Introducing Pangkor Laut

Just across the Straights of Malacca lays the tiny island of Pangkor Laut. This private haven is home to one exclusive resort, reached only by helicopter or yacht. A sweeping shoreline is fringed by verdant rainforest. Clear water laps the sand below dramatic rocky outcrops. Take a stroll around the island or enjoy a round of golf. Then return to your boutique cabin and take in spellbinding views over the bay.

Things to do

Overlooking the island’s Coral Bay is the Pangkor Laut Spa Village. This tranquil hideaway is the perfect spot to relax the mind and rejuvenate the body. Traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai practices draw on the natural resources that surround the spa to provide a complete wellness experience.

From the cool, clear sea to the perfectly positioned swimming pools, Pangkor Laut has water at its heart. Take a dip off one of the island’s beautiful bays, or relax on the beach and watch the sea lap the shore. Delve beneath the surface to uncover a colourful reef teeming with tropical fish. Or water ski your way along the incredible coastline.

Visit neighbouring Pangkor to experience a taste of traditional Malay life. Wander the narrow streets to the restored Dutch fort to discover stories of times past. Then make for the waterside, and sample freshly caught seafood as you watch the fishing boats bob in the harbour.

Top Tip from SLH

Take a tour of the region’s finest cuisine. Visit local markets and fisheries and learn the secrets of South East Asian cooking.