Hiding Away at Pangkor Laut Island in Malaysia
It’s the last day of February, so here’s hoping Spring will come soon to those of us still hiding from the cold. If in addition to a bit of warmth, you could do with some isolation from overcrowded cities, this sea villa at Malaysia’s Pangkor Laut Island should look pretty appealing right about now – it certainly does to us.
There is more than one of these overwater bungalows, but this shot makes it look like it’s just you that is lucky enough to gaze out over and sleep above the Straits of Malacca (between Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra). Given that this is the only hotel on the island, peace and quiet will be easy to come by.
Views pour into the bungalow from every angle, including a private terrace, the bed itself, and the bathtub.
If you don’t have strong sea legs, there is always the option of a hillside villa – Pavarotti is such a fan that one of them carries his name.
A Sea Villa on a weekend in March starts from 2,100 Malaysian Ringgit ($640) a night, including all meals and a spa treatment, with a minimum two-night stay.
[Photos: Pangkor Laut Resort]