Best Resorts and Hotels in Malaysia


Bali and Thailand are for sure not the only country in Southeast Asia with a stunning beaches and islands. Malaysia has a dozens of beaches, landscape and islands that are as stunning as those in Bali and Thailand. Here we present the 10 best resorts and hotels in Malaysia for your stay:


1. Mutiara Taman Negara National Park Resort

The Mutiara Taman Negara Resort located in Taman Negara in Pahang, Malaysia is inspired by traditional Malaysian architecture overlooking the Tembeling and Tahan rivers and surrounded by lush, green scenery. The place itself is a natural sanctuary set in the best kept natural Rainforest overlooking the Tembling and Tahan rivers, alongside lush greenery and valleys. Mutiara Taman Negara Resort in Pahang is the perfect place for those people who are looking for excitement in adventures that drives wildness in yourself. The rainforest is filled with flora and fauna, and practically untouched by mankind, now is available to welcome you.


2. Shangri La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Shangri-La is known as the world-renowned best hotel, with a style, grace, and exemplary service. Shangri La Rasa Sayang in Batu Ferringhi beach, Penang has been a long time favourite. It has a exclusive CHI, The Spa, and a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. The resort itself has a beautiful grounds with century-old tress and tropical flowers. The resort’s restaurants provide all food specialities from a exclusive fine dining to a refreshing poolside snacks. The Feringhi bar will serve you with a fresh drinks and cocktails for your great evening. For dinner, you can directly head to the poolside of Pinang Restaurant and Bar which serves you a top notch food with the view of the sea.


3. Imperial Heritage Malacca

Strategically located in the heart of Malacca, The Imperial Heritage Malacca offers modern and homely accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. The hotel just 400 metres from the famous Porta de Santiago (A Famosa),and the hotel is within 700 metres from Christ Church and Sam Po Kong temple. Tucked in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka (with roots from Dutch, Japanese and British influences), Hotel Imperial Heritage Melaka is the newest hotel in town that lets you experience the historic richness of the city, all within walking distance. No traffic, no driving stress and definitely no parking stress.


4. The Orchard Wellness Resort

Surrounded in a lush tropical fruit farm, with more than 400 type’s varieties of tropical fruits that guests are welcome to enjoy, the Orchard resort is a peaceful complex of 40 spacious suites that are beautifully, tastefully and exclusively furnished.  We specialise in Relax, Reboot and Recharge programmes in tranquil surroundings. Winner of 2015 and 2016 award for Malaysia’s best Wellness Spa Resort by World Spa.


5. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

Situated on the white sandy shores of famed Cenang Beach, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa, Langkawi offers a rustic charm and tropical tranquality resort. Inspired by classic Malay architecture, the resort features a rustic-chic character yet does not skimp on modern amenities. Clusters of wooden chalets with private balconies houses the resort’s 355 rooms overlooking stunning sea views and lush, landscaped gardens. The resort has a versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, vibrant dining outlets, and extensive watersports and relaxation facilities. This is one of those fantastic resorts that combines a wide range of activities and facilities for guests of all ages with a charming natural setting and an enviable easy-going ambience.


6. Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

The hotel is located in the Tanjung Aru, just a minutes from Kota Kinabalu of Malaysia’s Sabah’s state. Shangri La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a winning multiple awards from top leisure magazine offers 5-star luxury with world-class CHI Spa, 7 dining options and an outdoor pool with water jets. The dining options will surely meet all tastes, from the laid-back bar and grill of Coco-Joe’s, to the fine-dining ambience of Italian Peppino, which has been repeatedly voted one of Malaysia’s best restaurants. The modern and spacious rooms here are located in either the Kinabalu or Tanjung wing and feature stunning views of either Mount Kinabalu or the South China Sea. Kinabalu Mountainview and Seaview Rooms echo a traditional Bornean style, while the Tanjung Seaview Rooms are more modern style.


7. Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor island is 300-acres privately owned island that is a home to the luxurious Pangkor Laut Resort and its eight states. Pangkor Laut Resort’s main centrepiece is Emerald Bay, said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Visitors can walk to the beach through rainforest that will be accompanied by the resort’s naturalist. Another thing to point out in the resort is its 3-hour pampering spa that left the visitor feel refreshed and relaxed, with the amazing spa facilities and skilled therapists. Pangkor Laut Resort boasts seven dining outlets – Feast Village, Royal Bay Beach Club, Chapman’s Bar, Jamu Bar, Uncle Lim’s, Fisherman’s Cove and The Straits. Each outlet is unique in its own way, by using the finest local ingredients to provide guests with a range of culinary experiences.


8. The Danna Langkawi

Reminiscent of the majestic British Malaysian colonial era, the Danna is the five-star luxury resort on Langkawi Island to embrace old world splendour. If you have an interest with the majestic spaces, then Danna Langkawi is perfect choice. Furthermore, keeping in line with the hotel’s theme of British Malaysian colonial grandeur, each room has a large four poster bed with embroidered bedding, and ensuite marble bathrooms, make it as one of the most beautiful gate away for a person’s soul.


9. Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa

Bunga Raya Island Resort is a boutique hotel and spa in Sabah, Borneo. As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bear its name, the hotel itself is known as the luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island. The hotel serves 48 timbered villas, which each of it is rough hewn and hand-crafted by local communities, using Borneo architectural style, blending with comforts and beauty. The villas range from simple timbered dwellings, steps from the beach, multi level units with wrap around decks and indulgent private plunge pools. A well developed spa, with exotic spa, blends the very finest of traditional asian and western treatments.


10. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is located in Ipoh`s tropical forest, in western Malaysia. In between rocky peaks, waterfalls and hot waters springs. The 5 star hotel made up of 25 magnificent villas is entirely purposed to wellness. A luxury serenity sanctuary, only 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, it`s a hotel to serve all travelers looking for a wellbeing and spa stay in the heart of Malaysia.


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