The world is becoming increasingly competitive these days, leading to a fast-paced life for many, particularly for those who live in the city. While there is nothing wrong with being efficient and productive, sometimes, all we need is a little break to get away from it all. Nothing is more relaxing than simply lounging around in a cool place away from all the demands of life at home. Better yet, unwind in a private pool in your exclusive holiday villa away from the touristy crowds.
If that sounds like your idea for the ultimate getaway, Malaysia may just be the place for you. The Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo offers an eclectic mix of attractions for everyone from pristine beaches to serene rainforests, to multicultural influences on its food, architecture, and so on. Best of all, a stay in a private pool villa does not necessarily mean you need to break the bank, at least not in Malaysia. Through this article, discover 5 wonderful holiday villas with a private pool to luxuriate in different parts of Malaysia for the perfect getaway.
As the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak and the country’s third largest city, Ipoh is a major transport hub in West Malaysia. A holiday in Ipoh allows you convenient access to a wide range of mouth-watering cuisine, well-preserved colonial-era architecture and fascinating natural attractions in the area. Furthermore, Ipoh’s location between Kuala Lumpur and Penang makes it convenient for you to travel within the country to explore the best of what Malaysia has to offer.
After a long day out hitting the streets of Ipoh, the best thing to do is to check into a private villa at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Set against the serene limestone hills by the geothermal lake, yet a mere 15-minute drive from the city centre, The Banjaran makes a peaceful wellness retreat with its naturally heated swimming pool and geothermal hot springs.
There are two types of luxury villas offered at the idyllic resort: the Garden Villa and the Water Villa, and both come with private pools and an outdoor hot tub to drift your troubles away. To pamper yourself further, treat yourself to a traditional Malay healing ritual or Ayurvedic therapy at the eco-friendly spa, or relieve your tired feet with a soothing fish foot spa. To complete the wellness experience, relish the healthy organic food options and diverse range of fresh fruit and vegetable juices available at the on-site restaurant and juice bar. Book your stay at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh for a unique retreat surrounded by natural hot springs now.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh (see map)
Price: from 264 USD per night for 2
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 714 reviews)
Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is the only global city in the country where visitors can experience a modern city life, check out the iconic Petronas Twin Towers dominating its skyline, as well as explore its rich colonial history and culture. However, a long day out in the built-up city may be too stifling for some to truly relish a relaxing vacation. Fret not. Right in the heart of the city, you will be glad to find Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur–By Samadhi, a 5-star garden resort offering elegant Asian-inspired villa rooms located in an upscale neighbourhood.
Upon entering the exclusive villa compounds, you will be pleased with the tranquil soothing ambiance each of the 21 distinctive villas evokes. All villas are carefully crafted using wood, glass, black cement, stone and bamboo inspired by traditional Malay architecture in order to create a simple, rustic yet elegant living space. For access to a private pool, choose from either the Luxe Crib, Luxe Sarang or The Loft Villa. Plunge into the pool in the comfort of your villa anytime you wish for a relaxing dip. To cure your hunger pangs, treat yourself to tantalizing Malay and international cuisines at the Circular Dining Room sitting on the edge of the outdoor lagoon pool. Fully rejuvenated and you wish to hit the lively streets in the city now? Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur is just a short 10-minute drive from the prime districts: Bukit Bintang, Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers for the best experience in Kuala Lumpur. So enjoy the best of both worlds by staying at this exclusive resort villa with private pool.
Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur - By Samadhi
Address: No. 8, Jalan Madge, Off Persiaran Madge, Jalan U-Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur (see map)
Price: from 208 USD per night for 2
Travelers Review: Superb 9.2 (from 284 reviews)
Dubbed “The Historic State” of Malaysia, Malacca is situated next to the Strait of Malacca, in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula. The state is one of the best places where cultural buffs can fully immerse themselves in the colourful heritage of the country, for Malacca has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.
Amidst all the hunt for valuable cultural and heritage sites in the tropical weather, you will likely tire yourself out roaming the many streets in the city. Book a stay in The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort in Malacca surrounded by a lush tropical fruit farm with over 400 varieties of tropical fruits that guests can enjoy. The Pool Villa, an airy living space of 120 square metres (1,291.7 square feet) equipped with a large screen HDTV, free Wi-Fi, walk-in closet and every other amenity you need is what you need if you wish to enjoy a dip anytime you wish. The unique Pool Villa features a private pool and outdoor terrace surrounded by lush greenery and tall trees, which is the perfect setting for a chic holiday with utmost privacy. Do not forget to indulge in a therapeutic treatment at the on-site spa, which was awarded ‘Malaysia’s Best Wellness Spa’ in 2015. Regardless of whether you just need a break from your stressful routine or to reboot your system with a detoxification programme, The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort is the ideal place for a perfect retreat.
The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort
Address: 63, Jalan Solok Uban, Kampung Brisu, Lubok China, 78100 Alor Gajah (see map)
Price: from 257 USD per night for 2
Travelers Review: Very Good 8.4 (from 48 reviews)
Port Dickson is a coastal town just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Because of its proximity to the capital city, and an 18-kilometre (59,055.1-foot) long stretch of decent coastline, Port Dickson is a popular beach getaway destination for locals to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. If you intend to check out Malaysia’s global city life before lounging on the sandy beach and enjoy your suntan, then Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson is the ideal choice for you.
Set along Port Dickson’s spotless beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Straits of Malacca, Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson offers tastefully decorated tower rooms and water villas to suit the needs of even the most discerning traveler. All rooms and villas feature private dip pools and steam room so you can plunge into the pool anytime you wish. Each living space is contemporarily furnished with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that allow ample natural light to enter and equipped with modern amenities for ultimate comfort. Step out of the well-appointed accommodation to get to the sandy beach directly, where you can partake in fun water sports, or enjoy a romantic stroll with your loved ones. A stay at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson truly makes a convenient and exclusive retreat where you can enjoy both city and coastal attractions easily.
Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Address: 12th Miles Jalan Pantai 71250 Pasir Panjang Negeri Sembilan Malaysia, 71250 Port Dickson (see map)
Price: from 199 USD per night for 2
Travelers Review: Very Good 8.3 (from 5,814 reviews)
Located in the northern part of the Borneo Island, Kota Kinabalu is a coastal city surrounded by lush rainforests. Often referred to as KK, it is well known for its beaches, rustic scenery and in particular, as the gateway to Kinabalu National Park, home of the majestic Mount Kinabalu. To experience an authentic slice of uniquely Bornean life, book your vacation with a stay at Sabah Beach Villas & Suites.
Strategically situated along the 6-kilometer (19,685-foot) long immaculate beach of Karambunai, the resort is a convenient 45-minute drive from KK International Airport and city centre. Check into the single-story Pool Villa which features a private lap pool and elegantly furnished with spacious bedroom, living and dining area, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen for an ideal family getaway. While the resort adopts a self-catering concept for all units, you will be glad to know that full housekeeping services are provided, just like what you expect in a hotel. Watch the beautiful sunset right from the comfort of your private balcony in your Beachfront Pool Villa as you chill over a drink or some snacks. Complimentary daily shuttle service is also offered to all guests to nearby grocery and department stores. Sabah Beach Villas & Suites is certainly one of the top picks for the best family getaway in KK.
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Address: PV140, Precinct Dillenia, Nexus Residence Karambunai, Off Sepangar Bay, Sabah, 88993 Kota Kinabalu (see map)
Price: from 191 USD per night for 2
Travelers Review: Very Good 8.2 (from 1,098 reviews)
Ambong Pool Villas is highly rated at 9.2/10 - as superb. One of the reviewers is a pilot who has seen much of the world. The villa is conveniently situated for those who wish to head over to Underwater World Langkawi, which is about 2 km (1.4 miles) away. When you stay at the villa, you have access to a pool and a spacious terrace. The units are spacious, and guests can make use of the kitchenette, and enjoy some entertainment with the flat-screen TV.
The outdoor pool is set among the gardens. If that’s not for you, there is also a hot tub available. Meals are served on the property in the restaurant and include a continental or buffet breakfast. Conveniently, guests can avail the free airport shuttle. Laundry facilities are available for guests.
This resort villa is rated as “fabulous” by those have visited through the years. Free parking is available at the villa, plus there’s also free WiFi and a sparkling clean pool. The space comes with BBQ facilities, a flat-screen satellite television, and a kitchen equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. If you enjoy cycling, you may rent one pushbike from the villa itself.
This big bungalow-style house is ideal for gathering the family and friends together as it comes with seven beds across five bedrooms, and can sleep a total of 14 guests. The place is conveniently situated near the proximity of the Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary (18km/ 11miles). Other nearby landmarks include the Freeport A'Famosa Outlet Mall just 2.1 km (1.3 miles) away.
Treat yourself to a well-deserved break in Malaysia
Now that you have discovered the top 5 holiday villas with private pools in Malaysia, I bet you can’t wait to book that long-awaited vacay! As you can see from the listed prices, booking an indulgent stay in a private pool villa in Malaysia may not always burn a big hole in your wallet. Hesitate no further and make that booking right away to reward yourself for a well-deserved retreat after working so hard!
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