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A Private Dip

Perfect Stays
Writer
Helena Hon
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Step out of your bedroom and jump straight into your own private pool at these Malaysian resorts.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Perak

When public pools are not an option at a time of uncertainty on its cleanliness, booking a room with its own private pool allows for better peace of mind. You and family might enjoy quality time more as you can splish and splash to your heart’s content in the privacy of your accommodations. Here are some lodging options around Malaysia for that private pool experience.

Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson
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Befitting the name, the 5-star luxury beach resort, Lexis Hibiscus has its 522 pool villas arranged out at sea in the shape of Malaysia’s national flower ─ the hibiscus. Along with additional 117 tower rooms in the main building onshore, all units here offer in-room pools for that private swim whenever you feel like it. Each villa also features a sauna and a glass panel on the floor to view the marine life below. Spacious and comfortably laid out, whether you book a room or a villa, a stay here would be perfect for weekend getaways with the family during times when public pools are not available for usage.

https://www.lexishibiscuspd.com/

LaVilla by Holiday Villa Cherating
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If you’re planning to escape to the East Coast, then you should consider this quaint resort in Pahang. Located on the famed Cherating beach, the Eastern Pavilion Boutique and Spa offers stunning views of the South China Sea, all in the comfort of your own room. Each room has a porch that extends out to a generously-sized swimming pool with jacuzzi to boot. Perfect if you’re still feeling wary of taking a dip in the sea!

https://pahangtourism.org.my/index.php/accomondation/resorts/pekan/item/335-eastern-pavilion-boutique-resort-spa-cherating

Ritz Carlton, Langkawi

If you’re a fan of nature, look no further than the 5-star Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi. The grand hotel is located in Teluk Nibong at the edge of a 10 million year old rainforest and the white beaches of the Andaman Sea. The Ritz Carlton offers the height of luxury through its lavish rooms and palatial villas. Not only that, beachfront villas also come with private plunge pools. You’ll be able to enjoy the sun, sea and surf, as well as explore the treasures of the forest. The pools vary in size depending on the villa you choose to stay in, ranging from 19.5sq metres to 34sq metres ─ certainly enough for a private dip while admiring the sunset. Villa Kenari, which looks directly out to sea and has direct access to the beach, has two bedrooms and a 92sq metre private pool. Villa Mutiara ─ the biggest among the villas with three bedrooms, spans a whopping 6996sq ft. and has not one, but two private pools to splash in.

https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/malaysia/langkawi?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

The Andaman, Langkawi
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Another rainforest mountainside and seaside adventure awaits the traveller who goes to The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Langkawi. Situated at the Datai Bay between a 10 million-year-old rainforest and an 8,000-year-old fringing coral reef, this resort offers everything that can make your holiday dream come true. The Executive Pool Suite, 1 King has a private pool alongside a few others while the Jacuzzi Studio Guest Room offers a pool with a Jacuzzi. Other rooms offer other special facilities like an in-room spa and gym. The choice is yours as to whichever luxury you wish to indulge in.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lgklc-the-andaman-a-luxury-collection-resort-langkawi/

Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur
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Right in the busiest parts of Kuala Lumpur lies an exclusive retreat made of wood, glass, black cement, stone and bamboo. It offers travellers rustic peace from the bright and throbbing lights just outside as Villa Samadhi is located about 10 minutes from the shopping stretch of Bukit Bintang to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

At Villa Samadhi, the Luxe Crib and Sarang room types have en-suite whirlpools while the Luxe Sarang has direct access to the Lagoon as well as its own plunge pool and a garden. The biggest villa, spanning 900sq ft called The Loft, also has a private plunge pool. It’s the favourite honeymoon suite of Villa Samadhi.

https://www.samadhiretreats.com/vskl.html

KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment, Johor Bahru
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KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment is located at a prime location in the city of Johor Bahru in the southern state of Johor with easy access to malls and other entertainment hotspots. There is an extensive list of apartment units that we reckon would suit the needs of families of all sizes. When booking, look out for apartment units with 2 or 3 bedrooms that come with a private pool so you and your family can have a great time enjoying the pool.

https://www.kslresorts.com.my/esplanade

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway City, Petaling Jaya
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Set within the integrated township of Sunway City in Petaling Jaya, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is connected to the Sunway Pyramid Mall and Sunway Lagoon theme park. After a day of shopping, head back to your villa for a dip in your private plunge pool. If you’re staying at one of the 17 quaint villas, you’ll get your very own private plunge pool on your balcony. All the villas are snuggled within an 800-acre tree-lined garden so you can enjoy the lush greenery of your surroundings as well as privacy and peace in this little pocket of serenity within Sunway City.

https://www.sunwayhotels.com/sunway-resort/

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Perak
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This exclusive and secluded haven is a hit among both Malaysian socialites and royalties for all the right reasons! There are three different lavish villas for you to choose from - all inclusive of private pools. Both the Garden and Water villas are equipped with a private outdoor rain shower, a jacuzzi hot tub with natural geothermal hot-spring water and of course, a private pool. Meanwhile, the Lake Villas is suitable for those who are looking for a no-fuss, bare basics staycation. Nevertheless, there's still a private plunge pool and a hot tub for you to relax and unwind in. You do however need to bear in mind that the resort’s ground is off limits for children under the age of 12.

https://www.sunwayhotels.com/the-banjaran/

There you go! A roundup of hotels with private in-room pools in Malaysia specially dedicated to travellers for whom a dip in the pool is a must when on vacation, or for those wanting a bit of privacy playing around in the water. An ensuite pool is surely one of the best ways to fully enjoy a holiday with the family when public shared pools are off-limits.

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