5 Outstanding Beach Resorts in Malaysia
Magical Malaysia is one of the most popular targets for international tourists. The country in Southeast Asia lures well over 20 million annual visitors to remarkable destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak and Sabah.
Malaysiaâ€™s beach resorts however, rank as some of the best on the planet. With that in mind, the knowledgeable experts behind the annual HotelClub Awards set out to find the best of the best. Check out the outstanding five finalists.
While a mere 75 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, the coast of Sepang feels a world apart from Malaysiaâ€™s dynamic and cosmopolitan capital. The new tourism dynamo is a hot destination in Southeast Asia and the sumptuous Golden Palm Tree resort is a major reason why. A prominent five-star eco-progressive property, the resort features a spectacular ensemble of villas over the Straits of Malacca. Â While serene privacy comes with each luxury beach hut, the Golden Palm Tree is also a veritable one-stop-shop village with restaurants, water sports, bars, leisure and entertainment for the entire family.
As the state capital of Pahang, Kuantan is a vibrant tourist destination in Malaysia. The city on the South China Sea has a magnetic coastline and as a result, many fine beach resorts to consider. The Swiss-Garden Resort & Spa is one of the best, with over 300 tasteful, spacious and comfortable rooms that look over a spectacular pool and the famous Kuantan coast. On-site restaurants and bars cater to every palate throughout night and day and the resortâ€™s Samsara Spa has a comprehensive menu of treatment options.
The superb coastal community of Port Dickson lures countless visitors to the state of Negeri Sembilan every year. The gem on the west coast of Malaysia is 90 km from Kuala Lumpur â€“ a distinct plus â€“ and features a lovely 18 km-long beach. One of the most notable resorts in the area is The Legend Water Chalets. The seafront property has 280 elegant rooms and 112 Balinese-style suites that all face the Straits of Malacca. On-site services include a spa, pool, gym, restaurant, cocktail bar, conference space and a ballroom.
The exquisite Avillion is yet another extraordinary beach resort in Port Dickson. The five-star property is first-class, with luxury chalets, villas and designer dÃ©cor that smartly calls Old World Malay architecture to mind. Copious wine and dine options flourish at the luxury beach resort and myriad Negeri Sembilan points of interest reside within close proximity.
The fabulous Pangkor Laut Resort emits a palpable dose of village charm – with a definite luxury twist. Indeed, Pulau Pangkor is a throwback, where venerable customs drive the pace of daily life for a populace of 25,000 or so islanders. Pangkor Laut Resort is a gorgeous spa paradise that mingles seamlessly with the tropical environment. The elite resort is a consistent award winner and perpetual favourite with astute connoisseurs the world over. Every facet of the pristine property is first-class, from gourmet cuisine to lavish villas, extraordinary spa village to nonpareil beach estates.