Pangkor Laut Resort Malaysia Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Pangkor Laut Resort HeartHeart
Open: Daily
Price: Expensive

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: 605 699 1100
Address: Pangkor Laut Island
near Lumut, Perak, 32200
Country: Malaysia

Pangkor Laut, Malaysia! Even if you haven't seen the name you probably know the picture. It is the one with the rooms on stilts sitting over the still blue waters off the west coast of Malaysia. It is one of the most relaxing and stunningly beautiful resorts that you will find anywhere in the world.
You drive or fly to Ipoh and then head towards the fairly ordinary town of Lumut of the West coast of Malaysia (its about half way up the coast). You then catch the resort's boat to the small island just off the coast.
You will be greeted warmly and taken to your air conditioned rooms prior to a relaxing dinner in one of the restaurants where you can dine formally in the five star tradition or take advantage of the informality of one of the Asian-style restaurants.
If you can't relax here then you have a real problem. We started the day with a swim in one of the three pools and then went hiking through the dense tropical rainforest. When we emerged at a beach on the opposite side of the island, resort staff were there waiting with cool face towels and champagne to make sure that we could recover from our walk!
A swim in the crystal-clear waters also speeded our recovery.
If you only ever go to one resort make sure it is this one. A warning however. Drive carefully - the traffic from Ipoh to Lumut can be challenging to say the least!
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