Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the west coast of Malaysia, along the Straits of Malacca. Of the island’s 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house the resort’s villas and suites (as well as eight “estates,” private beach houses that are set on a small, secluded cove). The resort has 142 villas and suites, many of which stand on stilts above the sea. Villas set on a garden, beach, or hill feature oversize tubs in a private courtyard or a rain shower next to the rainforest. The resort’s premier accommodation is the two-bedroom Pavarotti Suite, set high on a hill and named after the world-renowned tenor who fell in love with the island. Each accommodation offers modern comforts with traditional touches. The Spa Village located onsite features an extensive range of Asian-inspired treatments. Other facilities include the hotel’s two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, three tennis courts and a squash court. Seven restaurants and bars make up the dining scene, serving a wide range of cuisines from traditional Nyonya to Italian. Pangkor Laut Resort is approximately a 3 hour 30 minute drive from central Kuala Lumpur followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the island. Alternatively, helicopter charters are available from Subang Airport in Subang, Malaysia, with an approximate flight time of one hour.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: Pangkor is a privately-owned island, 1.6 km off the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. It has a true tropical island feel with its lush mountain top canopies and white sandy beaches.
History: This island is rumored to be over two million years in the making, and was once a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates.
Service: Guests may enjoy the ease of shuttle transportation at this resort, with pick-up and drop-off points throughout the hotel.
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Games Room
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Private Beach
- Racquetball/squash On Site
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Shuttle Service
- Smoking Area
- Water Sports
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
This one-of-a-kind resort has an impressive selection of accommodation choices for guests to choose from. The sea villas are elegantly-arranged on stilts in the shallow, crystal waters of the beach, while the hill villas place guests at the epicenter of nature with all its enticing sights and sounds to truly give the feeling of “being at one with nature”.
The Pangkor's beach villas provide incredible sea views, notably from their private balcony where guests can relax on comfortable deck chairs. Inside, a spacious bathroom features a separate shower and roomy bathtub.
The private sea villas, also elevated on stilts that allow them direct sea access, are linked by wooden walkways. Their open-plan interiors are spacious, featuring a bathroom containing an oversized tub with stunning sea views. The expansive balcony also provides breathtaking views of the Pangkor Straits.
The private spa villas, poised high on stilts that allow them to hover delicately over the sea, feature an oversized bath, an expansive balcony ideal for lazing the afternoon away under the warn Pangkor sun, and of course, incredible views of the Pangkor Straits.
With the availability of not one, but two large infinity pools, both in close proximity to the hotel's bars and restaurants, guests can laze their days away poolside, on comfortable loungers that surround both pools.
Guests will enjoy the hotel's expansive spa village, with its extensive range of treatments from across Asia. Treatments have been designed to look after both physical and spiritual well-being.
In a beautiful location on Emerald Bay, this bar is perfect for a light lunch, from sandwiches, to traditional satay, to fresh salads, and more.
Guests may find this exciting restaurant to be the highlight of their dining experience, featuring vibrant, interactive dining with Asia-Pacific cuisine, a cafe, chef's table, wine cellar, and a patisserie to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Serving up dishes that range from Western grill to Italian pastas, as well as Asian-fusion cuisine, with a state-of-art design, this is a restaurant that truly impresses. Guests are asked to dress smartly, according the to dress code, and no children are permitted on the premises.
After a visit to the spa, guests can take advantage of both the close proximity and the healthy spa-inspired cuisine at Jamu Bar, which serves up healthy Japanese and international cuisine for lunch, and does private dinners for intimate occasions as well.
Royal Bay Beach Club
Open for lunch and dinner, this practically-poolside beach club has a menu of Asian and Western favorites, as well as a tempting menu of cocktails and other drinks.
This fine dining restaurant, nestled into the rocks by the resort's stunning beach, serves up Southeast Asian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Private dining booths are available for intimate dinners. Guests are asked to kindly respect the restaurant's dress code, which requires smart casual wear.
Uncle Lim's Kitchen
Named after the resort's most famous and ubiquitous chef, Uncle Lim's kitchen serves up specialized Chinese-style home cooking that feature unique and locally-sourced ingredients, alongside expansive views of the stunning bay below.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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