Port Dickson or more commonly known as PD is a famous beach holiday destination among foreign tourists and families. Located about 32 kilometres from Seremban and 90 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, PD is accessible via North-South Expressway. PD was once a famous town that produces charcoal. Several years later, British took over the site and developed it as a small port.
Formerly known as Tanjung, it means cape. Today, Port Dickson still has several old shophouses located along Jalan Lama. In addition to that, a carbon mine is also located at the first mile of Jalan Pantai. Tin mining activities were popular among the locals and thus, it has attracted large number of Chinese immigrants to that particular town during 1820s.
Subsequently, Port Dickson has emerged as one of the busiest trading centre following the construction of railways to facilitate the development of PD and as a result, help to boost state’s economy. But bear in mind, even though PD has experienced rapid development over the years, the beautiful beaches are still well maintained to encourage holiday makers to spend leisure time enjoying their weekend at this beautiful tourist destination. But all in all, PD emerged as one of the top tourist attractions in Negeri Sembilan as this is the only beach in that particular state.
Backpackers and families do not have to fret about accommodation in Port Dickson as the town comprises various inexpensive and five-star grand hotels namely Corus Paradise Resort, Desa Lagoon Resort, Duta Villas Golf Resort, Duta Hacienda Riviera Resort and plenty more.
Duta Hacienda Riviera Resort, a luxurious and exclusive 300-bedroom hotel was designed based on Mediterranean concept. The rooms are elegantly furnished with various facilities and amenities to ensure visitors enjoy their stay throughout the holidays spent in this resort. Among some of the hotel facilities offered are Fun Village, reflexology pool, Jacuzzi and also children’s fun pool.
Another accommodation suitable for families and tourists in groups - Casa Rachado Resort Apartment is specially designed for visitors’ comfort and convenience. Overlooking the mangrove forest with flora, fauna and historic landmarks, visitors can indulge in wide array of exciting activities such as jet skiing, canoeing, snorkeling and speed boating.
Attractions in Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan
Blue Lagoon Port Dickson
Suntaining on the beach with birds chirping and soaring in the skies will leave you an unforgettable experience. Located approximately 10 miles from south of Port Dickson town is the beautiful Blue Lagoon. Situated on the left of Cape Rachado, Blue Lagoon is more of a small bay and has clear blue seawater that can captivate those who spend their time lazing around the beach. Most visitors often described it as one of the most spectacular tropical paradise with fine white sand and lush shady pine trees. Among some of the popular activities in Blue Lagoon are fishing and crabbing, jet skiing, banana boats as well as other exciting outdoor sea sports. All in all, it doesn't matter what you want to do in Blue Lagoon Port Dickson because after all, spending a weekend at Blue Lagoon playing the clear blue water is a wonderful experience.
Teluk Kemang Beach Port Dickson
Teluk Kemang Beach that is situated approximately 3.5 kilometres away from Blue Lagoon main road is among one of the hottest spots in PD for water sports, water scooter as well as kayaking. This fun-filled beach offers more than exciting outdoor activities as holidaymakers can try out the scrumptious and delicious local dishes situated along the beach. In addition to that, the beach is also fully-equipped with modern amenities for your comfort that includes shower facilities, wash rooms/ toilets and ample car park. Tourists shall visit Teluk Kemang beach in August as the annual Port Dickson Festival is held specifically for tourists with a touch of local cultural shows. Holidaymakers can choose to stay in a range of hotels located within the vicinity of Teluk Kemang. However, if you decide to visit Teluk Kemang in August, bear in mind that the beach is crowded during that particular month.
Wan Loong Temple Port Dickson
Wan Loong Temple is situated along Port Dickson's coastal road. Wan Loong simple means “dragon in the sky”. Tourists and holidaymakers commented that the temples is the one of the biggest and most beautiful architecture in PD. The outer walls of the temple resembles a fortress while numerous legendary statues such as the historical monk Xuanzang, Sun Wukong and Zhu Bajie are placed within the temple's compound. Looking spectacular from the top of a hill, the circling fortress gives the viewers an impression of a secluded private premise closed from the outside world.