The Best Resort Hotels in Malaysia

Malaysia's resort hotels are world-class - and surprisingly affordable.

   Collection curated by Greg Bahlmann

Malaysia is a beautiful country that sits below Thailand and Vietnam, and is home to some amazing scenery and culture.

It is divided into two parts, Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, a vibrant and modern melting pot of the local may, Chinese, Indian, and a host of other cultures. This is not only reflected in the people, but also in the food and religion.

The real magic of Malaysia, however, is to be found in the countryside, the smaller cities and towns, and in the forests and beaches. It's here where you'll find a vast array of hotels, most of which are very comfortable and offer great value for money. You'll also find many amazing resort hotels in the most beautiful spots around the country.

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Below are some links to articles and videos about amazing hotels and tourist attractions in Malaysia.
  12 Top-Rated Beach Resorts in Malaysia   12 of the top-rated resorts in Malaysia, with many old favorites like the Datai, but also with some surprising new ones that I have to check out.
  What Are the Best Resorts in Malaysia?   A decent list of the best resorts in Malaysia, although the information on each may not be all that extensive.
  17 Best Resorts in Malaysia for a Romatic Getaway   A list of top romantic resorts for that perfect getaway, by Eunis Ong.
The Datai
Here are links to the Datai's official website, as well as to the reviews of the resort.
  The Datai   This link opens the website for The Datai, Langkawi, one of the finest hotels in Malaysia.
  The Datai
The official website of The Datai, Langkawi
  The Datai Reviews on TripAdvisor   Review of The Datai on TripAdvisor, which shows that this is arguably the finest resort in Malaysia.
  The Luxury Travel Experts overview of The Datai
The Luxury Travel Expert gives an excellent overview of The Datai. offering an unsurpassed look at this amazing property.
Shangri-La Hotels
Shangri-La has some wonderful luxury resorts in Malaysia, most of which are very affordable and amazing value. Here are my favorites.
  Shangri-La Golden Sands ****   A link to the official website of the Shangri-La Golden Sands beachside resort on Penang island. Its an amazing, relaxing venue for the perfect family vacation - especially if you have small kids. The service is first rate, and the pools are amazing.
  Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort *****   The wonderful Rasa Ria resort, near Kota Kinabalu, is the perfect getaway from the rat race. Secluded and upmarket, it offers every luxury to the discerning traveller, along with an exotic beachfront setting.
  Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort *****   Situated at the top of the vibey Batu Ferengi beach on Penang Island, the Rasa Sayang is a haven of peace and opulence a stones throw away from the fascinating attractions of Georgetown. Set in lush, sprawling gardens, the resort is the perfect place for those seeking a vacation with a bit of everything - luxury, culture, amazing cuisine and relation.
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