32200 Travel Guide
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.
As winter storms brew here in the Northeast, our search for the perfect overwater bungalow is intensifying. Know an overwater bungalow resort hotel we need to check out? Hit us on the tip line.
Pangkor Laut is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia, reached by ferry from Lumut, it is, for the most part, a low-key tourist destination.
Pangkor Laut Resort includes 148 Malaysian-style budget luxury villas. Here you can do yoga every morning, take a walk around the island, take an open air shower, or just lay in the sun and await your complimentary water.
Whatever you do, you will have the option of booking one of Malaysia's few over water bungalows, if you stay here. However, be ready to share your secluded bungalow with the fauna. Monkeys and birds are the most prominent house mates at Pangkor. Scroll down and check out the YouTube video to get a sense of what your furry Sea Villa roomates will be like.