Malaysia’s best beach resorts
Malaysia’s beach resorts are right up there with some of the best on the planet. We “heart” them for their privacy, luxury and proximity to Australia. To sift out the best of the best, we asked the experts behind the annual HotelClub Awards to dish up their favourites. We hereby present the five outstanding finalists..
1. Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
Located just 75 minutes by car from Kuala Lumpur is the coast of Sepang. Here you’ll find one of our judges’ favourite beach resorts, the Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort. This is a five-star, eco-friendly beach resort with luxurious sea villas meticulously placed to form the shape of a palm tree. Honeymoon, anyone?
2. Swiss-Garden Resort & Spa
Another favourite is the Swiss-Garden Resort & Spa in the vibrant holiday haven of Kuantan. The resort is home to over 300 spacious and comfortable rooms that overlook a spectacular pool and the famous Kuantan coast. On-site restaurants and bars cater to every palate throughout night and day, and the resort’s Samsara Spa is one of the best in the country.
3.Lexis Port Dickson Resort
The superb coastal community of Port Dickson lures countless visitors every year. Just 90 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, it is home to the Lexis Port Dickson Resort. The seafront property has 269 facing the Straits of Malacca. On-site services include: a spa, pool, gym, restaurant, cocktail bar, conference space and a ballroom. And did we mention the 18 kilometre-long beach? Bliss.
4. Avillion Port Dickson Resort
The exquisite Avillion is another luxury beach resort in Port Dickson. The five-star property is decked out with luxury chalets, villas and designer decor that brings Old World Malay architecture to mind. Foodies will go weak at the knees over the copious wine and dine options.
5. Pangkor Laut Resort
The Pangkor Laut Resort emits a palpable dose of village charm with a 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. The elite resort is a consistent award winner and perpetual favourite with astute connoisseurs the world over.