Valentine’s Day bestows upon us a month of affection and the chance to pamper loved ones by whisking them off on a romantic weekend getaway. The question is, where to?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve scouted the whole of Malaysia and have put together a list of hotels that will help everyone find romance. From a tranquil retreat overlooking the Andaman Sea to a luxurious natural hot springs sanctuary, there is something about these hideaways that make them the perfect Valentine’s getaway! Could it be the luxurious resort steeped in age-old Malay traditions? How about stunning Melaleuca pavilions in a striking Moroccan architecture? Let’s find out where you and your loved one should be heading.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat | Perak
How much more romantic can a candlelight dinner be? This Valentine’s Day, experience a candlelight dinner like no other at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat – in a limestone cave, no less!
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat leaves no stone unturned when it comes to creating the perfect couples’ weekend getaway – give your body rejuvenating spa treatments, dip into a geothermal hot springs pool or take a stroll around the expansive property to enjoy a magnificent view of the lush tropical rainforest valley. Spend a few nights here, if you can!
Four Seasons Resort | Kedah
Take your romance to Langkawi Island this Valentine’s Day and stay in a 5-star hotel, none other than the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.
Is there anything more carefree than barefoot beach strolling with your other half? The beautiful Tanjung Rhu is quite possibly the best beach for you to experience Langkawi. While you’re there, why not take a boat into Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, just the two of you and enjoy the landscape of a tangled mangrove in an ancient rainforest and a number of intriguing creatures such as bats, eagles, fiddler crabs, otters and others.
Gaya Island Resort | Sabah
Tucked into the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and flanked by tropical rainforest and mangroves, this is a location that will sweep you off your feet with its lush scenery. Nowhere else can you enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Borneo than in Gaya Island Resort.
Don’t miss getting yourself pampered with treatments that reflect the cultural healing traditions of Sabah’s many indigenous people. You could also discover the wealth of marine life across the seabed and admire the stunning golden sunset hues from your outdoor verandah.
Cameron Highland Resorts | Pahang
If your perfect Valentine’s getaway involves a romantic picnic overlooking a panoramic tea plantation or a mid-afternoon stroll in the jungle before retreating to your private suite – (without you having to lift a finger to plan it) then Cameron Highlands Resort is just the retreat for you!
Or do absolutely nothing as you lounge together on the day bed whilst feasting on fresh, juicy strawberries and sipping a cup of locally-grown tea.
Tanjong Jara Resort | Terengganu
Make a grand gesture this Valentine’s Day and sweep your partner away to Dungun, a pristine district on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There’s a reason why Tanjong Jara Resort keeps popping up at the top of search engine results. Think of golden sandy beach, emerald waters, dazzling beaches and warm weather all year round.
Is there anything more romantic than a private dinner on the beach surrounded by the calming sound of waves and gentle night breeze? The indulgent spa using unique restorative Malay treatments also makes it near-impossible to leave.
Villa Samadhi | Kuala Lumpur
Imagine this: What if a romantic rustic-luxe retreat is just a little 10 minutes away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur? Villa Samadhi proves you don’t have to go too far this Valentine’s Day to have an idyllic escape! You’ll be surprised to find that the upscale neighbourhood is just as dreamy as other island getaways or rainforest hideaways.
Head to the city to explore Kuala Lumpur’s bustling streets which pulsate with bars and markets, taste authentic street food and marvel at the city’s iconic skylines.
The Dusun | Negeri Sembilan
The secluded nature resort of The Dusun is made for jungle trekking to a waterfall, joining in the fun of a Minangkabau cooking workshop or enjoying an authentic Malay massage. Top of the romantic things to do list is to moon-gaze the night away from an open-air verandah, overlooking the distant Mantin hill. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this!
For couples who are keen to explore beyond the usual options at The Dusun, head a little further down south for a day trip to Melaka.
Good luck wading through the options and finding the best hotel that will surely up the romance factor on your next vacation! While you’re at it, check out exclusive discounts and promotions on Traveloka to go with your Valentine’s Day plans.