On the quiet island of Pangkor you will find several beautiful resorts, as well as multiple affordable guesthouses. One of the most popular resorts on the island is Pangkor Island Beach Resort. The resort is located on the north-western side of the island, along a lovely bay with a private beach. It is a beautiful resort; well designed and it has a cozy but also luxurious vibe. The rooms are great and depending on the type of room you have, you also have a stunning view over the bay (the sea, the garden and the pool). The resort is especially suitable for families with children as they offer a great selection of daily fun things to do. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean the resort is filled with noisy kids.
The resort comes with two beautiful pools; the main pool and a smaller pool so guests at the distant wing of the hotel do not have to walk a large distance. From the pool you have a beautiful view across the bay.
The resort comes with several restaurants; where they mainly serve Western cuisine. If you get tired of the food after a couple of days, you can always look for food outside the resort. The resort is not far from a few villages, which will take you 20 minutes maximum by motorbike. Just keep heading south, until you arrive at one of the local restaurants along the beach (for example at Nipah Bay/Coral Beach). At the resort you are also able to grab a taxi. In the evening you can enjoy a cocktail at the lovely lounge bar at the resort. There is a live band on a daily basis which will perform in the big lounge (Golden Oriole).
The resort also organizes several daily activities; including a quite a few activities just for children. Every day a special newsletter will slide under your door into your room in which you can read what you can do during the day. This may vary from a walk in the jungle to snorkeling; or from spotting the beautiful hornbill to visiting Pangkor Village.
The resort has its own jetty service. In Lumut harbor a jetty will leave at fixed times. When you made reservations at the resort, you do not need to buy a ticket. The jetty takes about 30 minutes to get from the harbor to the private resort harbor.
When you want spend a few days on Pangkor Island and don’t mind to pay a bit more to stay at a luxurious resort, we strongly recommend Pangkor Island Beach Resort. The island itself is one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. Pangkor is about a 3 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur by bus or rental car.