Pangkor Laut Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Pangkor Laut Resort in Pangkor Laut, you’ll be minutes from Moon Beach and close to Dutch Fort. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Teluk Nipah Beach and Fu Lin Kong Temple.
Make yourself at home in one of the 140 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Guests may use a ferry terminal shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Wow, does time fly when you are enjoying yourself. If you are reading this, I guess you must be considering Pangkor Laut Resort as a holiday destination. Having just reached Marina Harbour and concluded five glorious nights, let me simply say that if you are after rest and relaxation, excellent service, friendly staff and a quiet lifestyle then this is the place for you. All I can do is simply validate everyone else’s 5 star reviews, encourage you to make your booking and count down the days to your arrival. However, if you would like some further information, please read on.
Our purpose as a professional couple from Australia booking this stay was to take a well-earned holiday having completed our time as parents with students in high school. It was time to sit back and relax and five days was not long enough to truly unwind.
The Location: The by-line of One Island One Resort is true and fair. The 4 hour limo drive from KL is probably the only downside but unfortunately the budget did not stretch to charter a helicopter! The island hides its 300 guests well and it sits in a quiet location off Lumut, only accessible by the resort speedboat, so it has the advantage of its location. For those who comment on the holiday locations across on the main island and the ore shipping terminal, this is true, but certainly did not impact our holiday. They are not a disturbance, but if you want to look out to pure nature, then yes, they are there on the horizon. The island is a natural beauty, and I wish its resident naturalist success in eradicating the wild boar so their impact on the natural fauna and flora is limited. That said, the island is a treat and the resort’s main asset.
The Accommodation: We chose a sea villa and were placed in 116. This is one of the last in the line heading towards Spa Village and an excellent choice. I would recommend this as its outlook from its deck is picturesque. The Spa Village villas look more toward the ore terminal jetty, but have the advantage of their more remote location on the island and the more exclusive nature of the Spa Village. However, unless particularly staying for the Spa Village services, I would recommend the Sea Villas. The accommodation is as pictures and a little rustic, but very clean and well maintained. It is lovely to relax on your deck, although visible to decks of other villas. Likewise the bathrooms can be opened up for ‘natural bathing’ but you are on view to passing boats! The hill villas have lovely views over the bay and are serviced by a central lift, but there are stairs. The other villas look equally as lovely. If you are contemplating a secluded estate stay, you are probably not reading this, but if in your budget, go for it.
The Activities: Pangkor Laut is not a party island. There were a range of guests of all ages and some young families. Emerald Bay, on the other side of the island and serviced by a shuttle, is perfect for relaxing and swimming. Water sports near the accommodation are on offer, but do not seem popular. The main activity seemed to be relaxing around the pool or beach – highly recommended. The games room is simple and as described and the gym quite well equipped. Please book in for a massage and definitely take the sunset cruise around the island. Take the opportunity to sit around the main pool bar in the evening, in the centre of the resort, to enjoy a lovely drink, perhaps a happy hour cocktail, and to listen to the resident musicians who provide lovely easy listening tunes till midnight.
The Restaurants: Feast Village is home to an extensive selection, buffet style for breakfast with a range of stations specialising in food from different regions. I cannot understand the criticism surrounding a lack of choice as there is ample. Further, the executive chef is very accessible if you have dietary concerns, however I would contact the resort prior to your stay. Uncle Lims and Fishermans Cove are both lovely restaurants and reviewed elsewhere. A lack of food options is certainly not an issue! My wife who is not the most adventurous of international eaters, enjoyed every mouthful at all restaurants. The wine list is quite extensive, but probably the most pricey of all on offer on the island. Price wise, all were comparable to what we would pay in Australia, but I guess expensive in comparison to local eateries.
The Staff: The staff are the number one asset of Pangkor Laut, and under GM Derrick Gooch, ensure that you are well served. All are incredibly friendly and would do anything for you. Many list them personally, but this would be a disservice to those who work silently behind the scenes to ensure this aspect of your visit is most memorable.
If you have made it to hear, I still obviously haven’t yet convinced you to make that booking at Pangkor Laut. If needed, please pm me and I will happily answer any queries.
All I can say is that I wish your stay to be as lovely as ours.
We stayed 3 nights here - 1 in a Hill villa and 2 in a spa villa. It was one of the best resorts I've ever been to.
The room - both hill and spa villas were incredible, with wonderful large bathrooms and lovely smelling amenities. The hill villa is a bit of a walk to get to (lots of stairs and is very much 'in the trees' but wonderful views.
The food - good breakfast, but the absolute highlight was Uncle Lim's. I wish we could have eaten here every night - they even have a separate vegetarian option. Food and drinks were not prohibitively expensive (probably London 5 star hotel prices which is expensive for Malaysia, but not for a private island) and there are a few happy hours on drinks.
The island - so beautiful and we loved being able to see all the animals. I really recommend that you do the guided nature trail at the start of your holiday - you will get so much more out of your stay if you know a bit more about the island and you also learn how the resort runs and about its conservation efforts. Don't wear flip flops on the guided walk though! Also if you don't want to go into the jungle, the first half of the guided walk is mainly in the resort so you can join that and head back from the spa afterwards. We absolutely loved Emerald Bay - we spent the whole day jumping in the waves, relaxing and enjoying a couple of beers at the bar. There is plastic in the sea, but this isn't the hotel's fault and they do lots of work clearing it up so that by the time you are up and about much of it will have been removed - although perhaps the hotel could get rid of the plastic bottles and provide guests with a metal bottle and lots of water taps?
The staff - absolutely top notch. A complaint I had was dealt with quickly and to more than my satisfaction. I don't know how they remember so much about you - staff knew I was vegetarian without me saying so! Staff were friendly, proactive and helpful - much more so than in other resorts in the region. The massage I had at the spa was one of the best I have ever had in my life, and certainly the best I had during this 3 week trip to South East Asia.
I agree with other reviews that paying for the boat leaves a sour taste - hopefully they will incorporate that into the room rate soon. I think it would also be great if there was a separate kids pool as the current one is next to the main pool (and the main pool is too deep to be child friendly) and I know many guests want to be sure that there will be a quiet area (although the beach is so big you can also go there to be sure of peace and quiet). I would be more likely to book if I new there was a separate kids pool.
I would certainly come back.
We were a group of 8, and had reserved three rooms at this resort to celebrate my Mom's 70th birthday - We had such a wonderful time here! Our rooms were fantastic - we got the hillside rooms but that overlooked the ocean which was so wonderful to wake up and look out to. The rooms were large with the bathroom/vanity area being as big as the bedroom itself.
The food we had there was fantastic! Most of us were vegetarians, but we had no shortage of options. In fact, we were introduced to Chef Danny who assured us that they could accommodate any dietary needs and at all restaurants they can customize something for us. For my mother's birthday meal, Chef Danny and his staff prepared an amazing meal for us ... with numerous appetizers drawing from different cuisine tyles.... I lost count of the number of courses we had that evening, but everything was just so fantastic.
The pool was lovely. The spa was great. The service at every restaurant (and the spa) was over the top. I remember customizing my juice for breakfast one morning and it was so good... and the next day I had barely sit down at our table when a waiter got me the same juice that I had ordered the day before. How on earth did they remember what I had ordered with so many guests at the hotel. It was remarkable.
The only con, and the only reason I am knocking off a star in my review, is the fact that you have to pay extra to get to the hotel, which I found absurd. Since this resort is in its own island, the only way to get there is by a motor boat provided by the hotel. The boat runs every 2-3 hours, which in itself was a surprise to me, since its only a 15 min ride over. Why can't it be on demand as people check in? Or at least more frequently? I would expect it from any 5 star resort to automatically do that. In any case, what was totally not cool was being told that we'd have to pay $50 ... yes 50 USD per person to take the ferry over to the hotel since the package we booked did not include the ferry ride. well......how else do we get to the hotel? Why is there even a package offered that doesn't include the ferry? (by the way, the reservation did not clearly state that ferry was not included and that it would be an additional cost. This information was in the fine print on page 4 of our reservation) In my opinion taking the ferry is not an 'option', so why is this offered a la carte?
Anyways, as long as you are aware of this, and plan to spend the extra $50pp for the ferry, so it doesn't surprise you at check in, you can be assured of a fantastic time.
Service was good staff was friendly but the room was not clean. We have 3 men in one room and there was used sanitary pad in the toilet and it was beside the toilet bowl. It is very inappropriate to leave this kind of things in the toilet . Tq
1. exceptional service - 6 stars - staff were very attentive, & make you feel special
2. heavenly spa : not to be missed!
3. lovely room with fabulous tub
4. enchanting emerald bay
5. fabulous breakfast, lunch & dinner
TQ pangkor laut resort for giving us a truly memorable stay!