|Spa Villas - Pangkor Laut Resort|
|Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut Resort|
|Spa Villa Bedroom|
|Spa Villa Balcony|
|More spots to relax|
|Pangkor Laut Pools|
|Oriental Teak Wood Boat Cruise|
Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia - One Island. One Resort
|Naza Ria - our transport|
A brisk boat ride a few minutes later took us to a resplendent piece of heaven. Pangkor Laut Resort is built on its very own private island with 200 million year old rainforest, rocky outcrops, emerald waters and white sandy beaches. Approaching the jetty, the majesty of the jungle rose above and, the stilt villas over the sea and hill villas subtly seated ascending the hills seemed to be interwoven in the natural beauty of the surrounds. A closer look at some of the buildings later revealed balconies and restaurants built around trees and rocks in an attempt to live side by side with nature rather than encroach upon it.
|Bathtub, Spa Villa|
Pangkor Laut Resort enraptured us with its gorgeous gardens, water views and architecture in sync with the encircling wilderness. Just when we thought however, that there could be no better life than to pass our days on this idyllic private island, I engaged in a treatment at the Spa Village. Quite the fuss with technique and hygiene, I’m not the easiest to person to please when it comes to therapies. The ritual I partook in though left me with no other conclusion but that the Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is the best spa experience in Malaysia, if not the world. Stay tuned for a separate post on this empyrean encounter.
Sad to leave, but over the moon that a driver aided our untroubled return, we left Pangkor Laut Resort inspirited, lighthearted and breathing a little slower and deeper. Thank you magical island for reminding me of the beauty of life.
Pangkor Laut is about a 3 ½ hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to Marina Island Pangkor followed by a 15 minute boat ride to the resort. Although the distance makes it doable for a weekend, the setting is so luxurious, peaceful and green you will wish you could stay on for a month or more. Resident packages are value for money and the best way to enjoy all of the resorts offerings without taking out a loan. Return boat transfers, accommodation and full board packages start from RM999 nett per room per night and include a guided walk through the jungle with the Resident Naturalist. Visit www.ytlhotels.com or call the Travel Centre at +60 3 2783 1000 to get the deal. Details on how to get to the island including prices for hiring a driver to get you there can be found at http://www.pangkorlautresort.com/malaysia/land.htm
Reason to visit: the ultimate luxury vacation set amongst tropical gardens, rocky outcrops, emerald waters and pristine rainforest
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Island
+6 05 699 100
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000