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Pangkor Laut

DESTINATION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

HOTEL TYPE

Resort

LOCATION TYPE

Beachfront

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.

DETAILED DECRIPTION

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.

Amenities

Amenities

24hr room service
bar/pub
boutiques
business center
concierge
fitness center
games room
garden
meeting/conference facilities
outdoor pool
poolside bar
private beach
racquetball/squash on site
restaurant
safety deposit boxes
salon
sauna
shuttle service
smoking area
spa
water sports
wi-fi in public areas

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