10 Island Resorts In Malaysia - Updated 2024

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Annelene 
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Treat yourself to a phantasmagorical escape to the breathtaking beauty of Malaysia and unlock the splendor of its picturesque islands. These islands are characterized by alluring landscapes, lush rainforests, out-of-this-world beaches, night markets, and theme parks just waiting to be discovered. Tioman Island is surrounded by a vast bed of coral reef attracting avid divers from around the globe while Penang Island introduces visitors, on an adventure, to the country’s diverse culture, history and culinary options. Match the natural beauty of these Malaysian Islands with the unsurpassed hospitality and luxury offered at the many resorts it has to offer. If you’re in search of a glamorous getaway, then be sure to book a stay at one of these lavish Island resorts in Malaysia. Whether you are looking for a family getaway or a fun-filled friends retreat, there is a resort for everyone. Scroll down to learn more.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Aman Tioman Beach Resort (from USD 99)

Make yourself at home at this Malaysia beach resort. Aman Tioman offers spacious and modern rooms for guests to unwind and relax after a day of activities. Guests will be conveniently located near local hotspots like ABC Beach Jetty. The resort boasts a beautiful garden where guests can chill in the shade of the trees while they listen to the sounds of the local birdlife which frequently visit. Guests also get to enjoy a buffet or an A la carte breakfast.

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Aman Tioman Beach Resort

Address: Lot 73, Kampung Paya , Pulau Tioman
7.24 km (4.5 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Safety deposit box

2. Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa (from USD 312)

Escape to this natural oasis and enjoy luxury and comfort from the moment you set foot on this resort. Each of the villas has been decorated in wooden finishings and natural tones to complement the fresh and airy atmosphere. Some villas even have a private plunge pool. Guests are encouraged to take a leisurely stroll to the beach to soak in the natural beauty of the coast of Borneo on Gaya Island. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or relax out on the balcony of your villa which enjoys stunning views of the lush jungle or the shimmering beauty of the South China Sea. Guests can choose to dine at one of the three restaurants on site and can have a pampering treatment at the spa. What more can you ask for?

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Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island
1361.35 km (845.9 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

3. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa (from USD 205)

Ease into the relaxed pace of this beachside resort and enjoy all the comforts and luxuries on offer. All the rooms have been lavishly furnished with rustic charm and modern elements to transport guests to a world of relaxation. Certain rooms have a balcony and a splash pool. There are four outdoor pools to choose from to cool off after a day of activities. Guests can stay entertained at the recreational center where they can enjoy a round of pool or a game of squash. Upon request, the staff of the resort will arrange for bike tours or island hopping adventures. Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Kuah Jetty and Langkawi International Airport are a short drive away.

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar
613.58 km (381.3 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

4. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi (from USD 448)

Opulent living awaits the guests who opt to book a stay at this beachfront resort. This resort and its many rooms draw its design inspiration from Malay and Moorish architecture and offer guests a unique experience without having to compromise on modern luxuries. Tantalize your taste buds and enjoy the lip-smacking meals prepared at the restaurants in the resort. Adults can pamper themselves at the spa while kids can enjoy action-packed activities at the Kid’s Club. Attractions like Langkawi Wildlife Park and Gunung Raya Mountain are a short drive away.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
627.84 km (390.2 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

5. Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi (from USD 52)

Adventure awaits the guests who choose to book a stay and experience the world-class service offered at this resort. The rooms have been tastefully furnished, incorporating traditional Malay elements in the design and décor, complemented by modern amenities. Each room has a private balcony with postcard-ready views of the sea or garden. Island hopping and trekking trips can be arranged upon request, while guests are encouraged to explore the natural surroundings by hiring a bike or kayak. Asian and continental dishes are served at the Senari restaurants or opt to dine with a view at the Strait’s Grill offering tantalizing seafood dishes. Relax along the poolside or take a dip in the large outdoor sea-facing pool of the resorts. End your day enjoying magnificent sunset views while sipping on a refreshing cocktail.

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Vivanta Langkawi, Rebak Island

Address: P.O.Box 125
626.59 km (389.4 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Smoke alarms Squash Chapel/shrine Kids' outdoor play equipment Children television networks Face masks for guests available Pool with view Allergy-free room

6. Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort (from USD 39)

Enjoy a paradisiacal escape to the picturesque Tioman Island and book a stay at this resort and spa. The charm of this resort is revealed in its modern design, traditional décor, and world-class offerings. Guests enjoy breathtaking views of white sandy beaches, fringed by lush rainforests and lapped by the tranquil water of the ocean. Upon request, tours and treks through the rainforest can be arranged. Dive into the underwater beauty on a diving expedition or get your adrenaline racing by engaging in some water sports. After a day of activity, relax your muscles and unwind with a calming treatment at the spa or sink into the waters of the outdoor pool. The Rama Rama restaurant offers delicious local, Western and Chinese dishes or enjoy a cocktail under the starry night sky at the beach bar.

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Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Unnamed Road, Kampung Paya, Tioman Island, Malaysia, 86800
7.09 km (4.5 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

7. Gaya Island Resort (from USD 206)

Wake up to breathtaking views when you opt to stay at this luxurious resort. This Malaysia island resort is located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park with a private beach at your doorstep. Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast at the Feast Village which will fuel you for your day’s activities. Splash out in the large outdoor pool with Mount Kinabalu as your backdrop. In the afternoon, relax at the Pool Bar & Lounge and soak in the warm sunset hues as you sip on a refreshing cocktail. Pamper yourself to relaxing treatment at the Spa Village or engage in some amazing outdoor activities. Uncover the underwater wonders on a snorkeling expedition, cruise the coastline and bask in the natural grandeur of the area or listen to the sweet sounds of the local birdlife on a bird-watching trip. Each of the villas has been elegantly furnished for your ease and comfort.

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Gaya Island Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Wifi Available

Address: Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
1362.89 km (846.9 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Pangkor Laut Resort (from USD 213)

Treat yourself to a luxurious escape to this beachfront resort, and choose between staying among the lush tropical garden or wake up with villas over the water. The resort is an entertainment hub on its own as it boasts world-class facilities like a tennis court, a fitness center, a squash court and two beautiful outdoor pools. Try some local Asian dishes at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, while soaking in the stunning sea views. The rooms have been lavishly furnished and they offer guests ultimate privacy and an escape from their busy everyday routine.

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Pangkor Laut Resort - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Wifi Available

Address: Lumut, Perak
429.06 km (266.7 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

9. Anjungan Beach Resort & Spa (from USD 70)

Located across from Nipah Bay Beach, you will find this serene resort. The décor and design of the resort have a strong maritime influence with a unique contemporary, tropical style. Guests are a mere five-minute stroll to Coral Beach where they can visit the cafes, restaurants and stores in the surrounding area. Alternatively, guests can engage in activities like fishing, squid-jigging, kayaking and snorkeling.

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Anjungan Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 6610 Nipah Bay
430.49 km (267.5 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Internet services

10. The Andaman Langkawi (from USD 81)

Find your happy place at this stunning resort along the banks of a private beach. The large windows and high ceilings of the rooms allow natural light to hit the heart of the room, highlighting the modern décor and wooden finishings. Each of the rooms has a private balcony which overlooks the garden, resort and the sea. The resort boasts a beautiful lagoon-style outdoor pool and six dining options. Enjoy a traditional massage at the spa or break a sweat with a one-on-one training session at the gym. Kids can stay entertained at the Young Explorer’s Club with nature-themed activities while adults can try the water sports activities. Strap on your hiking boots and explore the lush beauty of the rainforest closeby.

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The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

Address: P.O.Box 94, Jalan Teluk Datai, Pulau Andaman
637.9 km (396.4 mi) from Pusat Taman Laut Tioman

Snack bar Daily housekeeping Garden Spa and wellness centre Barber/beauty shop Free WiFi Laundry Valet parking

Book a luxury getaway

Book yourself a well-deserved escape to experience world-class service combined with the splendors of nature when you opt to stay at any of these best island resorts in Malaysia.

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Frequently asked questions about the best island resorts in Malaysia

1. Which island resorts in Malaysia have a plunge pool?

Many island resorts in Malaysia offer swimming pools, but only Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa offers villas with a private plunge pool.

2. Which island resorts in Malaysia have free wifi?

Many island resorts in Malaysia offer free wifi for your convenience, but for the best-rated island resorts, we recommend: (i) Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, (ii) The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, (iii) Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, and (iv) Vivanta Langkawi.

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