4 gorgeous spa retreats in Malaysia

spa retreats malaysia

A destination brimming with natural beauty, Malaysia promises couples a totally relaxed getaway. Looking to unwind? Like, really unwind? Add these gorgeous spa retreats to your Malaysia getaway plans and let your stresses melt away…

Related article: Malaysia’s Most Romantic Resorts

spa retreats malaysia
Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa

Bungaraya Island Resort and Spa, Sabah

After crossing a suspended wooden bridge, guests will find themselves at Bungaraya Island Resort’s Echo Wellness Spa, a collection of terraced pavilions surrounded on all sides by dense rainforest. Built into the natural landscape and opened up to welcome gentle breezes, these wooden Bornean-style tree houses truly let nature in. 

Complementing its setting, the spa’s menu focuses on using the best that nature has to offer – expect treatments using indigenous plants, oils and ingredients. Treatment packages inspired by elements like water, wood and wind promise an indulgent ‘getting back to nature’ experience, but there’s also classic offerings like massages, scrubs and facials for those just wanting something beautifully simple. However you choose to spoil yourselves, you’ll be treated to pure jungle-luxe romance. 

spa retreats malaysia
V Botanical Spa at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

When it comes to spas with a view, V Botanical Spa at The Andaman raises the bar. Perched on an emerald hillside, it commands breathtaking views of Langkawi’s Datai Bay. It’s all about enjoying Mother Nature’s gifts here, with the sound of rolling waves in the distance serving as background music while guests are pampered in one of five open-air villas. Sigh.

Nature-lovers, this spa is for you. The first in Southeast Asia to offer 100% certified organic food grade products, V Botanical boasts a vast range of treatments and experiences that will have you feeling totally refreshed – from unique massages to relaxing yoga and meditation classes. But, of course, just taking in the postcard-perfect views is enough to help you unwind.

spa retreats malaysia
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

There are sumptuous resort spas, then there’s this impressive offering. A standalone spa village set on its own island, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa is beautifully OTT. Connected to the resort by a lantern-lit private causeway, this secluded oasis offers traditional Bornean, plant-based treatments that are all about inner wellness.

Seeking a romantic experience? Treat yourselves to the Romantic Journey for Two package, including a couples’ pearl cocoa full body scrub, coconut milk bath soak and aromatherapy massage – two hours of bliss.

spa retreats malaysia
The Spa at The Datai

The Spa at The Datai, Langkawi

Currently undergoing refurbishments (definitely book yourselves a stay for when it fully opens in December, 2018), Langkawi’s The Datai is renowned for loved-up island escapes. A real must-visit there, the resort’s open-air spa is utterly dreamy. 

Situated along a tiny winding stream and surrounded by bloom-filled rainforest, The Spa creates a sensory journey for couples. Its array of signature treatments using the rainforest’s healing plants and herbs are totally enticing, helping to refresh the body and mind. Experience it all for yourselves in one of the private treatment villas for a chilled getaway you’ll never forget. 

Helpful links: Bungaraya Island Resort and Spa // V Botanical Spa at The Andaman // CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Tanjung aru Resort & Spa // The Spa at The Datai Dreaming of a relaxing getaway in Malaysia? Image credits: www.shangri-la.com/, www.echoresorts.com/bungaraya/, www.facebook.com/pg/TheAndamanLangkawi/ and www.thedatai.com/

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