Hello, self-care called they want you to take a well-deserved holiday! Just take your pick — do you want to stay in the city and near all the shopping haven? Or unwind among nature surrounded by flora and fauna? Oh, maybe lounging on the beach with the sea breeze blowing on your face sounds good too? Well, lucky for you we have all of the above right here in Malaysia! Check out our list of luxury hotels in Malaysia where you can rest, relax and recharge.
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1. St. Regis Langkawi
St. Regis Langkawi has the best of both worlds — surrounded by lush rainforest, it also boasts an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea. Not just that, located only a few minutes from Kuah town, you’ll have everything you need here! The five-star hotel also houses a spa, a fitness centre and five dining options. So, pamper yourself at the spa and enjoy indulging yourself!
Address: St. Regis Langkawi, Jalan Pantai Beringin, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-960 6666
2. The Datai Langkawi
If we’re talking about luxury hotels, The Datai Langkawi must be on the list! Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, the hotel is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, with private verandas and breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay! The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. Perfect!
Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: 04-950 0500
3. One & Only Desaru Coast, Johor
At the acme of luxury travel perches One & Only, whose reputation is forged upon an uncompromising commitment to offering the finest product and service. For the most discerning of families, Villa One at the lavish property boasts 16,146 square feet of space, of which your privacy is ferociously guaranteed. Opulently appointed, the four-bedroom retreat can house up to eight adults, thanks to the four king-size beds and set over two floors. Spaces both indoors and outdoors are aplenty, encompassing a 27-metre private pool and a personal spa treatment room. While Malaysia doesn’t have a Michelin-starred restaurant (yet!), you can be treated by Michellin-starred chef Andrew Walsh at the Ember Beach Club.
Address: One & Only, Persiaran Damai, Desaru Coast Bandar Penawar, 90, 81930, Johor
4. PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
The newly opened PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur is designed with the environment and wellness in mind for modern-conscious travellers. The eco chic hotel is Instagrammable with its vertical garden façade incorporating sky planters, roof terraces showcasing 13,000 square feet of foliage and a host of green features. So, be sure to get your camera ready! Among the amenities that you can enjoy here includes a modern gymnasium and fitness studio, as well as an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery.
Address: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2782 8388
5. The RuMa Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur
Nestled in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle and just steps away from the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, The RuMa means home in its literal sense. A serene sanctuary amidst the downtown hustle and bustle, it is a hotel that captures all the intimacy of a home away from home. It’s the perfect staycation where you can uncover the city’s origins and local heritage in a contemporary setting that exudes the soothing qualities of a true urban sanctuary. There are two dining options here — ATAS and SEVEN for all your culinary needs, UR SPA that combines modern science with ancient healing, and even a barber shop if you need an urgent haircut!
Address: 7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2778 0888
6. Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang
Known simply as E&O to generations of travellers, the hotel exudes a charm that is inimitably its own. Opened in 1885, it remains the only hotel to occupy prime sea frontage in Penang. The unique pearl at the heart of George Town offers a sixth-floor infinity pool, an art gallery and a Thai spa to soothe your aching body after all your Penang adventures. Enjoy a drink or two at the Planters Lounge, enjoy European-style dishes at the 1885 Restaurant, or ala carte menu at Sarkies.
Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-222 2000
7. The Edison Penang
Begin your journey of cultural and culinary discovery from this boutique mansion in George Town. Presiding over historical George Town, The Edison is a vision of architectural splendour. Linger over drinks in the shady cabanas, or unwind next to the swimming pool. Then head out to experience the tastes and temptations of the city beyond. Elegant suites are decked out with intimate details and artisanal accessories. Vibrant jade accents bring the timeless grace of this old mansion to life. Then there’s the bright, central courtyard that provides a place to pause in the city’s midst or you can sink into the comfort of The Edison’s library.
Address: 15, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-262 2990
8. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu
Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze with views of the turquoise sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is the perfect destination for you to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on the pristine East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, you can explore a sanctuary of traditional luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions at the resort. Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th-century Malay palaces, this tranquil resort offers a genuine taste of the region's spirit and its rich natural heritage. Based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which emphasises the purity of spirit, health and well-being, this secluded hideaway encourages true rejuvenation of both body and spirit.
Address: Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Kuala Dungun, Terengganu
Contact: 09-845 1100
9. The Chateau Spa & Wellness Retreat, Pahang
Nestled amid a lush tropical rainforest and inspired by the 18th-century castle in France and located only a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, The Chateau Spa & Wellness Retreat is an idyllic haven of well-being boasting expansive views, stretching into the rolling hills and beyond. The wellness-focused hotel is perfect if you’re looking to pamper yourself on a weekend getaway. You can choose from a myriad of award-winning spa treatments, pose for photos against the plush hotel interiors and enjoy the saltwater outdoor pool overlooking the rolling hills. What else are you waiting for? Plan a trip to this luxurious haven to rejuvenate and recharge yourself!
Address: KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Karak, Pahang
Contact: 09-221 3888
10. Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu
Escape out of the city and journey into nature; where the sea meets the rainforest and a warm welcome awaits. With vast acres of untouched natural beauty, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a stunning sanctuary that makes each moment of your holiday matter. You can experience the stunning outdoors of Borneo with over 60 land and water activities for adults and children here. If you’re a golfer, you’ll be glad to know that the hotel is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course with picture-perfect views of Mount Kinabalu!
Address: Pantai Dalit Tuaran, 89208 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact: 08-879 7888
11. Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa, Miri
Located in the lush rainforest of Borneo, adjacent to Gunung Mulu National Park (also a UNESCO World Heritage site!), the fuve-star Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa features stunning views and well-appointed rooms resting on raised wooden walkways. Every room features luxury bedding and a private balcony with picturesque views, just for you! For the health-conscious and wellness enthusiasts, opt for AYUS Wellness retreat program to rediscover and rejuvenate mental wellness; a life-enhancing and transformative retreat experience in the tranquil surroundings of the rainforest. Be sure to check out the rainforest and caves of Borneo before cooling off in the outdoor pool or treating yourself to a spa treatment at the Mandara Spa.
Address: Sungai Melinau, 98008 Mulu, Sarawak
Contact: 08-579 2388
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