Friday, 19 October 2012

Spa Village, Pangkor Laut, Malaysia


Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Chinese Foot Pounding
Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Entrance to bath houses, Spa Village, Pangkor Laut
Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Malay Bath
Pangkor Laut Resort, Spa Village, therapy, massage, treatment
Japanese Bath
Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Shanghai Scrub Location
Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Healing Tea
Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Private Spa Pavilion
Spa Villa Signature Treatment, The Ultimate Spa Experience, Pangkor Laut, Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort, Spa Village, Malaysia, best spa in the world, treatment
Reflexology Path
Staying in the Spa Villas of Pangkor Laut Resort, a visit to the Spa Village was almost an inherent understanding of our stay. Environed with lush gardens and the smell of paradise, the expansive facilities are cleverly built as one with nature, so although capacious, each space feels private and secluded. A number of connected but free-standing structures are draped with palms and vines and flourishing with flowers. Just being part of the setting slows your breathing, unclutters your mind and reduces your heart rate.

Utilizing the diverse history of people and cultures in Malaysia, a comprehensive range of programs has been developed encompassing the key concepts of Rejuvenation and Longevity; Relaxation and Stress Reduction; Detoxification and; Romance. Chinese, Ayurvedic and Malay specialists are available too for consultation enabling a comprehensive approach to well-being and a full experience of the health rituals of the region.

Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Milk Bath
Usually my primary goal on a spa visit is to relax and de-stress – something I find hard to do on my own. Reading through the packages the sound of a four hour Princess treatment sounded irresistibly seductive and hedonistic. The Royal Secrets of Puteri Lindungan Bulan is designed specifically for the ladies and includes: a Bath House Experience; Urutan Gamelan (Malay Traditional Massage); Ikal Mayang (Hair Cream Bath); Boros (Facial and Body Scrub); Bersiram (Fragrant Milk Bath); Ukup Wangi (Scented Body Steaming) and; a Ubat Periuk (Herbal Tonic Drink).

Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Japanese Bath House
The royal treatment began with a foot pounding, which capitalizes on the knowledge of Chinese foot reflexology and dates back to times when women’s feet were bound for beauty.  A sarong wrapping came next and the extraordinary pleasure of the Bath House Ritual, representing bathing traditions from around Asia. A Malay circulating bath invigorated my body with cool waterfalls and steaming scented turrets. A Japanese bathhouse adventure followed where I exfoliated my skin with a ‘goshi-goshi’ cloth before allowing the waters of a hot stone Rotenburu pool to seep into my skin. A Shanghai scrub ensued ending the bathing regimen but only signifying the beginning of the journey. A calming cup of herbal tea transitioned me from bath to private Spa Pavilion and I found myself well on the path to disconnection.

Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Treatment Room
Equipped with outdoor rain and hand held shower, separate toilet and changing room, a tub big enough to be shared, treatment room with two beds and sitting area and, an outdoor balcony, the space felt as large as my KL apartment.

Expertly executed, a body scrub, massage, facial, hair treatment, floral bath and steam treatment spun me into gleeful oblivion. Continually hydrated with restorative teas, I slipped between semi consciousness and blissful awareness at each variation in pace. With each rinse off, it seemed another worry washed down the drain.

Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia, best resort in the world, massage
Scented Soap - Gift from the Spa
Being a bit of an energetic nervous type there’s not much more relaxing that I can do than four hours. Still though, for those able to unwind for a longer period, timber villas with views to the sea, softened with mattresses and cushions, provided a further place to chill post treatment.

Achieving the Herculean challenge of stopping my mind for a short period, I proclaim that the Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort, provides THE ultimate spa experience.

Reason to visit: Unique bath ritual. In my humble opinion… the best spa in Malaysia if not the world!

The Spa Village
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Island
32200 Lumut
Perak, Malaysia
+6 05 699 100
plr@ytlhotels.com.my
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000
travelcentre@ytlhotels.com.my

16 comments:

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    1. For me the best part is the lovely green environment.

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  2. whoa, if you say this is the best spa in malaysia, i'm gonna remember it! :D

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    1. Hee! Hope I don't disappoint. A rather grand statement I know - but... seriously beautiful experience.

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    1. Everyone needs a little down time right... :-)

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  4. Gosh, u're always tempting me with these treats! I'm so jealous! Hahaha!

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    1. You'd love this spot! Hope you get a chance to visit sometime soon.

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  5. I need this... what a gorgeous spa!!! if only it was in KL...

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    1. Too right. Something this green in the middle of the city would be heavenly.

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  6. One of my favourite holiday places in Malaysia!

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    1. Mine too! You must have great taste ;-)

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  7. I've been to other destination spas, and I woudn't hesitate to say that this is the best one IN THE WORLD! I love my relaxing time at Pangkor Laut Spa Village.

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  8. Funny, these low benches in the first picture reminded me immediately of Japan and it was a good guess.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. No photo of you enjoying the Spa? I'm looking forward to that actually, haha lol

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