This 300 acre private island paradise is renowned as one of Malaysia’s most iconic destinations. Much of the island remains untouched so when you’re not zoning out by the infinity pool or sandy cove of Emerald Bay, explore the rainforest and share your experience with the macaques and hornbills who inhabit the canopy above.
Why stay here? Aside from its stunning location, with its villa accommodation perched in the hills, gardens or on stilts above the water and rejuvenating treatments at the award-winning spa, this resort promises the trip of a lifetime.
Nearest attractions Despite its secluded setting, there is much to see and do in the resort. The PURE activities programme offers pursuits including jungle trekking, sunset cruises, fishing excursions, yoga classes and watersports.
Beach and pools The resort boasts two tranquil infinity pools overlooking the sea, one exclusive to Spa guests and a private beach.
Bars and restaurants There are five restaurants including Malay-style dining at Feast Village, internationally acclaimed seafood at the adult-only Fisherman’s Cove, Chinese home-style cooking at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen and cocktails at Royal Bay Beach Club. Private dining experiences are available on the beach or The Strait’s private booths.
Other facilities The Spa Village offers a range of Malay, Chinese and Indian inspired treatments. The resort also features a watersports centre, fitness room, tennis and squash courts, jogging trails, a boutique, library and range of excursions and activities.
For families Some of the resort’s accommodation and dining options have age restrictions, but families are well catered for with a range of activities, as well as spacious rooms and suites.
Room upgrades 140 villas. Spa Villas are over water and offer direct access to the spa, whilst the Pavarotti Suite is named after the world-famous tenor who stayed here.
Board basis options Breakfast and full board.
What is included in the tour
- 4 nights in Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia 5*
- Garden Villa
- Return Flights with Emirates from London Heathrow
With its extensive coastline, beautiful islands, prehistoric jungle, ancient tribes, colonial architecture, Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage and sophisticated cities, Malaysia has a multitude of sightseeing options and activities.
• From Chinatown to Little India, the mind-bogglingly tall Petronas Towers and everything in between, Kuala Lumpur is one of southeast Asia’s most compelling cities
• Known for their tea plantations and strawberry farms, the hill country of the Cameron Highlands provides cooling respite from Malaysia’s relentless heat
• At 4,094m Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in southeast Asia
• Be pulled around Penang’s George Town in a trishaw as you marvel at preserved multi-coloured colonial architecture
When to visit
The country has an equatorial climate, making it warm year round with temperatures varying little from the 30C mark and showers year-round. The northeast monsoon, or rainy season, particularly affects the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak, with heavy rain from late November to mid-February.
What to pack
It can get hot and sticky, with humidity high year-round, so pack plenty of light breezy clothing, however given this is a fairly conservative and Muslim society, dress appropriately around sites of worship and public places. Rainforest covers 75% of the country so if you plan on discovering it trekking or hiking, take the right footwear.