7 Best Floating Hotels In Malaysia You Should Visit
Writer: Farah Karim
When you think of floating hotels, the first place that comes to mind is the Maldives. With its pristine blue seas and sandy white beaches, it’s the perfect place to sit back, take a nap and relax. Although.. not all of us have the money or the means to fly all the way there.
Fret not, because here’s a list if closer to home alternatives that are not only lighter on the wallet but are just as good, or even better than the Maldives!
1. Seaventures Dive Rig
Based near Sipadan, Borneo, this diving platform was initially a working oil rig that’s now a world class diving location. You’ll not only get to experience the wonders of the ocean but also an unobstructed view of the island surrounding the sea and some of the best sunset shots once you come up to land.
Official Website: https://seaventuresdive.com/
2. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Source: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Ranked as one of the best hotels and resorts in Malaysia, Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson doesn’t skimp on the luxury. This iconic resort with water villas that form the signature hibiscus bloom is surreal in both architecture and service. As far as the signature cuisines are concerned, one reviewer recommended that the nyonya curry laksa, nasi lemak pandan and braised oriental oxtail stew are must haves.
Official Website: https://www.lexishibiscuspd.com
3. Pangkor Laut Resort
Source: Pangokor Laut Resort
Nestled amidst an ancient forest and a private island fringed by sandy white beaches, Pangkor Laut Resort is a paradise 2 million years in the making. Not only is it home to one of the world’s premier resorts, but also to a variety of wildlife. Long-tailed macaques and oriental pied hornbills perch in the branches above while white-bellied sea eagles soar over the resort and its surrounding forests.
Official Website: http://www.pangkorlautresort.com
4. Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
Dubbed the Goldcoast of Malaysia, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is the perfect place for anyone who wants a blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re up for a lazy day by the pool or want to try some exhilarating water sports, this water paradise is sure to ease your nerves and take you to heaven! Chill while watching the sunset and chow down on some mouthwatering flavours.
Official Website: https://www.avanisepanggoldcoastresort.com
5. Avillion Port Dickson
Going on a family holiday? Preparing to propose to a loved one? Want to spend some time with the bestie? This multiple award winning spa resort offers packages for every event you can think of. This sanctuary with water chalets, pristine beaches and rolling waves, Avillion Port Dickson is the place to recharge, rejuvenate and rediscover yourself.
Official Website: https://www.avillionportdickson.com
6. Mabul Water Bungalows
Source: Mabul Water Bungalows
Situated at Mabul Island, this wooden-type bungalow resort overlooks the world-famous Sipadan Island. Furnished with contemporary decor, spacious private balconies and free wireless internet, this water paradise is the best of both worlds! What’s better than overlooking the rolling waves while on your private balcony? If that doesn’t convince you, why not take their virtual tour and witness the splendor for yourself?
Official Website: http://www.mabulwaterbungalows.com/en/
7. Sipadan Kapalai Water Village Resort
Popular for honeymoons and weddings, this resort is perfect for sunbathing or watching the marine life situated a few feet below. Once you’re done filling your stomach with a delicious meal served buffet style at the open central restaurant, they have a large sun deck that’s perfect for a drink while enjoying the tropical sunset.
Official Website: https://www.sipadan.com/Kapalai-Resorts.php