Ever imagine waking up in the morning by the sound of waves and the cool sea breeze, or enjoying the sunset from the comfort of your room?
You don't need to go far since there are several water villas in the country. If you are planning to survey the next water villa for your family vacation or even honeymoon, we listed down 5 of the best water villas in Malaysia.
Mabul Water Bungalows, Sabah
Mabul Island has been named one of most beautiful muck diving spots in the world and it is easy to see why. Its dazzling clear waters and its proximity to the famous Sipadan Island make it a popular pick among divers.
The island has a handful of luxurious accommodations for scuba divers and tourists, one of which is floating dive-resort where wooden-type bungalows await visitors to retire the night known as Mabul Water Bungalows. In addition to the basic amenities, each unit is equipped with a spacious private balcony which allows you and your family a private and unrestricted panoramic view of the big wide ocean as far as the eyes could see.
Each bungalow units available at the resort is spacious and furnished with contemporary décor that is large enough to fit private bathroom, shower and toilet, private balcony and living room for you to spend time with your family.
How to get there Take a flight to Tawau Airport from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. From Tawau, transfer to Semporna, and ride a speed boat to Mabul Island.
Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak
Pangkor Laut Resort is the only resort on the island, making it the ideal seclusion for lovebirds or families who wish to retreat from the crowd.
There are 140 luxury villas and suites to choose from the six-room varieties: Garden Villas within the beautiful lush garden, Hill Villas that sit atop the hillside, Beach Villas near the Royal Bay beach by the resort jetty, Sea Villas and Spa Villas perched on stilts over the sea and special suites Suria and Purnama, larger versions of the Sea Villas.
If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, try the water sports activities such as kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and paddleboarding while you explore around the island. Go on fishing excursions, whether you want to charter a trip to Pulau Sembilan for deep-sea fishing, or go leisure fishing at the surrounding islands where there is an abundant supply of tropical marine life such as the blue line grouper and yellowtail.
How to get there Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Marina Island Jetty would take you on a three to four-hour journey. After arriving at the Island jetty, head over to the office of Pangkor Laut Resort at Marina Island, from there, it will take a 15-minute speedboat directly to the resort.
Lexis Hibiscus, Negeri Sembilan
The resort features an impressive 522 luxurious bungalows on stilts spread out towards the blue sea in the form of a giant hibiscus, which accorded the resort as the record holder of Guinness World Records for “the most overwater villas in single resort” in 2016!
At first glance, this resort looks like the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai when viewed from above!
Each unit is spacious and furnished with a private dip pool and sauna on the balcony.
The hotel also offers a number of outdoor facilities including bicycles for rental, Archery and a free shuttle to the Army Museum and Regina Mall.
Fancy taking a cruise along the Straits of Malacca? Join the catamaran service provided by the hotel. You can also try feeding the fish on a boat with a glass bottom.
How to get there Lexis is easily accessible via land; driving there from Kuala Lumpur only takes about 1 to 2 hours.
Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Kedah
Regarded as one of the best resorts in Langkawi, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is famed for its beautiful rainforest and water chalets, suitable for nature and beach lovers.
You have several options to choose; from a variety of chalets to suit your need, whether you are in the mood to be surrounded by the lush greenery, perched atop the higher ground for a magnificent sea view, or stay in one of the chalets on water.
On top of the stunning accommodations, the resort also has plenty of recreational activities to boot. Explore the sunset yacht cruises, island tours, island hopping by jet ski, snorkelling, ziplining, scuba diving, and jungle trekking while you are here.
This 5-star gem that’s nestled amidst the tropical rainforest, with a beautiful beachfront is one experience you would not want to miss!
How to get there From Kuala Lumpur, take a flight to Langkawi International Airport. The resort is only 20 minutes from the airport.
AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Selangor
Located on the coastal town of Bagan Lalang, the 5-star resort is known for its eye-catching aerial view of the 392 Maldivian-inspired overwater villas that form a palm tree shape.
As it is only a 40-mins drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and less than 2 hours from the city centre, the resort is popular among city dwellers who long to escape the concrete jungle as it is ideal for a short getaway or staycation during the weekends.
There are also a number of activities to look forward to during your stay at this resort including the in-house spa for you to relax, several water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
How to get there The resort is a just a cosy distance of 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.