Voted the second best island destination in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, the internationally acclaimed Pangkor Laut Resort is the ultimate getaway.  Located on a privately owned island off the West Coast of Malaysia, Pangkor Laut lies amidst 300 acres of ancient rainforest, and is the island’s only development. And since resort guests and staff are the only ‘tourists’ permitted on the island, staying here is like being on your own semi-deserted tropical island with all the comforts of a five-star resort.

Island luxury
Accommodations are luxurious, featuring 148 Malaysian-style villas and suites, all beautifully appointed with spacious interiors, en suite bathrooms, and private balconies.  Some villas stand on stilts over the sea, linked by wooden walkways, while others languish along the white sandy beach, or are perched dramatically on the forested hillside, with magnificent views of the sea and the resort’s lush, beautiful gardens. Dining is equally impressive, and incorporates a rich ethnic mix of dishes that reflect Malaysia’s cultural diversity, as well as creatively delicious spa cuisine.

Multi-cultural spa services
The Spa Village is the resort’s newest addition, and extols the diverse healing cultures of the region. With its abundance of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai practices, this unique retreat provides the backdrop for an extraordinary array of  wellness therapies such as a Chinese ‘foot pounding’, a Malay ‘circulating bath’, a Japanese-style cleansing with goshi goshi cloth, and an exfoliating ‘Shanghai Scrub’.  Spa programs are based on one of three concepts: Rejuvenation and Longevity; Beauty and Slimming, or Relaxation and Stress Reduction, and all combine an innate understanding of providing for your physical and spiritual health and well being.

 In addition to eight treatment rooms, Healing Huts include a Chinese herbal shop, Ayurvedic and Malay huts, a wrap house where you can enjoy Ayurvedic Herbal, seaweed and Chinese Herbal wraps, a yoga pavilion where you can also practice Tai Chi, Qi Gong and meditation, as well as a private beach, fitness centre, a spa restaurant and boutique.

Star ratings
Pangkor Laut has earned many distinctions, including being one of the top ten honeymoon destinations in the world (Honeymoon & Romantic Travel Magazine) and one of the world’s top five-star resorts (Business Traveler Magazine). We simply say that Pangkor Laut is romantic, intriguing, intoxicating …. and one of the greatest wellness escapes you’ll ever encounter.

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