Pangkor Laut Resort

Location: Malaysian Islands | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Just off mainland Malaysia, this exquisite private island retreat is about as close to paradise as it gets. Spirit yourself away to Pangkor Laut Resort and totally unwind in a villa that’s either enveloped by pristine rainforest, or sits right above the crystal clear waters.
Perfect forHoneymooners who want an exotic and exclusive hideaway, or anyone who wants to combine the buzz of Kuala Lumpur with total relaxation.
In the knowFor the ultimate in luxury, check out Estate Nine which sits higher than all the villas and has its own infinity pool, personal spa and outdoor baths – not to mention a life size chessboard that’s like something out of a James Bond film!

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Food & Wine
  • Hideaway

Hotel Overview


Three miles off the Malay Peninsula: reached by a four hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, followed by a 15 minute boat ride.

Rooms at Pangkor Laut Resort

There are 140 villas hidden away on the private island of Pangkor Laut, each with a traditional Malaysian feel, and large verandas to take in the magnificent views. Some are nestled in the rainforest, but our favourite are the Sea Villas which are one of just a handful of water villas in Malaysia that sit right above the sea. If you really want to splash out there are also 8 ultra-secluded estates which have their own butler.

Food and Facilities

Dining at Pangkor Laut Resort is really special, and not least for the beautiful locations. For something really authentic, there’s Uncle Lims Kitchen which is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea and serves traditional Nyonya cuisine. You can also enjoy fresh sea food, and light Japanese bites amongst the collection of bars and restaurants, and for evening cocktails, head to the chill-out lounge by the pool.

Activities at Pangkor Laut Resort

Emerald Bay is just as beautiful as it sounds, so this is where you’ll probably want to spend most of the day, just relaxing and snorkelling in the beautiful waters. If you want to be a little more active, there are plenty of water sports including kayaking, wake-boarding, and catamaran sailing or you can trek into the rainforest in search of resident macaques and yellow-billed hornbills. There’s also Pangkor Island just a speedboat ride away where you’ll see Dutch colonial architecture, temples, and colourful fishing boats, and after a day of exploring you can relax in Pangkor Laut Resort's excellent spa.

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