7 Places to go for a romantic getaway in Malaysia

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By Rachel Au

7 Places to go for a romantic getaway in Malaysia

However your 2020 has been so far, it’s always good to get away on a romantic escapade with your bae from time to time. After all, quality downtime is important, right? Doing so on a holiday occasion makes it even more special. Now, as much as a trip to Paris would be ideal, our country isn’t short of a couple of lovely romantic spots herself and they’re only a few hours away. Here are seven of our top picks for a romantic getaway in Malaysia.

1. Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

The nearest escapade is also the city’s best-kept secret. Nestled away within an upscale locale just 10 minutes drive from the KL city centre, Villa Samadhi is a 21-room villa-style residence where contemporary Asian design meets nature. There are six types of rooms complimented with modern comforts, oversized plunge tubs and romantic balconies while some are fully-equipped with modern kitchens, private gardens or room-to-water access to the “Lagoon”, a free form swimming pool.

Address: Persiaran Madge, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Telephone: 03 2161 0769

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2. The Datai Langkawi

Langkawi itself is a great destination for couples and one of the favourite and well-recommended resorts to stay at is none other than The Datai Langkawi for its stunning views of both the sea and the rainforest, and its luxurious villas. Not to mention, there are various activities provided by the resort that you and your bae could participate in.

Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi

Telephone: 04 950 0500

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3. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu

Located on the pristine East Coast, facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand complemented by shady tall palm trees and fresh sea breeze, Tanjong Jara Resort is one such place to attain peace, tranquillity and intimate “us time”. You can even opt for a romantic dinner on the rocks as you and your partner savour the moonlit waters of the South China Sea and a delectable five-course meal.

Address: Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Kuala Dungun, Terengganu

Telephone: 04 950 0500

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4. Pangkor Laut Resort

Say hello to a trip to local paradise! Located on a secluded private island, the luxury wooden villas to be your home-away-from-home at Pangkor Laut Resort comes in a selection of Sea (who can ever say no to overwater villas?), Beach, Spa, Hill or Garden Villa where each of them has their individually unique settings and many with an outdoor bathtub.

Address: Pangkor Laut Island, Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Perak

Telephone: 05 699 1100

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5. Malihom Private Estate, Penang

For the adventurous couple who appreciates truly being one with nature, Malihom Private Estate is a picturesque gem that’s set on a 16-acre hilltop estate. Rooms are in the form of converted traditional Thai rice barns that have been individually designed and have either a private garden or deck. Not to worry about the heat however as they come equipped with air-conditioning and other modern amenities.

Address: Kiri N/T 168, Bukit Penara, Mukim 6 Balik Pulau, 11000 Penang

Telephone: 04 261 0190

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6. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

You can still go over(the)seas for a romantic getaway and still be in Malaysia (isn’t that one of the beautiful things about our country?). Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star beachfront hotel in Kota Kinabalu’s Bunga Raya island that features a hilltop spa, an underground wine cellar, and a PADI dive centre for any diving enthusiasts. The general villas come with balconies offering either a view of the jungle or sea, but the upgraded ones have plunge pools, a kitchen with staff and/or a private beach. The Treehouse Villa, however, is as its name suggests—a romantic haven in the treetops that comes with an outdoor jacuzzi or private jungle plunge pool.

Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

Telephone: 08 838 0390

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7. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Lexis Hibiscus holds the Guinness World Record for “Most swimming pools in a resort” and “Most overwater villas at a single resort”, and that should say something. Not to mention, each villa is spacious and comes with its own private dip pool and steam room to ensure the guests’ ultimate privacy.

Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan

Telephone: 06 660 2626

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