15 Malaysia Resorts With Astounding Beach Views, Singaporeans Need To Visit

Goodbye city, hello tropical vibes
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
April 18, 2022

When planning for a ‘’tropical getaway’’ us Singaporeans would instantly think about the other side of the world—Italy, Greece, Hawaii, Caribbeans and others. But we often forget that we are blessed with numerous breathtaking beaches and seafront locations from our Asian counterparts. Langkawi, Sabah, Terengganu, you name it—each place came with its own trump card. So why waste thousands of dollars to experience outstanding beach getaways across the globe if we already have everything under the radar? Not to mention, spending our expenses in Malaysia is way more affordable! 

In honour of celebrating the opening of travel sectors, Glitz by Beauty Insider decided to hunt down some of the best idyllic luxury resorts available in Malaysia that we Singaporeans can pay a visit. Ample ambience, fresh air, and breath-taking sceneries, these beaches are suitable for a quick romantic getaway or family vacation. 

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1. The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi - Hotel Review | Condé Nast Traveler

First in line, we must include this award-winning resort in the honorary must-visit resorts in Malaysia. This 5 star nestled around the thick lush jungle, crystal clear blue ocean and breezy warm air. Not only do they offer a luxurious experience at this resort, but you can also join their outdoor activities such as hiking at nearby mangroves and rainforest. Or perhaps you are fond of wildlife photography? Or even textile printing classes. Equipped with your own private pools at the villas, an in-house restaurant that offers arrays of Asian cuisines and a fitness centre. 

Where: Jalan Pantai Kok, Teluk Nibung, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact Information: 04-952 4888
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

2. Japamala Resort

Welcome to Tioman Island where you’ll be greeted with a blissful blue and greenery ambience, only. This magical Japamala Resort by Samadhi is widely known for its eco-luxe suites and villas, due to its iconic, cool, and forest-inspired decoration. Each suite and villa represents their own energy—mimicking the architecture of treehouses. When you walk out of the verandah, be prepared to be greeted with a wide view of the jungle and mountains. What’s more, when it comes to the choices of food, you can choose whether to opt for western cuisines, Indo-chinese or Thai specialties.

Where: Kampung Lanting, 26800, Pahang
Contact Information: 09-419 7777
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

3. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Are you even a beach-lover if you never heard of this resort & spa place before? The Westin Langkawi are globally known for their breathtaking views over the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Just a walk away from the Langkawi Jetty Point to get you over to the mainland, this paradise place is even surrounded with facilities, restaurants, and the natural beauty of the shoreline. As for rooms, they offer a mix of villas, suites or rooms of your choice. An Instagram worthy place, indeed. 

Where: Jalan Pantai, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact Information: 04-960 8888
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

4. The Avillion Resort & Villa 

Who doesn’t love a good ole’ Port Dickson resort and villa in their life? We all do. This one in a million Avillion Resort & Villa was built on top of waters—the design was inspired from the traditional Malay fishing villages. It’ll make you feel more connected to the sea life as the place is circled around ocean views, lush greeneries and spacious open venues. For families that have small kids, you can keep the little ones entertained with fun activities like a sliding pool, pet farm and exotic bird park.

Where: 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact Information: 06-648 3888
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

5. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort

Another Pahang-based resort. This Swiss-Garden Beach Resort is leaning more towards family-friendly ambience. Located only around 15km north of the awe-inspiring east coast town of Kuantan. So you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy the endless number of facilities such as outdoor jacuzzi, kiddie’s pool and twisting slides. Perfect for family staycations. Your kids will thank you! 

Where: 2656~2657, Mukim Balok Beach Beserah 26100, Kuantan, Pahang
Contact Information: 9-548 8288
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

6. Mangala Resort & Spa

Believe it or not Pahang does not only consist of cool mountains like Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands—but rather a good paradisal spot as well. Like this Mangala Resort & Spa, structured around the natural surroundings of exotic flowers, herb gardens and fruit trees. The place combines the sense of privacy and tranquillity. What’s best, the resort is only  a minute away from the city facilities like Bukit Gambang Waterpark, Sungai Lembing Mines and more. 

Where: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kampung Melayu Gambang
Contact Information: 09-505 7788
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

7. The Datai Langkawi Resort

Forget the Caribbean or Bali, come over to Datai Langkawi Resort to experience the million-years-old rainforest which offers more than 120 rooms, suites and villas—at the same time providing endless amenities like massage treatment, pilates class and more. All of it is built perfectly around the greenery of the tropical landscape, hence, placing this resort in the list of ‘’best beaches in the world.’’ You can expect a total quiet, breezy and husky ambience especially at night. 

Where: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact Information: 04-950 0500
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

8. Pangkor Laut Resort

Pulau Pangkor, Perak has long been known for its outstanding view of the seas and beach. And if you have never visited the Pangkor Laut before, seriously what are you waiting for? Especially this Pangkor Laut Resort that was built based on private villas, so you can experience the breathtaking ambience on your own. Located on top of the mountainside, surrounded by lush greeneries and a light breeze of air, once you stepped inside this resort, you wouldn’t want to leave. So you better book a longer stay. 

Where: Pangkor Laut Island Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Perak
Contact Information: 05-699 1100
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

9. Tanjong Jara Resort

What’s unique about this Tanjong Jara Resort is the architecture was built based on an inspirational historic of Malay palaces in the 17th century. This Terengganu award-winning resort is definitely one of the must-visit places in Malaysia as it is surrounded by warm, airy, surroundings. So, if you’re the one who always prefers soaking under the sun, then this is the place for you. Oh and before we forget, don’t forget to experience their rejuvenating massage. Honestly, it’s worth every dollar! Try it yourself. 

Where: Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Kuala Dungun, Terengganu
Contact Information: 09-845 1100
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

10. Royale Chulan Cherating Resort & Villa

Imagine a vacation where you’re surrounded with over 34 beachfront villas and suites—each equipped with private pools, bath tubs, elegant furnishings and more. Well, at Royale Chulan Cherating Resort & Villa you can have them all. With only a few kilometres away from the Turtle Cherating Sanctuary, Batik Factory and Mangrove River Cruise, this place is undoubtedly one of the must-visit resorts in the nation. In the evening, make sure you take a stroll around its luxury garden. Totally mind-escaping sanctuary. 

Where: Royale Chulan Cherating Villas Kuantan, 26100 Balok, Pahang
Contact Information: 09-584 7333 
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

11. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-Rasa La’s Ria Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise getaway in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, flanked by golden sand on one side and 400 acres of tropical forest on the other. The rooms and suites at the resort provide efficient space with beautiful tropical touches, where earthy hues and natural wood combine with nature just outside. You may relax in the outdoor pools, dine at one of the resort’s nine restaurants, visit the on-site spa or enjoy water sports activities like kayaking, parasailing, and windsurfing.

Where: Pantai Dalit Tuaran, 89208 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact Information: 088-797 888
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

11. Gaya Island Resort 

Gaya Island Resort is located among beautiful jungle and pristine beaches and can be reached only by boat from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. The Terminal is a short drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. This region is tempting due to its breathtaking vistas, unusual fauna, and vegetation, located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and is devoted to environmentally sustainable techniques in order to reduce its carbon impact. Here you will be able to appreciate the delights of Gaya Island. For example, seeing a proboscis monkey, going on a mangrove tour, and seeing uncommon flora and animals.

Where: Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact Information: 018-933 1260
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

12. Angullia Beach House Resort

Bercuti di Angullia Beach Resort [Tepi Pantai & Murah!] - TeamTravel

Long lengths of tranquil golden beach, deep blue seas, and an unending path of swaying lush green palm trees—Angullia Beach House Resort is worth every penny. Set in one of the nicest places on the island, the resort allows you to have a private date with nature.

Where: Bandar Marang, 21600 Marang, Terengganu
Contact Information: 09-618 1322
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

13. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Anantaru is a charming five-star beachfront refuge on Johor’s stunning Desaru Coast, a premium integrated destination resort located within an hour’s drive from Johor Bahru. With beautifully-furnished Malaysian-style villas, a beachfront infinity pool, and a diverse choice of experiences in its surrounds, you’ll feel like royalty when you spend the night here. There are also movie nights, nighttime entertainment, a magnificent sun terrace, massage services, and other amenities at the resort.

Where: Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor
Contact Information: 07-828 0888
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

14. The Reef Dive Resort

The Reef Dive Resort @ Mataking Island - Semporna

The Reef Dive Resort is located near Semporna on the private island of Pulau Mataking. The resort’s guests get the entire island to themselves, including the sandy beach, beautiful sky, and swaying coconut trees. With a total of 63 magnificent accommodations, you may choose between huge villas, seaside chalets, and cosy garden-view flats. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends, or your significant other, the resort guarantees a relaxing and memorable stay for everybody.

Where: Fajar Complex, TB 212, Jalan Bunga, 91000 Tawau, Sabah
Contact Information: 089-770 022
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

15. Parkroyal Penang Resort

Parkroyal Penang Resort is one of the most elegant hotels in Penang Bay, with a variety of amenities for its visitors. The resort is close to several main tourist attractions in the city, including The Owl Museum, Penang National Park, and Penang Butterfly Farm.

Where: PARKROYAL Penang Resort Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi
Contact Information: 04-886 2288
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 Hours
Website: Click Here

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