10 best beach resorts in Malaysia

With its vast coastline, Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world for a beach holiday. Add to that its large number of pristine white-sand islands and you are truly spoiled for choice. Our list of the 10 best beach resorts in Malaysia balances natural beauty with creature comforts and location.

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Credit – DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

You can’t have a list of the best Malaysian beach resorts without at least one entry from Penang. And what a stunning entry we have for you: the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang. With its instantly-recognisable stepped architecture, the 316-room main building overlooks the swimming pool on one side and the glittering ocean on the other.

Location, location, location: Miami Beach is just a short walk away across the footbridge! 10 minutes away is the mega tourist hotspot of Batu Ferringhi. Meanwhile, a 20-minute drive brings you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to this unmissable destination.

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Credit – DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

This is a rather family-oriented property, even winning the Haute Grandeur title of Best Family Resort 2019 in Malaysia. There is an indoor play area for children and they provide a kid-friendly buffet as well. It houses TeddyVille, Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum. Parents have the gym and spa to occupy their time.

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Credit – The Ritz Carlton Langkawi

Perched on the edge of the azure Andaman Sea on one end and a verdant 10-million-year-old rainforest on the other, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi is a wonderful sight to behold. This 5-star resort features majestic living and dining spaces, as well as the only overwater spa on the island.

Each of the 4 dining experiences has its unique character

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