Beaches are the ultimate escape from the gray drudgery of our day to day lives. Plenty of sun, soft white sand beneath your feet, and a calming sound of waves lapping against the shore.
The best place to enjoy such gorgeous settings is at a beachfront resort, where it’s right at your doorstep. You’ll also get the chance to tailor your experience based on what you’re looking for, be it to relax or to have a lot of fun! Rest in the lap of luxury at an affordable price at these seaside resorts:
1. Royale Chulan Cherating | Cherating, Pahang
Located in the laid-back resort town of Cherating, Royale Chulan Cherating provides a hassle-free beachside retreat where you can forget your worries. For all you animal lovers, come visit between April to August and head to the nearby Chendor Turtle Sanctuary to watch sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach.
Rates start from: RM660++
2. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson | Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Seen from above, the overwater bungalows of Lexis Hibiscus form the shape of Malaysia’s national flower, the Hibiscus. Besides its spacious bungalows that come with private dip pools, the resort offers exciting outdoor activities for all ages, like water sports (banana boat rides, jetskiing and kayaking) and a water park for the kids.
Rates start from: RM970++
3. Gayana Eco Resort | Gaya Island, Sabah
Gayana Eco Resort, comprising 52 overwater villas, sits at the edges of the evergreen Gaya Island off the coast of Sabah. Embodying the “eco resort” concept, Gayana hosts an on-site Marine Ecology Research Center you can visit that’s dedicated to propagating the endangered Giant Clam and restoring natural coral reefs.
Rates start from: RM1,050++
4. The Grand Beach Resort Port Dickson | Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
The Grand Beach Resort is located along Port Dickson’s nicest stretch of beach, facing the Strait of Malacca. It’s just over an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur, making it perfect for a weekend getaway from the busy capital. The rooms incorporate traditional Malay design elements alongside modern resort facilities.
Rates start from: RM100++
5. Damai Beach Resort | Santubong, Sarawak
At Damai Beach Resort, no matter where you look, you’ll be met with a breathtaking view – on one side you have the turquoise-hued waters of the South China Sea, and on the other you’ll look up in awe at the majestic Mount Santubong, surrounded by lush rainforest. Go on an excursion by boat to Satang National Park, or venture into the jungles of Santubong National Park.
Rates start from: RM240++
6. Luxury Villas at Ombak Villa Resort | Kampung Kuala Muda, Langkawi
Set on the western side of Langkawi Island, Luxury Villas at Ombak Villa Resort combines modern luxury with touches of traditional Malay architecture. Each lavish suite and villa comes equipped with a private lanais where you can take in stunning views of the Andaman Sea.
Rates start from: RM1,950++
7. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai | Karambunai, Sabah
Nexus Resort Karambunai, located 30 kilometers northeast of Kota Kinabalu, is nestled on 65 acres of lush landscaped grounds on the Karambunai Peninsula. Its luxurious villas offer either scenic views of the garden, beach, or golf course. Soak up some sun on the beach or treat yourself to a signature spa treatment at the exclusive Borneo Spa.
Rates start from: RM440++
With such a wide range of accommodation options across the country, it can be a challenge to pick the one that’s best for you. To be in the know when it comes to Malaysia’s stand-out stays, keep your eyes peeled for Traveloka’s ‘Super Stays’ posts, a bi-weekly hotel special featuring our top picks!