Hotels and resorts in Malaysia with private pools

With our fast-paced city life, we Singaporeans are always chiong-ing our way around. Though having drive and being productive is great, we could all use a little break sometimes. And nothing is more relaxing than simply lounging around – in somewhere other than your own home. Preferably with a pool. Better yet, a private one.

Undeniably, such a fancy shmancy indulgence is typically expensive, especially when it comes to staycays. But for a short getaway close to home, check out these relatively affordable hotels and villas in Malaysia, where you can lounge around in a private pool literally right next to – or even in – your room.

1. Grand Lexis Port Dickson

 Grand Lexis Port Dickson Deluxe Pool Villa

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Imagine walking out of your bedroom, and straight into the pool – that’s exactly what you can do at Grand Lexis Port Dickson’s Deluxe Pool Villa. The beauty of having a pool all to yourself is being able to take a dip whenever you want – even during the wee hours of the night. And you’ll never have to rush to chope a lounge chair!

 Grand Lexis Port Dickson Private Pool

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Besides their pool, this holiday resort also features a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with microwave, so you can just dabao your meals and eat in!

Price: Starting from $234 per night
Address: Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 6-653 2000
Click here to book your room.

2. Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel

Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel

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Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel sits just a stone’s throw away from Penang Beach. Don’t be fooled by the size of the hotel’s compound – even though it’s pretty compact, the amenities haven’t been compromised at all.

Besides lounging around in their 24/7 accessible communal pool, you can even rent a bike to cruise around the area. And if you’re looking to just relax, you can simply make a spa appointment at the hotel’s front desk.

 Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel's Telaga Suite

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Go ahead and unwind over afternoon tea by Telaga Suite’s terrace. This boutique hotel has been commended for its speedy WiFi – so you can look forward to chilling in their roomy private jacuzzi while spamming Instagram Stories without a problem.

Price: Starting from $255 per night
Address: GA Business Centre, Jalan Pantai Chenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4-955 3435


Click here to book your room.

3. Borneo Beach Villas

Borneo Beach Villas' Seaview Spa Suite

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For maximum chillax factor, take a break from the overly touristy parts of Malaysia, and spend your short getaway at one of Borneo Beach VillasSeaview Spa Suite.

This villa is located within walking distance from the white sandy beach, overlooking an endless stretch of the ocean. Look forward to ending each day there in complete tranquility, as you gaze at the beautiful sunset.

 Borneo Beach Villas

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All villas come with an in-room pool, so you’ll get to enjoy a morning dip to rev your appetite up for a wholesome brekkie.

Price: Starting from $123 per night
Address: 163, Pool Villa & Locked Bag 100, Karambunai, 88993 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 1-683 2930
Click here to book your room

4. Villa Samadhi

 Villa Samadhi's Communal Lagoon Pool

The villa’s communal lagoon pool. Image credit: Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway, Villa Samadhi would fit the bill. Even though it’s perched in the heart of Malaysia’s busiest city, the serene ambience makes it hard to believe that you’re actually in the city center.

 Villa Samadhi's Luxe Sarang Bedroom

The private plunge pool is just mere steps away from your bed. Image credit: Hosung Park

Luxe Sarang has won the hearts of many couples – making it an all-time favourite for honeymooners. This private retreat is also one for all you shopaholics as it’s only a short 10-minute drive from Bukit Bintang and KLCC.

 Villa Samadhi's Luxe Sarang Bathroom with Indoor Jacuzzi

Luxe Sarang villas’ bathrooms are equipped with an indoor jacuzzi. Image credit: Asia Web Direct

After all that shopping, go ahead and take an evening dip in the indoor jacuzzi in the bathroom before calling it a night.

The 4 Luxe Sarang villas each have a private garden patio equipped with a plunge pool, letting you enjoy your morning dip undisturbed. But if you’d like a bigger space to swim around in, you’ll also get direct access to their communal lagoon pool.

Price: Starting from $288 per night
Address: Persiaran Madge, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3-2143 2300
Click here to book your room.

5. Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating

 Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating Private Jacuzzi

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Enjoy your own little slice of tropical paradise at Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating. Each of their 12 villas have been named and finely designed after different Malaysian states – such as Terrangganu, Melaka, Sabah and Selangor – so each villa follows a theme, making them look distinctively different from each other.

Seek pockets of quiet refuge while you’re there as all their villas boast private jacuzzi pools that are overlooking the beach. With such intimate setting and limited rooms, it can be quite tough to book a stay especially during the peak holiday season – so plan early!

 Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating Bedroom

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This beachfront resort has everything you need for R&R – look forward to dining at their al-fresco restaurant, singing like there’s no tomorrow at their karaoke bar and finally, winding-down by with an evening at the spa.

Price: Starting from $235 per night
Address: Lot 1303, Mukim Sungai Karang, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 9-581 9500
Click here to book your room.

6. The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort

 The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort's Pool Villa

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find some time to treat yo’self at The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort. Known for their top-notch service, you’ll find yourself pampering yourself silly once you arrive at their Pool Villa.

 The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort Private Pool

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This resort may not be conveniently located, but once you’ve checked in, rest assured that you wouldn’t wanna go elsewhere. While you’re there, cycle around their fruit farm, check out their mini zoo and deer farm, or even chill in the library for a quiet afternoon with a book. To put it simply, you don’t have to step out of the resort at all to have a ball of a time.

Price: Starting from $238 per night
Address: 63, Jalan Solok Uban, Kampung Brisu, Lubok China, 78100, Melaka, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 6-552 8999
Click here to book your room.

7. Lexis Suites Penang

 Lexis Suites Penang's Executive Pool Suite Balcony

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Soak in lush landscapes of Penang from Lexis Suites Penang while you loaf around in the Executive Pool Suite’s balcony. Their suites don’t just come with a private plunge pool, but an in-room sauna as well!

 Lexis Suites Penang's In-room Sauna

You can warm up in their in-room sauna right after taking a dip. Image credit: Evelyn Chua

 Lexis Suites Penang's Executive Pool Suite Bedroom

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Apart from their luxurious and spacious rooms, Lexis Suites Penang has been lauded for its impeccable service as well. Don’t be shy to ask the staff about the best makan places to visit while you’re there, because they’ll be more than happy to share!

Price: Starting from $123 per night
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4-628 2888
Click here to book your room.

8. Danau Daun Chalets

If you’ve always wanted to experience living in the woods, this open-concept holiday chalet will be right up your alley. Danau Daun Chalets’ Danau Daun III can house up to 5 people, making it an ideal place for a weekend stay with your besties.

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On top of their private dipping pool, this eco-chic chalet is also equipped with a barbeque pit.

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Even if no one in your squad is skilled in fanning the flames at BBQ gatherings, don’t fret. You can always indulge in a variety of dishes at their in-house cafe, Kopi n Kraf – we’re talking about homey dishes like Bakso, Chicken Kuzi, Soto and Shepherd’s Pie.

Note: To make a reservation, you’ll have to send in an email with your full name and contact details, choice of chalet, number of adults and/or children, and check-in and check-out date.

Price: Starting from $254 per night
Address: Lot 5347, Kg. Sum-Sum Hilir, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Pahang, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 1-0239 7400 (Mr Zaini) & +60 1-6329 0124 (Mr Nik Zaid)

Have a squad vacay with the private pool life

It’s a win-win situation here: by hopping over to these places in Malaysia, you’ll get to enjoy a short but luxurious break, without using up too much of your annual leave or money. And with all of them offering in-room or in-house pools, you can say goodbye to competing for pool space and lounge chairs, and hello to a truly lepak getaway.

Cover image adapted from: Lexis Suites Penang

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