“Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters lies Pangkor Laut Resort. Set along the Straits of Malacca, discover a piece of paradise 2 million years in the making.“
How’s this for finding Maldives in Malaysia? Welcome to Pangkor Laut Resort in Perak, a surprisingly little known private island resort previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller.
Located approximately two to three hours from Kuala Lumpur, this underrated paradise promises crystal clear waters and gorgeous over-water villas oozing serious Maldives vibes.
Here’s also where you can indulge in a luxurious private island experience near Singapore at a fraction of the price from what you’d usually pay for a trip to the Maldives.
Choose from different types of stays from the Garden Villa (S$326) or Hill Villa (S$370) to the over-water Sea Villa (S$576) or Spa Villa (S$649). Regardless of which stay you choose, all villas come with intoxicating views of the ancient rainforest, or the clear turquoise waters.
Once here, check into your luxurious villa (complete with a beautiful tub) decked out in classic wood and oriental furnishings before spending your days on the private beach or enjoying scrumptious meals at the resort’s restaurants. (If you’d like you can also opt for a romantic dinner on the beach with your toes in the sand!)
In the mood to treat yourself? Pay a visit to Spa Village Pangkor Laut with its eight treatment pavilions and enjoy an extensive range of treatments from China, Japan, India, Thailand, Bali and Malaysia. Choose from Chinese Herbal, Ayurvedic and Malay Huts to two Bath Houses, three Spa Huts, three Nap Gazebos and a Spa Boutique!
If you’re looking to fill your days with some activities, the resort offers a myriad of things to do from jungle trekking, morning yoga and Tai Chi, to fishing excursions, island hopping kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding!
To get here, you can choose to travel via land from Singapore to Pangkor Laut Resort’s Office at Marina Island Pangkor followed by a speedboat transfer to Pangkor Laut Resort.
Otherwise take a flight from Singapore to KL, and a transfer from KLIA2 to Pangkor Laut Resort’s Office at Marina Island Pangkor getting on your speedboat transfer to the island.
If you’d like to splurge on something a little more luxurious, helicopter transfers direct to the resort are also available.
I don’t know about you, but I’m utterly sold. BRB booking my villa, see you at Pangkor Laut Resort soon!
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