10 Luxury Resorts in Malaysia That Offer Top Hospitality & Luxury
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Malaysia Luxury Resorts

1. Four Seasons Resort
2. Tanjung Rhu Resort
3. The Datai Resort
4. The Danna Resort
5. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
6. The Haven Luxury Resort
7. Pangkor Island Beach Resort
8. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
9. Gaya Island Resort
10. Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi

Luxury resorts in Malaysia have been unapologetically winning the hearts of all travellers for their unconquerable hospitality and offering a plethora of amenities to give our tourists the time of their life! Relax on the poolside outdoor lounge chairs and sip on your cocktail as you admire the paradise with its lush green forests, abundance of verdant wilderness and charming fauna adorning the luxurious Four Seasons resorts and Casa Del Mar.

As tempting as this might seem, planning your accommodation and picking up the best deals might be a tedious process and that's why we come to help. The best Malaysia luxury resorts like Tanjung Rhu Resort is known for its private getaway, while Seven Terraces is renowned for its splendid engineering and architecture.

You can also choose to stay at Shangri la’s resort that lets you overlook the panoramic and beautiful ornamental garden or The eastern and oriental hotel which lets you relish continental and international cuisines in a fine dine setting. 

Here are some of the best luxury resorts in Malaysia:

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Four Seasons Resort

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An extraordinary experience awaits the ardent traveller at Four seasons hotels and resorts at Langwaki. It is an exclusive and prestigious getaway for exploring adventure and thrill on the private jet journey.

Highlights: The Four seasons hotels and resorts are an equivalent of paradise with full fledged beauty of the nature, tranquil environment and adventure. With an extensive fleet of guestrooms, and complete recreational services at disposal, the Four seasons hotels and resorts leaves no stone unturned to impress and admire. It is located at a close distance from Tanjung Rhu beach, Hot springs village, craft cultural complex, herbwalk in Langwaki and more.

The hotel is located at Jalan Tanjung Rhu Mukim Ayer in Langwaki, Kedah Malaysia.

Best time: As per visitors who have been to this peaceful haven, and as the name of the hotel itself suggests, one can visit at any time.

Price: Bookings start with INR 50,000.

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Tanjung Rhu Resort

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A tranquil experience awaits those wishing for a relaxing holiday at Tanjung Rhu Resort. The hotel is a peaceful haven which features extravagant and lavishly spread facilities amidst the natural aura of sun kissed beaches and the aquamarine waters of the Andaman.

Highlights: The five star hotel is no where less than the expectation as the near uninhabited island offers much to its guests. There are chefs to please your taste buds and so many recreational activities to spend your time in. The retreat offers full fledged rooms with at par facilities to offer relaxation and comfort in its best form. The hotel is also the recipient of several awards for its antique comfort and luxury.

The hotel is situated at Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langwaki in Malaysia.

Best time: You can relish the comfort of this hotel at any time of the year.

Price: Bookings start with INR 12,000.

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The Datai Resort

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An effortlessly captivating and naturally surrounded with the goodness of the nature in its best form is The Datai Langwaki. The hotel is precariously nestled among the roots of the ancient rainforests in the area. The destination blends itself smoothly with the surroundings.

The hotel is nestled on the mystical island of Langwaki. Every corner of the hotel enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforests and stunning views of the sea and surroundings areas. If one is looking for a holiday then this hotel offers the perfect way to rekindle the free spirited joy and connection with the nature. The Datai bay has been ranked among the top ten beaches in the world, which gives you all the more reason to escape into this beauty.

The hotel is situated at Jalan Teluk Datai, Langwaki, Malaysia.

Best time:
Most people prefer to travel to this destination during the months of June and August.

Price: Starting with INR 40,000.

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The Danna Resort

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A pure reflection of timeless luxury, The Danna Langkawi is the perfect get away from the monotonous harbour of daily life. An exquisite vacation awaits the ardent traveller at The Danna Langkawi which sprawls across several acres of majestic beauty and immaculate splendour of beaches, complete with marina and lush tropical hills.

Location: The hotel is located amidst the Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok Langwaki in Malaysia.

The hotel is situated at a prime location and is an award winner hotel in Langwaki. The architecture embracing beauty, brought to the modern world right from the colonial era is a five star hotel which offers an experience of various attractions and outdoor activities. The Danna is located at a very close proximity to the Langwaki International airport and Pantai Cenang.

Best time: The luxury of the hotel is enjoyed all round the year.

Price: Starting with INR 30,000.

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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

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Set on the edge of the azure blue South China Sea near Kota Kinabalu, the 29-year old beach resort has been a visited winner of the international awards for its outstanding hospitality, facilities and conservation ventures. With a picturesque setting close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park and other historic monuments, this is perfect for rainforest treks and devoted beach life.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Highlights: Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.

Getting There: This beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 760 MYR.

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The Haven Luxury Resort

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Encircled with limestone outcrops and natural lake the Haven Luxury Resort is one of the best resorts in Malaysia. Based at only 25-minute driving distance from the Ipoh Bus terminal as well as the Sultan Azian Shah Airport, the beautiful resort is one of the best abode for the travellers boosted with brilliant scenery, excellent facilities, wonderful staff and charming ambience. The rooms are tastefully designed with sober artefacts, classic furniture and modern interior designs that provides a luxurious soberness in the ambience.

Each room has a seating area and a private balcony to enjoy the surroundings in the best way possible. The large outdoor pool with jets is one of premier attraction. Kid’s room and a jogging track are also available. The buffet restaurant provides both local and western cuisine. the place is among first in resorts to visit in Ipoh by visitors 

Location: Jalan Haven (Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan), 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Activities and Amenities: Squash, Fitness Center, Kids playroom

Price: 608RM to 832RM approximately.
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Pangkor Island Beach Resort

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Being in the hospitality business for over 3 decades now, Pangkor Island Beach Resort knows exactly how to treat its guests with the highest degree of care and safety.

Highlights – The resort is located over 100 acres of dense forests, known for their exquisite and awesome collection of flora and fauna. It overlooks the Pangkor Island Beach which is a whopping 1.5km in length.

Location – Pangkor Island, Perak.

Price – RM1100 to RM1550.

Activities & Amenities – Spas, fitness centres, kids’ play zone, baby -sitting services, parking, fully equipped fitness centres, water sports activities, outdoor swimming pool, golfing, banana boat cruises, archery, tennis courts etc.

Distance from main city – Right on Golden Sands, Pangkor Island.

Food – Seafood dishes are the speciality here. Beachfront restaurant and lobby bar provide variety of food and drinks to guests.

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The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

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To experience the exciting look of nature with geothermal hot springs and naturally heating swimming pool, the best destination undoubtedly, is The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. But this does not end the excitement for the guests as in the backdrop of limestone hills, this retreat provides steam cave and ice baths which altogether provides a completely refreshing and wellness retreat. There are 25 villas in the retreat and all are equipped with private pool, outdoor tub, butler services and exclusive in house spa treatments. Apart from these the guest can also enjoy the ayurvedic therapies and the exclusive Malay ones in spa centre. The restaurant Pomelo serves delightful healthy and organic cuisine.

 Location: 15 minute drive from Ipoh city 

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 Activities and Amenities: Spa, Fitness Center, Library, Hot tub, Sauna

Price: 1194RM to 1841RM approximately.
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Gaya Island Resort

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With a panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu at the background, Gaya Island Resort, located in one of the most beautiful and pristine islands of Gaya Island in Malaysia, is a picture of beauty. Nestled nicely within the dense growth of mangroves and coral reefs, this resort is known for its marine life preservation as well.

Highlights – The resort’s spa, Tadau Kamaatan was awarded with the best Spa treatment of the year award for 2015, by Asiaspa Awards. Do not miss to see the marine life centre of the resort to see how endangered species are cared for.

Location – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Gaya Island Resort

Price – RM650 to RM1400.

Activities & Amenities – Courses on sea turtle preservation, coral reefs restoration and marine life preservation activities, highly relaxing treatments at the spa, Snorkelling, Diving, Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Nature Walks, Yoga, Borneo Craftwork tour.

Distance from main city- Right on the Malahom Bay in Sabah Island.

Food – 6 options to dine, including private dining and pool bar.

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Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi

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The Taj Group, known for its luxurious and majestic resorts all over the world, has set up an architectural splendour at Rebak Island, Langkawi as well. The resort is constructed on a completely private island that lies across 390 acres.

Highlights – Do not miss the private Yacht cruise with Jacuzzi cabanas here to sink in the golden rays of the sunset. If you are honeymooning here, you have to come to the Moon Deck.

Location – Langkawi, Kedah.

Price – RM400 to RM1000 approximately.

Activities & Amenities – Swimming pool, 24/7 room service, kids’ play areas, all kinds of indoor games, ferry transfers from the island to Port Cenang, sophisticated spas & fitness centres, car rentals, private beach access, kids’ club etc.

Distance from main city – 3km from the more famous Pantai Cenang Beach on Langkawi Island.

Food – Four restaurants and three bars, giving you the option of enjoying variety of cuisine and drinks.

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  1. Which are the best resorts in Malaysia for couples?

    1. Four seasons resort: Popular for its courteous services and friendly staff, this beautiful resort is set amongst lush and thick wilderness with a verdant canopy lanking upon the property making it one of the most impeccable and sought after luxury resorts in Malaysia. Infinity pools, a plethora of recreational activities and commendable amenities are the major highlights.

    2. Casa Del Mar: Couples can rent beachfront rooms with sea-facing views and bathe in the tropical beauty of the Langkawi island by renting a room at this grand villa. This is the most talked-about luxury resort in Malaysia for its impeccable dining services and exquisite facilities. It is in close vicinity to major tourist attractions and other luxury Malaysia luxury resorts.

    3. Tanjung Rhu Resort: Couples looking for a private getaway can rent a place at this uninhabited part of the island, with this luxurious resort offering scenic and picturesque views through rooms. Enjoy exquisite dining services and beverages and relax by the poolside bar.

    4. Seven Terraces: Adding a unique twist to ordinary accommodations, seven terraces' splendid engineering and architecture will blow your mind. Couples can enjoy a time in solitude and have a whimsical experience at one of the most luxurious resorts in Malaysia.

  2. What are the best resorts in Malaysia with private pools?

    1. Shangri la’s Resort: Perfect for a whimsical getaway with your partner, this resort renders world-class services and a private pool overlooking the panoramic and beautiful architectural garden of the property. Relax at the private pool and order scrumptious meals at this Malaysia luxury resort.

    2. The Eastern and Oriental Hotel: Upgrade to the private pool villa of this extravagant hotel. Famous for offering a plethora of restaurants that bring together different continental and international cuisines, the dining services at this hotel are unbeatable. This is undoubtedly one of the best luxury resorts in Malaysia.

    3. Borneo Beach Villa: Studded with palm stress on its pavements, and a private pool to greet you as you step outside your villa, this grand resort will blow your mind with its even more dynamic services and amenities. Plunge into the infinity pool and experience an enthralling time at this Malaysia luxury resort.

    4. Berjaya Langkawi Resort: If you can't relish enough of the tropical palm tree-studded beaches and the warm pleasant sea breezes, then accommodation at this resort with a huge private pool offering daunting views just adds feather to the cap i.e. your splendid vacation.

  3. Which are the best beach resorts in Malaysia?

    1. Avani Sepang Gold Resort: With over 315 luxurious villas adorning the coastline, this extravagant and exquisite resort offers a plethora of water sports activities and ravishing dining services. Couples can experience whimsical and romantic candle lit dinners by the seashore and enjoy pleasant sea breezes at night.

    2. Datai Resort: A retreat for nature lovers, this immensely luxurious resort is set amidst the wild and thick rainforest of the tropical country and offers a time in peace and tranquillity away from the hustle of your vacation. Couples can enjoy the solitude and inexplicable hospitality of this resort.

    3. The Danna Resort: This resort is an impeccable and paradisiacal blend of colonial and modern architecture, making it one of the best family resorts in Malaysia. Overlooking the busy and lively Langkawi beach, Danna resort provides exquisite and extravagant facilities to its guests and ravishing dining options. Don’t miss out on the engaging recreational activities this resort has to offer.

    4. Vivanta by Taj: Taj group has left its trail all around the world for their unbeatable ambience and amenities. Enjoy the seafront ocean-facing resort and experience thrilling water sports by the beach and the amazing recreational activities this resort has to offer.

  4. How to reach Malaysia?

    - By Air: Kuala Lumpur international airport, offers frequent flights to all countries. It is the most viable as well as budget friendly mode of transport. 
    - By Rail: Some tourists also opt for rail transports to Malaysia from the neighbouring countries of Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.

  5. What is the best time to visit Malaysia?

    The most amazing time to witness Malaysia is from the dry seasons of December till February when Malaysia receives very occasional rainfall and the climate is mostly tropical and pleasant, rendering a number of water sports and sightseeing attractions.
  6. What is Malaysia famous for?

    Malaysia is the liveliest and one of the most busy Southeast Asian tourist destinations and offers a plethora of beautiful sightseeing attractions, like the charming KL towers and twin towers, batu caves and the extravagant beach of langkawi with its vast number of luxurious sea facing resorts.

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