Seldom said but often true, a vacation is only as relaxing as your hotel or resort. And when it is the question of Malaysia beaches, they are known to be some of the best in the world, whether it comes down to just soaking up the rays and relaxing or riding the waves. A comfortable stay in a splendid resort contributes half the fun of holidaying on beaches. Picture this; a complete onboard stay at a luxurious resort that has everything; stunning ocean views, the excellent service, the relaxing spa, on-site entertainment, enormous dining outlets, and of course a line of white sandy beach to explore. This is exactly how your stay will be: A heavenly Experience!
Malaysia has its fair share of some world class beach resorts that offer a luxurious stay with all the amenities and tricks to get you refreshed on your holiday. Whether these luxury beach resorts have 50 or 200 rooms, they will offer only the finest Malaysian beach experience there is, no expense spared.
To help make your decision easier, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 8 that are definitely worth a visit atleast once in a lifetime! So, pack your flip-flops and swimsuits because these 7 beach resorts in Malaysia are located directly on the beach with nothing but sand and seashells separating you from your room and that watery view. You’ll be rejuvenated and recharged in no time as your toes sink into the sand beneath you.
Here are some great Malaysia beach resorts that are worth discovering:
1. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
With direct access to the white sandy beach, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is a luxury resort that will bring you the ultimate relaxation. Settled on a pristine beach by the Andaman Sea, this family-friendly resort & spa is set in 104 acres of lush greenery, with a long stretch of private beach and a magnificent view overlooking the Andaman Sea. Its 202 guestrooms and suites and 20 ultra luxury private ocean-view pool villas are luxurious and modern, with touches of nature and traditional Malaysian accents. You can walk through iconic Eagle Square stroll through the tropical gardens at Lagenda Park, treat yourself to a luxury service at the award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin or simply relax in your spacious suite or villa with views of the ocean.
2. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa
A luxury stay in Langkawi awaits you at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi. Less than 5 km from Langkawi Airport and surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, the luxury Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa is a 35-acre beach resort overlooking the pristine white sands of Cenang Beach in Langkawi. Designed in the style of a traditional Malay village with landscaped gardens and lagoon pools this luxurious resort is an idyllic dream destination, with its 335 air-conditioned rooms and suites overlooking the exceptionally pure, white sandy beach. Guests can also enjoy a number of activities, including,art classes, fishing, land and sea excursions, jet skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
3. Japamala Resort
As if Malaysia’s legendary natural beauty wasn’t enough, the Japamala Resorts take it to a whole new level. Nestled on the beautiful Tioman Island, Japamala Resorts – By Samadhi is set amidst a tropical rainforest. Evolving from the wilderness like individual nests is a series of wooden houses, hillside sarangs and beachside villas. JapaMala like to call their rooms ‘Sarang’, which means ‘nest’ in Malay. Established with a philosophy of luxury living amidst the nature, Japamala Resort is the only boutique resort that Tioman Island possesses. Radiating the natural calmness that sensitize your spirit with a striking influence of Asian cultures, this little paradise resort is a perfect retreat for sensual sojourn.
4. Park Royal Penang Resort
For those that love white-sand beaches, unbeatable sunsets and total luxury, the PARKROYAL Penang Resort just might be the ultimate Malaysian destination. With a prime location in the heart of lively Batu Ferringhi, this family-friendly beachfront resort offers lovely accommodation and a host of great facilities including a children’s pool with two exciting waterslides. It is located along the shores of Batu Ferringhi, just 45 minutes’ drive from the Penang International Airport and 20 minutes’ drive to famous Penang Georgetown heritage sites. The resort’s 309 guest rooms, including 46 suites, are tastefully furnished with breathtaking seaview or lush tropical hillview. Take in breathtaking sea views from the comforts of your room and enjoy a rejuvenating stay.
5. BuBu Long Beach Resort
The Bubu Long Beach Resort is the most upmarket accommodation located on Long Beach of Perhentian Island (Pulau Perhentian Kecil), one of Malaysia’s most virgin island getaways fringed by white sandy beach and coastal tropical jungle. Consisting of 38 rooms, the Bubu Long Beach Resort is uniquely designed overlooking the South China Sea and Pulau Perhentian Besar. This Beach Resort is surrounded by 4-star dive sites just in front of its shoreline. The reefs and crystalline water house a wide variety of coral, sea turtles, small reef fish and baby black tip sharks. With its 700 metres of gently sloping powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters, Long Beach is probably the best beach in all of Peninsular Malaysia. Indeed, it was rated the 13th best beach in the world in a CNN survey!
6. Bunga Raya Island Resort
Standing by a marvelous beach on the tropical island of Palau Gaya and as striking and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set against the spectacular backdrop of the Palau Gaya forest reserve. As part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park islands, Palau Gaya is an unspoilt paradise, with dense, virgin tropical forest and thriving coral reefs. Consisting of 48 timbered villas, the resort is tucked away on a tranquil and hidden bay framed by crescent-shaped white sand beach on one side and centuries-old virgin jungle on the other. Villas range from simple timbered dwellings just steps from the beach to opulent 3-bedroom, multi-level units with wrap-around decks and indulgent private plunge pools. Guests at Bunga Raya can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including guided jungle trekking, kayaking and snorkelling, or scuba diving with a PADI dive centre. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is an ideal Gaya Island lodging choice for your trip to Malaysia.
7. The Datai Langkawi
Nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful rainforests of Asia and overlooking Datai Bay, the Datai enchants with mesmerising nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It sits in the middle of 5,000 hectares of rainforest, set against a backdrop of 550-million-year-old rock formations, and with a host of wildlife that includes 236 species of birds and 530 species of butterflies. There are 121 in total, including those in the Canopy Collection, situated in the main building at the apex of the enclave, from which the sightline extends over the treetops; the Rainforest Villas, some with infinity pools, set deep within the trees; and the Beach Villas, each with its own pool and butler, located where the jungle gives way to white sand.
In this setting, the possibilities are endless, from sunbathing by the main pool to treks in the rainforest for sightings of monkeys, geckos or even Sunda colugos. The very first luxury resort to open on the island, The Datai Langkawi enjoys a prime location on the fine yellow-sand beachfront overlooking the Andaman Sea and across the waters towards Thailand. Datai Bay is one of the top 10 beaches in the world, according to Nat Geo.
That’s it! Here you have it: the best Malaysia Beach Resorts to spend your holidays.
Pamper yourself this vacation while you indulge in world-class amenities with the beach right in front of you. Whether it’s a spa treatment by the sea, a romantic candlelight dinner overlooking the bay, an awe-inspiring sunset captured from a stunning infinity pool, or endless dining options to choose from, these properties will not disappoint you and will be worth every penny you spend! For every penny you spend, you and your family will be having fascinating moments that are not only priceless, but guaranteed to last forever. This holiday, book your Malaysia tour package with a stay at any of these resorts and make it all about luxury and rejuvenation!
Are there any more luxurious beach resorts in Malaysia we have missed? Comment below to let us know!
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