These Four Malaysian Island Resorts Made The List Of Top 25 Resorts In Asia According To Condé Nast Traveler


Ili •  Oct 11, 2021

Best island resorts in Malaysia

There are many reasons why travellers, both locals and foreigners alike, love going on a Malaysian island getaway. From pristine beaches to stunning views of the sea, it's a holiday experience that truly defines the beauty of Malaysia. Not to mention, the breathtaking resorts that offer ultimate relaxation and tranquility for an unforgettable vacation.

Recently, four Malaysian island resorts have been listed in the Top 25 Resorts in Asia in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards!⁠ Keep reading to find out which were named ?

1. One&Only Desaru Coast

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Ranking: #6

Opened in September 2020, Johor's One&Only Desaru Coast is the place to be to enjoy the luxury holiday of your dreams. A vacation here means getting to look forward to to an unperturbed view of the sea, white powdery sands and personalised service in every suite.

There are four types of suites consisting of rainforest junior suite, ocean junior suite, rainforest grand pool suite, and ocean grand suite - true to its name, it boasts spectacular views too. Besides taking a stroll along the private beach, there are other activities you can do including tennis, golf, yoga, kickboxing and more.

P.S. Here's a list of 8 romantic resorts in Johor you can escape to with your loved ones.

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi 

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Ranking: #7

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.

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.

3. The Datai, Langkawi

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Ranking: #15

Invite yourself to the luxurious side of Langkawi Island when you step into The Datai Langkawi. Another 5-star resort with stylishly furnished rooms and suites, look out for the Rainforest Pool Villa that comes with a 10-meter private pool, an outdoor living area, and a king-size bed decked out with Egyptian cotton linen.

Alternatively, you can also stay at the One-Bedroom Beach Villas that transforms into a cosy romantic abode with warm lights and subtle candlelights fringing the calm private pool.⁠⁠

P.S. Save this list of 12 romantic resorts in Langkawi with private pools, jacuzzi and fancy bathtubs.

4. Pangkor Laut Resort

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Ranking: #23

Whisk yourself away to Pangkor Laut Resort, a private island resort nestled amidst the island's lush rain forest and alongside the beautiful turquoise waters of the Straits of Malacca. Whether you love nature getaways or simply need a change of scenery, this place has it all for you to find tranquility and serenity.

This slice of paradise offers a series of overwater villas and suites, all featuring your standard facilities including complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee and in-room climate control. With 7 gorgeous types of accommodations to choose from, you'll definitely be able to find one that will suit you and your travelling company - from couples on a romantic retreat to families with young children.

P.S. Read more about Pangkor Laut Resort here.

Congratulations to these Malaysian resorts on making this list! If you've never been to any one of them, now's the perfect chance to do so ?

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