Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters lies Pangkor Laut Resort. Set along the Straits of Malacca, three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia, discover a piece of paradise 2 million years in the making.
Of the island’s 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house this peaceful luxury resort and its Estates. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller; here, wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest, walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky. Resting beneath the shade of forest giants as old as the land, this island is not only home to one of the world’s premier resorts but also to variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above while white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead and large monitor lizards sunbathe on the island’s rocky outcrops.
Nature is respected here, almost revered and it rewards visitors in ways that simply need to be experienced.
The Estates at Pangkor Laut Resort represent Southeast Asia’s past gentry, conjuring an atmosphere that recalls the romantic lifestyle of a British estate manager of old Malaya. Situated on the northern part of the island, each of these eight private sanctuaries feature luxurious comforts, house between two to four bedrooms, separate living and dining pavilions, as well as a private pool with dramatic views; all set across acres of pristine rainforest. Estate One, Two and Four are beachfront featuring a natural marine aquarium at their doorstep in the form of the cove’s waters. Estate Five to Nine, sited on hilltops within the rainforest, are magnificent examples of living in a colossal natural arboretum. A personal butler on call serves every estate and a private chauffeur-driven car is available, should one decide to venture around the island where a litany of pleasant surprises await at the main resort.
Promising an experience that honours the healing traditions of the region, each Spa Village delivers an individual and authentic encounter combining the therapeutic properties of natural local ingredients and the healing practices of the area. Coupling these age-old practices together with modern approaches to health and well-being results in a tailored one-of-a-kind experience, delivering award-winning results to our guests. Each Spa Village offers a consistently unique and uplifting opportunity for rejuvenation. The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort is a unique retreat that extols the healing cultures of the region. Malaysia, with its diverse history of people and cultures, and vast abundance of natural resources, provides the backdrop for health rituals that are amongst the oldest in the world. The abundance of Malay, Chinese and Indian practices makes this the ideal setting for complete rejuvenation. The Spa Village comprises a number of specially built structures designed to facilitate an extensive range of treatments from China, Japan, India, Thailand, Bali and Malaysia. These include eight treatment pavilions, a deluxe Belian Treatment Pavilion, three ‘Healing Huts’, which include Chinese Herbal, Ayurvedic and Malay Huts, two Bath Houses, three Spa Huts, three Nap Gazebos and a Spa Boutique. 22 beautiful Spa Villas situated over the sea offer direct access to the Spa Village.
Comfort, warmth and contemporary elegance find a home on the private island of Pangkor Laut. This one-of-a-kind resort nestles comfortably into its jungle island habitat, offering guests beautifully appointed luxury accommodation set high amidst the hills, nestled within lush gardens or resting on stilts above the tropical waters surrounding the island.
Our villas’ amenities include comfortable bedding, a writing desk, a powered safe, a large open en-suite bathroom with an oversized bathtub and two vanity units, and an outdoor verandah or balcony with sun loungers.
Programmes combine physical and spiritual health and well-being, and are based on one of four umbrella concepts: Rejuvenation and Longevity, Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Detoxification, and Romance. For those seeking to fully experience the health rituals of the region, we recommend that you meet with our Chinese, Ayurvedic or Malay Specialist for a consultation at the beginning of your stay. Our comprehensive approach to health will lend helpful insight to your stay at the Spa Village, as well as life-long tools for vibrant living.
Every meal on this isle is a feast flavoured by the history of the land; where the finest local ingredients are transformed by our internationally trained chefs into a memorable range of experiences.
Absolute freshness is their mantra and these masters of the culinary arts, well versed in the creation of both Western and Asian cuisine, do all that they can to ensure that the path from nature to our tables is as short and as carefully managed as possible.
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