Best Choices For A Hotel With Private Pool Malaysia [2024]

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If there is one type of hotel that is my absolute favourite, it’s a hotel with private pool in-room Malaysia offers. There’s just something so luxurious about a hotel with private pool in room Malaysia. We love the opportunity to take it easy, splash around and relax in complete privacy.

Best Choices For A Hotel With Private Pool Malaysia [2019]

If you are booking a trip and you are also a huge fan of booking a chalet with private pool in Malaysia then you will love this list! Here, I have the best options for a resort with private pool Malaysia from all over the country. The hard part is going to be choosing just one!

Best Hotel with Private Pool in Malaysia

Don’t have time to read the whole article? The best choice is the awesome Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.

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Whether you are heading to Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, the East Coast or Borneo, in this guide, you’ll find the best hotel with private pool in Malaysia!

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Our Top 3 Picks: Best Hotels With Private Pool In Malaysia

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

✔️ Top resort in Malaysia

✔️ Fantastic range of activities and facilities


The Datai Langkawi

✔️ Secluded and luxury location in rainforest with private beach

✔️ Spacious beach and rainforest private villas


Lexis Hibiscus

✔️ Plenty of premium pools and over-water chalets

✔️ Big indoor kids club and games room

Comparison Of The Best Hotels With Private Pool Malaysia

This comparison chart shows all the private pool hotel in Malaysia options. If you happen to know of any other hotel private pool Malaysia options, please let us know!

The Datai LangkawiLangkawi$$$ Click here
The Westin LangkawiLangkawi$$$ Click here
The Danna LangkawiLangkawi$$$$Click here
Four Seasons Resort LangkawiLangkawi$$$$Click here
The St Regis LangkawiLangkawi$$$$Click here
La Villa LangkawiLangkawi$$$Click here
Lexis SuitesPenang$ Click here
W Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur$$$$$Click here
Sunway Resort Hotel And SpaKuala Lumpur$$$$Click here
Grand LexisPort Dickson$ Click here
Lexis HibiscusPort Dickson$$Click here
Pangkor Laut ResortPangkor Laut Island$$$$$Click here
The Banjaran Hotsprings RetreatIpoh$$$Click here
The Orchard Wellness & Health ResortMelaka$$ Click here
The Taaras Beach & Spa ResortRedang Island$$$$$Click here
LaVilla by Holiday Villa CheratingCherating$ Click here
Japamala Resort by SamadhiTioman Island$$$Click here
Mangala Resort & SpaKuantan$$ Click here
Bunga Raya Island ResortGaya Island, Sabah$$$Click here
Borneo Beach VillasKota Kinabalu$ Click here
The prices $,$$, etc are meant as relative measures only and reflect the price of a private pool room type. All accommodation listed here is more expensive than your average Malaysian accommodation as only premium options and room types have private pools

Here’s a quick overview if you are looking for a resort in a specific location…

⭐Best Private Pool Hotel In Kuala LumpurW Kuala Lumpur
🏖️Best Private Pool Hotel In LangkawiFour Seasons Resort Langkawi
👪Best Private Pool Hotel In PenangLexis Suites
🌳Best Private Pool Hotel In BorneoBunga Raya Island Resort

Best Options For A Hotel With Private Pool Malaysia

In no particular order, below are reviews of the best villas in Malaysia with private pools and hotel room with private pool Malaysia options.

Langkawi Options For A Resort With Private Pool In Malaysia

Langkawi is a well known destination which is home to an international airport and many domestic flights making it an easy place to visit.

However, more importantly, there are quite a few pool villa Malaysia options in Langkawi! In fact, this is the best area to find a villa with private pool in Malaysia as there are just so many choices. Below, we’ve listed some of the best choices for a staycation with private pool Malaysia offers.

The Datai Langkawi Review

This resort is situated by a beach surrounded by jungle

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi

The Datai is located in a secluded part of Langkawi. Here you are surrounded by rainforest and on a beautiful, private beach which is well looked after. This is definitely the choice for people looking to get away from it all.  Keep in mind though that it’s a bit of a drive from anywhere else.

This is the top option for people who want serious, secluded luxury surrounded by rainforest by a glorious beach with maybe the best private pool villa in Malaysia.

Of the many room types, the best ones for people looking for a bungalow with private pool Malaysia offers is the one and two bedroom beach villas and the rainforest pool villa.

You can choose whether to have a beach view or to be surrounded by rainforest. Either option will give you a spacious, private villa with a beautiful outdoor area complete with a ten-metre pool.

Rates include breakfast, afternoon tea, minibar and airport transfers.

This resort is not lacking facilities either. You can enjoy the private beach, the three pools (one for adults, one for families and one for toddlers), water sports, health club and many nature activities both for children and adults.

When you’re hungry, there are four restaurants to choose from. There are also two shops.


If you want the absolute top choice of a resort with private swimming pool in Malaysia then this is it! You will really feel like you have escaped it all with fabulous, private pool villas in a stunning location.

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The Danna Langkawi Review

Address: Pantai Kok, Langkawi

The Danna Langkawi is another luxury option for a Malaysia resort with private pool. Located in a stunning spot by a private beach, this is one of the hotels with private pool in Malaysia which is away from it all while still being close to one of the top tourist attractions in Langkawi, the Langkawi Cable Car.

There are many room types here, but not all have private pools. If you want a Malaysia villa with private pool, book a royal imperial suite or one of the beach villas which both come with a private infinity pool.

All options are stunning and come with floor to ceiling windows, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and plenty of space. There are also many included extras, especially in the villa in Malaysia with private pool which come with bubbly breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, minibar and laundry service.

The top option, the Empress Beach Villa, has two bedrooms, a living room, a 163 sq metre infinity lap pool and an outdoor jacuzzi. It’s an unbeatable choice of a private villa Malaysia has.

Below, you can see inside one of the Malaysia villa private pool options at the Danna.

Being a 5 star hotel, The Danna also has many facilities including an infinity pool, gym and day spa. There is a range of eating and dining options, making it a top choice of resort in Malaysia with private pool.


This is a stunning resort that is a great pick for private pool resort Malaysia hunters. It’s perfect for people who want to get away from it all in a stunning location while having plenty of space and privacy in a villa on a great beach.

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The Westin Langkawi Review

The Westin is a top resort in Langkawi

Address: Jalan Pantai, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi

Your final option for Langkawi in terms of a Malaysia beach resort with private pool is The Westin. This 5-star resort is a great option if you are looking for a private pool but don’t want to be in a secluded location.

While it is still tucked away on its own private (and nice) beach, it is also just minutes drive from the centre of Kuah, the major town on the island and the jetty off the island. This makes it easy to get out and eat and shop elsewhere if you choose which is not usually available from other hotels in Malaysia with private pool as they are often in such secluded locations.

There are many room types available at the Westin, but the best ones are definitely the holiday villa with private pool. There is a range of villas from one to five bedrooms that all come with their own private pool. We particularly love the one bedroom beachfront pool villas.

All villas have living spaces, beautiful outdoor areas with their pools, spacious bathrooms and bedrooms and are just beautiful. For the ultimate in luxury on a family trip, try the five bedroom villa. It’s huge with gorgeous views.

Who doesn’t want a villa with private pool Malaysia

There are many facilities at this five-star hotel, including a 500 metre private beach, four pools, a kids club, gym and spa. There are also many water sports, squash and tennis courts and, of course, multiple restaurants and bars.


This luxury resort is perfect if you are looking for your own little villa with private swimming pool in Malaysia to escape the world while having all the facilities of a top hotel and a stretch of private beach. You are also just a short drive from a town with many eating options and shopping. It’s also a relatively more affordable Malaysia hotel private pool option in Langkawi.

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Three other choices in Langkawi are the Four Seasons Langkawi, The St Regis and La Villa Langkawi.

Read all our Langkawi private pool villa options here.

Penang In Room Pool Hotel Malaysia

The island of Penang has some fabulous resorts, but there is only one Penang resort with private pool. Read about it below!

Lexis Suites Penang Review

Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas, Penang

The Lexis Suites is the only private pool hotel Penang has and it’s located close to Penang International Airport at the south end of Penang Island. It is on the coast and has some lovely views.

This resort with private pool in room Malaysia is perfect as every suite has its own pool on the balcony along with a small sauna.

This hotel with private pool Penang has offers its guests two different room types, executive pool suites and premium pool suites. Both suites are a great size, have two king beds and are nicely furnished with standard hotel amenities. For a Penang hotel private pool room with sea views – book the executive pool suites as they feature partial sea views.

The pools are on the small size – more like splash size – but they are still awesome to enjoy. There is a larger pool available at the resort as well as a gym, karaoke room, day spa and a toddler indoor playroom.

You can see inside the executive pool suite here:

These Penang private pool villa options are more hotel room style and are in a tall building – but this does add to the views.


If you are looking for a swimming pool inside hotel room Malaysia offers on your trip to Penang and don’t mind being a bit of a distance from the main tourist areas thenLexis Suites Penang is a perfect choice.

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Kuala Lumpur Options For A Chalet With Private Pool In Malaysia

Just because you are in a big city doesn’t mean you should miss out on a hotel with private pool Malaysia experience!

Most hotel with private pool in room KL options are just outside of Kuala Lumpur. In Petaling Jaya, you can find a hotel with private swimming pool in room in Malaysia. We have this below as well as a 5 star KL hotel with private pool.

Or, for alternatives, click here to read our full guide to private pool hotels in Kuala Lumpur.

Sunway Resort Hotel And Spa Review

kuala lumpur resort with private pool

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

There is maybe no better place in Malaysia to feel like you have got away from it all while being so central to every facility you need. The villas, which you can book at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, check every box!

Sunway Resort is a well known and respected resort located both next to the awesome theme park, Sunway Lagoon, and the big shopping centre, Sunway Pyramid. There are many activities, restaurants and shops here, so you have plenty of places to go and things to do without even leaving the site.

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The villas at Sunway Resort

However, despite all of this, The villas are well presented and surrounded by foliage, so you feel like you are in a more remote location. This private pool hotel is perfect.

This Malaysia accommodation with private pool features villas which are really well presented with a bedroom, side living area and private outdoor terraces. Of course, they also feature a private pool which you can find on the terrace as pictured above.

The villas are also home to luxurious king-sized beds, a rainforest shower and sunken bathtub. It’s going to be really hard to leave this Kuala Lumpur hotel with private pool. To top it off, there is a complimentary minibar, 24-hour room service and access to an exclusive lounge and cafe for villa guests. Daily breakfast and evening cocktails are also included.

Note that there are many room types at Sunway Resort. Make sure you select a villa to have a private pool.


These villas are the perfect choice for a romantic break, especially if you value privacy and want to feel like you have left the city without needing to leave the city. The surrounding attractions are also a huge plus. If you are looking for a hotel with private pool KL, this is it!

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W Kuala Lumpur Review

kuala lumpur resort with private pool

Address: 121 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur

If you want a private pool hotel in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, look no further! The W Kuala Lumpur offers 5-star luxury, a private pool (if you book the EWOW Suite) and is located directly opposite the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. It’s perfect!

It couldn’t be in a better location for accessing KLCC attractions and it’s not far from the shopping hub of Bukit Bintang.

the Villas at sunway resort honeymoon malaysia private pool - private pool kuala lumpur
The Villas

There is a range of room types with the EWOW Suite being the winner. This room has a comfortable king-sized bed, big seating area and rain shower among many other amenities. It’s spacious, bright and modern. The private pool is located on a big balcony area with views over the city. It’s an amazing room.

This Malaysia hotel with private pool boasts several facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, a rejuvenating spa and a fitness centre. Everything is top rate and well presented.

You’ll be surrounded by several great food and drink options. However, there are two restaurants and a bar on-site, but why not stay in this great room and get room service. Wifi is included as well.


The EWOW private pool suites at W Kuala Lumpur are simply amazing. I doubt there is a better room in Kuala Lumpur with the views, location and fun pool you can have staying here.

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Port Dickson Options For A Hotel With Private Pool In Room Malaysia

Port Dickson is located a short drive from Kuala Lumpur airport making this the perfect destination for a break while in transit or as a holiday from Kuala Lumpur when you want a pool in room, Malaysia has.

There are two great options for a Malaysia private pool villa resort here especially as both of these also have over-water villas complete with a private pool on the water! You can also read more about these options here.

Grand Lexis Review

An aerial view of the over-water pool villas. Just fabulous!

Address: Batu 2, Jalan Seremban, Port Dickson

As you can see from the photo above, this hotel not only has a swimming pool in hotel room in Malaysia BUT has the option of over-water chalets. That’s right – you can swim in your own private pool right above the ocean!

If, for some reason this doesn’t appeal, this swimming pool in room hotel Malaysia also has rooms on land which also have a private pool. There is a huge range of room types and private pools are basically a standard feature whether you want a Grand Lexis deluxe suite or an executive pool villa shown below.

Either way, the rooms are of a high standard and the pools are a decent size and lots of fun.  It’s not just great but one of the best private pool hotel in Malaysia options for the price. It’s one of the cheapest on this list.

pool in the room port dickson at Grand Lexis
Our private swimming pool when we stayed here

You can see inside our executive pool villa in the following video. As you can see, this hotel with pool in room Malaysia offers is spacious with a kitchen area complete with some crockery, cutlery and a microwave and we loved the glass panel on the floor to see underneath.

The free minibar is an extra touch and there is a lock high up on the door to the pool which is great if you are travelling with kids.

The Grand Lexis is located on the coast of Port Dickson. It is home to many facilities including some big general pools, spa, bar, restaurant, water playground and bike rental. There are other eating options close by if you would prefer to leave the resort.

You can also enjoy activities both inside and out with a big games room, archery, segways and mini electric cars. There is also a gym and karaoke room.

This Malaysia pool villa resort is also a good price. It is much more affordable than most others on this list and, being only a fifty minute drive from KL airport, this resort is perfect for a Malaysia stopover.


The Grand Lexis is perfect if you are looking for an in-room pool hotel Malaysia has that is easy to reach from Kuala Lumpur or KL airport in a coastal area. The pools are very private, the rooms a good size and you have the advantage of being able to stay in a pool villa over the ocean. It’s hard to beat!

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Lexis Hibiscus Review

views at Satellite Restaurant & Bar Lexis Hibiscus
Views at Satellite Restaurant & Bar of the Hibiscus

Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson

The Lexis Hibiscus is another private swimming pool hotel Malaysia offers from the same hotel chain above which also has many over-water chalets with pool.

In fact, it has two Guinness World Records – one for having the most pools and one for having the most over-water chalets in the world. No doubt, you can be sure to get a villa with swimming pool in Malaysia here!

This 5-star option is beautiful. It lives up to its name too with the over-water chalets forming an hibiscus shape! The blue dots you see in the above picture are all pools.

The villas themselves are well presented and spacious. You can see inside our premium pool villa in the following video. You not only get a pool on your balcony but a private sauna too! It’s certainly a contender for the best villa with private pool in Malaysia.

The resort itself has a lot on offer in addition to the lovely pool villas. It is home to many activities with both indoor and outdoor choices including a big, indoor kids club and games room. 

When you get hungry, there are many restaurants, including a fabulous Japanese option. Or you can get room service to your room, so you don’t miss a second of your private pool enjoyment!


The perfect choice if you are looking for a private pool villa hotel Malaysia especially if you would love to experience your own pool looking out over the water. This is also the perfect choice if you’re unable to find a suitable hotel with private pool in room Kuala Lumpur has as it’s not too far away.

We think that all of these Lexis Malaysia hotels with private pool are the best value resorts in Malaysia with private pool on this list.

Click here for more information and the latest prices or read our full review here.

Other West Coast Options For A Private Pool Hotel Malaysia

Looking for more Malaysia private pool hotel options in the western part of the country? Here, we have a private island option and ones in Melaka and Ipoh too.

Pangkor Laut Resort Review

Absolutely gorgeous Emerald Bay
Absolutely gorgeous Emerald Bay

Address: Pangkor Laut Island, Pangkor

If you are looking for the top private pool villas in Malaysia, the Pangkor Laut Resort is a great choice.

Located on the private island of Pangkor Laut, there are multiple beaches, pools, squash and tennis courts. There are also many eating and drinking options with top rated food.

The island itself is off the west coast peninsular between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, not far from Ipoh. It’s a 15 minute speed boat ride from the coast which runs four times a day.

Pangkor Laut Resort Looking at the resort from the jetty
Looking at the resort from the jetty

If you are after luxury and privacy with your pool in hotel room Malaysia has, you are going to love the “estates” here. There are eight private estates which range from two to four bedrooms and can be surrounded by rainforest or right by the beach.

They each have dining and living areas and access to a private butler and private chauffeur-driven car. These are utterly unique and you’ll love it.

The best part, however, is definitely the pools. They vary in size but are all beautifully designed along with landscaped gardens and private jacuzzis for the perfect retreat.


If you want to escape it all on a private island in beautiful surrounds with a luxury villa and beautifully designed private pools, this is one of the perfect private pool hotels in Malaysia.

Click here for the latest prices and more information or click here to read our full review.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh Review

Address: 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, Ipoh, Perak

This will blow your socks off – a hideaway retreat with private pools in every room! For a holistic experience, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is a picture-perfect luxury wellness and spa retreat in Ipoh, 2-hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur.

This 5-star retreat, Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs wellness retreat, is situated in a 22.7 acre valley between towering limestone hills and features a combination of waterfalls, pristine rainforest, natural caves and geothermal hot springs.

Awarded the TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2019 Winner, this self-contained sanctuary has 45 luxury villas each with their own private pool and hot tub, located either in the secluded tropical garden, overlooking the lake or on the banks of the canal.

Each of the private villa with pool Malaysia has here contains a luxurious 7-foot king-sized bed to ensure a pleasurable sleep.

In line with maintaining a restful and relaxing atmosphere for guests, the resort only allows children aged 12 and above.

Designed with therapeutic value in mind, choose to spend your day in the geothermal hot springs dipping pools, thermal steam cave, ice bath, meditation cave, crystal cave, fitness centre or the freeform swimming pool.

For an indulgence, try one of the 40 holistic treatments and therapies inspired by authentic Malaysian practices at the spa and wellness centre.

The restaurants serve healthy cuisine with seasonal, low-fat, organic and whole foods. Only the freshest premium meat, seafood, poultry and locally sourced fruits and vegetables are used for a well-balanced meal.

Plus, the Banjaran has one of the most unique wine bars in the world. Jeff’s Cellar serves a wide range of wines within a limestone cave, where other-worldly lighting and natural water features make for an exceptional experience.


Offering a holistic experience designed to rekindle romance, regain peace and relaxation and restore overall well-being, the Banjaran Hotsprings Resort is perfect for couples or friends wanting a relaxing getaway in a private pool Malaysia hotel.

Not recommended for young families considering under 12’s aren’t allowed, and even the older ones may get bored from the lack of child-friendly activities.

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The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort, Melaka Review

villa private pool Malaysia

Address: 63, Jalan Solok Uban, Kampung Baru, Lubok China, Melaka

The Orchard Wellness & Health Resort is a family-friendly health resort in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Melaka. You and your family will love having your own luxury rooms with private pool surrounded by more than 128 acres of green flora, walking trails and hills and a huge tropical fruit farm.

With four accommodation types to choose from, at the Orchard Wellness & Health Resort, you’re spoilt for choice. The rooms can fit from two to four guests, including children.

Rent a luxury villa and have your own private pool with views of the lush green garden. There is even a man-made island with four cabins; the perfect private option for a small group.

There are so many activities to choose from at The Orchard. Specialising in Relax, Reboot and Recharge wellness programs, the wellness spa has a variety of treatments and facilities such as a Swiss steam room, jacuzzi, FIR medical sauna, cold plunge pool and Kneipp therapy pool.

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You can also enjoy yoga, tai chi or fitness class, the Himalayan Crystal Salt room, the outdoor pool, karaoke, catch and release fishing, a safari night walk and bush BBQ. There is also an on-site restaurant.

Take a guided tour through The Orchard Fruit Farm (with more than 400 types of tropical fruits) where you can sample some fresh fruit and see small wildlife such as deer, monkeys, squirrels, birds, bats, anteaters, insects and more.

The city of Melaka is a well-known tourist site and has plenty of shopping, dining and attraction choices to keep you busy. If you are looking for private pool villas, Malaysia has that come with healthy options; this is it.


It’s great to see a wellness spa that is welcoming to families. These villas with private pool Malaysia has are great for families with the pool helping to keep kids occupied while you slip out for a spa treatment 🙂

The tropical fruit farm with its fruit sampling and wild animals is bound to be a hit with everyone.

The perfect place for a chilled-out couple or family holiday.

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East Coast Options For A Hotel With Private Swimming Pool In Room In Malaysia

The east coast of peninsular Malaysia has a few private pool suites in Malaysia. Check them out below!

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, Redang Island Review

Malaysia resort private pool

Address: Peti Surat 126, Main Post Office, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Redang Island is a large resort island located off the east coast of Malaysia. Redang Island and, in particular, the Taaras Resort is the perfect choice if you are looking to get away from it all at a truly beautiful location.

If you are looking for a hotel resort with private pool Malaysia located, you are in luck! The 5-bedroom villa comes complete with a big, infinity pool. It’s divine!

This private villa is located on a clifftop and has five bedrooms and both interior and exterior living and dining rooms. It has its own elevator, gym and, of course, the infinity pool. It also has its own butler, breakfast chef and security.

The resort itself is situated on a beautiful beach with a choice of dining and drinking options, a pool, gym, day spa, water activities and many other activities.


If you are looking for a luxurious island break with some friends or family, it’s hard to beat this resort and the 5-bedroom villa with its beautiful infinity pool. Note however that like most resorts on Redang Island that the Taaras Resort does shut over the monsoon season approximately November to March.

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LaVilla by Holiday Villa Cherating Review

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Address: Lot 1303, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating

Another small holiday resort with Malaysia villas with private pool is the LaVilla by Holiday Villa on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Positioned by the beach town of Cherating, its villas are secluded and private, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. It is a 40-minute drive from Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport and a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Here at LaVilla, you don’t need to make the hard choice of ‘Will I or won’t I?’ when it comes to booking a villa with a pool, as every villa comes with its own private plunge pool. All you need to decide is if you would like a one or two-bedroom villa, fitting between 4 to 5 people.

Each villa includes a living room, air-conditioning, private bath and coffee and tea making facilities.

LaVilla loves its karaoke. You can either get up in front of the crowd in the pub or book a private room to belt out the tunes.

To get over the stress of hearing your favourite song butchered at karaoke, spend some time playing tennis or workout in the fitness centre.

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The Beach Restaurant at the resort will tempt you with its buffet breakfast and menu of international cuisines served by the beach.


If you’re looking for beautiful villas in Malaysia with private pool that is by the beach, LaVilla is the place to go.

Other than the pool, fitness centre and restaurant, there are no facilities on-site. Some reviews say that the resort and rooms are starting to look a little dated and is priced a bit too high for how it looks.  Nevertheless, you’re bound to have a wonderful relaxing time here.

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Japamala Resort by Samadhi, Tioman Island Review

private swimming pool Malaysia

Address: Kampung Lanting, Pahang

The Japamala Resort on Tioman Island is a rustic eco-luxe resort set within 11 acres of lush tropical rainforest. Catered and built for couples, children under the age of 16 are not allowed.

The hotel with swimming pool in room can be reached by a 2-hour public ferry from Mersing Jetty from which there are good connections from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia (details here).

The wooden chalets, hillside sarangs and beachside villas at Japamala Resort mirror their surroundings in their décor and design.

Choose from 7 types of rooms, each with a different view type. Each room includes rain showers, wifi access, air-conditioning, a minibar and espresso machines.  For a touch of extra indulgence, selected rooms feature a private plunge pool with wooden deck chairs.

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On-site resort facilities include a day spa as well as three different restaurants.

Tioman Island is part of a large marine park, and it is the perfect place for a scuba dive. There are a variety of boat excursions to nearby spots where you can visit villages, go fishing or try snorkelling. For a bit of romance, take the 10-minute walk to an elevated vantage point, sit back with a drink and enjoy the sunset in all its glory.


The Japamala Resort is truly magnificent with its plunge pools and decks and is designed to reward you with a sensual and memorable time away.

It’s not the type of place to go if you want to have a big family resort adventure, especially since guests under 16 years old are not permitted. This place is all about relaxation and serenity.

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Mangala Resort & Spa Kuantan Review

Address: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kampung Melayu Gambang, Gambang, Pahang

Located in the Gambang area of Kuantan, this boutique hideaway lets you immerse in the timeless beauty of nature. This eco-luxury resort features a sleek design which integrates eco-friendly materials on its interiors.

Whether you want to walk in its relaxing gardens, lounge by the pool, or treat yourself with a relaxing signature massage in the hotel’s spa, all of this promises guests a relaxing, tranquil, and unforgettable getaway. 

Regular villas either feature lake or forests views. Meanwhile, the rooms of the resort offer its guests modern comforts such as TVs, air-conditioning and private baths.  Some of the villas also come with stunning private pools for you and your guests to exclusively enjoy.

The resort also offers a variety of recreational facilities for guests such as an outdoor pool, yoga room, fitness centre and spa. Similarly, guests can also take nature walks with the hotel’s resident naturalist or have a fun time kayaking at the lake.


This hotel feels relatively new. The staff are also incredibly well-trained to cater to the needs of guests and provide exceptional service. The facilities are superb as well. 

Overall, it’s a great place to stay for couples or families looking for the perfect weekend getaway.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Borneo Options For A Malaysia Resort With Private Pool

Heading to eastern Malaysia? Don’t worry. Borneo has some great private pool resort Malaysia options too! Find them below.

Bunga Raya Island Resort, Gaya Island, Sabah Review

Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

When it comes to resorts with a swimming pool in room, Malaysia has plenty to choose from. If you’re looking for a villa in Sabah, you can’t go past Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, located on Gaya Island. This island resort not only offers a villa with a plunge pool but being surrounded by sandy white beaches and lush jungle, the location is beautiful too.

This Malaysia island beach resort has 48 spacious hillside villas which are basic yet include all the modern day comforts. The plunge pool villas are a spacious 87smq and have spectacular views of the South China Sea. The villas also include air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and TV. Villas can accommodate 1-2 people, right up to the 3 bedroom villas which can accommodate larger groups.

The resort’s facilities include a swimming pool, on-site restaurant, a day spa and gym. Other activities include kayaking, snorkelling and jungle trekking.

Gaya Island is relatively easy to reach being just 25 minutes by boat from the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal which is 11 kilometres from the Kota Kinabalu Airport. This is a top option when looking for resorts with private pool in Malaysia in Borneo.


If you’re looking for a villa located on a secluded tropical island that has your own private swimming pool, you really can’t beat the Bunga Raya Island Resort.

The only downside in my view is that given the secluded location, there is no other option when it comes to dining and you will need to eat all meals at the resort.

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Borneo Beach Villas, Kota Kinabalu Review

Address: Unit 161, Precinct Dillenia Nexus Residence Karambunai Off Sepanggar Bay, Karambunai, Sabah,

If you’re looking for an apartment with private pool, Malaysia has several options. The beautiful Borneo Beach Villa in Kota Kinabalu is located on 6 kilometres of sandy white beach and features villas with their own private pools.

Located 36 kilometres North East of Kota Kinabalu, it is 45 minutes by car from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

Choose between a Pool Villa (two or three bedrooms with backyard pavilion) or a Spa Suite (one or two bedrooms). A self-catering service apartment concept, all units provide spacious, furnished and comfortable bedrooms, living room, dining area, two separate bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Each unit has a pavilion/balcony and Jacuzzi (and steam bath in the Spa Suite), while the pool villas each have their own private lap pool!

The resort also has an outdoor pool. However, you will have to go to the nearby Lagoon Park if you wish to do any water sport activities or cruise adventures. If you need some retail therapy, three popular shopping centres are within 30 minutes’ drive from the resort.


The resort is driving distance to the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu with its choice of shopping centres, sight-seeing and local delicacies. It makes for a great base camp and place to relax when you feel like spending the day ‘at home’ with your own private pool.

The only downside is that resort itself doesn’t have anything in the way of on-site activities, water sports, tours or restaurants, but these can all be found close-by.

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I hope you found your perfect choice for the best hotel in Malaysia with private pool whether you are looking for a KL resort with private pool, Penang hotel with private pool or the best swimming pool hotel in Malaysia. What’s your top pick of a room with private pool Malaysia?

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.