Located in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, Port Dickson has been receiving natural lovers and food enthusiasts from all over the world.
With magnificent sea views and harmony atmosphere, it homes to 18km stretches of beautiful beaches that fringed by palm trees and casuarinas.
Nevertheless, there are so many Port Dickson attractions that you will always have plenty of things to do & activities in Port Dickson.
While Dubai has Palm Island, Port Dickson boasts a “Hibiscus Island” which has elegant hibiscus-like landscape seen from above.
There are many beautiful sightseeing places and local delicacies await you at Pork Dickson and you should definitely add Port Dickson to your itinerary checklist.
And in today’s post, I’m going to share with you all about Port Dickson travel info that I found.
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How To Go To Port Dickson From Singapore
1. Private Car From Singapore To Port Dickson
Port Dickson is located at the west coast of Malaysia. It is easily accessible and requires a four hours’ drive from Singapore to Port Dickson.
After crossing the Causeway Link from Singapore, head off north to the North-South Expressway and make your way to Port Dickson Interchange (Exit 219). You will enter Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (E29) which connects to cities in Port Dickson. After a short drive, you will reach your destination.
If you prefer private car services, we recommend SGMYTAXI Company because it is the top leading private car company in Singapore. Most importantly, they aim at offering personalised and heart-warming services and putting customers first no matter what.
Their spacious and air-conditioning fleets will ensure a pleasant trip. Book your ride online at SGMYTAXI.com.
- Direct access to Port Dickson.
- Customized pick-up point
- Hassle-free, need not to clear immigrations.
- Comfortable, fast and safe.
- More benefits about private car services, click here: Advantages of Using Private Car
- Cost higher than coach services
2. Coach / Bus From Singapore To Port Dickson
There are many bus companies in Singapore that offers direct coach services to Port Dickson.
The overall journey takes approximately 5 hours including one washroom break. Normally, a one way ticket costs SGD$35 but the price may rise to SGD$50 during peak season.
To convenient the visitors, the bus usually drop off at hotels in Port Dickson. The frequent drop-off points in Port Dickson are Grand Lexis Hotel, Lexis Hibiscus Hotel and Avillion Hotel.
For instance, Golden Coach that departs from City Plaza Singapore drops off at Grand Lexis Hotel. Sometimes, the bus may offer drop-off point at Lukut, a small town in Port Dickson.
There are a lot more options available and you may check the schedules online. You can either choose to book online or book at the bus counter.
- The cheapest ride.
- Comfortable and safe.
- Direct transfer service.
- Need to bring luggage down to clear customs.
- Fixed pick-up point.
15 Best Things To Do In Port Dickson
1. Pantai Cahaya Negeri
A beautiful and popular tourist destination located 8km away from Port Dickson. With stretches of elegant beach and endless sea view over the horizon, some people even affirm that Pantai Cahaya Negeri is the best beach in Port Dickson.
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Besides offering a clean environment, people like the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. They can relax and enjoy all day long at the beach.
Along the coastal area, it boasts many hotels and resorts that offer personalised services. It serves a recreational park with fabulous view of sea and a long bridge that leads you to a mangrove island, Burung Island.
2. Kota Lukut (Lukut Museum and Fort)
Situated on a hill – Bukit Mati, Lukut Museum and Fort is one of the historical areas in Port Dickson.
The museum showcases artefacts and monuments of Lukut to commemorate the glorious history of Lukut. One of the displayed artefacts is the antiquity from the sunken Dutch battleship.
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The fort was first built by Raja Jumaat in 1847 with the intention to monopoly the tin trading. After his death, it was taken over by his son, Raja Bot. In 1997, this museum began its construction and was officially established in 1999.
Entry is free and you may contact their officers for a guided tour.
3. Wan Loong Chinese Temple
“Dragon of The Clouds” is the literal meaning of Wan Loong Chinese Temple which stands prominently along the Coastal Road. Paying homage to eastern deities like Monkey King and Kuan Yi, you can see the locals offering incense and praying sincerely.
With eye-catching architectural design and grand fortress wall, this is the largest Chinese temple you can find in Port Dickson. Opposite the temple is PD World Maria Resort and a seafood restaurant that serves delightful seafood dishes.
Admission is free and the temple opens all day long for exploration. However, do not make any noises during the visitation.
4. Alive 3D Art Gallery
Alive 3D Art Gallery has three floors that showcase exhibition of 3D arts and paintings. The arts are so real that they create optical illusion that makes you feel like living in a virtual world.
These isometric arts consist of 5 main themes such as
- Dart Art,
With over 50 pieces of extraordinary 3D drawings, visitors can do any interactions with the arts as long as touching them with care.
The ticket price is RM20 for adult and RM15 for children. For foreigners, the entrance fee costs RM25. Rental of lockers for bags and shoes cost RM2.
5. Army Museum Port Dickson
Aimed at preserving the military history, it takes 4 years to finish constructing this army museum. The museum has 2 ancient army buildings and 9 galleries for exhibition. Entrance is free of charge.
The galleries mainly cover the military histories of Malaysia. There is a tunnel that provides information regarding the European involvement. During Malay Emergency period, Communist guerrillas chose this tunnel as a place for entertainment.
Outside the museum, it displays lots of military model such as military aircrafts, armoured vehicles and helicopters. Visitors are welcomed to climb on these hardware to take pictures as a remembrance.
6. Cape Rachado Lighthouse, Tanjung Tuan Beach, Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve
Tanjung Tuan offers plenty of sigh-seeing places as well as beautiful beaches. At the Tanjung Tuan Beach, the water is clear and tourist can totally indulge in its peaceful atmosphere.
The beach is covered by mangrove swamps and tropical rainforest and the area was gazetted as forest reserve since 1921. Now, it is called Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve and there are trails for jungle trekking.
From the forest reserve, there are trails that lead you to Cape Rachado Lighthouse. It is the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia built by Portugese. There are two staircases that lead you high up for birdwatching.
7. PD Ostrich Farm
PD Ostrich Farm receives many tourists each year. In the farm there are many activities offered such as animal feeding, ostrich riding, taking pictures with corn snakes and visitors can stand on ostrich egg to test its hardness.
After expanding the farm area, it is now home to many other animals such as goats, fowls, turkeys and ducks. There are also rabbits and cats for sale.
At the on-site cafeteria it serves ostrich food such as burgers with ostrich meat and ostrich satay. It’s a bit cruel eating them after visiting the farm so we recommend you to try them before the tour.
8. Saujana Beach
Clean, peaceful and offering shady trees, people often head off to Saujana Beach to enjoy bonding times with their family. There are food stalls around but sometimes they prefer having picnic at the beach.
The beach is located along the fourth mile of beach road with the entrance opposite to the night market. Visitors can enjoy jet skiing, banana boat and kite flying here. Due to its spacious area, camping activities are available and campfire can be set out at night.
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9. Teluk Kemang Beach
Teluk Kemang is the most crowded and most popular beach in Port Dickson because the street market is just in front of it. And also, there are many resorts, hotels, restaurant and food stalls within close proximity.
During weekend, the beach is extremely crowded with people and the sea is full of motorized water sports. To convenient the visitors, the facilities that provided at the beach are bathrooms, walkways, car parks and gazebos.
The beach hosts an annual event, Port Dickson Festival but most of the times the area was taken over for recreational activities.
10. Bagan Pinang Beach
Offering soothing atmosphere, Bagan Pinang Beach is a 4.5km beach that offer less water sports. Nevertheless, you can walk to a mangrove island to see the lifestyles of local fishermen during low tide.
11. Tanjung Gemuk Beach
Port Dickson also boasts a quiet beach named Tanjung Gemuk Beach which located along the second mile. It features a small playground and gazebos overlooking the sea.
12. Cermin Beach
Located right behind the Blue Lagoon is Cermin Beach that offers clean orange sands with good texture. Besides providing endless sea view, it’s also a spot that provides wonderful views of mangroves and rainforest.
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13. Blue Lagoon Beach
Enveloped by dense forests, Blue Lagoon Beach is a small beach located within a bay. The beach is beautiful and safe as the bay protects it from strong currents.
When it comes to low tide, it’s still safe even if you’re walking far from the shoreline. Sometimes you may encounter coral reefs below the water surface.
The attracting part is, due to its close distance with Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve, it’s common if you see monkeys, squirrels, fowls and migratory birds around the beach.
14. Tanjung Tuan Beach
A secluded beach 17km away from Port Dickson, visitors need to trek through the jungle in order to arrive at Tanjung Tuan Beach. It preserves pristine nature and offers sightseeing of wildlife too.
15. Purnama Beach
Purnama Beach is truly worth visiting as it offers a tranquil environment. It’s often a romantic dating place among the couples especially in the evening.
8 Best Hotels In Port Dickson
1. Avillion Hotel Port Dickson
Avillion Hotel Port Dickson is a luxury and beautiful 5 star hotel that requires 15 minutes walk to beach in Port Dickson. Sightseeing places are within close proximity to the hotel.
Furnished in traditional village architecture, water chalets that built on stilts and overlook the sea are their most sought after accommodations followed by garden chalets. All the rooms feature free wifi, flat screen TV and a mini-fridge.
Featuring complimentary facilities such as swimming pools, kids playground, tennis courts and a fitness centre, the hotel aims at providing a pleasant stay in nature. The hotel also offers Avi Spa that provides comprehensive body massages and treatments.
At their restaurant, guests can truly indulge in the cosy atmosphere while enjoying delicious meals ranging from local cuisines to international ones.
2. Grand Lexis Port Dickson
Grand Lexis Port Dickson is awarded Travellers’ Choice by TripAdvisor in 2016. Offering unlimited rejuvenation and serenity, this award-winning hotel provides luxury through multiple indulging experiences.
Standing in a strategic location, the hotel is easily accessible to the beach and many sightseeing places in the township area. This 5-star hotel offers Balinese-like villas and each features an infinity pool and well-equipped with modern amenities.
Several dining options are offered by the hotel. Their Genn Japanese Restaurant and Duyung Restaurant serve exquisite local and western cuisines. There is also a Pool Café and Lanun Bar that serves wide array of beverages and drinks.
It provides Ballroom and meeting facilities for conference and seminars. Wedding and other private events can be held here too. Also, kindly take pleasure at their Lex Spa for body massages by professional therapists.
3. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson (PD) Resort Hotel
Inspired and built by concept of luxury, Lexis Hibiscus Hotel features steam room and private pool in every suites and villas. On top of that, the rooms offer magnificent sea view of Straits of Malacca.
For dining, they offer 3 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants and a coffee house. Cuisines served here emphasise on freshness and taste. Also, they serve refreshing beverages include cocktails and wines.
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Indulge in jet skiing, banana boat and kayaking at the nearby beach. They will continuously come out with new activities to entertain the guests.
Their outdoor facilities are excellent too! They offer bicycle for hire, shuttle buggy services to any places within hibiscus and shuttle bus services heading to Port Dickson township. Other featured facilities include Yoyo Car, an amusement ride and Ninebot Segway, a fun transportation tool.
4. Thistle Port Dickson Hotel
Thistle Port Dickson Hotel that nestled in 10th mile offers stretches of beach from Purnama Beach to Blue Lagoon Beach. Set on 89 acres of land, the hotel also features beachfront rooms, elegant gardens and a 9 hole golf course.
With 251 luxury rooms offered, each of them is well-furnished and is equipped with complimentary amenities. Draw the curtains wide and the rooms will come along with enchanting sea views of Straits of Malacca.
The hotel provides Chinese cuisines and Italian cuisines that served in respective restaurant. For coffees and drinks, they feature a coffee house and a Lobby Café with sea views.
Featured facilities include a big swimming pool with a Jacuzzi for relaxation. Beside them is children’s pool with attached water slides. Spa and fitness centre are also available here.
5. Eagle Ranch Port Dickson
Ideally located at 14th mile of Pantai Road, Eagle Ranch Port Dickson is perfect for a tropical adventure. Well known for corporate excursions, the resort will come out with the best team-building programmes to motivate the participants.
A wide array of recreational games and facilities are offered here. They offer obstacle course with 5 main elements, teambuilding games, management games, night activities, horse riding, map reading and go-kart to train leadership skills and emphasise on teamwork.
For accommodation, they offer log cabins, longhouse, paddock chalets, dormitories and tepees. These accommodations are simple and provide a local living experience to the fullest.
The resort also offers banquet and meeting facilities for workshops, banquet and other events. Their restaurant serves a’ la carte dishes and other light snacks.
6. Avillion Admiral Cove Hotel
Avillion Admiral Cove hotel is merely 10 minutes’ drive from Avillion Hotel. It features colonial heritage design in modern style and offers sparking view of Strait of Malacca.
The hotel offers 316 rooms that offer ultimate tranquillity. The rooms come with a private balcony that opens up to sea so that the guests can enjoy sunrise and sunset.
Offering romantic ambience, the hotel organises wedding ceremony whether it is a lovely beach wedding, a fairy-tale garden wedding or an incredible marina wedding. Also, they offer spacious ballroom for big meetings and conference.
The restaurant here serves delicious cuisines ranging from local favourites to western cuisines. Eateries can also enjoy the breathtaking sea views while dining here.
- Avillion Cruise
- Beach Soccer
- Kite Flying
7. Bayu Beach Resort
Fronting the Straits of Malacca, Bayu Beach Resort offers unparalleled sea views as it is situated along the elegant beach. It can be accessed easily from the highway.
At Bayu Beach Resort, every effort made is to make guests feel themselves at home. It features 228 rooms including apartments and studio rooms. Coffee-tea making facilities, refrigerator, air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV are equipped in every room and some come with an elegant balcony.
The resort is perfect for business travellers as it boasts various meeting facilities for conference and meetings. 24 hours security is provided to ensure the travellers’ safety during their stay.
Gets your adrenaline rushing by enjoying the water sports such as boating, jet skiing and banana boat riding. Otherwise, immerse in the Jacuzzi for some quiet moments.
8. Corus Paradise Resort Port Dickson
Strategically located in Port Dickson, Corus Paradise Resort connects to North-South Highway easily. Once you step into the resort’s area, you’ll be greeted passionately by warm sea breeze and endless sea view over the horizon.
Featuring 200 en-suite rooms, each of them comes with modern amenities to provide utmost comfort. Their spacious and tastefully furnished rooms provide incredible view of sea.
Dine at Dickson’s Coffeehouse that brings you to cosy atmosphere with great sea views. Their experienced chefs will serve you delightful local cuisines to fill up your appetite.
The resort pays much attention to children. Children below 12 are free of charge and they provide water slides for them. Games Room and a recreation centre for archery are also introduced in the resort.
What To Eat In Port Dickson
1. Double Queue Port Dickson (Double Queue Thai Cuisine)
Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in Double Queen Port Dickson that offers modern and clean environment. As the dishes come in big portion, you may share them with friends.
The menu offers wide range of Thai food that includes Tomyam soup, Krapow beef, Phad Thai, Red Curry, and pandan chicken. Most of the food is spicy but they offer refreshing drinks and exquisite desserts.
The restaurant is known for their fast and quality services. Also, they play soft music to ensure an indulging dining experience.
2. Lucky Seafood PD Restaurant (Lucky King Bun)
The restaurant has successfully made Lucky King Bun well-known in every street of Port Dickson. It is truly a must-eat cuisine in Port Dickson.
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Lucky King Bun is a unique yet appetising dish which Chicken Curry is served inside a big bun. To explain more specifically, the bun is cut into petal slices and the Chicken Curry is put in the middle, wrapped in an aluminium foil.
Come to the restaurant as early as you can as it often sold out in the blink of eyes.
3. Restaurant Mian Jiu
Restaurant Mian Jiu is a humble and old restaurant in Port Dickson. People come here for their strong tasting food, “La Zha Mee” which means “Dirty Noodles” in English. Normally, it is sold out before 10:00am.
“La Zha Mee” is served in dry noodles or soupy noodles. It is simple and looks like fried mee that usually served in coffee shop. The noodles have a savoury taste but after chewing for times, a sweetish flavour comes along.
4. TINO’s Pizza
A clean and small shop located just along the road. TINO’s homemade dishes are too delightful to savour and, even their owner is friendly and caring. You feel good while buying the Italian food here.
From pasta to pizza, all of them are made from fresh ingredients and hence, the quality of food is ensured.
A small tip to you is that when you see crowds here, come again at other times as extremely long and slow waiting time is needed.
5. Ah Cui Bak Kut Teh
Ah Cui Restaurant is famous for its flavourful Bak Kut Teh that comes along with vegetables, “you tiao”, meat and mushrooms. The restaurant was complimented by many gourmets and it has been receiving several culinary awards.
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Boar meat Bak Kut Teh that gives off aroma smell is the restaurant’s highlight and the most special dishes. It can be served in either dry or soupy version. People also like the wine chicken, curry fish and vinegar trotters that served here.
6. Restoran Chardin Seaview
Built near to the beach, guests can enjoy sea breeze while enjoying dining in Chardin Seaview Restaurant, one of the famous seafood restaurant in Port Dickson.
Offering wide range of halal menu, tofu, crabs and prawns are the most ordered dishes in the restaurant. Besides, the restaurant strives at offering simple and clean environment to ensure a fine dining experience.
The waiters are friendly to recommend you their daily’s highlight. Prices are reasonable for all of the food.