15 Best Resorts in Malaysia to Visit

 'Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.’'

So true! Malaysia has been people's favourite for many reasons. Some are attracted to its gorgeous natural surroundings dotted with golden sand water beaches, lush rainforests and wild waterfalls, while others flock to this country to taste its diversity in its local cuisine and warm friendly folks. True! When it comes to a great travelling experience, Malaysia has something to offer to everyone. What sets apart this place, even more, is the tranquillity and serenity it owns, despite being a hot bustling hub for respite seeking travellers. Once less explored, now Malaysia is amongst the most commercialised vacation spots in the world, which only contributes to its multifariousness as far as tourists are concerned. You might be a budget traveller with a list of planned expenses or someone looking for a luxurious escape and doesn't mind spending much, no matter which category you belong to, Malaysia with its wide assortment of comfortable accommodations will cater to your every need.


Here we bring you some of the best resorts in Malaysia to choose from which are not only happening but perfect for a true 'Malaysian Experience'.

1) Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort And Spa, Langkawi

best beach resort and spa in Malaysia 

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This luxurious beach resort is for anyone who wishes to experience Malaysia in its quintessential essence. Placed atop one of the busiest beaches around, the Meritus Pelangi astounds its visitors with its wide range of offerings, from delectable high-class cuisines to well-carved chalets overlooking the splendid views of pool and gardens, all that swaddled with loads of ethnic appeal. A mere 2 minutes walk from the main beach, the resort provides an exclusive experience of wilderness merged with a touch of modernity, thanks to its well-equipped setting completed with TV, tennis court, an outdoor pool, a massage centre and the venue's own exquisite restaurants. With myriads of sports activities to add to, it makes a perfect retreat for anyone looking for a quiet experience.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Outdoor Pool, Gym, Massage and Spa Center

Cost per night- 16,863 INR onwards

Address- Pantai Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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2) Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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Everything about this place spells luxury! Known to be one of the most extravagant resorts of all, the Four Season comes with its own assortment of amenities including an exotic family pool, an exclusive thermal spa and numerous high-end restaurants known for cooking up a storm of delectable delights. The resort is delightfully set amidst a diverse surrounding of sea, mountains and rainforests, creating a vibrant colourful scenery of varied landscapes that will leave you awestruck and amazed. As if that is not enough, the rooms in the resorts itself bespeak of a beautiful blend of modernity and old, with its traditional Moorish designs and top notch facilities. For adventure lovers, the place offers activities such as jet skis, windsurfs, kayaks and rock climbing.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Fishing Zone

Cost per night- 51,718 INR onwards

Address- Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Tanjung Rhu, Malaysia 

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3) The Danna Langkawi

 

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Closed to the major destinations such as Underwater World Langkawi and Langkawi International Airport, the Danna has all the right things to lure you in. The resort boasts of some very fancy amenities including a beautiful infinity pool, spa centre and vivid dine options along with rooms that are well designed and candidly bottles up a spectacular view of the hills around. You would be surprised by how much thought has been given in its every aspect to make the experience nice for the guests. Away from the hustles of the city, the Danna, with its relaxing sauna rooms, posh bars and culinary delights surely make up a heaven for tourists looking for respite from their hectic life. It's a favorite with honeymooners because of its closeness to Langkawi, which is one of the popular honeymoon places in Malaysia.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Water Sports, Rain Shower, Infinity Pool 

Cost per night- 29,894 INR onwards

Address- Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Pantai Kok, Malaysia 

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4) Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

 Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi 

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This beach resort is just what it sounds like, a holiday destination for fun junkies. An hour of ferry ride away from the mainland, this island resort is a secluded corner for nature lovers who get to indulge in the beauty and splendour the island is bestowed with. The various frolics you get to enjoy here includes exclusive pool clubs, nice restaurants and bars and a heavy dose of nightly entertainment. The rooms here are spacious and provided with a cosy ambience that befits the theme of its homely yet luxurious abode perfectly making it a delight to stay here. The myriads activities - be it the outdoor pool, snorkelling or karaoke sets it apart from others for both nature lovers and adventurists alike.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Tennis Court, Open-air spa pool, music and karaoke house

Cost per night- 6,592 INR onwards

Address- Lot 1698 Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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5) Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Berjaya Langkawi Resort 

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Staying in this resort is an experience within itself, given how impeccably it resembles the traditional abodes of Malay legacy.The well designed wooden chalets are furnished with all the facilities providing an ideal setting for a relaxing atmosphere. What I find the best is that it is very close to the beach (just 2 minutes away) and offers all sorts of activities you need for an enjoyable stay. There are outdoor pool facilities, the hotel arranged island tour and yacht rides, and not to forget, the delectable spread of heaven served in the Pahn-Thai restaurants that perfectly makes up for a sumptuous gastronomical tour. The resort is set up in the beautiful surrounding of Burau Bay and has a fitness centre of its own. Ensure to indulge in its therapeutic Ayura Spa massage and feel all your worries fade away.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Water Sports, Lavish Buffet, Yacht Trips

Cost per night- 9,781 INR onwards

Address- Karong Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, 07000 Pantai Kok, Malaysia 

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6) The St. Regis Langkawi

The St. Regis Langkawi - luxurious accommodation 

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Placed on the sandy surface of popular island of Kuah, the island resort in Malaysia  is an excellent romantic getaway for couples. The perfect setting of vivid beachfront vistas, nice indoor pools and cosy comfortable rooms are enough to inspire you for a prolonged stay. If that's not enough, there is a distinguished cabana area where you can spend some quiet time and enjoy yourselves. The air-conditioned rooms with comfortable beddings and all the amenities along a great on-site bar do not disappoint either. Take a stroll through its natural surrounding and find yourself spellbound by its beauty and charm. 

What's Special- Free WiFi, Spa and Fitness Center

Cost per night- 24,886 INR onwards

Address- The St Regis Langkawi, Jalan Beringin, 07000 Kuah, Malaysia 

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7) Tanjung Rhu Resort

island resort in Langkawi 

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If you are more of an adventurous soul looking for a happening trip to unwind and have some fun, then this is the place for you! The island resort is situated on the Langkawi island and offers some great activities such as cruising, snorkelling, diving, surfing and such. Play in the tennis courts and unwind later in one of the spacious sauna rooms on the premises. A walk through the garden while savouring the captivating view of the sea will surely leave a lasting impression on you. Don't forget to visit the nearby hot springs village which is just as exciting, thanks to its welcoming lively folks.It also features its own reading room for book-loving guests.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Tennis Court, Sauna and Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool

Cost per night- 14,048 INR onwards

Address- Mukim Ayer Hangat, 07000 Tanjung Rhu, Malaysia 

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8) Aseania Resort Langkawi

 Aseania Resort Langkawi 

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Carrying within a touch of elegance and hospitality, the Aseania resorts has long topped the list of people's favourite when it comes to the best Malaysian resorts in the world. Be it the regal ambience befitting of a royalty or the tranquil vibes covering the surrounding, the place surely does a splendid job to leave its occupant's spellbound. A great place to go with your family, it also accommodates a nice children's playground where you can leave you children to play while you explore the vast range of culinary delights in the hotel's restaurant, which is not very far from it. 

What's Special- Free WiFi, Outdoor Pool, Lavish Cuisine

Cost per night- 6,206 INR onwards

Address- Simpang Tiga, Jalan Pantai Tengah. Mukim Kedawang, 07100 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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9) Vivanta by Taj- Rebak Island, Langkawi

 

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Vivanta by Taj is one place for travellers seeking luxury and fun.The resort is situated on a private island and is known for its vast luxurious offerings just as much as it does for being an adventurer's paradise. The island is one of its kind and among the least explored ones, providing it with its unique charm. The resort accommodates vast spacious rooms that have been customised to suit the tropical style theme of the surrounding. Activities such as kayaking and biking are a great way to spend your vacation here, not to mention, the cabanas! Also, don't forget to have your fill at one of its restaurants which serve some of the best western and Asian flavours around.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Cabana Areas, Elaborate Buffet, Adventurous Sports

Cost per night- 60,569 INR onwards

Address- P.O.Box 125, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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10) Ombak Villa Langkawi

 

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The traditional touch of Malay culture lies here! The Ombak village of Langkawi island is a perfect destination for anyone who wishes to experience a different side of Malaysia. From the very first look, the place will literally have you hooked, thanks to its quintessential wooden houses and quaint setting. And while you may find yourself wondering if the place is worth all the reputation it has, it will again surprise you with everything it has to offer- from large Olympic pool nearby beach to well-accommodated spa houses and gym facilities. The suites are no different either! Well furnished with TV, beddings and other amenities, it also features a balcony providing a panoramic view of the surrounding.All in all, a stay in this place is definitely worth your bucks, believe it!

What's Special- Free WiFi, Spa and Wellness Center

Cost per night- 5,979 INR onwards

Address- Lot 78 Jalan Kuala Muda, Padang Matsirat, 07100 Kampung Padang Masirat, Malaysia 

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11) The Datai Langkawi

 

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The Datai Langkawi is a stylish private beach resort set on the island of Langkawi and beckons tourists from all over the world for a happening Malaysian trip. Perfect for family excursions and travel stays, the resort boasts of all the amenities, from big golf course to spa centre and swimming pool. The tropical landscape with pristine white beaches and azure blue waters only add more to its surrounding. Adventure enthusiasts can also go for mountain biking and other activities which are quite popular among visitors and provides for a memorable experience.


What's Special- Free WiFi, Golf Course, Fitness Center

 

Cost per night- 29,127 INR onwards

 

Address- Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Teluk Datai, Malaysia


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12) The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

 

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The five-star luxury hotel is amongst the best in Malaysia and rightfully so! This peaceful getaway is just a few minutes away from the beach and owns a spectacular view of the Andaman sea and Chinchang rainforest. The guests are provided with opulent suites and rooms designed in contemporary Malaysian style to fit in with the sublime ambience. Apart from these, one can also enjoy numerous activities including windsurfing and canoeing while amenities such as gym and spa centres only adds to the picture perfectly.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Lavish Buffet, Water Sports,

Cost per night- 12,967 INR onwards

Address- P.O.Box 94, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Teluk Datai, Malaysia

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13) The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

  

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The Frangipani resort is for travellers seeking calm and quietude. A convenient means to stay for budget travellers, the resort also makes up for an amicable accommodation embellished with all kind of amenities that gives this place a leisurely touch. Enjoy the greens of nature from the balcony of your spacious suite or go for a nice stroll through the sandy beach, rest assure! You are going to enjoy each and every moment of your stay here.

What's Special- Free WiFi, Outdoor Pool, Sauna, Barbeque

Cost per night- 9,045 INR onwards

Address- P.O. Box 138. Jalan Teluk Baru Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang,, 07100 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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14) The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

 

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Being one of the most popular beach resorts in Malaysia, the Westin is known to welcome a lot of people, especially of introverts and peace seekers. The introverts find solace here as the resort is quite secluded and dons the serene vibe perfectly. The rooms here are a beautiful amalgamation of simplicity and style, with soothing colour tones and breathtaking views of the surrounding - majorly formed of wild mountain tops, sandy shores and an array of lush green trees. With such a laid back atmosphere, don't be surprised to find yourself all cooped up in the room, not wanting to get out. Many of us do so! But that's not all! Once you get out of that shell, an entirely new scenario awaits you. With Myriad activities-tennis, bicycling, and snorkelling, not to forget the spa centre and gym! this beach will delight you to the boot. 

What's Special- Free WiFi, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Fishing Zone

Cost per night-38,958 INR onwards

Address- Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Malaysia

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15) Dayang Bay Resort

 

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Perched on the shores of beautiful marine, lies this little heaven of joy. Quite secluded, the Dayang Bay Resort offers great amenities to its visitors, from cosy rooms with comfortable bedding and well-designed bathrooms to other facilities such as mini fridge and TV. Take a dip in the outdoor pool while basking in the rays of the sun or if you are looking for something more adventurous, go for snorkelling or bicycling. The highlight of the resort though is delectable local dishes served in their in-house Dayang Cafe, which certainly reflect the Indonesian roots of the place. Close to nearly all the major attractions, the resort will make you Malaysian trip, the best one ever!

What's Special- Free WiFi, Spa and Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool

Cost per night- 95,807 INR onwards

Address- Lot 2346, Jalan Bohor Tempoyak, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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Feeling inspired? Then set off to one of these totally amazing destinations and experience nature in a way, you have never done before! 

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NIKITA DAS NIKITA DAS

A nomadic soul in the quest of self-realization, Nikita lives on the mantra - 'As you sow, so shall you reap'. Adorable for few, downright crazy for others, she has many layers that she is yet to embrace. To her, life is a beautiful gift which is meant to be lived fully. Ever adventurous, her bold self has inspired her to crave the impossible and venture into the unknown, which when mixed with a dash of luck and lots of resilience makes the journey worthwhile. Her writing in its entirety is a true reflection of her budding self.

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