12 Dreamy Beach Resorts In Malaysia For A Romantic Getaway

Eunis Ong
Eunis Ong
4 Sep 2020
best beach resorts hotels malaysia

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Up For A Beach Getaway?

Anantara Hotel Desaru Coast Johor
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Dreaming about a beach getaway with romantic sunsets and clear waters? We've done our research so you don't have to, and have compiled a list of best beachfront resorts around Malaysia for that sunny, relaxing vacation you deserve. Pssst, don't miss out on discounts up to 60% when you book your beach staycation on Klook!
  1. Pangkor Laut Resort, Pulau Pangkor
  2. Lone Pine Hotel, Penang
  3. The Culvert, Kuching
  4. Avillion Port Dickson
  5. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan
  6. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu
  7. The St. Regis Langkawi

Best Beach Resorts Around Malaysia

1. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Pulau Redang

Taaras Redang
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Taaras Pulau Redang Malaysia Bathtub
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Taaras Redang
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Nestled on the beautiful island of Pulau Redang, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a breathtaking slice of paradise surrounded by crystal clear waters. Soak in a deep bathtub overlooking the ocean, catch an unforgettable sunset from the long stretch of private beach, or swim amongst gentle sea turtles and brilliantly-coloured fish! Don't forget to revitalize after a long day out in the sun with a soothing massage at the resort spa.
#KlookTip: book your stay on Klook that comes inclusive of meals, return flights, shuttle service, and more Klook-Exclusive benefits!

2. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Johor

Desaru Coast Johor Anantara Villas And Resort Beach
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Desaru Coast Johor Anantara Villas And Resort Beach
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Desaru Coast Johor Anantara Villas And Resort Beach
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Anantara is a romantic five-star seaside sanctuary located on Johor's dazzling Desaru Coast, a premium integrated destination resort just an hour's drive from Johor Bahru. With beautifully-furnished Malaysian-style villas, a beachfront infinity pool, and a wide-range of experiences in its surroundings, trust us when we say you'll feel like royalty when you spend your night here. Bikes are also available for free at the resort, and there are also movie nights, evening entertainment, a beautiful sun terrace, massage services, and more.
#KlookTip: book your stay on Klook that comes inclusive of a 3-course dinner, breakfast, and your choice of fun-filled activities!

3. Pangkor Laut Resort, Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor Laut Resort Beach Hotel
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If you're looking for a laid-back beach getaway, Pulau Pangkor will give you what you're looking for. Unlike some other popular beaches and islands in Malaysia, Pangkor remains pretty much under the radar of tourists - it's rustic and laid-back, minus mass tourism, beach bars, and expensive restaurants. Book a stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, a haven with beautifully appointed villas set high amidst the hills, nestled within lush gardens, or resting on stilts above the waters.
  • Address: Pangkor Laut Island Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Negeri Perak

4. Lone Pine Hotel, Penang

Lone Pine Beach Resort Penang
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Lone Pine Beach Resort Penang
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Lone Pine Beach Resort Penang
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Known as the "boutique hotel by the beach", Lone Pine is tucked away in an idyllic spot along Penang's popular Batu Ferringhi beach. It began as a bungalow, was transformed into a family-run hotel (with just 10 rooms!) back in 1948 and has become one of Penang's legendary hotels. The hotel expanded and refurbished a couple of times over the years, building more space to welcome guests from all over the world. We especially love lounging by the pool or on the lawn that's well-shaded by tall casuarina trees!
  • Address: 97, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

5. Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort Sabah Kota Kinabalu
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Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort Sabah Kota Kinabalu Deluxe Room
Nestled in the heart of a nature reserve surrounded by a lush tropical forest, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu is literally heaven on earth. This 400-acre beach resort has 499 elegant rooms and suites, a 3km private beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, a spa, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools (including one with slides for the little ones!), and stunning beachfront views.
#KlookTip: Book your staycation package on Klook and enjoy a discounted rate of up to 42% OFF as well as other Klook-Exclusive benefits including complimentary room upgradeearly check-in, and late check-out!

6. The Culvert, Kuching

The Culvert Kuching Sarawak Beach Resort
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The Culvert Kuching Sarawak Beach Resort
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This is one of our favourites on the list! The Culvert is an eco-friendly resort located in Kuching, at the foot of Mount Santubong, Sarawak. If you're looking for a rainforest experience surrounded by lush greeneries and with sweeping views of the sea and mountains, this is the perfect haven for you. Sleep in unique, cosy capsule-like rooms that are small but air-conditioned and provide all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. Rooms also come with en-suite private bathrooms, so there's no need to worry about privacy concerns!
  • Address: Lot 285, Off Jalan Sultan Tengah Block 2 Salak Land District Santubong Damai, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak

7. Avillion Port Dickson

MY Avilion Port Dickson
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Avilion Port Dickson
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Spend a night in a luxurious chalet built right above waters, designed after traditional Malay fishing villages. The rooms at Avillion have great garden or ocean views, charming wooden furnishing, and spacious open-air toilets! Besides being a romantic stay for couples, the resort is also extremely popular amongst families - there's so much fun here to keep your little ones occupied, from a nice kids' club, a children's pool with a slide, a pet farm, exotic bird aviary, and even a spice farm.
  • Address: 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

8. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan

Swiss-Garden Kuantan Beach Resort Hotel
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Swiss-Garden Kuantan Beach Resort Hotel
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Located on the sandy beaches of Balok Beach and overlooking the beautiful waters of the South China Sea, Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan is just 15km north to the charming east coast town of Kuantan. Enjoy direct access to the beach (known as one of the world's best windsurfing venues), spacious rooms perfect for family staycations, and great facilities (including a lovely outdoor jacuzzi and kiddie's pool with twisting slides!) that will guarantee you an unforgettable stay.
  • Address: 2656~2657, Mukim Balok Beach, Beserah, 26100 Kuantan

9. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu

Tanjong Jara Terengganu Beach
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Tanjong Jara Terengganu Beach
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Designed to reflect the elegance of majestic 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara Resort is a timeless, tranquil sanctuary ready to welcome you into its warm embrace. The resort is shaded by tall palms and faces a crescent-shaped beach where you can bask in the evening sun. This haven is perfect for a romantic couples' retreat - oh yes, make sure you don't miss out on a rejuvenating massage at its award-winning spa.
  • Address: Batu 8 Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Malaysia

10. The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Johor

Desaru Coast The Westin Johor
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The Westin Desaru Coast
Set along the sparkling South China Sea, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a refreshing haven of serenity, perfect for those looking to go on a staycation in Johor. The rooms here come with spacious floor plans, scenic private balconies, and signature Westin Heavenly® Beds that will make it hard for you to get up from in the morning because they're just so, so comfy! The beach is a short leisurely walk away, and so are the hotel's range of facilities such as its beautiful pool, beach bar, stylish restaurants, resort spa, and more.
#KlookTip: book your stay on Klook that comes inclusive of breakfast and your choice of fun-filled activities!

11. Mangala Resort & Spa, Pahang

Mangala Resort & Spa
Mangala Resort & Spa
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Mangala Resort & Spa is a relaxing paradise with nature-inspired villas that combine privacy, tranquility, and luxurious flair. The resort was transformed from barren land to a breathtaking gem, and is nestled within a large expanse of palm plantation, exotic flower and herb gardens, fruit trees, and undisturbed wetlands. Though it's not a beachfront resort, it is just a short drive to Kuantan's popular beaches as well as the city's must-visit attractions including the Bukit Gambang Water Park, Sungei Pandan Waterfall, Sungei Lembing Mines, and more.
#KlookTip: book a 3D2N romantic stay on Klook that comes inclusive of romantic bed decorations, meals (including a romantic dinner!), a bottle of sparkling wine, and more.

12. The St. Regis Langkawi

Beach Resort St Regis Langkawi Hotel
Beach Resort St Regis Langkawi Hotel
Planning a trip to the Jewel Of Kedah? Book a romantic stay at The St. Regis Langkawi, a luxurious retreat nestled between centuries-old rainforest and the glistening Andaman Sea. Enjoy direct access to a 600-metre stretch of white sand beach where you can unwind and catch a breathtaking sunset in the evening.
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Beringin, Langkawi  07000 Malaysia

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