Idyllic holidays by the sea
The best of Malaysian beach and water resorts
Away from the grime and hustle and bustle lies a shimmering line-up of gorgeous beach resorts in Malaysia that can rival the best South East Asia has to offer.
These can range from the rustic to the exotic where sea meets sand. Here sunsets can be glorious and the days are marked with fun and activity and nights lined with exquisite dining and entertainment.
Kota Kinabalu’s Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa is a great place to chill. It features villas set out in Borneon-styled architecture, located on the beach with scenic views of the South China Sea.
Another resort to consider is the Four Seasons Resort located in Tanjung Rhu Beach in Langkawi. The highlight of the guest accommodation will be the stand-alone villas facing the gently lapping waters of the Andaman Sea. The patios feature a dining table for four and an oversized daybed. Each villa room comes with a 42-inch plasma television screen and high-speed internet.
Regarded as one of the best Malaysian beach resorts, the Casa del Mar in Langkawi, sits on Pantai Cenang Beach. This is one of the most popular entertainment areas in Langkawi with a wide selection of restaurants and pubs nearby.
The privately owned Pangkor Laut Resort in Pangkor which features villas either set over the water or in the rain forested hillside is indeed a world-famous enclave. This is the place where the late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti declared –“’This place is enchanting – a paradise.”
Some of the celebrities who have stayed include Michael Schumacher, Eric Cantona, Joan Collins, to name a few. One of the most outstanding resorts in the region it features seven restaurants that cater for every palate, East or West.
Others to look up include Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa and the Danna Langkawi, located on the Pantai Kok beach.