Port Dickson is a charming coastal town that has everything from nature-based zoos and aquariums to historical monuments and lighthouses. There are plenty of things to do in Port Dickson. They also have many choices of hotels and resorts for you and your family to spend your holidays. Port Dickson, or fondly known as PD, is the pride of Negeri Sembilan region in Malaysia. It may not be on your radar, but it should be! Below I have outlined fun Port Dickson Attractions.
Things to do in Port Dickson
Port Dickson Attractions
Located along the coast, Port Dickson is only about an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Port Dickson has everything from three-star resorts to over the water chalets at good prices. It is an easy place for you to relax and unwind for a long weekend away from Kuala Lumpur or to go for a week on vacation! It is also very easy to book Port Dickson hotels on Travelocity.
Port Dickson is a lovely town with beautiful beaches. The sun is usually shining and it is a great place to swim or layout to tan, as well. It lies in the perfect location where it links the Indian and the Pacific Ocean in the Straits of Malacca. According to Wikipedia, it is also the shortest sea route between three of the world’s most populous countries – India, China, and Indonesia.
Fun Things To Do in Port Dickson
Once you get here, after you relax in your bungalow, here is what you can do:
Wan Loong Chinese Temple
Wan Loong is a peaceful and colorful temple on the main road in Port Dickson. It is very nice and worth a trip, as admission is free. They also have a garden and a small pond where they have many turtles. Turtles are thought to bring good luck when you rub their shell to get a good fortune.
Alive 3D Art Gallery
This art gallery has 50 3D art murals that allow for you to be a part of the action. It is a fun visit with over 3 floors of artwork. It is located in Lukut, which is North of the Port Dickson area and a fun Port Dickson Attraction.
This museum has lots of different types of army vehicles, weapons, a steam engine, a few aircraft carriers, and even a helicopter! It is divided into different sections, a Portuguese section, a British and a Japanese occupation section. They also have a short underground tunnel. The museum is mostly outside, so it can be hot. Also, it is a no-fee museum.
The cape was an area where a famous battle occurred in 1606 between the Dutch and the Portuguese armies. Primarily people visit it for its historical significance and during a visit you will see a forest and lighthouse. It is close to the Blue Lagoon or Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse. Built in the 16th century, this lighthouse was used to guide sailing vessels to Melaka. Cape Rachado is also the stopover for various species of migratory birds.
Visit the Many Beaches of Port Dickson
One of the most popular things to do is to visit the beaches while you are here. They are low level or shallow water beaches that have very little surf and allow for easy entry. Pantai Cahaya Negeri is considered the most beautiful beach in Port Dickson.
Go to the Ostrich Farm Port Dickson
Another fun attraction is the Ostrich Farm Port Dickson, where there are plenty of ostrich’s hanging out, but even more than that there was practically a zoo there. With everything from horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits chickens, turkeys, and peacocks, there is plenty to look at and pet. Most animals could be fed.
You can even have the kids ride an ostrich, as well as horses, for those kids who are too big to ride an ostrich.
Kota Lukut Museum & Fort
Kota Lukut (Lukut Museum and Fort) is situated on a hill – Lukut Museum and Fort is in the historical area of Port Dickson. This museum commemorates the history of Lukut with a monument and many artifacts on display from the sunken Dutch battleship.
Port Dickson – How to Get There
Once in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, there are buses to most of the Port Dickson attractions. I found it a bit easier to take a taxi from my hotel and it took around an hour and a half. One of the few places I have gotten ripped off with a taxi was in KL, so prices beware! The taxi prices on to Kuala Lumpur varied quite a lot. I found a taxi via the hotel that I stayed in. You can also rent a car, but I didn’t trust my own driving in a foreign country!
Don’t forget that you can also get to Port Dickson quite easily from Singapore, either through a private car, taxi, or bus. It is typically a four-hour drive in a car and 5-hours on a bus. The bus drops off at the following hotels: Grand Lexis Hotel, Lexis Hibiscus Hotel, and Avillion Hotel.
Port Dickson Hotels:
Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Hotel Name: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Where: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Malaysia
Price ranging from $178 – $462 USD
Rooms: It has a 13 story main tower set on the beach while the smaller villa units are spacious with 2 big king-size beds in a single room, a living room, and an outdoor area that includes a small pool and steam room. It has 639 rooms. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson has an impressive layout with over the water bungalows (Strait of Malacca) in the shape of the sepal, petals, and pistil of the namesake flower Hibiscus!
Thistle Port Dickson
Hotel Name: Thistle Port Dickson
Where: Located in Port Dickson, within a 36-hectare tropical paradise. Thistle Port Dickson resort boasts a private sandy beach right on its doorstep. KM16, Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Trip Advisor Rating:
Price ranging from $64 – $287 USD
Ranking: 4 1/2-Star
Rooms: Thistle Port Dickson has 251 suites, rooms, and family rooms. There are some issues with the condition of the property, however, they are slowly but surely upgrading their rooms in stages.
Avillion Port Dickson
Hotel Name: Avillion Port Dickson
Where: 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson 71000, Malaysia
Trip Advisor Rating:
Price ranging from $79 – $148 USD
Rooms: 240 suites, rooms, and family rooms.
Bayu Beach Resort
Hotel Name: Bayu Beach Resort
Where: 41/2 Miles Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson 71050, Malaysia
Trip Advisor Rating:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Port Dickson
#14 of 37 Hotels in Port Dickson
Rooms: 130 suites, rooms, and family rooms.
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