buffet and hot food is ala-carte. The Lakeside Restaurant is open throughout the day and there is room service available as well.
2. There are construction on-going throughout the resort, but none that will directly affect your stay.
3. Recreation activities are limited.
Personally for me it is not a problem as I have a private pool in my villa and there is a gorgeous public infinity pool as well as a gym.
You can request for bikes (complimentary) to ride around the resort too.
4. The Mangala Spa is operational already and I’ll be updating about my spa experience after today.
5. WIFI works throughout the resort but signal can be weak at some areas.

That’s about it for now. In the future you can expect horse riding, a bigger gym and curated wellness retreats as wellness as more children/family oriented play areas.

For more information, please surf over to –> http://mangalaresortandspa.com/
MANGALA RESORT & SPA,
Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Kuantan,
Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.
Tel +609 505 7788
Fax +609 505 7799

Find it on Google Map.