Pangkor Laut in Malaysia: One Island, One Resort
At some point in time, everybody has dreamed of escaping to their own secluded island paradise. For Luxury Link travelers that dream is a few web clicks away from reality, in the form of an indulgent stay at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia.
Pangkor Laut is the only resort property on a private 300-acre tropical island, which General Manager Mohamed Elsayeh explains is “a combination of luxury, natural beauty and age-old wilderness which is woven together to produce an environment where peace and magically memorable moments are the currency.”
Only a fraction of the island has been developed to house the resort’s 140 villas and eight estates. Wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest as if nature had been the architect dictating how walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey.
If your 765 square-foot hilltop villa with sweeping views of the Straits of Malacca doesn’t immediately set the mood for a romantic, private escape, guests are invited to set sail on a sunset cruise amid gentle, lapping waves.
Meanwhile, Pangkor Laut offers a wealth of daytime activities.
“The centerpiece of the resort is Emerald Bay which is considered by independent travel consultants as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world,” Elsayeh described. “If guests feel more adventurous, they may accompany the resort's resident naturalist on his daily trek through the two million year-old rainforest.”
An absolute must for luxury travelers is a day of pampering at the Spa Village Pangkor Laut, located in the southeast end of the island and ranked among the top-10 hotel spas in all of Asia by Travel + Leisure. This unique retreat combines the healing practices of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai cultures to ensure complete rejuvenation.
Blissed-out following a day at the spa, a culinary adventure awaits at any of the resort’s seven restaurants and lounges. For something truly unique, dine at Chapman’s Bar along Emerald Bay, where the lobster is highly recommended. Dinner can also be served privately at your villa, enabling guests to carefully plan meals with the chef making each affair truly memorable.
It’s all part of Pangkor Laut’s “One Island, One Resort” hospitality which has earned rave reviews from the likes of Kiera Knightly and Luciano Pavoratti, who even has a suite named in his honor! You don’t need to be a celebrity, just a savvy traveler who can embrace the tranquility and romance of an impeccable resort in an idyllic corner of Southeast Asia.