I would highly recommend Laguna Resort. Although of late the operator, who has been at the receiving end of some caustic recriminations over his development of the seafront retreat, I found the overall picture was not what it has been made out to be.
Dead corals? Well I have seen widespread reefs of dead corals at Teluk Kalong and Long Beach as long as I can remember, even before Laguna started its development. It was indeed different in the late 60s and early 80s.
I believe it is not so much the operators who are at fault, it is to a more serious extent, the visitors themselves. Well, some are really conscious of their responsibilities but most wont give a hoot about damaging the corals, littering and the likes.
Being accomodated at Laguna I have come to know how the operators go out of their way to help preserve the environment. I think it is about the only resort (with the exception of one or two) that spends a bomb on sewage, run-off water treatment, and noise dissipation (the power house is almost silent!) from the 24-hour power house.
I was surprised to know (saw with my own eyes) how they even collected oil emission from the power generators to be recycled.
With the added knowledge that the resort sends its laundry to be washed on the mainland (huge loads daily) and that they keep garbage in a huge chiller while awaiting transport and disposal on the mainland, what more can I say?
Contented that I was not abetting a ruthless environmental pirate, my stay at Laguna was, indeed, a pleasant one.
>We are going for 1st time in Sep and need to decide
>ASAP which hotel to go for.
>Concerned about building work at Berjaya and quality
>of beach at Laguna.
>Anyone got a view?