By Dian Hasan | July 8, 2010
Outside Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur with her impressive modern skyline, after a 3-hour drive and boat-ride, a very different skyline awaits your discovery. That of swaying palm trees on a private island where the only soundtrack you’ll hear is nature itself.
Welcome to the private paradise of Pangkor Laut Resort, a charming little island with a gem of a resort set in an overgrown jungle facing emerald waters in the Straits of Malacca.
The villas of Pangkor Laut Resort are scattered throughout the gardens, beach or hillside, or stand on long wooden stilts over the sea. Spacious, they accept an Asian traditional design and use the local materials such as teak and bamboo. The floors and wood blinds with thin perforated blades add a colonial touch in whole. Simplicity and tranquility, the atmosphere of Pangkor Laut Resort is relaxing. A long rectangular pool offers a magnificent view over the sea. Many restaurants in various ambiance offer an Asian cuisine, punctuated with western tastes.
The serenity of Pangkor Laut Resort is accentuated by the Spa Village, a space dedicated to wellness and spa, embellished with fountains and ponds filled with lotus flowers. The care, massage and programs of fitness use the techniques and philosophies inspired by Ayurveda and Chinese, Thai and Malay medicine. Whirlpool, steam room and herb garden.
During your stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, lazing beside one of the two pools or even on the famous beach of Emerald Bay, renowned for its beauty and located few minutes walk from the hotel, water sports, fishing, boat rides, tennis, squash and hiking guided through the primary forest accompanied by confirmed naturalists.