Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top resorts in Asia, outside of Indonesia and Thailand and five of Malaysian Island Resort manage to be on the list!
From pristine beaches to breathtaking sea views, it's a holiday experience that truly represents Malaysia's beauty. Not to mention the magnificent resorts that provide ultimate relaxation and serenity for an amazing trip and of course there are numerous reasons why residents and foreigners alike like visiting Malaysian islands.
Here are the list of Five Malaysian island resorts have recently been named among the Top 25 Resorts in Asia in Condé Nast Traveler's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards!
#23. Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut
Pangkor Laut Resort is nestled in an old rainforest on a secluded island surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and emerald waterways.
Only a small portion of the island's 300 acres has been built to house this tranquil luxury resort and its Estates. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted "Number One in the World" by Condé Nast Traveller, wooden buildings blend effortlessly into the forest, walls curve around greenery, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue their climb to the sky.
This island, which lies beneath the shade of forest giants as ancient as the land, is not only home to one of the world's top resorts, but also to a diverse range of animals. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills sit on the trees.
#15. The Datai Langkawi, Pulau Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi provides the ideal holiday and lets you nurture your mind, body, and spirit. National Geographic ranks Datai Bay as one of the top ten beaches in the world, and the resort's surrounding jungle is home to a plethora of wildlife, some of which is native to the area. During your visit, you may see Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos, and Sunda colugos.
The Datai Langkawi underwent massive renovations in 2017 and 2018, the most significant upgrade project since its inception in 1993. To guarantee that the resort keeps its much-loved 'Datai DNA,' the management re-appointed Didier Lefort of DL2A, the famous architect and interior designer (who worked with Kerry Hill on the original scheme), to head this significant project.
The rehabilitation comprised modifications to the resort's guest rooms, suites, and villas, as well as the development of a newly dedicated nature centre, which supports the resort's increased emphasis on sustainability. Their dedication to well-being is also strengthened by the construction of new spa villas and a fitness club on the beach. Furthermore, the resort's landscape is being improved to provide a more authentic jungle welcome experience.
#14. Four seasons Resort, Pulau LAngkawi
Langkawi is a tranquil and relatively undisturbed island with a great blend of nature and excellent accomodation, which is beautifully exemplified by the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia.
You'll note right away how the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia is structured in such a way that it doesn't overpower the surrounding nature. This hotel has a distinct communal vibe, rather than the domineering presence so frequent in high-end resort hotels, with a loose network of villas and pavilions surrounding burbling pools and lagoons.
While the layout of the Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi is simple, the available amenities are not. Whether you're a business or leisure visitor, you'll find everything you need.
Tennis, swimming pools, exercise centres, and other resort amenities are available on-site, but you should really take advantage of the island's distinctive solitude and do some exploration while in Langkawi. Go jungle trekking, bird viewing, snorkelling, or scuba diving; the hotel staff can readily arrange any of these activities.
#7. The Ritz Carlton Langkawi, Pulau langkawi
With its unique rainforest location and a multitude of original experiences, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi specialises in the extraordinary. Enter a world where luxury and modern style are combined with aspects of nature and tradition. You may explore the jungle as easily as you can enjoy in great cuisine or entrust your heart's wish to the enchanting Walkway of Wishes.
Invite the great outdoors into your luxurious cocoon, which is surrounded by the Andaman Sea and a 10 million-year-old rainforest. Villa Mutiara, which spans a staggering 650 square metres, offers complete solitude as well as 330 degrees of ocean views. The remaining 30 degrees provide vistas of the jungle. This three-bedroom property is nestled between two coves and is ideal for a small, discriminating family. Aside from a secluded beach, it has a large dining area and two pools.
Villa Kenari, on the other hand, is the resort's second-most-spacious villa, measuring 465 sqm and boasting a stunning frontal sea perspective and a back view of the virgin jungle. Don't want to share a splash with other guests? You don't have to because the property has its own 25-meter-long private pool with a view of the bay.
#6. One&ONLy desaru coast, desaru
Desaru Coast is a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia's most anticipated new tourism developments, combining a distinctive mix of globally renowned resorts and villas, a riverside dining haven, a conference centre, championship golf courses, and a fun-filled adventure water park.
Discover the stunning collection of luxury suites, a crowning villa, and One&Only Private Homes, all inspired by Malaysia's picturesque southeast. One&Only Desaru Coast will unveil secrets of the east like never before, showcasing fresh delicacies with flair and flavour, fostering wellness with the newest developments in scientific diagnoses and therapies, and arranging excursions through unspoiled environment and warm tropical waters.