Luxury Holidays to Malaysia
Festivals and food. Music, art and architecture. Culture and clothes. Shops and stalls, markets and malls. Malaysia is a fusion of life and its beating heart is a melting pot called Kuala Lumpur.
Down on the streets of Kuala Lumpur you can feel the influences. A dozen different ethnic communities all bring their culture and energy to the city and the effect is intoxicating. High above the hotels and restaurants, shops and markets, hustle and bustle, the view from the top of the Petronas Towers is equally as dizzying and breath-taking, for different reasons.
And away from KL, Malaysia still delights with its verve and diversity.
Its West Coast has some legendary beaches and superb luxury hotels. The East Coast is different again, peppered with small fishing villages, traditional kampung fishing boats and less populated beaches on the edge of native jungle, rubber and coconut plantations.
Ask Zelie Lewis – our resident Malaysia fanatic – to suggest a tailor-made itinerary and your luxury holiday to Malaysia could well include island-hopping to visit the rainforest, mountain and fine beaches of Langkawi. Or a tour of a mangrove forest. Or a trip to Penang.
Talk to Zelie. And make sure she tells you about her favourite place to eat local curry served on banana leaves.
Recommended hotels and resorts
Situated on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest, with a secluded white sandy beach facing the calm Andaman Sea.Read more
Flanked by cliffs and rainforest and set on one of the island's finest beaches, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines local architecture with gracious service for an unbeatable resort experience.Read more
In a stunning location on Malaysia's east coast, Tanjong Jara Resort is a luxury hideaway with award winning architecture based on traditional 17th Century Malay palaces.Read more
Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia, where you find secluded bays, pristine beaches and a deep sense of serenity.Read more