Pangkor Laut Resort5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed for four nights on our honeymoon in March/April. We just loved this resort! It is paradise. We were a bit nervous before going, as there were a few reviews on Tripadvisor that put us off a little - but honestly, I think those people must have gone to a different resort! We were upgraded on check in to a Spa Villa on stilts over the ocean - just fab. Waking up every morning and going to sleep every night to the sound of the ocean. We had a spa treatment every day included in our package and the staff working in the spa are the best I have ever encountered. The spa was just heaven. All the staff in the resort were wonderful and so helpful. I am a coeliac and they catered for my dietary restrictions in every restaurant, with ease. The Chef made me gluten free pancakes and gluten free waffles every morning for breakfast. There were not many children in the resort (we only saw a handful) so I would really recommend this for couples, rather than families. We were very sad to leave and hopefully will come back some day.
Me n my wife were looking forward for this short 3D2N vacay away from busy work stress n this place definitely didn't let us down. As a matter of face it lived up to its reputation. We were welcomed with iced drinks in the jetty lounge after a long drive n the check-in were done so smoothly. Crossing the choppy sea a fantastic view of the resort welcomed us n the staffs were ever so friendly throughout our stay. We booked the Garden Villa with the Residents package and tat would be my recommendation to other customers as the rooms were near the main area. Although the other villas (spa, hill, beach) were more private but the roads to them were not as convenient compared to garden villa. Anyways the other highlights of the stay would be the variety of food available to the guests in various restaurants. Pure 5 star quality. Finger licking good. Transportations available throughout the island were also very effecient and the drivers were very professional. The other highlight of the villa would be the spa. Although the rate were slightly higher compared to the conventional spas, it was worthwhile. Service belted out were exclusive and worth every penny. Coming back to the garden villa room itself, they were well kept n maintained.No flaws. So all in all 5 star to all aspect of this resort by YTL. AMAZING JOB. KUDOS TO ALL BEHIND THE SCENE.
Our stay came following an exhausting 2 week trip in Egypt and my wife and I were looking forward to a restful, trouble free week. We enjoyed all of this and more in no small part due to the warmth and dedication of the staff. Special mention to Naomie who greeted us at the jetty and took us through the check-in procedure promptly and proceeded to lead us to our accommodation. It is clear that the resort has been well thought through, from the regular shuttle to Emerald beach and the services provided there, to the little details such as the abundance of umbrellas at convenient locations around the resort, the regular refreshing towels and icy poles at the pool. The setting itself was amazing and is conducive to complete disconnection with the rest of the world....if one so choses. Also had the opportunity to meet some great people, young honeymooning couple from Denmark and South Africa. Enjoyed every aspect of our stay and will definitely go back for longer. Rosy & Josh Melbourne, Australia
Some reviews might say this island is on the costly side, others may say there isn't enough to do and others like us will tell it as it is: In our option this is not about a holiday, its an experience and the longer you get to stay on this island the more you appreciate it. We booked 8 nights in a Sea Villa and asked for it to be as close to Uncle Lims Resturant as possible. The hotel which we booked direct via KL were super helpfull and gave us some nice little extra's and of course gave us a Villa away from the main jetty and close to the Uncle Lim's resturant. There are different types of villa's available and if we hadn't got the Sea Villa we would have been equally happy in one of the other types of accomadation on offer. All spotlessly clean, all staff very helpful, knoweldgeable and always with a smile. In truth we went to relax and didn't have a timetable for any day, having said that we still found ourselves falling behind as we stopped and talked to all the staff either on the way to breakfast, or whilst waiting for the shuttle bus to Emerald Bay, or when off to dinner. We had some amazing food at Fishermans Cove and Uncle Lim's and didnt try the other resturants. Breakfast is in the main area and offers a wide choice, we never left feeling hungrey. Wildlife is all around you and we would advise the nature walk with Aris, its meant to last 1.5 hours but always over runs as Aris's passion about the island is all consuming and of our he's a very nice man who tells the odd joke or two LOL Housekeeping is also worth a mention as they do some lovely things with the towels. We were lucky enouth to have both Noly and Ann and we appreciated their work, again nice people. Indeed all the staff were interested in the guests and enjoy Was there anything we didn't like, well yes - we didnt mind the fishing boats or the tankers, but what really got us cross was the "tours" made by other hotels to show their guests what a private 5 star resort was like, to them I say dont come on a tour boat to within touching distance of the island, come and experenice it for yourselfs, I can assure you you won't be disappointed Spa experience is also a must, very relaxing. OK it's going to cost a lot, but afterwards you really do feel better. We had a super time and the time went all to quick. Thank you to the management and staff for making us fell very special and I hope we put a smile on your faces to, as its not all about them making us happy, its a two way thing?
This is the hardest review we have had to do as there are so many good things to highlight. Our biggest concern was the 3 hour drive from KL however the hotel arranged for a driver to pick us up and the time passed quickly. Having driven so far we decided to charter a boat to take us across to the island so that travel time would be minimised and were immediately on our way to paradise. We were met by very helpful and welcoming members of staff who took our bags as we headed to reception where we met Joyce. I could have done a review of Joyce on her own as she was so pleasant and helpful not only on arriving but during the week we were there. You only get one chance to make a first impression and the first impression was extremely good. We chose to stay in a spa villa and were delighted with the quality of accommodation and setting. The walk through the spa on the way to breakfast was wonderful with the local wildlife happy to put on a show including monitor lizards, sea otters, monkeys and the ubiquitous hornbills. When I started the review I decided I had to be as brief as possible so the following get 10/10 Breakfast - Great choice and great staff (Koman particularly) Lunch - everyday at the Jamu Bar which we will come back to. Dinner - All of the restaurants are very good and while The Straits was a fantastic experience we both really enjoyed Fishermans Cove Cocktails - We didn't have a bad one and while we enjoyed Chapmans the beach club became a regular haunt Emerald Bay - Just beautiful The Spa- Fabulous treatments and beautiful setting and finally The Jamu Bar. Sometimes something just stands out. At Pangkor Laut it was the Jamu Bar and particularly Rahman. During our stay we fell into a pattern after breakfast of heading to the spa pool where we would be given chilled water followed on by prepared fruit and then smoothies around noon. lunch was a choice of salad and some wine. Then a swim, read a book or just take in the view. At all times Rahman was there making sure that the Jamu experience was one to remember. I have never commented on one person at a resort before however the hotel is very lucky to have someone like Rahman working there as he helped make our holiday a very special experience. Pangkor Laut has set a new standard for us in terms of holiday experience and we would love to go back. ( We are planning a trip in 2 years and it may happen). However if you are looking for a special holiday we can highly recommend the place, the people and the wildlife. Fabulous holiday
We were absolutely delighted with our stay. The resort is truly world class in every respect. Our overwater bungalow was extremely comfortable with fantastic views, the staff are all very friendly and constantly conscious and the food was outstanding. We would particularly like to thank Front Office/Rooms Manager, Serena. Due to a family matter we needed to reschedule. Not only did Serena make this happen seamlessly she upgraded both our rooms (without asking). Thanks Serena, you are a credit to the Malaysian hospitality industry. We stayed in the Spa Village Overwater Bungalows which we highly recommend as they have exclusive use of the Spa Village pool and surrounds (very few people and no children as they aren’t allowed in this section). This had the added bonus of a lovely 20 minute walk along the waters edge to the main lobby and restaurant - we hardly used the shuttle)
Loved the views from our hillside villa. Just wish they warned you that it costs an extra £60 just to get the ferry to the hotel, the only way to get there! Lovely breakfasts and good choices for dinner. Animals are a plus, if you are afraid of bats, avoid sunset/ early evening walks near the beach!
From the moment we arrived we felt welcome, chilled and special! The staff were attentive and extremely friendly, the island itself is amazing and beautiful. All the restaurants and food 5*+ especially Uncle Lims where there is no menu but you request exactly what you want and you will love it. I would recommend that you book a Spa Sea Villa if you can afford it, they are situated in a quieter spot and dont allow children. The Spa treatments are the best and not too expensive. I would definately go again even though in the past I rarely return to the same destination as the world is a big place. A complete chill and treat.
This is one of the places we already put long time on our list, we stayed for 3 nights over here in a sea villa. As we were coming in from across (pangkor island) we decided to take the short route and use a private transfer to PLR (only 10 minutes) we informed the reception the day before (also time of arrival) but were really surprised no one was ready to welcome us, we arrived on the pier, had to carry our luggage ourselves and discuss with a securtity agent before we finally got welcomed by a staff member. But this said it was the only negative point of our stay , the sea villas are very nice (just make sure to have the ones with real sea view, as some are facing sideways the resort). It’s really a one island - one resort , we ate in 3 different restaurants, including both that only were available on reservation (make sure to book before arriving if you want to dine in those), food was fantastic and excellent service. The beach on the other side of the island is fantastic, if you go early enough in the morning you’ll have it almost for yourself, very nice. They have a ‘feet in the sand’ beach resto (bbq buffet), only remark on this one is that the choice is every day the same, so if you want to eat something different you’ll have to move to another part of the island (which is always by shuttle). But this island is beautiful, we had a wonderful stay, and would recommend this for people wanting to stay in a different place and original place !
I really can’t explain how amazing our holiday was. From the minute we arrived at the reception on the mainland we were treated so well by the staff, nothing was too much trouble. The boat ride over to the island was beautiful and I nearly cried when I saw how beautiful the island was when we arrived. Really, a truly stunning place. We stayed in a garden villa, the room was perfect and had beautiful views out to the sea. Getting to the point... Room was great, 5* - Everything we could want, everything very comfortable and a balcony area with plenty visits from the Hornbills :) Food was great 5* - we ate in all of the restaurants...Uncle Lims and Fisherman’s Cove were our favourites. Breakfast choices were incredible...I don’t think you could want for more. Staff and service were great 5* - Nothing was ever too much hassle. So helpful and polite, couldn’t have asked for better. Names we noted as the best and most helpful...Please excuse any bad spelling! Din (every day at lunch, the best), Koman, Rizzac, Mei Kei, Vipin, Mogan, Indra and Vije. The ladies who decorated the flower pots in the morning deserve a shout out too :) Location 5* - beautiful island, beautiful weather, beautiful jungle with tour. It was the most chilled and beautiful place I’ve ever been. As we went in September it wasn’t packed and made it feel like it was our own little piece of paradise. I would recommend this island and resort to anyone in a minute. If I could have given more than 5* I would. Truly the best :)
- 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. 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.
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.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
86.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2590 reviews