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20 Romantic Malaysian Resorts (With Private Pool!) You’ll Never Want To Leave

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Atiqah Mokhtar  •  Jan 29, 2019

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[Updated 11 June 2021] Spending quality time with your loved one is crucial. While many of us have booked a weekend stay at a nearby resort, why not level up your romantic getaway by staying in a private pool villa in Malaysia? 😍 These gorgeous private pool resorts will guarantee a getaway that you and your partner will never forget!

1. Tasik Villa International Resort

Credit: Tasik Villa International Resort on Facebook
Starting our list is Tasik Villa International Resort that has private water chalets and villas to host your next getaway. While there are many types of accommodations available, you should look out for the Family Villa that can fit up to four guests. The villa is kitted out with one queen-size bed, two single beds, a separate living and dining area as well as your very own private pool.
Credit: Tasik Villa International Resort on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM473 per night on Agoda Address: Jalan Tasik Villa, Pusat Pelancongan Antarabangsa Kota Lukut, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan Contact: +606 644 8888 Website | Facebook

2. Mangala Resort & Spa, Kuantan

Credit: Mangala Resort & Spa on FacebookDoes a luxurious tropical retreatsound good to you? BecauseMangala Resort & Spa, a nature-inspired resort located in a quiet stretch of Kuantan will be sure to charm and provide a serene setting for your romantic getaway. The resort’s story is an interesting one - it’s built on previously barren mining land which was rehabilitated into a lush tropical retreat complete with villas nestled along wetlands. With an emphasis on being eco-friendly, the resort aims to provide a luxurious stay within nature.
Credit: Mangala Resort & Spa on FacebookThe resort offers a number of villa types, of which two offer private pools - the Vana Pool Villa and the Amani Pool Villa. If you’re looking to maximise pool enjoyment, we recommend the Vana Pool Villa which comes with a larger pool (vs. the Amani Pool Villa which comes with a smaller saltwater plunge pool). But regardless of which you choose, you’re in for a romantic escapade😍 On top of the stunning accommodations, you can go for one of the various spa treatments available for a pampering treat. If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt for one of the many other activities offered - from nature walks and bird-watching sessions to kayaking, cycling and more!In terms of dining options, the resort’s Lakeside Restaurant is halal-certified, so dine away 😁Rate: Amani Pool Villa starts from RM388 on Agoda Address: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan, Pahang Contact: +609 505 7788 Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Lexis Suites Penang, Penang

Credit: Lexis Suites Penang on Facebook Another Lexis resort makes this list with Lexis Suites Penang. This resort is just a 10-minute drive from Penang Airport and is located along a stretch of beach in Teluk Kumbar. What differentiates Lexis Suites Penang from its sister resorts is that instead of villas, all rooms are located within a 26-floor tower by the beach. All 222 rooms come with a private pool and steam room 😍 Choose between the Executive Pool Suite or the Premium Pool Suite, with the former being slightly smaller (82 sqm vs. 89 sqm).
Credit: Lexis Suites Penang on Facebook The hotel’s location is a bit far away from town and the main tourist areas, so it’ll be the perfect hideaway for your romantic getaway! It’s worth noting however that there are not many eateries within the immediate area, so if you intend to eat out you may have to travel asignificant distance. On the plus side, just like the other Lexis resorts, the hotel’s in-house eateries including UMI Japanese Restaurant and Roselle Coffee House are halal-certified. Rate: Starts from RM466 on Agoda Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang Contact: +604 628 2888 Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Grand Lexis Port Dickson, Port Dickson

Credit: Grand Lexis Port Dickson on Facebook An affordable gem located in Port Dickson (near Lukut Town), Grand Lexis Port Dickson boasts 317 villas that all come with their own private pool 😍 The resort has villas that are located over water as well as some villas located in the hotel building on the land. For a romantic retreat, we recommend the Deluxe Pool Villa - this cosy 62 sqm villa is tailored for couples and boasts a glass panel for viewing the sea beneath the villa, a dry kitchenette, and a bathroom equipped with rain shower.
Credit: Grand Lexis Port Dickson on Facebook The resort offers a whole host of recreational activities, so there will plenty of things to do during your time there! Besides bicycle rentals, an archery range and a karaoke room, the resort can even arrange fishingand crabbing activities.The resort’s restaurants are halal-certified, including UMI Japanese Restaurant and Roselle Coffee House 😊 Rate: Deluxe Pool Villa starts from RM570 on Agoda Address: Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, Port Dickson, Port Dickson 71000, Negeri Sembilan Contact: +606 653 2000 Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Borneo Beach Villas, Kota Kinabalu

Credit: Borneo Beach Villas on Facebook
Drive to the northeastern side of Kota Kinabalu, and you'll find yourself at Borneo Beach Villas. A scenic property situated along a white sandy beach, this resort consists of individually-owned pool villas and spa suites, so you can spend your vacation in complete privacy. Perfect for a family trip, the modern pool villas consist of two or three bedrooms, a private lap pool, a living room, a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. Don't forget to check out the best Instagram-worthy attractions in Sabah that are worth driving from Kota Kinabalu!
Credit: Borneo Beach Villas on Facebook
Rate: Starts at RM361 per night on Agoda Address: 163, Pool Villa & Locked Bag 100, Karambunai, 88993 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Contact: +6016 832 9302 Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort, Melaka

Credit: The Orchard Wellness Resort & Spa on Facebook Tucked away in a remote area of Malacca lies The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort. This resort is centred around relaxing stays focused on wellness, with services such as yoga and meditation classes, fitness programmes, and spa sessions available. For your romantic getaway, the Luxury Villa With Private Pool should be your accommodation of choice. This villa is hidden within beautiful greenery and encompasses a whopping 120 sqm of space that you will have all to yourselves 😍 The opulent furnishings of the villa are sure to help solidify a memorable experience.
Credit: The Orchard Wellness Resort & Spa on Facebook In addition to the villa amenities, all guests are given complimentary access to the fruit farms that surround the property. Enjoy plenty of freshly harvested fruits during their respective seasons including rambutan, longan, durian and more! To note, the resort is located quite far from town so eating out will require a bit of a drive. That said, Bon Appetit, which is the resort’s main restaurant, practices a farm-to-table concept and is halal-certified, so you won't even have to leave the resort 😊 Rate: Pool Villa starts fromRM620 onAgoda Address: Resort Address 63, Jalan Solok Uban, Kampung Brisu, Lubok China, 78100 Melaka Contact: +606 552 8999 Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson

Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on Facebook Lexis Hibiscus gained fame for its beautiful pool villas that sit on the water arranged in the shape of the hibiscus flower. This luxury resort on the shores of Port Dickson will be a surefire pleaser with your loved one! Lexis Hibiscus offers a range of villas, starting from the 71 sqm Executive Pool Villa all the way to the ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite. Most of the villas come equipped with two king-sized beds, so you won’t have to worry about sleeping space 😉 Do note that the Sky Pool Villa, which is one of the more spacious villas at 96 sqm, is situated in the hotel building on land and not over the water. It still comes with its own pool and a great view of the sea, so choose the villa that best suits your needs!
Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on FacebookIn addition to having a private dip pool, each villa also comes with its own steam room and glasspanel on the floor (for villas that sit on water) to view marine life! Sounds like the perfect retreat to spend time with your partner 😍 Similar to other Lexis resorts, Lexis Hibiscus’ restaurants (including UMI Japanese Restaurant and Roselle Coffee House) are halal-certified, so you won’t have to worry about where to eat!Rate: Starts from RM748 on Agoda Address: 2th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan Contact: +606 660 2626 Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Maneh Private Pool, Langkawi

Credit: Maneh Villa on Facebook
A home away from home, Maneh Villa is the private pool villa in Langkawi that you would want to visit someday. Complete with a living space, a dining table, and a cosy bedroom, it's going to be tough to leave this little hideaway after spending time relaxing by the private pool. This villa is also within driving distance from Pantai Tengah, so you're never far away from the sun, sand and sea. Rate: Starts at RM750 per night on Agoda Address: Lot 1240 Kampung Tasik Anak Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 955 1967 Facebook | Instagram

9. The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel &Spa, Kuala Lumpur

Credit: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on Facebook Update: As of June 2021, The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is temporarily closed until further notice.  Want a romantic getaway at a hotel with a private pool surrounded by lush greenery without travelling outside the city? Well, The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa located in the heart of Petaling Jaya has got you covered. The Villas, which are part of the larger Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, features villas that have private plunge pools and outdoor terraces all enclosed within a high stone wall and pretty foliage. This means you get to enjoy privacy during your romantic retreat within a tropical haven while still being a stone’s throw away from the thriving shopping malls and attractions within the Sunway City area!
Credit: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa on Facebook The resort offers a variety of villas, starting from Villa (measuring 102 sqm) all the way to the Premier Villa (measuring a massive 193 sqm and which comes with a larger sitting area and outdoor terrace). And you don’t have to worry about dining options - not only does the resort have several in-house diningestablishments that are halal-certified, but the hotel is also connected to Sunway Pyramid Mall which has plenty more halal places to eat 😋 Rate: Starts from RM835 on Agoda Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +603 7492 8000 Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. La Villa Langkawi, Langkawi

Credit: La Villa Langkawi on Facebook Located in Pantai Tengah on Langkawi Island, La Villa Langkawi is a cluster of villas each with its own private pool. Located next to a paddy field, this serene resort will be sure to guarantee a romantic escape 😍 It offers spacious villas, each boasting 139 sqm of space! Choose the One Bedroom Villa With Private Pool which comes with a 15 ft-sized pool, or spoil your loved one by opting for the One Bedroom Villa With Private Deluxe Pool which has a pool measuring 33 ft 😮
Credit: La Villa Langkawi on Facebook Each villa comes equipped with a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave and stovetop. The resort also provides complimentary snacks and drinks which are replenished daily 😁 While the resort currently does not have in-house restaurants, La Villa Langkawi is located approximately 800m from the popular Cenang beachwhere there are several halal restaurants (not to mention street stalls!) available for you to get your fix of yummy food. The resort also offers an array of spa treatments, so if you’re feeling like pampering yourselves, this is a great option! Rate: Starts from RM841 on Agoda Address: Lot-5, Kampung Padang Putih, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +6013 511 8800 / +6013 522 8800 Website | Facebook | Instagram

11. Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Credit: Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa on Facebook Let the soothing breeze from the South China Sea sweep you away when you check into Shangri-la's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa. Should you wish to find a room that's perfect for a romantic getaway, let it be the Ocean Wing Junior Suite.
Credit: Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa on Facebook Aside from the garden view, we recommend getting the Seaview, so you'll wake up to the sound of crashing waves every morning. Since it comes with a private pool, you can sit back and relax while you cherish every moment with your spouse. Rate: Starts from RM900 on their website Address: PantaiDalit Tuaran, 89208 Kota Kinabalu, SabahContact: +6088 797 888 Website | Facebook | Instagram

12. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh

Credit: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat on Facebook How about a romantic getaway with something a little different? The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a resort situated amidst towering limestone formations and features access to geothermal hot springs, natural caves and waterfalls. The resort offers 45 villas that all come with a private pool. Whether you choose the Lake Villa (a villa that faces the lake), the Water Villa (a villa overlooking a water canal) or the Garden Villa (the largest villa that comes with a private courtyard amidst a backdrop of caves and lush jungle), you’ll be enthralled by the natural beauty of the property. The resort offers a whole host of activities that are perfect to do during your getaway. Besides the various natural wonders to partake in (including the hot springs dipping pools, thermal steam cave and jungle walk), there also spa and massage services, fitness classes and meditation sessions, just to name a few! The resort also features in-house restaurant The Pomelo, which uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers and is pork and lard-free (though please notealcoholic beverages are available on the menu, therefore we recommend for you to dine at your own discretion). Rate: Villas start from RM1,246 on Agoda Address: No 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Ipoh, 31150 Perak  Contact: +605 210 7777 Website | Facebook | Instagram

13. Ambong Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi

Credit: Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi on Facebook If you're searching for more private pool villas in Langkawi, look no further than a stay at Ambong-Ambong Pool Villas. It doesn't matter if you wake up to the sunrise view of Teluk Baru or unwind with the sunset view of Pulau Tepor, a weekend spent at their sea view villas will be a treat for beach lovers.
Credit: Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi on Facebook What truly seals the deal is the 12-meter pool that's available in every villa. Besides that, they have a kitchenette, an outdoor dining space, a king-size bed and a lounge bed to make everything complete. Rate: Starts at RM1,849 per night on Agoda Free cancellation: Available on Agoda Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia Contact: +60 4 955 8428 Website | Facebook | Instagram

14. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa,Langkawi

Credit: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa on Facebook If you’re looking for a luxurious beachfront retreat that promises privacy, upscale accommodation and dreamy island settings, look no further. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa will have you covered in all those areas. The Westin’s 1 Bedroom Villas come with a private pool and are made for romantic excursions 😍 Score maximum brownie points with your loved one by going for one of the beach-facing villas. Waking up to a view of the sea in the morning? Yes, please!
Credit: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa on Facebook While you relax in this slice of paradise, enjoy the food from their restaurants, which uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers (though we note that alcoholic beverages are available on the menu, hence we recommend you to dine there at your discretion). Rate: 1 Bedroom Pool Villas start from RM2,009 on their website Address: Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi, 07000 Kedah Contact: +604 960 8888 Website | Facebook | Instagram

15. The Andaman, Langkawi

Credit: The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi on FacebookTucked within lush tropical greens and a stunning view of the pristine white beaches isone of the most beautiful resorts in Malaysia.The Andaman is not a place to be missed if you're looking for a romantic getaway. The resort boasts a number of rooms highlighting different features such as a garden room, and a private pool room 😍
Credit: The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi on Facebook Bask under the sun, explore the amazing tropical life in the rainforest there, relax at the spa, or simply enjoy the private pool in your very own villa. You and your partner will enjoy every second of your stay at The Andaman 😊 Rate: Starts from RM2,106 on their website Address: Jln Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 959 1088 Website | Facebook | Instagram

16. The Danna Langkawi

Credit: The Danna Langkawi on Facebook
Landscaped by the stunning Andaman Sea, The Danna Langkawioffers a luxurious escapade that every beach lover dreams about. While there are many rooms, suites, and villas available, save up for the Princess Beach Villa and Empress Beach Villa that comes with its own private plunge pool. It also has a living room, a separate rainfall shower, a private in-villa spa treatment, and more. The Danna Langkawi is also within drivingdistance from Skytrex Adventure Langkawi where you can experience some outdoor adventures on the island.Rate: Starts at RM3,000 per night on Agoda Address: Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 959 3288 Website | Facebook | Instagram

17. JapaMala Resorts, Tioman Island

Credit: JapaMala Resort (Tioman Island) on Facebook A stunning resort nestled in Tioman Island's lush rainforest that took over ten years to construct to ensure that its rich biodiversity remains relatively untouched, and has a minimal environmental impact 😊 The JapaMala Resort offers stunning rooms from ocean to treetop views and boasts a number of activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, island excursions, and jungle trekking 😍 Each of the rooms is known as sarangs, which aptly translates to bird's nest!
Credit: JapaMala Resort (Tioman Island) on Facebook And of course, their Jungle Luxe Sarang villa and Hillside Sarang villa offer private pools for those who want to enjoy their time in private without the need to leave their comfortable and beautiful sarang! Did you know that Tioman is one of the best east coast islands in Peninsular Malaysia to tick off your bucket list? Rate: Penghulu's House starts fromRM3,027 onAgoda Address: Kampung Lanting, 26800, Pahang Contact: +609-419 7777 Website | Facebook | Instagram

18. The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi, Langkawi

Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi on Facebook
A luxurious island getaway is promised when you check into The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi. A 5-star resort that's set within a 10-million-year-old rainforest, each room and villa guarantees lavish treatment, especially the Rainforest Villa, Beach Villa, and Ocean Front Villa.
Credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi on Facebook
Besides having a private pool complete with an outdoor living area and sundeck, the villas are beautifully detailed with contemporary Malaysian decor as well as the added space of a separate living room and bathroom. If you want to turn your island vacation into a food trip, check out the best halal food in Langkawi! Rate: Starts at RM3,250 per night on Agoda Address: Jalan Pantai Kok, Teluk Nibung, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 952 4888 Website | Facebook | Instagram

19. The Datai Langkawi, Langkawi

Credit: The Datai Langkawi on Facebook The Datai Langkawi has long been famous for being a luxury escape tucked in the island. This five-star resort has two villa types equipped with private pool that would be perfect for theultimate romantic getaway - the Rainforest Villa With Pool and the One-Bedroom Beach Villa. The beautiful villas each have a 10-metre pool and are super spacious (175 sqm for the Rainforest Villa With Pool and a whopping 350 sqm for the One-Bedroom Beach Villa). Whichever you choose, you will be luxuriating in supreme comfort 😌
Credit: The Datai Langkawi on Facebook Given the resort’s more secluded location (a 45-minute drive to Pantai Cenang and 55-minute drive to Kuah town), we’d completely understand if you’d want to spend most of your time on the resort grounds. For more sightseeing spots, check out the best things to do in Langkawi! Luckily, The Datai has multiple dining establishments, including The Gulai House (specialising in Malay cuisine) and The Pavilion (specialising in Thai cuisine), which uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers (though please do note the restaurants also have alcoholic beverages available on the menu, hence we recommend you to dine there at your discretion).  Rate: Pool villas start from RM4,331 on Agoda Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Kedah Contact: +604 950 0500 Website | Facebook | Instagram

20. Bunga Raya Island Resort, Gaya Island

If you and your partner are willingto venture out a little, you can be rewarded with this hidden gem located on the hillsides of Polish Bay on Gaya Island off the coast of Sabah. About a 15 minute by boat ride from Jesselton Point dock in Kota Kinabalu,  prepare to be blown away by the secludedBungaraya Island Resort that remains hidden amongst pristine rainforests with beautiful white sandy beaches. The resort has only 48 villas which are beautifully made out of timber in traditional Bornean architecture. Choose the Plunge Pool Villa for the perfect hideout with your loved one - this 87 sqm villa faces the sea and has a private balcony along with the plunge pool.
Credit: Bungaraya Island Resort on Facebook With the breathtaking azure waters surrounding the resort, you’ll be in for a treat in terms of water activities such as snorkelling, diving or paddle boarding. The resort also offers spa treatments if you’re looking for a more relaxed pace 😊 In terms of dining options, the resort has alfresco restaurant The Longhouse and Pantai Restaurant & Bar which collectively serve a mixture of Western and local fare. Both establishments use ingredients from halal-certified suppliers (though please note that alcoholic beverages arealso available on the menu, therefore, we recommend that you dine there at your discretion). Rate: Plunge Pool villas start from RM1,077 on Agoda Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Contact: +6088 380 390 Website | Facebook | Instagram So with this dazzling array of resorts in Malaysia that are perfect for a romantic stay for two, there’s no more excuse not to book that getaway. In this day and age where we’re constantly on the go, it’s important to get that crucial one-on-one quality time together. So go have a romantic getaway with that person you adore the most! 😊