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  • If you want complete leisure, what could be better than indulging into luxury resorts in Malaysia? If you move towards three miles off the west coast you will get a chance to visit Pangkor Laut Resort which has a playground with a spa village. If you want to explore some tea plantations, you can visit Cameron Highlands.

    Check Out: Best Things to Do in Malaysia

    You will find that the resort is inspired by colonial designs. If you still want more, do visit Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa which has a tree house villa with an outdoor Jacuzzi. A place which offers extreme privacy to the couples.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Malaysia:

  • 01Four Seasons Resort

    Four Seasons Resort
    An extraordinary experience awaits the ardent traveller at Four seasons hotels and resorts at Langwaki. It is an exclusive and prestigious getaway for exploring adventure and thrill on the private jet journey.

    Highlights: The Four seasons hotels and resorts are an equivalent of paradise with full fledged beauty of the nature, tranquil environment and adventure. With an extensive fleet of guestrooms, and complete recreational services at disposal, the Four seasons hotels and resorts leaves no stone unturned to impress and admire. It is located at a close distance from Tanjung Rhu beach, Hot springs village, craft cultural complex, herbwalk in Langwaki and more.



    Location: The hotel is located at Jalan Tanjung Rhu Mukim Ayer in Langwaki, Kedah Malaysia.

    Best time: As per visitors who have been to this peaceful haven, and as the name of the hotel itself suggests, one can visit at any time.

    Price: Bookings start with INR 50,000.


  • 02Tanjung Rhu Resort

    Tanjung Rhu Resort
    A tranquil experience awaits those wishing for a relaxing holiday at Tanjung Rhu Resort. The hotel is a peaceful haven which features extravagant and lavishly spread facilities amidst the natural aura of sun kissed beaches and the aquamarine waters of the Andaman.

    Highlights: The five star hotel is no where less than the expectation as the near uninhabited island offers much to its guests. There are chefs to please your taste buds and so many recreational activities to spend your time in. The retreat offers full fledged rooms with at par facilities to offer relaxation and comfort in its best form. The hotel is also the recipient of several awards for its antique comfort and luxury.



    Location: The hotel is situated at Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langwaki in Malaysia.

    Best time: You can relish the comfort of this hotel at any time of the year.

    Price: Bookings start with INR 12,000.


  • 03The Datai Langkawi

    The Datai Langkawi
    An effortlessly captivating and naturally surrounded with the goodness of the nature in its best form is The Datai Langwaki. The hotel is precariously nestled among the roots of the ancient rainforests in the area. The destination blends itself smoothly with the surroundings.

    Highlights: The hotel is nestled on the mystical island of Langwaki. Every corner of the hotel enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforests and stunning views of the sea and surroundings areas. If one is looking for a holiday then this hotel offers the perfect way to rekindle the free spirited joy and connection with the nature. The Datai bay has been ranked among the top ten beaches in the world, which gives you all the more reason to escape into this beauty.



    Location: The hotel is situated at Jalan Teluk Datai, Langwaki, Malaysia.

    Best time: Most people prefer to travel to this destination during the months of June and August.

    Price: Starting with INR 40,000.


  • 04The Danna Langkawi

    The Danna Langkawi
    A pure reflection of timeless luxury, The Danna Langkawi is the perfect get away from the monotonous harbour of daily life. An exquisite vacation awaits the ardent traveller at The Danna Langkawi which sprawls across several acres of majestic beauty and immaculate splendour of beaches, complete with marina and lush tropical hills.

    Location: The hotel is located amidst the Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok Langwaki in Malaysia.



    Highlights: The hotel is situated at a prime location and is an award winner hotel in Langwaki. The architecture embracing beauty, brought to the modern world right from the colonial era is a five star hotel which offers an experience of various attractions and outdoor activities. The Danna is located at a very close proximity to the Langwaki International airport and Pantai Cenang.

    Best time: The luxury of the hotel is enjoyed all round the year.

    Price: Starting with INR 30,000.


  • 05Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

    Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

    Set on the edge of the azure blue South China Sea near Kota Kinabalu, the 29-year old beach resort has been a visited winner of the international awards for its outstanding hospitality, facilities and conservation ventures. With a picturesque setting close to the coral islands of Tunku Adbul Rahman National Park and other historic monuments, this is perfect for rainforest treks and devoted beach life.




    Highlights: Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features a private sandy beach and 2 outdoor pools set in lush gardens. The spa's open yoga pavilion includes a deck over the South China Sea.


    Getting There: This beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


    Price: The approximate cost for a room starts from 760 MYR.


  • 06The Haven Luxury Resort

    The Haven Luxury Resort
    Encircled with limestone outcrops and natural lake the Haven Luxury Resort is located in a dream like location. Based at only 25 minute driving distance from the Ipoh Bus terminal as well as the Sultan Azian Shah Airport, the beautiful resort is one of the best abode for the travellers boosted with brilliant scenery, excellent facilities, wonderful staff and charming ambience. The rooms are tastefully designed with sober artefacts, classic furniture and modern interior designs that provides a luxurious soberness in the ambience. Each room has seating area and private balcony to enjoy the surroundings in the best way possible. The large outdoor pool with jets is one of premier attraction. Kid’s room and jogging track is also available. The buffet restaurant provides both local and western cuisine.

    Location: 25 minute drive from Sultan Azian Shah Airport

    Activities and Amenities: Squash, Fitness Center, Kids playroom

    Price: 608RM to 832RM approximately.
  • 07Pangkor Island Beach Resort

    Pangkor Island Beach Resort
    Being in the hospitality business for over 3 decades now, Pangkor Island Beach Resort knows exactly how to treat its guests with the highest degree of care and safety.

    Highlights – The resort is located over 100 acres of dense forests, known for their exquisite and awesome collection of flora and fauna. It overlooks the Pangkor Island Beach which is a whopping 1.5km in length.

    Location – Pangkor Island, Perak.


    Price – RM1100 to RM1550.

    Activities & Amenities – Spas, fitness centres, kids’ play zone, baby -sitting services, parking, fully equipped fitness centres, water sports activities, outdoor swimming pool, golfing, banana boat cruises, archery, tennis courts etc.

    Distance from main city – Right on Golden Sands, Pangkor Island.

    Food – Seafood dishes are the speciality here. Beachfront restaurant and lobby bar provide variety of food and drinks to guests.


  • 08The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

    The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
    To experience the exciting look of nature with geothermal hot springs and naturally heating swimming pool, the best destination undoubtedly, is The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. But this does not end the excitement for the guests as in the backdrop of limestone hills, this retreat provides steam cave and ice baths which altogether provides a completely refreshing and wellness retreat. There are 25 villas in the retreat and all are equipped with private pool, outdoor tub, butler services and exclusive in house spa treatments. Apart from these the guest can also enjoy the ayurvedic therapies and the exclusive Malay ones in spa centre. The restaurant Pomelo serves delightful healthy and organic cuisine.

     Location: 15 minute drive from Ipoh city 





     Activities and Amenities: Spa, Fitness Center, Library, Hot tub, Sauna

    Price: 1194RM to 1841RM approximately.
  • 09Gaya Island Resort

    Gaya Island Resort
    With a panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu at the background, Gaya Island Resort, located in one of the most beautiful and pristine islands of Gaya Island in Malaysia, is a picture of beauty. Nestled nicely within the dense growth of mangroves and coral reefs, this resort is known for its marine life preservation as well.

    Highlights – The resort’s spa, Tadau Kamaatan was awarded with the best Spa treatment of the year award for 2015, by Asiaspa Awards. Do not miss to see the marine life centre of the resort to see how endangered species are cared for.

    Location – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



    Price – RM650 to RM1400.

    Activities & Amenities – Courses on sea turtle preservation, coral reefs restoration and marine life preservation activities, highly relaxing treatments at the spa, Snorkelling, Diving, Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Nature Walks, Yoga, Borneo Craftwork tour.

    Distance from main city- Right on the Malahom Bay in Sabah Island.

    Food – 6 options to dine, including private dining and pool bar.


  • 10Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi

    Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island, Langkawi
    The Taj Group, known for its luxurious and majestic resorts all over the world, has set up an architectural splendour at Rebak Island, Langkawi as well. The resort is constructed on a completely private island that lies across 390 acres.

    Highlights – Do not miss the private Yacht cruise with Jacuzzi cabanas here to sink in the golden rays of the sunset. If you are honeymooning here, you have to come to the Moon Deck.


    Location – Langkawi, Kedah.

    Price – RM400 to RM1000 approximately.

    Activities & Amenities – Swimming pool, 24/7 room service, kids’ play areas, all kinds of indoor games, ferry transfers from the island to Port Cenang, sophisticated spas & fitness centres, car rentals, private beach access, kids’ club etc.

    Distance from main city – 3km from the more famous Pantai Cenang Beach on Langkawi Island.

    Food – Four restaurants and three bars, giving you the option of enjoying variety of cuisine and drinks.



Attractions

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Aquaria KLCC

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions involving the real depth and complexity.


Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.



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Islamic Arts Museum

History: An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December, 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.



About: There are around seven thousand artefacts which throws a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is a must visit tourist place.




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Sin Sze Si Ya temple

History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony.



Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There are wooden chair which are used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.

Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.


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Merdeka Square at night

Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place situated in Kaula Lampur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here. It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.

Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


 
Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool nigh breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.

Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the night life of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post mid night especially during the weekends.


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Cooking Classes at Bayan Indah

Bayan Indah is a rustic two-storey bungalow that doubles up as a cooking school, located in the middle of idyllic lush greenery of a Malay village. If you’re looking to mix things up while you’re in Kuala Lumpur indulge in this unique experience at Bayan Indah, a culinary retreat that offers over 70 cooking classes all different in its own special way, ranging from your typical mouth-watering Malaysian dishes to more complicated ones such as pies and tarts. Rohani Jelani, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef heads the class, with impressive skills on the chopping board and enthusiasm to match.


Location: Kampung Penchala Indah, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Classes start as early as 9:30 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 280 MYR onwards.




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Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang is often associated with the London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. It is one avenue, where one can come across a number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants. This trendy place is ideal for pub crawling. Jalan Alor happens to be an extremely busy area especially during the weekends and the public holidays.



Location: Nestled behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is very easy to get to especially if you are staying near the Golden Triangle area.

Highlights: Buildings on the Jalan Alor Street are unique. Originally the buildings belong to the pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were later remodeled and converted into the up market pubs and restaurants that usually serve the Western food. There are a number of hawker stalls and Chinese seafood restaurants too. Dining options here are endless. This street has the most vibrant scene in the downtown of KL.

Best Time: 10 PM – 3 AM in the morning.
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Petaling Street Night Market

Looking for a subtle Kuala Lumpur Chinatown nightlife experience? Head from the main road (Jalan Petaling) to the narrow side and get to the Petaling Street Night Market. The thriving street market with the stalls cluttered close to one another stock everything from the Hello Kitty watches to fake-label Gucci clutches. To get your stuff at the best price, you can stroll along doing ‘window-shopping’ first and then return back to the stall that gives you the best price. All the prices quoted by the seller are usually marked up by approx 50%.



Location: Situated along the Petaling Street at the intersection of the Jalan Hang Lekir

Highlights: Referred simply as the Petaling Street by locals this is your go to place to satiate your every need from the local handicrafts, souvenirs to batik-print shirts. You can also get a range of designer apparel, handbags, shoes, watches and even, pirated DVDs at a much cheaper price.

Best Time: 09:00 – 12:00 & 18:00 - late
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Jalan P. Ramlee

Jalan P. Ramlee is the best and the most eccentric alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Famous for its glitzy cocktail lounges, tropical-themed bars and pubs and the chic nightclubs adorning the streets of bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan P. Ramlee is always packed with backpackers, business travellers, expats, and a handful of locals.



Location: The night life district of Jalan P. Ramlee is easily accessible within a 10-minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers as well as the five star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Night life is vibrant and lively. There are a number of venues here that host events like live bands playing radio-friendly covers and DJs spinning a medley of electro, hip-hop, and retro tunes. Jalan P. Ramlee os known to be the hottest locale as it is a great place to unwind with a pint of ice-cold beer.

Best Time: Visit after 21:00 to experience the active nightlife.
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Pisco Bar

The capital city of Malaysia is famous for its night life. There are a number of bars & night clubs which are tagged as the best in Asia. Pisco Bar in Kuala Lumpur has a poised ambience which is loved by the visitors. The dinner hours at Pisco Bar offer an exclusive range of Spanish Tapas and Peruvian cuisine. The interior of this bar is quite amusing that is best suited for social gatherings and cocktails.



Location: This bar is situated in Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Pisco Bar has become the main hub for international travellers and trendy locals. This place is known for live music performances which have attracted a lot of customers. Pisco Bar is home to the coolest DJs in town.

Best Time: Monday to Thursday 5pm-2am and Friday & Saturday 5pm-3am. Sunday Pisco Bar is closed.

Price: There is no fixed price for this place.
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Chinatown

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and bustles all the time - Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your ‘to-visit’ list, especially if you are a true bargain hunter, as it is also famously known as the ‘Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.’

You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to the imitation goods. Especially at night, the place is a shopper's’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market.

Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.)



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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

History: Longing for some Moorish-styled building in Kuala Lumpur? Sultan Abdul Samad Building is towards the east of Merdeka Square. It was named after sultan of Selangor and was constructed in the year 1897. It was designed by AC Norman, one among the finest architect who has designed other historical buildings as well. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building serves as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Earlier, it was mainly considered for official purpose, but today it is mostly a historical place serving as a tourist spot. It is also used as avenue to host the Independence day parade.



Specialty: The building is entirely made out of brick and the arches are very graceful. There is a clock tower which is 41.2m- high.

Location: It is located at Jalan Tun Perak which can be easily reached. There are several signages to guide the visitors.



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Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur. Housing a number of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, the street is one of the most famous in KL for food. Jalan Alor is an ideal after clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.



Location: Situated behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is a small stroll away from the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Highlights: The variety of food available is huge. You can get everything from the barbecued meats, noodles to desserts at the best and the most cost effective rates in the city. Hawker stalls at the Jalan Alor are the city’s favorite food joint. Largely different from the trendy Jalan Bukit Bintang and Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor has a traditional charm associated with it courtesy its atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, mini red Chinese lanterns and bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting.

Transportation: You can easily get here via monorail.

Best Time: Hustle Bustle starts from 6 PM in the evening
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Troika Sky Dining

If there was just one word to put forth the beauty of Troika Sky Dining, then it would be – Magnificent. The localites of Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice courtesy the variety of fine dining restaurants with a view however the Troika Sky Dining stands out in every way possible.



 Location: Situated in the Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC.

 Highlights:
Comprising of the Italian bistro Strato famous for its pizza and pasta, Claret wine bar known for its fine range of wines and the fusion focused Cantaloupe popular for its three-course meal  here   with truffled poached egg , Troika Sky Dining is extremely popular with the trendy urbanites and the young generation. It easily blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline courtesy its steel  and   glass structure.

 Best time: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
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Jalan Sultan Ismail

Jalan Sultan Ismail was once the key clubbing district of Kuala Lumpur. Today the nightlife in Jalan Sultan Ismail is restricted to a few nocturnal hangout spots which can be just a starting point for everyone who wishes to explore the nocturnal offerings of Kuala Lampur.



Location: Situated just a small stroll away from the Raja Chulan Monorail Station on a street lined up with a plethora of classy restaurants and cafes as well as the five-star luxury hotels such as ParkRoyal Kuala Lumpur, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, and Shangri-La Hotel.

Highlights: Of course there is a huge competition from the popular and happening locales like the Changkat Bukit Bintang and Bangsar there is still a range of activities as well as sights that one can enjoy in the nightlife scene of Jalan Sultan Ismail. Dip yourself in serenity by enjoying the breathtaking sunset views of Kuala Lumpur city with a class or two of champagne, cocktail or wine at the stylish rooftop bar located ahead of the iconic Hard Rock Café.

Best Time: Variable for different restaurants and bars
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Zouk KL

Zouk Club is the leading night club in Malaysia. This party destination is situated in Kuala Lumpur which makes it so popular. The architecture of this night club has won the hearts of thousands of people who have visited this place. The music along with the ambience is very attractive which makes Zouk the top-rated night club.



Location: Zouk is located at 113 Jalan Ampang, Federal Territory, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia.

Highlights: Many famous personalities from Malaysia and around the globe have visited this place. The drinks & cuisine is amazing that has helped attract more audience in the recent past. Zouk has maintained a certain standard which makes it a flashy party destination.

Best Time: Zouk is open from 5pm-5am on Friday & Saturday. The timings are 5pm-3am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Wednesdayand Thursday Zouk closes at 4 am.
Price: There are different entry charges at Zouk.
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The Rabbit Hole Restobar

The Rabbit Hole Restobar is designed and inspired to emulate the much famous fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia. It is known to be the most hip and classy nocturnal establishments.



Location: Set in a 3 storey pre-colonial building, Rabbit Hole Restobar is strategically located across the infamous street of the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Highlights: Dissected into several distinct concept environments with a relaxed atmosphere, the entrance of the Rabbit Hole Restobar is a spacious al fresco dining area that is famous as The Bamboo Forest. Besides, the bar has as elevated stage for the comedy shows, live music and the stage performances. Open area of the restro bar is embellished with the wild bamboos and beautiful trees that keeps you away from the hustle bustle of the city.

Opening Hours: Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 16:00 - 02:00, Friday & Saturday 16:00 – 03:00

Prices: Variable