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, including beaches, island resorts, serene rainforests, and mysterious caves. Take a look at our guide the fascinating things to do and the best places to visit in the country. 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 the best private pool villas in Malaysia.
1. The Townhouse - By Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur (from USD 386)
Skip the overpriced hotel on your upcoming holiday to Kuala Lumpur. Instead, check yourself and your family in to this amazing villa. With three bedrooms, this property can comfortably sleep a group of five. The outdoor private pool comes with a stunning view and is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Guests can enjoy a continental or a la carte breakfast, but the villa also has an equipped kitchen if you want to prepare your own meals. Escape the urban jungle and enjoy a relaxing holiday at the Townhouse.
The Townhouse - By Samadhi
Address: No. 42, Jalan Wangsa 7, Taman Wangsa Ukay Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang
Parking 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning Free parking
2. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh, Perak (from USD 456)
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 this resort with a private pool in Malaysia for a unique retreat surrounded by natural hot springs now.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
3. Villa Samadhi - By Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur (from USD 284)
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. Stay at this exclusive private villa with a pool in Malaysia, and find out why it’s one of the best.
Villa Samadhi by Samadhi - Adults Only
Address: No. 8, Jalan Madge, Off Persiaran Madge, Jalan U-Thant
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking
4. The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort in Malacca (from USD 117)
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, one of the best resorts in Malaysia with a private pool. It’s 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 Melaka
Address: 63, Jalan Solok Uban, Kampung Brisu, Lubok China
Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Sauna Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
5. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan, Port Dickson (from USD 222)
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 and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Straits of Malacca is this awesome resort with a beach villa in Malaysia. 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
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests
6. Sabah Beach Villas & Suites in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (from USD 83)
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, this private pool hotel in Malaysia 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. This is certainly great for family getaways since it’s one of the hotels that have a pool attached to the room - just remember to book the two-bedroom villa with a private pool so you can enjoy this option.
Sabah Beach Villas & Suites
Address: PV139, Precinct Dillenia, Nexus Residence Karambunai, Off Sepangar Bay, Sabah
Parking Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests
7. Ambong Pool Villas with private pool in Pantai Cenang (from USD 725)
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.
Ambong Pool Villas - Private Pool
Address: Jalan Teluk Baru Pantai Tengah
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
8. Adagaya Private Pool Villa in Pantai Cenang (from USD 82)
Heading to Malaysia on a honeymoon or anniversary? Enjoy spending time with your significant other at Adagaya Private Pool Villa. This adults-only villa has a lovely patio and garden as well as a private swimming pool. The accommodation even offers massage services for the ultimate relaxation. If you want to make the best of your trip, you can indulge in activities like diving, horseback riding, or fishing. You will also be able to enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast in your room.
Adagaya Villa Langkawi - Private Pool
Address: Jalan Chandekura Lot 91, Kedawang
Parking Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry
9. Borneo Beach Villas in Kota Kinabalu (from USD 91)
Along the shores of Kota Kinabalu is where you’ll find Borneo Beach Villas. The four-star beachfront property features a well-equipped gym and wellness center, as well as two on-site restaurants: BBV Cafe and Sea View Cafe. The outdoor pool with a view welcomes guests all year round, from 8 am to 6 pm daily. At the accommodation, guests may approach the staff should they wish to make arrangements for fun activities, be it water sports or other nature trips like hiking and cycling.
Borneo Beach Villas
Address: Borneo Beach Villas, Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Locked Bag 100, Karambunai
Parking Restaurant Room service Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms
10. La Villa Langkawi in Pantai Cenang (from USD 284)
A contemporary place to stay in Malaysia that is popular among young adults and couples is La Villa Langkawi on Pantai Cenang. The villas are equipped with a private pool, while the suites allow for shared pool access. All rooms do come with a private balcony with a comfortable seating area. The closest landmarks to this beautiful accommodation are Cenang Mall and Underwater World Langkawi. The on-site restaurant serves à la carte-style American, Malaysian, and other Asian dishes and is open for breakfast, brunch, dinner, and cocktail hours.
La Villa Langkawi - Private Pool
Address: Lot-5, Kg. Padang Putih, Jalan Pantai Tengah
Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Terrace
11. Maneh Villa in Pantai Cenang (from USD 257)
Just a few minutes of walk from Cenang Beach is Maneh Villa. All of the rooms at the property come with a private balcony, free Wi-Fi access, and air-conditioning. A continental and à la carte breakfast options are served daily at the property. Laman Padi Langkawi and Underwater World Langkawi are two of the closest attractions to Maneh Villa. Should guests fancy a day of on-site and other water activities, the tour desk is happy to assist and make arrangements for activities like themed dinner nights, fishing, horseback riding, and many more.
Maneh Villa Langkawi - Private Pool
Address: Lot 1240, Jalan Pantai Tengah,
Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms
12. Luxury Resort Villa AF in Malacca (from USD 175)
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.
Luxury Villa @ A'F Resort
Address: Jalan Kemus / Sempang Ampat Lot 1100, Villa D'Lagos, A'Famosa Resorts
Parking Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking
13. Molly Luxury Private Pool Bungalow in Pantai Cenang (from USD 597)
The inviting blue waters of the pool at Molly Luxury Private Pool Bungalow might tempt you to extend your vacation. This three-bedroom villa is just right for six to seven guests. Lounge poolside or spend some time in the garden - either way, you’ll definitely be able to leave your stresses behind. Room amenities include convenient sockets near the cloud-like bed, air conditioning, a clothes rack, and ironing facilities. At this accommodation, you’ll be able to enjoy a pool, garden, and mountain view - take your pick!
Molly Luxury Private Pool Bungalow茉莉的家豪华私人泳池别墅
Address: No.8 Avenue West Lavanya Residences Jalan Teluk Baru
Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out
14. Embun Luxury Villas in Bentong District, Pahang (from USD 231)
One of the most beautiful villas with a pool in the country is the highly-rated Embun Luxury Villas. All rooms at the property are equipped with a private bathroom, access to free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, and a seating and dining area. The suites do come with a private outdoor pool, and some even have views of the mountain and the lush surroundings. Besides these remarkable amenities, past guests have been raving about the continental and buffet breakfast options served daily.
Embun Luxury Villas
Address: Lot 6250 & 6251 Kampung Sum-Sum Hulu Janda Baik
Air conditioning Special diet menus (on request) Daily housekeeping Internet services Infinity pool Family rooms Breakfast in the room Parking
15. Villa Sawah - Amanda in Langkawi (from USD 198)
For large groups or families, one of the most ideal private villas is this holiday home hosted by Afaf in the sleepy town of Kuah. The villa features a rustic interior with wooden, earthy decor and furnishing to match the picturesque rice fields outside. Do note that this place is slightly remote, so Wi-Fi access is not available. The room does come with the usual amenities you’re expecting from a private home rental, including air-conditioning. Besides the private pool, the garden set against the mountains is another bang-for-the-buck asset of this property that can comfortably sleep 10 people.
Villa Sawah - Amanda Private Pool
Address: Jalan Makam Mahsuri lot 338B kampung mawat, mukim ulu melaka
Parking On-site parking Air conditioning Free parking Garden Swimming pool Private parking Non-smoking throughout
16. Treat yourself to a well-deserved break in Malaysia
Now that you have discovered the best 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!
Frequently asked questions about private pool villas in Malaysia
1. Which private pool villas in Malaysia have rooms with a balcony?
La Villa Langkawi and Maneh Villa in Pantai Cenang are two villas with a pool in Malaysia that have rooms with a balcony. Step out to enjoy the fresh air in any of these properties.
2. Which private pool villas in Malaysia have rooms with great views?
If you are looking for a private pool villa in Malaysia that features stunning rooms with great views, take a look at The Townhouse - By Samadhi, Molly Luxury Private Pool Bungalow, and Embun Luxury Villas.
3. Which private pool villas In Malaysia are good for families?
If you are coming to Malaysia with your loved ones, make sure that you book any of these villas suitable for families: Luxury Resort Villa AF in Melaka and Villa Sawah - Amanda.
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