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Time For Island Escape: The Best Floating Villas in Malaysia

Staycation at a swanky villa that offers the beauty of the natural landscape is very hard to pass. But an ocean view could captivate your holiday spirit just as much as a luxurious villa gets to offer. We believe no one will ever say no to a serene ocean view while a soft breeze brushes your face. Just take a look at our top 10 beautiful floating villas in Malaysia and let your imagination work overtime.



Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Selangor

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Here at Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort provides several options of rooms but all of those offer one similar essential factor – ocean views. So whatever room you’re in, it won’t defeat the purpose of you wanting to experience living over the water. 

Hop on the buggy to reach the center of this palm tree-shaped resort to reach their exquisite Clubhouse where most visitors flock to sunbathe, sip fresh orange juice by the pool, and groove to the music. We would say this vacation is a win-win. Simply because while you get to browse the boutique and do some fitness in the gym, your kids get to do some arts and crafts and numerous beach activities.


Address: Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg. Bagan Lalang, Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 03-3182 3600



Grand Lexis Hibiscus at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

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Villas in Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson are positioned to form a hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia and it has never ceased to awestruck every visitor who comes here. Each villa has its mini swimming pool and a small square-shaped glass floor. Sit tight in the buggy ride on your way to Presidential or Imperial Suite rooms.  You’ll never realize how time quickly flies because you’re too busy paying attention to the views while passing several arrays of rooms.

There are also scores of things you can do here like riding a scooter at night, Hibiscus walk, karaoke, spa treatment, and going to the games room. So reach here as soon as you land from your flight with our private transport.


Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 06-660 2626



Sipadan Water Village at Mabul Island, Sabah

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Indulge in crystal clear water, white sand, and azure sky at a small island in Sabah called Mabul Island. The stilted cottages here were built measuredly in order not to disrupt the existing reef. Hence, visitors get the opportunity to dive into the sea and witness diverse marine life which you have to quickly express your excitement upon resurfacing. 

Diving is the most-liked activity to do here so don’t leave this place without high-fiving some turtles. It’s okay, for those who are still new to scuba-dive, you can learn it from the instructor here.

Address: Sipadan Water Village Resort, Mabul Island, 91031 Mabul, Sabah
Operating Hours: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM Monday to Friday
Contact Number: +011 60 89 751777



Mabul Water Bungalow at Mabul Island, Sabah

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Also located in Mabul Island, Mabul Water Bungalow has a unique curved roof structure with multitier giving off a sense of culture. As you step onto the wooden platform over the water, turn your head left and right as every inch of the area is surrounded by bright, blooming flowers. Grab the chance to get babied with sensuous spa treatments in a calming atmosphere at Ka’Andaman Spa after a thrilling snorkeling session.


In between activities, don’t forget to sip coconut shake on this sun-drenched island at the open-air pavilion restaurant to set a peaceful mood.

Address: Mabul Water Bungalow, Mabul Island, 91031 Mabul, Sabah
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 0088-486 389



Pangkor Laut Resort at Pangkor Lumut Island, Perak

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Head to the specified jetty and just a 15-minute speedboat ride, you will reach the Pangkor Laut Resort on the hidden gulf at the Straits of Malacca. Once arrive, you will be greeted by the receptionists and they will tell you all the accommodations available. As for floating villas, Sea Villa and Suria & Purnama Suite are the options you can opt for.

You can drop by at the Fisherman’s Cove if you’re craving seafood while Uncle Lim’s Kitchen serves you a variety of Asian cuisine. Whatever restaurant that you choose, a van will take you there. Then, drop by at the remote location of Emerald Bay which is rarely ever crowded makes it an ideal spot for some alone time with your loved ones.

Address: Pangkor Laut Island Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Perak
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 05-699 1100



Avillion Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

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Luxurious and homely water villas nestled in a serene property of Port Dickson feature a stunning ocean view, each equipped with lavish accommodation such as a jacuzzi, pangkin daybeds, and balcony. Elude overlapping itinerary as there is a lot to do in Avillion.

Spiking volleyball, paddling canoe, jet skiing, riding ATVs, and several other sports activities are things you can do at the beach. If you prefer something more relaxing, bird watching, walking in nature, visiting Orchid Hut and Pet Farm, or diving straight into the pool are some of your options. And of course, aVi Spa is where you get to let people rub and knead your body to rejuvenate.

Address: 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 06-647 6688



Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Kedah

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Accessible by ferry and flights, Berjaya Langkawi Resort presents a lush green jungle of Mat Chinchang Mountain from behind and calm clear water of Andaman Sea in front. Step onto your balcony to catch some fish while listening to the soothing waves hit the piers. If you managed to reel in some fish, bring your catch to the Pahn Thai Restaurant and the chef can prepare a delectable meal for you. Worry not, they have a vast choice of other restaurants to snack and sip drinks.

As the weather becomes a bit relaxed, cannonball into their massive pool or you could trail into the jungle for some nature time.

Address: Karung Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 04-959 1888



Gayana Marine Resort at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Perched firmly over the sparkling waters of the South China Sea, Gayana Marine Resort is located in Gaya Island where the coral reef stretch of coastline is acclaimed for its pristine condition, making it an excellent diving destination. 

All accommodations here complement the usefulness of nature – freshly caught fish as meals, indigenous plant and botanical scrub as spa treatments, and snorkel to witness underwater livings. You also get to step into their Marine Ecology Research Center to see some seahorses and bamboo sharks swimming without any worry in this world. Surely this will fulfill the much-needed tranquil escape you’re yearning for. 

Address: Malohom Bay Pulau Gaya, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact Number: 088-380 390



Dragon Inn at Semporna, Sabah

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A concierge will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the Dragon Inn Floating Resort that is built over the shallow sea. This inexpensive but spacious accommodation is suitable for those who are on vacation that solely focuses on spending their time doing numerous outdoor adventures and exploring the town of Semporna.

Take a stroll on their lengthy boardwalks where you get to catch a glimpse of the wind wrinkled the sea with waves making the duck boats parked by the dock dance.

Address: No 1, Jalan Kastam, Taman Bandar Semporna, 91308 Semporna, Sabah
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM to 8.00 PM daily
Contact Number: 089-781 077



Pom Pom Island Resort, Semporna, Sabah

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You could hear pit-a-pat sounds as you stride along the wooden boardwalks over the sea to reach your cozy villa built far from the shore. This secluded island is a perfect spot to surf or float freely while the rays of the sunshine sparkle the turquoise sea. Also, remember to hunt through the beach of Pom Pom Island if you refuse to miss a chance of seeing an on-site turtle conservation area for turtle egg hatching. Watching countless cute baby turtles flap their tiny flippers to get into the ocean will surely tickle your fancy. 

Address: Jalan Causeway, Semporna, 91307 Pulau Sipadan, 88000 Semporna, Sabah
Operating Hours: 24/7
Contact Number: 088-484 083



Fun, Right?

So these are our top 10 floating villas you can give thought to. But for those who still wish to see heavenly seascape without having to stay over the water, consider this rustic, wooden-built Merrimas Villa located in Kudat, Sabah where you stay on land but still get to feel balmy ocean breeze across your face. Click the link below to see for yourself.