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Pangkor Laut Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in a spa villa for 4 nights between Xmas and new year. We were at the far end of the resort - although this makes for a 15 min walk to breakfast it is worth it for the quiet and lovely view. Although some of the sea villas look towards the pangkour island and an industrial structure we were fortunate that all we could see was sea and the coast of our island . The adults only spa area was lovely - much quieter and nicer than the general pool area. If we had been in a sea villa neAr the main area it would have been quite public rather than the seclusion you would expect from a sea villa.You only have access to the spa area if you have a treatment or have a spa villa. We did a food package which was expensive but at least meant we were not thinking about cost of food when we ate - the food was good but expensive ( we would have spent around £200 at fishermen cove on dinner) . All restaurants were good. Alcohol is expensive as would be expected. You cannot swim on the side of island where resort is based ( which is a shame) but can do a jungle walk to emerald cove ( about an hour) or Get the bus! The bus service was frequent and we never had to wait long. The staff were generally excellent and in particular Serena who went out of her way to get some things we had left at their sister hotel back to us. The Spa was also fantastic - I have been to many spas and had many treatments - the quality of experience and therapists was absolutely first rate (Lachmi was also particularly good as she guided me through the bathing experience) My partner felt the arrival at the port and general approach to service was a bit “West world “ - however I loved our stay and was sorry to leave.

All that you could expect and look for in a true 5-star resort. From staff service and friendliness to food and accommodations. This is a place to go and pamper yourself. A must for those looking for a memorable experience.

My hubs and I got married 4 days ago and I came here not knowing about pangkor laut resort before this. I was surprise with the hotel's staff from the first time we were being received from the mainland's reception up till our last day. We had 2 days of spa, one the Malay style and another a Balinese style and felt like i am Malay princess. I enjoyed the walks to and from our rooms to the different areas of the island rather than taking the shuttle van because of the aesthetically pleasing scenery all around. No one knew we just got married or on our honeymoon so my surprise came when we came back to our room the night before valentines and the lights were turned off in the other half of the room. When I switched it back on there were rose petals on the bath tub and with tea light candles for us to use. There on our bed they put a pillow with the word happy honeymoon.The housekeeping team is out of the ordinary I would say. We had an incense by our table side and they put on the mosquito repellent for us. How thoughtful! Two staffs were exceptionally good namely Ariz the guy who brought us along for jungle trekking and Vipin who served us during our sunset cruise. Ariz opened our eyes a lot about how to help nature to help the next generation. We enjoyed the food at uncle lim's kitchen as the seafood is fresh and overlooking the sea on the hilly area, the bbq for lunch by the beach at emerald bay and the breakfast spread in the morning. Thanks k you for the really great first time experience. Now, you spoilt our previous experience with other hotels we been to and will be a benchmark for future hotels we are going to visit next time.

Everything was perfect! The location, spa villa was spectacularly clean and the most important the amazing staff members who are constantly so helpful and friendly. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the jungle trekking; Aris was so energetic and passionate in what he does, he kindly explained to us about the nature, he did it so well! Overall, would love to be back...

The place is made by the people who work there. - My massage in the spa village by Tini was incredible. - Our favorite person at the hotel was Reyman at the spa pool who made our afternoon each day with mango juice and pineapple, coconut smoothies. He was so kind and thoughtful! - Nazim was at breakfast each morning and by day memorized our custom coffee orders, running over with iced coconut milk lattes by the time we returned from the buffet. Thank you to those three especially much for an incredible stay. You're wonderful!

We arrived on 6th feb 2018, from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave your made to feel so welcome by the staff. We stayed in the spa village beautiful,quiet and great views, we tried all the restaurants my wife’s favourite was feast village. Komang one of the waiters was excellent he made you feel so special ,we will always remember him. The fisherman’s cove was a great experience and also Rahman at Jamu looked after you for lunch with staff like these and Mizan and royal beach club PLS can only go from strength to strength. The food the pools,the beaches the villas are fantastic I would recommend this island to all my friends.

My second visit, last time with all my family, this time with my daughter. I grew up in Malaysia and remember Pangkor Laut and Emerald Bay way before there was anything there. Second time around, if this were possible, it was even better. Service was truly first class...everywhere....and always delivered with a smile. Service here puts the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok in the shade and that’s saying something!! Impossible to highlight everyone but Darwin at Uncle Lim’s and Sharm at Chapmans as well as Masum and Mansur at the beach were super. Serena was also charming and even organised my purchase of Ikan bilis to take home to the UK! Wild life was a real highlight, every day was like a mini safari, as was the picture-perfect Emerald Bay ...still as beautiful as in my childhood in the 1970s. We loved the peace and tranquility of the spa pool, plus all the landscaping. Everything was immaculate - the washrooms both at Emerald Bay and behind the library deserve a medal in themselves... deliciously cool, beautifully scented with lemongrass and charming flower displays by the basins. Wonderful ever-changing flower displays between the pool and feast village too and it is this attention to detail that permeates this resort and makes it stand out and be such a pleasure to stay in. We will be back just as soon as we can! Thanks to all.

Returned from PLR mid January after a 10 night stay and have already booked to go again later this year. Why? ... Because we fell in love with a small piece of tropical paradise: a well run and organised resort set in idyllic surroundings where guests receive impeccable service from a highly professional and friendly team who go above and beyond the call of duty. What is there not to like?! Our spacious Beach Villa was in a great location overlooking Royal Bay. The visiting Hornbills and even the Fruit Bats were an additional attraction. Being beach addicts we visited Emerald Bay on a daily basis and appreciated finding our sun beds positioned in our favourite spot with towels and complimentary water in copious supply. A perfect place to relax and unwind. We found it to be clean and not overcrowded. A big thank you to Mansur and Mansum for their thoughtfulness and friendly disposition. During the first few days we encountered frequent showers so appreciated the signature umbrellas readily on hand throughout the resort. Having chosen the Full Board Meal Plan we were pleasantly surprised to find this included the fine dining restaurant Fisherman’s Cove and that all restaurants in an evening had waiter service. We always received a cheerful welcome from Darwin at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen and meeting the octogenarian chef himself was an added bonus. The food in general was of a high quality, freshly sourced and well presented. However we were not as impressed with Chapman’s Bar. Breakfasts served at Feast Village were always vibrant occasions and we enjoyed the opportunity to interact with guests of other nationalities as they served themselves from an extensive station-type buffet. There are insufficient superlatives to describe the staff at PLR, infact they were a joy to encounter and one of the main assets of the resort. Whether it was the helpful shuttle bus drivers; the lovely ladies of the housekeeping team who kept us supplied with bottled water and nightly mosquito repellent, most greatly received; Stephen the very approachable Front of House Manager always on hand to give friendly advice and answer questions; Alan at Concierge; or Julius and Mogan the glue holding the Feast Village F&B Team together, they all made a valuable contribution to making our stay so enjoyable. The Feast Village team (Ashik, Tohid, Mithun etc ) were so attentive even remembering our personal preferences A special mention goes to Joyce (Reception) and Komang (Feast Village). On arrival we were met by Joyce, who was a ray of sunshine to two travel weary guests. She always found time to chat to us and check everything was ok. Genuine and sincere throughout. On our last evening she surprised us by sending a complimentary bottle of fizz to our Villa along with a hand written card which made us feel very special. Komang was good at his job and possessed a positive energy which transmitted to others around him. He was supportive of his team, hard working, yet fun and friendly. Even when he wasn’t our waiter he would come over to make sure we were being well looked after - how thoughtful. On our last evening in cahoots with Joyce, he arranged for the Chef to make a special dessert / cake with a candle as a belated birthday surprise. Our last memory of this beautiful private island was the warm farewell we received as staff, some of whom had come along even on their day off, waved us goodbye from the Jetty. A lovely finishing touch!

Stayed in a sea villa. One of the best places I have ever stayed, exceptional food and unbelievable service. Swimming pools are excellent, particularly the pool in the spa area. Would recommend to everyone, and would definitely return.

Never have I felt so relaxed - never has three nights felt so long. This experience starts before you check in, it starts as soon as you arrive at their jetty lounge. Within 5 minutes you just know you're in for a threat. Even though the resort was close to full capacity, you never feel crowded, even during the morning rush at the buffet. Housekeeping checks in several times a day, just to make sure that everything is in order. Not our last visit...

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 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. Teluk Nipah 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.


Pangkor Laut Resort's 140 air-conditioned 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.

Property features

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.

Room options

Hill Villa, Bathtub, Balcony

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Garden Villa, Bathtub, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Sea Villa, Bathtub, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Spa Villa, Bathtub, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2487 reviews