Pangkor Laut Resort5.0 out of 5.0
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I normally do not stay at the same resort/hotel twice unless it's extremely good or there's absolutely no choice. For this case, both my husband & I agreed that we enjoyed our stay in PLR last year, so it's a no brainer for us to return. This time round, we stayed 3 nights at the Beach Villa (last year, it was only 2 nights) and I requested for the room to be away from the bats! Pangkor Laut, thank you for putting us in room 208; great location, nearer to the swimming pool & gym. Thank you for taking our request into consideration and making it happen. We made it a point to join the jungle trekking this year (last year we missed it) and it was particularly enjoyable for me because it's back to nature & I get to exercise. I told my hubby that I should lead a more healthy lifestyle and keep myself active when I return to KL and trekking is definitely something I will seriously consider as a form of exercise. The trekking started from the lobby and we ended up at Emerald Bay beach. The actual walk is short (30 mins only) and after the walk, we stayed at the beach for lunch and sunbathing. Oh, there are hornbills flying around and if you have food, the birds will very likely perch on your table/chair. We are advised not to feed them. I must say, this time round, we enjoy PLR more than the last time. We walked around more and we found out that we can walk to and fro to Uncle Lim's restaurant and along the way, we enjoyed the breeze, nature (the sea, the waves, big lizard, crabs, fishes in the sea) & each other's company. We would love to stay at the spa villa next round as we want to enjoy the lap pool for those who stay there (the lap pool is not open to all). If budget permits, we don't mind trying their award winning spa treatments. Till we meet again PLR!
Me and my wife held our destination wedding at the Pangkor Laut Resort in the mid of February and we had an amazing time at this beautiful island. I must say the resort is a little distant from the KL airport (3.5hours driving, 2.5hours from Penang) but it’s definitely worth the effort – unlike other beach resorts in southeast Asia, PLR does not offer a lot of exciting watersport. Also the resort only got 140+/- rooms so the guests could really enjoy and relax in this beautiful island. The staff from the GM to F&B Manager Ong and all were very friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious especially at the Fisherman’s Cove and Feast Village. The SPA was amazing and relaxing, almost meditative. The concierge also arranged an excursion to the nearby island “Pangkor” where we could check out some local fisherman villages and towns. The resort was also very generous and offered a sunset cruise around the island in the evening. We had an extremely lovely wedding weekend at the island and all our guests enjoyed the stay very much. Last but not least, the YTL group event manager Michelle was very helpful coordinating our wedding related issues and our wedding couldn’t be so smooth and memorable without the help of any of the staffs. We are already thinking of visiting again!
Have just returned from a weeks stay in paradise We stayed in a spa villa and didn't want to leave, what a very special place with special people! We feel very lucky and wished we had stayed longer, from the first glimpse of the island from the speedboat and the welcome given on arrival The views from our villa along with the privacy were perfect although this means a longer journey to restaurants etc, we didn't mind as gave us more opportunity to explore and see wildlife and beauty of the island Breakfast catered for everybody, what a choice! We loved our fresh made juices every morning with our breakfast We ate in all the restaurants all lovely and catered to different tastes with the Straits being a particularly fond memory Do have a message in the spa, jungle trek and sunset cruise! Of course Pangkor Laut would not be what it is without the extraordinary and memorable individuals working there and it would be remiss not to mention them personally so here goes in no particular order Yamin - our wonderful maid with the sweetest smile you have ever seen Nicole - so helpful and always time to help and chat to us Kannika - a wonderful chef and knowledgeable taking time to explain our menu in the straits Darwin - what a character nothing was too much trouble Benz - so friendly and also took time to come and speak and smile! Mithan - emerald bay wouldn't be the same without you! Mizan - loved your messages on our coffees and such high level of service at breakfast Saddik seemed to constantly be on hand to help Anram always took the time to find us and check everything was ok including coming to the jetty when we left to wave us off Thank you all, you truly made our stay very special and we hope to be back one day!!
Having spent a week at Tanjong jara resort we had 4 nights in Pangkor laut. A pristine,clean and very well run resort with something to please all ages. We choose a beach villa which was excellent as it was close to the pool, restaurants and reception so little walking was needed. The shuttle to and from the more far reaching areas was fast ,efficient and fun. Emerald Bay is the jewel in the crown of this resort. A beautiful scenic beach that is a joy to behold from the first time you see it till you have to sadly leave. The two young staff that work at the beach were exceptional and are always ready to meet your needs. One of the most natural beauty spots I have ever enjoyed. Another mention has to go to the housekeeping staff who kept the rooms spotless and who done the best turndown service I have ever experienced with some very special little touches that I thought were wonderful. Food was on most part excellent with Fisherman's cove been exceptionally good with it's fine dining and service. Uncle Lims was a bit of a disappointment for me as after reading the reviews I expected a lot better. Our waiter who had been serving us earlier in the day perfectly at beach restaurant was slow unattentive and had little or no information on the menu. The food served was not to the standard I had anticipated and while trying to get his attention while he stood talking at another table for at least 15 mins about his working experiences. I was casually brushed off with a wave of his hand. At that point I decided just to pay and leave. The one and only downer in what was really fantastic stay at a magical resort.
What can I say from the minuet you arrive at the marina until you leave you are treated like royalty. The staff are all so friendly and always stop to have a chat and get to know you. The rooms are lovely and clean and the views are amazing. Although you are on a small island there is still lots to do. We went on the jungle walk one day, the man who runs this knows everything about this island and it's clear how much he cares for all the animals in the island. They also have a games room, gym , library, swimming pools bars and lots of water sports you can take part in oh and a spa I can't forget that! You MuST have a treatment there. You get welcomed with a cold flannel and drink of lemon grass, gingers and orange witch is very refreshing. You then have your treatments and different teas depending. You will leave floating.
It's a beautiful resort especially the Emerald Bay beach! Everything is so pristine and easily one of the most beautiful island resorts out there however at times we felt we weren't getting our money's worth. For example, we felt with the standard room rates it should've included the ferry transport to and from the resort. Fine, we were okay with paying for it however it didn't make sense or convenience to us that the ferry service was only at certain times, as we got held up on road due to a few wrong turns we ended up missing the 4.30 ferry by half an hour and in turn had to take a private ferry as the next ferry was at 8 pm and we weren't going to wait that long for it at Marina Island (place where the resort check-in office and ferry transport point is) with nothing to do. The standard ferry rate goes at 80 RM (per person/one way) and the private ferry goes at 500 RM for one way. So it really is difficult trying to make it in time for the slots of the ferry especially when you're a tourist driving in Malaysia, we wished they'd been more flexible about it. Likewise there are other notable things such as the prices of dining on the resort is costly so do check out menu's before deciding where to eat. All in all we were very much happy with our stay there, Pangkor Laut Resort is recommendable for a unique beach escape! The general food & beverage quality was good throughout the restaurants and the service provided was exceptional, our room too was pleasant and spacious! We also tried out the spa and it too is very recommended!
My wife and I have just checked out of Pangkor Laut Resort. Can not recommend this Resort enough. The staff are so professional and polite. We were in a Sea Villa. So spacious, fabulous bathroom/shower. All open views of the sea and Jungle. Food was excellent, there wasn't anything that we didn't like. A truly wonderful place. Thank you all at Pangkor Lout Resort......We will be back
The resort is gorgeous, set on the Pankor Laut Island, it is the only resort on the island which makes the whole experience unique. Travel by the speedboat from the marina which takes only 15mins, once you arrive at the resort you will be in awe as you walk on the jetty into the resort grounds, where friendly staff is ready to welcome you with cold towels. We had a brief introduction of the resort and its facilities. All check in formalities (passport, credit card, etc.) is done at the marina. The resort provides complimentary pocket wifi. Although it does not have the strongest connection, you are not expected to work while you are here. It's good enough for the usual social media. There are several dining options in the resort. Be sure to book in advanced for dinner. The most popular remains Uncle Lim's, where service was superb and food was amazing Nyonya Cuisine. The Hok Cheuw curry fish is a must, order a whole fish really worth it. They offer complimentary yoga and meditation classes at the Spa Village, make sure you check the schedule as they don't have classes on Wednesdays. The classes are good for all levels from beginner to advanced. Our favourite spot in the resort was the poolside at the Spa Village, which you can only access if you are staying at the Spa Villas or having a treatment. We were pampered by Raymond and Darwin - they have provided some of the best service experienced in a resort. Extremely caring and genuine. Thank you for the great stay!
We saw this resort being reviewed somewhere on tv, my Husband and I looked at each other and said, "let's go there". From the moment we arrived at the Marina in Lumut we were greeted with first class service and hospitality. From checking in after the 15 min boat ride we were greeted with refreshing drinks and cold towels, just what we neeeded. We stayed in the hill villa and it was incredible, the free wifi everywhere was awesome...we were not on a honeymoon so it was nice to be connected still. If you are on a honeymoon stay in the sea and spa villas, there is no tvs. We went on the jungle walk, we had Malay couples massages, the food, the pool...everything was absolutely perfect. I felt guilty that we weren't celebrating any big milestones! We would def go back, it is a journey to get there but def worth it. Thank you Pangkor Laut Resort for making my dreams come true!
Pangkor Laut is touted as one of Malaysia's best resorts and it has been on our to do list for long. So when an unexpected long weekend presented itself, we decided to hop on the boat and get ourselves to Pangkor Laut. The stay was expensive given we booked only a few days before. The check-in at the jetty in Lumut was smooth despite the crowd of weekenders. The arrival and check-in at the resort was also very smooth, though the lobby staff took a long time explaining the facility and the need to book the dinners etc. But we appreciated her dedication nonetheless! Our booking included the wi-fi device and that was pretty useful (though we did have a good mobile connection most of the times). Our 5 year old son even wanted to bring it back home! We proceeded to have lunch at their pool-side restaurant and the orders arrived on time and tasted pretty good, the service of the staff at the restaurant can be improved a little though. We then proceeded to our room- which we found out to our surprise was quite literally on a hill and involved a fair bit of a trek (/walk). I was OK with this, but my hubby who vehemently detests any kind of physical activity was not OK with it! For the rest of the trip he made sure, he only left the room once and went back only to sleep!! This could be a bit troublesome if you are traveling with elders - so make sure you speak to the hotel to understand where exactly the room type you booked is located (the garden villa and the sea villa are closer to the main areas). And they do have a shuttle bus that regularly ferries guests back and forth. Breakfast had plenty of choice (as is expected from a resort of this nature). We had 2 dinners- one at the Chinese restaurant (Uncle Lim) and the other at Feast Village (the mixed Western/Asian Place), both were good.Since we were with our 5 year old son, a big part of the resort was out of bounds for us - but given it was just a 2 night stay- we were OK with that. The beach (Emerald Bay) is beautiful, but a tad dirty - with all kinds of unnatural waste floating in the water. The highlight of our stay was the 90minute spa treatment we received as a part of our booking. We left our kid with the baby sitter for that time and went to the kid-free zone of the resort! The baby sitting service was good (special thanks to Jennifer who took care of my son!) and very reasonably priced, though i think they can add a kid play area (a small space in a such a big resort is not too much to ask for i guess, even though they cater more to couples!). The spa package turned out to be much better than expected, with a lot of ritualistic treatments before the actual massage! Overall a great stay and would love to go back. Special mention of the Indian lady at the reception (sorry! forgot her name!) she was super attentive and took care of all our requests (we had a small issue with our final bill- something was incorrectly charged to our room- she got it sorted in a matter of minutes!) (phew, that is the longest review i have written!)
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Pangkor Laut Resort places you next to Moon Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Teluk Nipah Beach. This 140-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. Coral Beach and Kali Amman Temple are also close to this Pangkor Laut resort.
There are multiple options for onsite dining with 5 restaurants, including Feast Village, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner, and Royal Bay Beach Club with pleasing pool views.
All 140 rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.
Awarded Travel & Leisure 500 status in 2012, Pangkor Laut Resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. If you drive, self parking is MYR 14.40 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2280 reviews