Because you deserve it!
Posted on 30 May 2019
Every once in a while, we find ourselves desensitised and demotivated by the stressful, monotonous drag of everyday life. When that happens, all we seem to want is to escape to somewhere quiet, serene, and other-worldly. While wellness retreats abroad can certainly leave you feeling rejuvenated, there are many great options in Malaysia for those who want to avoid the hassle and cost of long-distance travels. From luxurious island getaways to hidden gems surrounded by lush greenery, here are 5 beautiful retreats that are right in our own backyard.
Nestled within the greenery on the hills of Penang, MaliHom is the perfect getaway for those who enjoy natural surroundings, intimate service, privacy, and seclusion. It is so peaceful that all you’d be able to hear is the sounds of nature as you lounge by the pool. Apart from that, you can also go on a guided hike, pamper yourself with a traditional massage, read away at the cosy little book nook, or just laze away on a hammock overlooking the green hills.
Source: Bubu Beach Resort & Villa
This charming beach resort sitting by the crystal blue South China Sea has everything you will need for a free and easy retreat. Whether you fancy a spa day, a nature hike, a sunset cruise, or an underwater adventure, you’ll find something new to do every day here that calms your senses. Foodies can also enjoy 2- and 3-course meals at the restaurant, or have lunch and wine at the secret beach hideaway.
Source: The Shorea
Enveloped by the rainforests of Seremban - a peaceful town that’s coming into its own, The Shorea is where nature meets luxury. The retreat offers fine dining restaurants and exclusive facilities like the saltwater pools and sun deck. For a more close-to-nature experience, you can go jungle trekking or visit the four major waterfalls nearby, which are equipped with shelters, toilets, barbeque pits and a walkway with steps leading up to the gorge.
Source: Ombak Villa Langkawi
Ombak Villa Langkawi is a modern beach resort with a touch of traditional Malay architecture. Among the facilities you can enjoy here are the spa, the sauna and steam rooms, tennis courts, and even a library. You can also walk down to the beach to sunbathe and play some watersports. Moreover, this is a kid-friendly resort that provides various recreational facilities for children, such as an outdoor playground, telematch games, and wading pools.
Source: Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Resort offers the best views of the blue ocean, which you can enjoy by the beach or from your private balcony. The lush gardens and outdoor verandah at the Garden Villa are also made for a leisurely stroll, allowing you to reset your mind, body and soul. What’s more, the beach resort features a comprehensive Spa Village, which carries an extensive range of treatments from all over the world, emphasizing Rejuvenation and Longevity, Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Detoxification, and Romance.
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