Equatorial rainforests, fabulous food and sandy beaches lapped by tropically warm waters characterise Peninsular Malaysia. An array of fascinating wildlife inhabits the lush verdant landscape on the west coast while the clear waters on the east coast feature an extraordinarily rich seabed and great marine biodiversity from colourful nudibranchs to magnificent sea turtles.
Off the west coast of Malaysia on a privately owned island in the Straits of Malacca, rests Pangkor Laut Resort. Set within a 2-million-year-old rainforest, sandy bays and emerald green waters, 148 elegantly designed villas, suites and Estates merge seamlessly with the island’s natural beauty, which also hosts an array of wildlife from long-tailed macaques to oriental pied hornbills. Declared a ‘paradise’ by the late maestro Pavarotti, the resort includes an award-winning four-acre Spa Village as well as several superb bars and restaurants featuring a variety of cuisine. This idyllic island is the perfect setting for the ultimate getaway.
Tanjong Jara Resort, set on the pristine east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, overlooks a golden sandy beach, lapped by turquoise waters. While beautiful yet simple in its design, it is the genuine warmth of service that makes it so special. The resort’s 100 rooms are inspired by 17th century Malay palaces and its Spa Village embraces local therapies passed down over generations. Dining is scenic and informal; offering traditional Malaysian cuisine or delectable seafood dishes. Discover the area’s natural wonders from this tranquil hideaway with its turtle hatchery during nesting season and seasonal diving and snorkelling at nearby Tenggol Island.