Ken-Ting Taiwan – Caesar Park Hotel
I never thought one day I would love to stay in holiday hotels or vacation villas until we went to Mallorca, Spain for a summer vacation in 2016. That trip has changed my mind. German mostly enjoy arranging traveling by themselves. However, when it comes to the summer or winter holidays, they prefer to stay in holiday hotels or villas for one or two weeks. The biggest advantage is to relax and enjoy all services without worries and troublesome arrangements; sunbath, beach, ski or hot springs.
Our trip to Taiwan was short that we could not arrange our schedule as we wished. However, I thought about our time in Mallorca; it seemed to be a good idea to visit the south of Taiwan for a sunny winter holiday. Michael and my daughter were so excited about my plan. Once we made the decision, my childhood memory, the name of the Caesar Park Hotel Ken-Ting came to my mind.
We took the high-speed train from my hometown, Yun-Lin going south to the station, Zuo-Ying that is near to the CAESAR PARK HOTEL. And then, we took the hotel shutter that we have reserved online. Everything was smoothly connected. After a nap, the bright sunshine and the sparkling blue waters of South Taiwan were already in sight.
Before we headed to Taiwan, I have booked a family room that has an outdoor massage pool in our private little garden. Through the images on the CAESAR PARK HOTEL website, everything looked beautiful and well-arranged. Moreover, the special offered price was favorable; without hesitation, I reserved the "Jacuzzi Guest Room Poolside room" for us. After arriving, while we were waiting to check in, I heard from the crew who was talking about a New Year special offer for their Villa. After asking, we only had to add some more budget, and then we were able to upgrade to the Villa. For the New Year, we would like to reward ourselves after a hard-working year in 2016. Yes, please upgrade for us!
Michael and my daughter could not wait to get into the water before the sky turned darker. They changed and jumped into the cold pool; however, they enjoyed it that seemed they have never swum before.
When the lady showed us the Villa, it seemed we were happier than winning the lotto. Everything in the Villa was excellent, the private pool, two outdoor baths, large living room and bathroom; moreover, a big island table in the kitchen. After the lady left, we could not wait but rushed into the directions we wanted. I prepared a hot bath for myself. The other two were jumping into the water (again) as fast as possible. We all enjoyed.
CAESAR PARK HOTEL Ken-Ting has a convenient location that is just two minutes walking distant far from the most famous Ken-Ting Street, where is also the popular night market. However, the two minutes distance blocks the crowds away. In the first evening, we would like to visit the night market and find tasty food as our dinner. It was a long weekend holiday in Taiwan, everywhere was crowded; we had to flow with people who around us. You find everything in the night market, food, toys; moreover, you see mini bar stands beside the street. They offer any drink you order, including atmosphere that you look for in a real night bar. It was hard to believe that we had 25 degrees in Taiwan in the winter season.
The little bay beach is just in front of the CAESAR PARK HOTEL; hotel customers can borrow all beach equipment. The beach is clean, and the sand is soft; it was joyful to let feet soak in the warm water. My daughter played with spindrift, jumped up and down. Michael was showing his Europian character that loves sunshine and water, floating and enjoying the beach time.
When having vacations in Europian hotels or villas, people usually order a half-portion or a full-portion service during the staying; a half-portion is including breakfast and dinner, a full-portion has an additional lunch. We take mostly a half-portion due to our schedule that we sometimes visit neighborhood areas in the daytime; so that we do not have to return to the hotel only for lunch. Dinner is different; after a full day sightseeing, it is comfortable and convenient to have dinner quietly in a place we stay; moreover, no worries about whom should drive after relaxed drinking.
We would like to take things easily during our stay in CAESAR PARK HOTEL. However, we knew that their dinner buffet is worth to try; so we have reserved a table for three to enjoy. We had a table beside the window that was facing the sea; a view of the sunset and the coastal was just perfect for a romantic evening.
There was another point that we liked a lot during our stay. We joined two seasonal guided tours that were hosted by CAESAR PARK HOTEL. They were the Ken-Ting Night Tour and a trip to SheDing Nature Park. We were the only family to take part in the Ken-Ting Night Tour; it seemed a private guided tour for us. The young and active guide not only showed us the Eluanbi Lighthouse but also told us some related and interesting local stories. Viewing the full-star sky without any light pollution was a precious experience for me. There were many families joined the Trip to SheDing Nature Park tour; that was an exciting tour. Also, it was hard to believe that we had 27 degrees in January in Taiwan, we lost the sense of seasons; meanwhile the weather in Germany was storming and snowing.
The CAESAR PARK HOTEL Villa team offers fresh-deliver breakfast directly from their kitchen to our dining table every morning. We could choose either Chinese or Western style for breakfast. If you have different preferences, you can talk to the housekeeper; they will try to organize. I knew that I could exchange my daily breakfast menu; however, the Chinese rice gruel and those delicious side dishes made me felt hungry and looked forward. Not even to mention the fresh pressed juice, fruits, and salad, they tasted totally different than in Europe, sweet and juicy. The last but not the least is the large table in the dining space; we loved it. If it is possible, we will set up a similar one in our home.
I prefer more and more a way to share my travel diaries; that is to tell my experience which is developed from my lifestyle than to tell you all information that you can also find on the internet. The trip to Ken-Ting reminded me of my childhood; moreover, Michael and my daughter were satisfied with this relaxing holiday. Compare to have an urban trip in a city, doing nothing in Ken-Ting was a great decision.