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 lifesize chessboard that’s like something out of a James Bond film!

Recommended for...

  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Water activities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Pangkor Laut Resort is the only resort on the private island of Pangkor Laut, which lies three miles off Malaysia's coastline, along the Straits of Malacca. Seriously romantic, this idyllic resort is the place to be for picture-perfect beach views and blissful seclusion, surrounded by tropical landscapes.

Rooms at Pangkor Laut Resort

The gorgeous villas have a traditional Malaysian feel, and are huge and lavishly furnished, with oversized bathtubs and large private verandas to take in the magnificent views over the bay. 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 ultra-secluded estates which have their own butler for an extra touch of VIP luxury.

Food & Drink

Dining at Pangkor Laut Resort is really special, and not least for the beautiful locations. For something really authentic, there’s Uncle Lim's Kitchen, an exceptional Chinese restaurant which is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea and serves traditional Nyonya and Hockchew cuisine. You can also enjoy fresh seafood prepared in the show kitchens at Fisherman's Cove, with other options including light Japanese bites amongst the collection of bars and restaurants.

For irresistible evening cocktails, head to the chill-out lounge by the pool.


After a busy day's exploring, relax in style in the resort's beautiful and award-winning Spa Village, which offers a range of authentic treatments which are guaranteed to leave you feeling totally revived and rejuvenated.

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.

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Hotel location

Pangkor Laut Resort is approximately 4.5 hours by shared boat and road from Kuala Lumpur airport.

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