Escape to the stunning and secluded Pangkor Laut Estates
Exquisitely designed and surrounded by jade-hued foliage, these luxury abodes at Pangkor Laut Resort are extraordinary on all levels.
If exclusivity is the height of luxury, then it’s hard to conceive of a more luxurious experience than a stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, an elite hideaway that has set the standard for five- star service in Malaysia since it opened more than two decades ago. This stunning hideaway is the only sign of human civilisation on this jungledraped island, surrounded by the glittering waters of the Straits of Malacca. Luciano Pavarotti, just one of a host of A- listers to stop by over the years, once proclaimed it paradise and the description still rings true today. Thanks to the resort’s environmentally responsible policies, the island remains every bit as lush and lovely as it has always been. Guests strolling along the coral- speckled sands of Emerald Bay often spy rare great hornbills, while troupes of monkeys can be spotted cavorting through the trees.
Ensconced in rainforest on the northern edge of this idyllic isle lie the Estates, eight opulent havens evoking the grandeur of life in colonial Malaysia’s most stately houses. Each of these two- to fourbedroom properties showcases state- of- the- art amenities paired with exceptional design. Jacuzzis, infinity or swimming pools and salas for stretching or sunning can be found throughout.
No two are exactly alike and each has its own distinct allure.
JACUZZIS, INFINITY OR SWIMMING POOLS AND SALAS FOR STRETCHING OR SUNNING CAN BE FOUND THROUGHOUT.
Estate Five sports a magnificent view of the sunset and Estate Nine features a rock garden, giant chess board and a communal spa pavilion inspired by Japanese onsens. For those hoping for panoramic vistas, the hilltop Estates offer truly breathtaking ones, while beachlovers may opt to stay in Estates One, Two and Four, all of which provide unimpeded access to the sandy shores of a sheltered cove.
Guests at these sanctuaries are tended to by private butlers and chefs. Should you feel an urge to embark on a guided jungle walk, a sunset cruise or simply to lounge at one of the resort’s secluded bays, a driver can easily whisk you to your desired destination. There are virtually no limits here.
Whether you rise with the sun or prefer to linger a little longer in bed, your chef can prepare a morning feast at whatever time you choose. Order anything you crave and the chef will whip it up while your butler pours tea, coffee or freshly squeezed juices. In the evenings, dinner is however you imagine it, with a vast array of specialities from Eastern and Western cuisines. From a romantic meal for two to a family gathering for 10, all you have to do is ask and your private team will make it so.
With unparalleled service, absolute privacy and architectural designs that perfectly complement their spectacular settings, this gorgeous assortment of Estates represents an opulent experience like no other.
Situated on the northern part of the island, The Estates feature luxurious comforts with separate living and dining pavilions as well as a private pool offering dramatic views; all set amid pristine rainforest.
For more information, please visit www. pangkorlautresort. com/ accommodation- the- estates