12 Luxury Island Resorts In Malaysia With Private Pools For A Relaxing Vacay


Ili •  Dec 15, 2020

We're two weeks away from officially saying goodbye to 2020! If you haven't planned your getaway yet, our list of luxury island resorts in Malaysia that come with private pools is just what you need ? Whether you're thinking of squeezing a holiday before the year ends or planning one for early 2021, these places guarantee a memorable trip with your loved ones.

1. Japamala Resort 

Located on the southern shores of Pulau Tioman, you'll find Japamala Resort, a rustic eco-luxe resort surrounded by lush nature and scenic sea view. It 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!

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! Read more about what Japamala Resort has to offer in this article.

Rate: Starts at RM1,999 on Agoda

Address: Kampung Lanting, 26800 Pulau Tioman, Pahang

Contact: +609-419 7777

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2. Adagaya Villa Langkawi

Just a 10-minute drive from Pantai Cenang, make your way to Adagaya Villa Langkawi, a trendy and unique cluster of villas with a private pool! It consists of three types of one-bedroom accommodations named Villa Ryana, Villa Camy, and Villa Trisyia.

With a super king-size bed that sits in the heart of the room, these contemporary villas are perfect for married couples who are seeking comfort and privacy during their holiday. It also has a living area that comes complete with a dining area and a kitchenette.

The highlight of your stay at Adagaya Villa Langkawi is definitely the access to a private swimming pool! On a sunny afternoon, you can enjoy a refreshing dip and have the entire pool to yourself!

Rate: Starts at RM714 on Agoda

Address: Lot 91, Kampung Bohor Darat Benta, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +6019-387 2737 (WhatsApp preferred)

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3. Temasek Retreats 

Take your Port Dickson vacation to the next level with a stay at TemasekRetreats. This beachfront resort is a gorgeous six-bedroom house sitting on a hill facing the sea that is calling to be your next vacation stay. Big and spacious enough to accommodate 23 people comfortably, you'll have the entire villa to yourself, making it the perfect venue for a trip with family or friends.

Besides the villa's beautiful design and luxuriously spacious interior, the grand highlight has to be the pool. The large infinity pool faces the sea and is definitely large enough so everyone can splash about comfortably (no mini plunge pool here! ?). There's also a jacuzzi area where you can sit and chill and a smaller kids pool for the little ones. But another rare feature is the fact that there's a pool dining area where you can sit and dine facing the outdoor kitchen! The kitchen comes fully equipped and is perfect for barbecues too.

To know more about TemasekRetreats, you can read all about it here!

Rate: From RM4,400 on weekdays and RM4,900 on weekends (bookings can be made on their website)

Address: 475, Jalan Pantai, Batu 2, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan‎

Contact: +6019-668 6821

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4. Villaku Residence

Located along Pantai Balok in Kuantan, Pahang (about half an hour drive up north from the popular Teluk Cempedak), Villaku Residence is a stunning estate made up of two adjacent villas (Villa A and Villa B). Each villa can accommodate a maximum of 25 people. Within each villa, there are 6 bedrooms (each with its own ensuite bathroom), a spacious living area and kitchen, and a large private pool!  There's even an outdoor deck available at both villas where you can have a barbecue and dine al-fresco ?

P.S. Looking for more Kuantan resorts? Check this list out!

Villa A has amazing direct views of the sea, while Villaku B has a slightly larger pool. perfect for the family that's looking for maximum splashing space ? Even though the two villas are next to another, because of the shape and design of the whole estate, you'll be able to have your privacy even if the other villa has guests occupying it.

Rate: RM5,000 on weekdays and RM7000 on weekends for a 3D2N stay (for bookings you can call, Whatsapp or email the contact details below)

Address: Lot 28195, Jalan Kampung Sungai Karang, Kampung Pantai Balok, 26080 Balok, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact: +60193209904 (Syed Nazri) or +60122090042 (Hairina) or email [email protected]

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5. Lexis Suites Penang, Penang

If you're looking for an amazing accommodation with a private pool in Penang, Lexis Suites Penang is the ideal place for you! Perfect for a family staycation, you'll love the spacious Executive Pool Suites at Lexis Suites Penang. Featuring two king-size beds, this suite is partially furnished with a spacious bathroom with a bathtub, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, free Wi-Fi, bathrobe and slippers, bespoke bath amenities and more.

If you step outside of the floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll find a private pool that overlooks the sandy beach below. It also has a sauna to sweat it out as well as complimentary snacks and soft drinks, which you can help yourself while admiring the view.

Rate: Starts from RM466 on Agoda

Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Contact: +604 628 2888

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6. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Treat yourself to a stay at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson - a luxurious paradise that boasts idyllic views, world-class amenities and amazing facilities. Nestled along Pasir Panjang Beach, this beach resort in Port Dickson takes it one step further by offering a stay that gives you oceanfront views ?

At Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, look forward to the 117 tower rooms and 522 overwater villas that are nothing short of breathtaking. From the Sky Pool Villa and Executive Pool Villa to the lavish Panorama Pool Villa, get a taste of these wonderfully beautiful spaces that have been crafted by award-winning architects. Experience this tropical oasis while you enjoy a relaxing swim from the privacy of your very own pool in these rooms.

Rate: Starts at RM760 per night on Agoda

Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

Contact: +606-660 2626

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7. Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Situated along the fringes of Langkawi Island, you're going to enjoy spending a relaxing getaway at Berjaya Langkawi Resort. The only resort on the island with individual chalets on stilts, there's nothing like soaking up the sun while leaving your worries at home. Depending on your group size, this resort has a number of rooms catering to families and couples.

If you're in the mood to splurge, the Premier Suite On Water offers plenty of space and comfort compared to the other rooms in the resort. With a king-size bed sitting in the heart of the suite, you can relax in the living area or get lost between the pages of your favourite book in the balcony. Another thing you'll love about the Premier Suite On Water is the semi-outdoor lounge and jacuzzi hot tub! Overlooking the view of the Andaman sea, immerse yourself in this relaxing spot while enjoying the soundtrack of soothing waves.

Rate: Starts at RM1,137 per night on Agoda

Address: Karung Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604-959 1888

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8. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Langkawi

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa will have you covered on a luxurious beachfront retreat that promises privacy, upscale accommodation and dreamy island settings. Their 1 Bedroom Villas come with a private pool and are perfectly 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!

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

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9. The Andaman, Langkawi

Tucked within lush tropical greens and a stunning view of the pristine white beaches is one of the most beautiful resorts in Malaysia. The Andaman is not a place to be missed, especially 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 ?

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

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10. The Danna, Langkawi

Landscaped by the stunning Andaman Sea, The Danna Langkawi offers 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 driving distance 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

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11. Bunga Raya Island Resort

If you and your loved ones are willing to 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 secluded Bungaraya 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.

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 ?

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

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12. Borneo Beach Villas, Kota Kinabalu

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.

Rate: Starts at RM361 per night on Agoda

Address: 163, Pool Villa & Locked Bag 100, Karambunai, 88993 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Contact: +6016 832 9302

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Can't you just picture yourself soaking up the sun while enjoying a cooling dip in your very own private pool? If the answer's yes, it's time to get a head start on planning and be one step closer to your luxurious getaway ?

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