Malaysia In Style

Malaysia is a country that all too often gets forgotten about in the wake of its bigger, more popular neighbours. But Peninsular Malaysia has a lot to offer any traveller, from the curious backpacker to the 5* luxury seeker. And unlike some countries in Asia, it is possible to experience the whole range of what Malaysia has to offer without skimping on comfort.

The Datai on Langkawi Island is possibly the ultimate in combining the adventurous with the luxurious. This 5* resort is located in the midst of the jungle, with a path leading through the trees towards the stunning private beach. All the stylish and comfortable rooms lead directly onto the beach or into the jungle. The Datai more than justifies its price tag, with a personal level of service that will make you feel welcomed right from the start. Just watch out for the monkeys, who have developed a taste for minibar chocolate and have been known to get into unattended rooms if left unlocked!

The Samadhi Retreats group own several hotels across Malaysia, and each is unique in its own right, while sharing the same level of service and attention to detail that makes them so special.

The Blue Mansion in Penang is a living, breathing museum. Every detail of this incredible building has been lovingly and painstakingly restored. Every modern comfort has been provided, without losing any of the building’s unique charm. The Blue Mansion is truly an unforgettable place to spend a few nights, and a great place from which to explore the fascinating streets of Penang.

Guests of the Villa Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur could be forgiven for forgetting that they are in a city at all. This urban oasis, located in the quiet yet central embassy district, offers an escape from the bustle of the city, and many people may find it hard to leave. However leaving becomes a lot easier now Samadhi provides its own private plane service over to The Japamala on Tioman Island. This private bay has just 13 cabins of varying size scattered throughout the jungle. The staff, who know each individual guest’s name, really go all out to make each guest’s stay special, and the location is quite literally breath-taking. A perfect example of ‘barefoot luxury’, time really loses all meaning here.