05 February 2020
Indulge in a unique escape at one of YTL Hotels’ luxurious properties that embrace the culture, character and traditions of their surroundings. Featuring 5* facilities, a wealth of authentic experiences and a genuine warmth of service, these award-winning resorts offer the ultimate getaway.
Read on to discover some of our favourite properties in magical Malaysia and blissful Bali. A world-class retreat awaits…
A haven of peace and tranquillity, the dreamy Spa Village Resort Tembok is tucked away on Bali’s secluded north-eastern coast. Fringed by volcanic black-sand beaches, this intimate adult-only sanctuary is the perfect spot for unadulterated relaxation in the most serene of surroundings. With a holistic approach to wellness, your tropical retreat includes a complimentary daily 50-minute treatment at the resort’s Spa Village, as well as Full board and a variety of revitalising activities, including yoga and starlight gazing. The spa’s rejuvenating therapies are all inspired by the traditional healing practices of the island, or for more active pursuits, embark on dive or snorkelling excursions to explore the rich marine life, cycle to a nearby waterfall or watch the sunrise from the peak of Mount Agung - Bali’s most sacred mountain.
Idyllically located off the west coast of Malaysia, the award-winning Pangkor Laut Resort is nestled within a lush rainforest on a secluded private island. Fringed by white sandy beaches and surrounded by alluring emerald-green waters, nature is fully respected here, with only a fraction of the pristine 300-acre island dedicated to this gorgeous resort and its estates. Combining 5* traditional luxury with stunning natural beauty, this is the ultimate place to escape the stresses and strains of daily life. Trek through the ancient rainforest with the resident naturalist and explore a variety of rich plant and animal life, bask in the sunshine on the secluded beach or partake in a morning yoga session by the ocean. The unique Spa Village Pangkor Laut is a breath-taking four-acre haven, where you can indulge in an array of soothing treatments, each one inspired by the healing therapies of the region
Set on a crescent-shaped beach of glorious golden sands on Malaysia’s unspoilt east coast, the 5* Tanjong Jara Resort has been beautifully designed to reflect the elegance of the country’s 17th-century palaces. Steeped in age-old Malay traditions, this tranquil resort offers a real taste of the region's natural heritage; with a plethora of activities and experiences to enhance your stay. Between April and September, you may be lucky enough to spot sea turtles nesting or hatching at the resort’s own turtle hatchery, and there’s also the opportunity to find out more about the conservation efforts through informative talks. No trip to Tanjong Jara Resort would be complete without a session at its award-winning Spa Village, where you can indulge in a variety of revitalising Malay treatments that draw on natural ingredients and traditional therapies passed down over generations.
Beautifully situated amidst lush rainforest and dense mangroves in the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, the tranquil Gaya Island Resort is undoubtedly one of Borneo’s most blissful hideaways. An absolute ‘must-do’ at this stunning resort is a visit to the Gaya Island Resort Wildlife Centre, where you can take a guided jungle trail with the resident naturalist, to spot the unique inhabitants of the Bornean jungle, including, perhaps, the rare proboscis monkeys. There’s also the fascinating Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre, where you can meet the resort’s resident marine biologist and learn about the vital work being done to preserve the house reefs, as well as the turtle rescue, rehabilitation and breeding programmes. When you’re ready to unwind, head to the tranquil Spa Village and take your pick from a range of soothing treatments, which use only the finest natural local ingredients.
Nestled right in the heart of vibrant Kuala Lumpur, the unique Hotel Stripes is a member of the Autograph Collection Hotels - an evolving group of outstanding independent resorts. Featuring a distinctive vibe and character, this urban hotspot boasts a stunning rooftop pool and exciting bar overlooking the dazzling city skyline; a fabulous restaurant that features Bao-Tea-Ful, an afternoon tea influenced by the area’s cuisine served with its own personal twist; as well as state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
An icon of Malaysia’s distinctive past, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a designated national heritage site. Effortlessly combining glamour and culture, this colonial-era property offers the perfect base from which to explore the bustling Malaysian capital. After a busy day of sightseeing, where better to relax than the magnificent Majestic Spa? Uniquely appointed in the art-deco style of Scottish designer, Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Willow Tearooms, some of the incredible treatments here include the enchantingly named ‘Queen Victoria’s Lavender’ and ‘English Afternoon Tea’.
If you’re ready to experience treasured moments with YTL Hotels, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits, including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.