She might not look it, but Malaysia is made up of a whopping 878 islands and archipelagos just waiting to be explored by curious travellers. While the world is filled with exotic locales and gorgeous beaches, Malaysians know that some of the very best are sitting in their own backyards. Read on to discover some of the best resorts you can visit for an unforgettable experience.
The Datai Langkawi
Famous for its legends and stunning emerald waters, Langkawi is familiar to most in this region. The Datai is a beautiful establishment focused on luxury within nature and features its own private beach. It’s the perfect place for either a romantic getaway or a place to create great childhood memories with your family. It recently underwent a full refurbishment, so what on earth are you waiting for?
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, Sabah
Located on Gaya Island, this resort surrounded by sandy white beaches and lush greenery — absolutely paradise. Guests here enjoy their stays in spacious hillside villas that include all the modern-day comforts, despite the seclusion. These accommodations feature either a sea or jungle view, both an equal balm to the restless soul.
The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Terengganu
If you’re looking to get away from it all, look no further. Hidden away on the east coast is this gem of a resort that offers you a magnificent turquoise ocean, soft white sand and a majestic rainforest just waiting to be enjoyed. The food here is also not to be missed! Experience dining on the freshest seafood in the middle of the sea on a floating platform, then head over to the Bayu Bar to chill out over a couple of drinks.
BuBu Long Beach Resort, Pulau Perhentian
Kick-off your island adventure on a boat from Kuala Besut to reach this resort which has 38 lovely rooms that have private balconies with amazing views across the property. It’s the ideal place for the weary traveller looking for a respite — crystal clear waters, powdery white sand, and plenty of sun loungers for relaxing by the beach.
Club Med Cherating
Situated on not one, but two private beaches, this resort has it all for guests — stunning surroundings and accommodations, top-notch facilities, and curated activities to entertain even the most discerning guests. Club Med is the place to be if you want to live life in the lap of luxury.
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