Top 10 Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia

Updated: Apr 25

Street food and rainforest retreats – Malaysia offers the best of both worlds. We were thrilled to hear the news of the long-awaited border opening between Singapore and Malaysia. From 1 April 2022, Malaysia has fewer Covid restrictions, allowing more time for enjoyment at our top 10 luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia! Have a look at some of the amazing hotels and experiences you can enjoy just across the border.



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The Datai Langkawi

With its ancient tropical rain-forest setting and secluded, white-sand beach on the Andaman Sea, The Datai Langkawi provides the ultimate escape. Choose from several room styles, including the luxurious Beach Villas, which feature separate living areas and a private garden, a rain shower, and pool. Make time for treatments at The Spa. Savor Thai specialties at The Pavilion atop 30-meter stilts, along with rain-forest views. The Gulai House’s traditional Malay kampung interior serves Malaysian specialties. The Dining Room offers buffet breakfast and à la carte lunch, and transforms into a romantic fine-dining venue in the evening.


Rooms from SGD 484/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily full buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • Early check-in/ late check-out, subject to availability

  • A complimentary 60-minute massage, foot bath, and tea for two, once per stay

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Insider Tip

Make sure you treat yourself to a massage – the spa features open treatment rooms with a stream flowing right next to your massage table. –Alex Prez Brisbane, Australia



Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Guests at Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi are at risk of never wanting to leave this lush island paradise in the remote Andaman Sea. So peaceful, so indulgent, so heavenly is this resort that every care in the world is eased upon your arrival. Occupying plum spots on the Tanjung Rhu beach, 91 guest pavilions and villas comprise the resort, each with soaring ceilings, spacious verandas, and cool timber floors; ask about the Beach Villas with private Jacuzzi plunge pools. The spa experience is unmatched in the region. Enjoy dinner at one of the resort’s three restaurants, and ask about a romantic tent dinner for two.


Rooms from SGD 415/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (upgrades will be between Pavilions to Pavilions and Beach Villas to Deluxe Family Beach Villas)

  • Complimentary Breakfast daily for two per bedroom

  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Insider Tip

Discover the island’s authentic experience of traditional fishing with a local fisherman at the resort’s Fish House.



The St. Regis Langkawi

Lavish is the word at The St. Regis Langkawi. How else would one describe the exquisite overwater restaurant, Kayuputi, or the colossal Sunset Royal Villa, with tempered-glass floor panels in the living room? Of course, the other 88 accommodations are equally elegant, with mahogany flooring, rainhead showers, and balconies that open to the jungle or Andaman Sea (and several include private plunge pools). The resort sits close to Malaysia’s first UNESCO Global Geopark, offering ample opportunities for nature walks and water sports. Reflect upon a Bespoke Ritual before a traditional massage at Iridium Spa.


Rooms from SGD 510/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Insider Tip

Family amenities are outstanding and include a variety of thoughtfully designed experiences, such as a safari through the mangrove forest.



One&Only Desaru Coast

Tucked between the Rainforest and the Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast is both spacious and secluded. Designed by award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, all Standalone Suites and Villa One feature private plunge pools and/or lap pools (perfect for spontaneous dips) and farm-to-table restaurants serving specialties that use local herbs and fruits grown at our Chef's garden. Thanks to activities ranging from Paddleboarding, Guided Nature Walk by our Resident Naturalist, Yoga, Silat Melayu (traditional martial arts in Malaysia), Biking, Kidsonly, Chenot Spa, Tennis/Padel and Golf, guests are free to spend days being as laid-back or active as they like.


Rooms from SGD 1,339/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • A local traditional gift once per stay

  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Insider Tip

Embrace the feeling of freedom and beachside living with a dip in the South China Sea, set along 1.5 km stretch of pristine beaches and tropical lush, unspoiled flora and fauna.



RuMa Kuala Lumpur

The RuMa derives its name from the Malay word for “house,” and this serene, urban retreat feels much like the intimate home of an accomplished host. Service is attentive and personalized, while the 253 open-plan rooms and suites exude a contemporary colonial vibe with lots of wood and rattan. Modern science meets ancient healing at the wellness spa: Take a refreshing dip in the infinity-edge pool, cantilevered for dramatic effect over Kuala Lumpur’s buzzy Golden Triangle district. Handpicked local produce and heirloom ingredients are served with artisan flair at ATAS Modern Malaysian Eatery.


Rooms from SGD 180/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Daily A la carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • A Complimentary 50-minute massage for two people, once during stay

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Insider Tip

After exploring KL’s nightlife, head up to the SANTAI Bar and Lounge. Located just off the pool, it’s a romantic spot for a nightcap while gazing at the glittering skyline.



Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, consider staying at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, which boasts the city’s largest club lounge and offers discerning travelers unparalleled hospitality. Try the award-winning spa’s signature treatments and infinity-edge pool or enjoy a workout at The Fitness & Wellness Centre. Play a round at the Indoor Golf Centre or take tennis lessons from a Peter Burwash International Tennis coach. Select from the hotel’s ten restaurants and lounges, including Lai Po Heen for classic Cantonese, Mosaic for local and international fare, and Mandarin Grill for the finest cuts of meat.


Rooms from SGD 170/night


The Wander Clan clients receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • Welcome gift

  • Complimentary "Afternoon Tea" for two, once during stay at Lounge on the Park from 3 to 6pm

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay

Insider Tip

The Mandarin Oriental Club is the city’s largest hotel lounge. It offers beautiful views, Malaysian specialties, and cocktails.



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