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15 Malaysian Hotels With Private Pools That Are Perfect For A 'New Norm' Getaway

Let all your problems float away.

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Disclaimer: The prices shown may differ depending on the time of booking.

Don't you just miss lazing around in a swimming pool and letting your problems float away?

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Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced in March, a lot of us haven't been able to even dip our toes in a pool.

However, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently announced that public pools, as well as private pools at hotels, have been allowed to resume operations starting 1 July.

If you're still feeling a bit sceptical about splashing around with others, here's a list of hotels in Malaysia with private pools which are absolutely perfect for a getaway in the new norm:

1. Mangala Resort and Spa in Kuantan

This luxurious retreat is nestled within exotic gardens, fruit trees, rehabilitated lakes, and undisturbed wetlands. Four out of the 31 villas at Mangala Resort and Spa come with their own personal pools, one of which is a six-bedroom bungalow that can fit 12 adults.

Price per night: 
RM740 and above.

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2. The Shorea Estate in Seremban

The Shorea Estate consists of several two-storey villas, each with their own individual pools. Located right next to the Berembun Forest Reserve, this tropical paradise is about 79km away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Price per night:
RM950 and above.

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3. The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Petaling Jaya

Equipped with a plunge pool, The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa is the perfect destination for those who do not want to be too far away from the city. Each villa is complete with king beds, LED TVs, cable network, movies and local channels, as well as complimentary non-alcoholic minibar beverages.

Price per night:
RM1,699 and above.

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4. The Datai in Langkawi

The Datai is a five-star hotel which offers stunning rooms and luxury services. Their Rainforest Pool Villas come with spacious 10m pools at the outdoor living area, complete with sun loungers for you to kick back, relax, and forget all your worries.

Price per night:
RM5,000 and above.

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5. The Westin in Langkawi

Surrounded by lush tropical leaves, villas at The Westin are designed to provide its patrons with ultimate privacy. The hotel is also located at a strategic location which offers a stunning view of the ocean.

Price per night:
RM2,000 and above.

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6. The Andaman in Langkawi

All 178 rooms and suites at The Andaman boast traditional Malay elements. Overlooking the blue waters of Andaman Sea, a stay at this hotel will make for an unforgettable getaway.

Price per night: RM2,500 and above.

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7. La Villa in Langkawi

La Villa will provide you with complete peace and serenity despite the fact that it is located quite close to the hustle and bustle of Cenang Beach. Each lavish single-room villa comes with a private pool perfect for couples or small families.

Price per night
: RM1,700 and above.

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8. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh

According to their website, The Banjaran Hotsprings is Malaysia's first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat. Unlike the rest of the hotels listed here, villas at The Banjaran Hotsprings are equipped with private jacuzzis with natural geothermal hot spring water.

Price per night
: RM1,100 and above.

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9. Lexis Suites in Penang

Lexis Suites stands out as the only hotel in Penang that offers private pools and indoor saunas in every suite. Besides that, all 222 rooms are equipped with two king-sized beds, perfect for families and group travellers.

Price per night
: RM450 and above.

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10. Lexis Hibiscus in Port Dickson

Nestled along the pristine Pasir Panjang beach of Port Dickson, Lexis Hibiscus consists of 639 pool villas comprising tower rooms and water villas. According to their website, in 2016, they broke the world record for 'Most Swimming Pools in a Resort'.

Price per night: RM750 and above.

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11. Grand Lexis in Port Dickson

Grand Lexis Port Dickson consists of 317 Balinese-inspired villas which each come with their own private pool, ideal for those who are looking for some privacy. For years, this hotel has been one of the most popular choices for those who want to enjoy a pool to themselves.

Price per night
: RM500 and above.

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12. Borneo Beach Villas in Karambunai

With white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, Borneo Beach Villas in Karambunai is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Malaysia. Pool villas at this luxurious hotel come with either two or three bedrooms.

Price per night
: RM750 and above.

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13. Bungaraya Island Resort in Kota Kinabalu

The Bungaraya Island Resort is a luxury getaway perched on the hillsides of Polish Bay on Gaya Island. This award-winning secluded resort features sea-facing villas outfitted with a private plunge pool on large open deck balconies.

Price per night
: RM2,300 and above.

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14. Villa Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur

Image via Villa Samadhi
Image via Villa Samadhi
Image via Villa Samadhi

This beautiful resort looks like it's right out of a postcard and it's just here in Kuala Lumpur. Villa Samadhi offers several different room types, each with their own private pool.

Price per night: RM1,000 and above.

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15. Japamala Resorts in Pulau Tioman

Japamala Resorts in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, overlooks the South China Sea and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. According to their website, during the 10-year process of constructing Japamala, no rocks were moved and no trees were cut down thus resulting in completely unique chalets, each different the other.

Price per night: RM2,400 and above.

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