9 Beach Resorts in Malaysia to Visit in 2023

Beach Resorts in Malaysia

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Known for its notable and veritable seaside views, Malaysia is actually home to breathtaking beach resorts. Whether you’re planning to get sun-soaked by the beach or lazing around in bed, beach resorts in Malaysia are the natural choice for these plans. Here, we’ve curated a list of the most luxurious beach resorts in the country for you to visit before the year ends.

Scroll below to see our list.

Here are the best beach resorts in Malaysia:

Pangkor Laut Resort

Perched on the pristine shores of Perak, Pangkor Laut Resort is nestled amidst lush greeneries and uninterrupted views of emerald waters. The roast boasts hillside and ocean-view villas that have been decorated with authentic touches of local, and traditional designs. Home to a notable spa village, private beaches, and oriental pied hornbills, this is the perfect spot for families, couples, and even friends!

One&Only Desaru

With a soft palette of seaside hues, earthy-toned loungers, and a few nautical nods, the One&Only Desaru will woo travellers with its sleek, contemporary architecture. Decorated with artful wood accents, the beach resort has a mixture of an urban oasis and a seaside retreat. This spot is an ideal location for anyone interested in a honeymoon getaway or a babymoon.

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The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Dotted with crystal clear waters and tropical rainforest, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort offers the best of both worlds. Undoubtedly joining the list of picture-perfect locations, this waterfront resort offers a serene and adventurous oasis. A clever mix of traditional and modern designs takes centre stage at this beautiful resort – a combination that will have everyone coming back for more. If you’re looking to swim with sea turtles on your holiday, then this is the spot for you!

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru


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Whether you’re planning to get sun-kissed or explore beautiful corals, the Shangri-La Tanjung Ara resort is a peaceful sanctuary boasting a stunning beach. The resort also offers magnificent views of a sunset that stretches endlessly across the horizon. Other than that, you can expect to see breathtaking sights such as the rafflesia, orangutans in their natural habitat and Borneo’s rich cultural heritage.

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St. Regis Langkawi

Punctuated with breezy and summery blue accents, the St. Regis Langkawi offers a perfect blend of contemporary style and natural beauty. It’s the perfect place if you’re looking to spend time between the centuries-old rainforest and the calming waters of the Andaman Sea. With its own private beach, guests can promenade on the pristine beachfront with an unprecedented degree of privacy

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi


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Taking its place near the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi has all the attractions and amenities to fulfil your longing for far-flung travel. All of your uncluttered feelings will be bygone the second you step into the resort. With stunning spa grounds, delicious local food offerings and spectacular contemporary rooms, you’ll be in serenity 24/7. The best part? They have a beautiful infinity pool with panoramic ocean views and sunsets that will take your breath away.

Tanjong Jara Resort

If you’re looking for something more traditional and locally-infused, then Tanjong Jara Resort is the one for you. Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th-century Malay palaces, the resort is home to wooden villas, breathtaking nature, and charming ocean views. The part we love most about this resort is that it is also home to a lot of sea turtles and hatchlings programs!

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Anantara Desaru

Situated on the shores of Johor Bahru, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. With sensational views of the ocean and villas overlooking the gardens as well as the lagoon, you definitely can’t say no to this luxurious resort.

Club Med Cherating

Perfect for adventurous souls, Club Med Cherating Beach is nestled in between jungles and the South China Sea. You can either enjoy the gentle breeze of the sea or participate in their endless outdoor, and indoor activities. Either way, you’ll have a ton of fun in this tropical paradise.

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.