15 Best Spots For Staycation In Malaysia - Updated 2024

staycation in malaysia
Contributing Writer
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Malaysia has so many interesting places to visit, night markets to shop at, and other things to do and discover without having to travel too far from home. In fact, there are plenty of staycation spots to explore that will keep you returning for more. After all, people don’t take trips, but trips take people on adventures beyond their imagination. Select from a wide variety of hidden gems all over Malaysia for a relaxing weekend getaway or short holiday with family and friends. Best of all, there are many choices to suit almost every budget and your preferred local destination. So, scroll down to know more about the best spots for staycation in Malaysia.

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 May 31, 2024.

1. Ipoh Bali Hotel, Ipoh (from USD 90)

This gorgeous three-star hotel in Ipoh City has been beautifully designed with warm and rustic interiors and natural wood and bamboo furnishings to give guests a Balinese stay experience. Rooms come with garden or city views, while some baths feature a bathtub or a rain shower. Enjoy basic room amenities that include WiFi, air-conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary toiletries. Relish delicious American, continental, and halal breakfast that you can even have delivered to your room. With facilities such as a lush garden, a spa, a massage center, and a sauna, the hotel assures a calming and soul-soothing stay for every guest.

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Ipoh Bali Hotel

Address: No. 12A, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Off Jalan Tambun

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services

2. The Dusun, Seremban (from USD 116)

This nature resort, offering one of the best staycation deals in Malaysia, perched on the hills of Negeri Sembilan aims to be your slice of paradise away from the urban jungle. It features seven self-catering houses with views of the jungle, river, mountains, and garden on the incredible property. The houses are eco-conscious structures and the property itself features forest walks, animals, and a vegetable garden. There are no TVs in the room and WiFi is only available in the common areas, so if you’re after a true off-grid nature escapade, The Dusun is an ideal choice. The bungalows feature a kitchen, a dining area, and an outdoor barbecue. Each is individually designed - from a Malay-inspired home to an open-concept modern abode. The resort is family-friendly (including pets!) and also features two outdoor pools with stunning nature views.

Stayed at this property?

The Dusun

Wifi Available

Address: 3437 Kampung Kolam Air Mukim Pantai

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

3. The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Redang Island (from USD 424)

If you’re seeking a beachfront staycation in Redang Island, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, located just off the Terengganu coast, might be a good fit. The sprawling Malaysia staycation spot offers a range of spacious and stunning accommodations, from oceanview suites to a grand clifftop villa with its own infinity pool. Rooms and suites come with bespoke, nature-inspired furnishings and decor, and updated modern conveniences. Some come with additional luxuries such as a hot tub overlooking the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows, and butler service. On-site, there are two restaurants that you can choose from to indulge in delectable international cuisines. Else, you can rejuvenate at the spa or have a drink at the open-air bar.

Stayed at this property?

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Wifi Available

Address: C-O Lot GL-04 Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud

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

4. Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur - By Samadhi (from USD 257)

This plush adults-only garden resort offers gorgeous Asian-inspired accommodations, a rooftop tea lounge, a garden, and a spa. Just a few minutes from Kuala Lumpur city center, this destination makes for an ideal urban staycation where you’ll feel like you’ve jetted off to an exotic, tropical resort. Rooms come with thatched roofs, natural furnishings, and private balconies, while suites also come with kitchenettes and private gardens. Get a spa treatment, enjoy delicious meals at the on-site restaurant, or meander idly through the lagoon-style pool.

Stayed at this property?

Villa Samadhi by Samadhi - Adults Only

Wifi Available

Address: No. 8, Jalan Madge, Off Persiaran Madge, Jalan U-Thant

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

5. Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Stay in the lap of luxury at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel, the international five-star hotel located in the heart of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel features 468 spacious guestrooms including 16 lush suites, resort-style swimming pool, renowned spa, gourmet restaurants, and venues for celebrations. Better yet, rooms come with complimentary WiFi, bathroom toiletries, and even a hot tub for a warm, relaxing soak. Guests gush about the well-equipped hotel, top-notch service, fantastic facilities, and convenience with easy access to public transportation, shopping, and dining options close by.

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Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Address: 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Golden Triangle, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 55100

6. The Danna Langkawi (from USD 347)

Classically luxurious style describes The Danna Langkawi, a five-star luxury resort located in Langkawi. With a wide choice of accommodation from beach villas, lush suites, to well-appointed rooms, guests are pampered in spacious rooms with breathtaking sea views. Be amazed by the interesting blend of British colonial designs and Mediterranean style as well as first-class facilities. Reconnect with nature surrounded by acres of lush greenery and white sandy beach located just steps away from this staycation resort in Malaysia. Best of all, this award-winning hotel has restaurants and live music entertainment in the evenings and is close to Langkawi’s many attractions.

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The Danna Langkawi - A Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Wifi Available

Address: Telaga Harbour Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

7. Berjaya Langkawi Resort (from USD 142)

Step into a rustic world of beachfront chalets surrounded by the beauty of nature at every turn. Luxurious rooms, epicurean restaurants, and a wide range of recreational activities such as sunset cruises, island tours, and sea sports are some of the amazing features of this resort. Guests stay in intricately designed Malay-style chalets with private balconies and contemporary furnishings set in a lush tropical rainforest. Rooms come with complimentary WiFi, complete bathroom necessities and hot tub for relaxing soaks. Head for the sauna for more relaxing moments or make your way to the private beach exclusively for guests.

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Karong Berkunci 200, Burau Bay

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

8. Philea Mines Beach Resort (from USD 65)

Philea Mines Beach Resort offers guests spacious rooms, four dining restaurants, lagoon pool, gym, 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, luggage storage, and free parking on site. Every room comes complete with en-suite bathroom, flat-screen satellite TV, and coffee- and tea-making facilities. Choices of accommodation include studio and deluxe rooms, plush suites, club room, and superior triple rooms for bigger families. Within the resort is a scenic 150-acre (60.7 hectares) lake that’s ideal for wakeboarding and wake surfing on calm waters by the city. Close by are some great places to visit such as The Mines Shopping Mall and Up Town Mines Wonderland.

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Philea Mines Beach Resort

Address: Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan / Balakong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 43300

9. Expressionz Suites By iHost Global (from USD 34)

What makes the five-star Expressionz Suites By iHost Global a splendid stay is its state-of-the-art rooms, lovely garden, and lake views of Titiwangsa Park. Other exemplary features are the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, garden, children’s playground, laundry facilities, business centre, and 24-hour front desk. Guests will be impressed by well-appointed rooms that each have a private bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, microwave, fridge, and kettle. Better yet, the hotel is close to attractions such as Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, and Dinner in the Sky Kuala Lumpur.

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Expressionz Suites By iHost Global

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Jalan 11/4H,, Chowkit / Putra WTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 54100

10. The Everly Putrajaya (from USD 76)

Located south of Kuala Lumpur is The Everly Putrajaya, a fine hotel with air-conditioned rooms and suites with complimentary WiFi for guests. For a comfortable stay, all rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV, safe, minibar, electric kettle, sofa, and en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Free luggage storage facilities at the 24-hour front desk and free private parking are available for guest’s convenience. There is also a restaurant at the lobby and on-site services such as currency exchange, laundry, and dry cleaning services. Just a minute’s walk away is Alamanda Shopping Centre and Putrajaya Lake.

Stayed at this property?

The Everly Putrajaya

Wifi Available

Address: No.1 Jalan Alamanda 2, Precinct 1

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

11. Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort (from USD 158)

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort welcomes guests to dive into fantastic moments with style. Guests are treated to 315 Polynesian-inspired over-water villas with private balconies that pamper them with coastal bliss. The resort boasts a private beachfront location and resort facilities such as a kids’ club, spa, infinity pool, beach, and gardens. Dining is a pleasurable affair with six dining options to explore next to two bars and a lounge. Guests are treated to a delicious international breakfast spread each morning. In addition, WiFi is available throughout the resort.

Stayed at this property?

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Address: No 67 Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg Bagan Lalang, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 43950

12. Tiara Desaru Resort (from USD 49)

Dreams of beachfront holidays do come true at Tiara Desaru Resort, famed for its pristine beach fronting the South China Sea. Step into modern, well-furnished rooms in a three-star resort with a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, garden, and private beach. Rooms have free WiFi, daily housekeeping, bathroom toiletries, and awesome views of the gardens or beach. Enjoy the delicious continental and buffet breakfast options as well as ready facilities such as laundry and dry cleaning. What guests gush about is the white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, and enjoying sunset views.

Stayed at this property?

Tiara Desaru Resort

Wifi Available


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

13. Carpe Diem Orchard Home (from USD 133)

Carpe Diem Orchard Home brings you on a journey to nostalgia in a “kampung” (village) styled retreat. Located in an orchard, guests are treated to the revelry of idyllic living where service is basic and non-intrusive. Guests can select from rooms that have a private bathroom with shower or rooms with a detached bathroom. For added convenience, guests enjoy access to common areas such as the dining room and well-equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, refrigerator and cutlery. Further, there is a reading room for relaxation and barbecue on site for outdoor grills. Explore the great outdoors by going cycling, strolling the gardens to pluck fruits, or fishing in nearby waters.

Stayed at this property?

Carpe Diem Orchard Home

8.4 User Rating

Address: 803, Jalan Besar Serendah, Sungai Choh, Hulu Selangor, Rawang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 48000

14. Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa (from USD 116)

The Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to explore a gorgeous resort next to a picturesque beach. The resort offers well-appointed rooms, three restaurants, beach bar, safari-themed bar, large outdoor pool, water sports facilities, and gym. Upgraded rooms offer terraces with beach views whilst suites offer private lounge access and family suites provide colourful kids’ bedrooms. Guests enjoy free breakfast each morning and parking on site. Set in tropical landscapes, the resort is also close to many of Desaru’s family attractions.

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Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: PO Box 29, Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi

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

15. Lexis Suites Penang (from USD 116)

Five-star, beach-view Lexis Suites Penang is guaranteed to give you a staycation of the highest quality. It’s the sole hotel in the area that provides a private pool and a steam room in each suite. All rooms come with top-tier practical amenities, including air-conditioning, a kitchenette, a minibar, and a TV, plus cool perks such as on-demand movies, a bathtub, blackout curtains, and soundproofing. Some rooms come with a balcony while some come with partial sea views. On-site, there’s a host of recreational activities you and your group can explore. Go for a detoxifying session at the spa or have some fun at the karaoke facilities. If you’re coming with kids, there’s a separate kids’ club where they can play. You can enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast daily and dine at any of the three restaurants on site. The hotel is also ideally located, with several establishments nearby, in case you need to go out.

Stayed at this property?

Lexis Suites Penang

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

Explore more staycation options - travel within your comfort zone

If you’re looking for stays more tailored to your every need, here are some of our top recommendations:

Couple staycation accommodations

- Island Resorts In Malaysia

Family-friendly accommodations

- Kid-Friendly Resorts In Malaysia

Other unique staycation accommodations

- Green Hotels In Malaysia

Book splendid staycations in Malaysia

Ready to escape to a splendid staycation? Then, all you need to do is book your stay in the best staycation spots in Malaysia on your next holiday. You’re guaranteed rich experiences you don’t need to travel far for.

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