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Looking for an off the beaten track luxury vacation? Check out Malaysia. With rainforests, hidden beaches, and adventure all around, you’ll never run out of things to do in this Southeast Asian paradise. As for the luxury part, you need to stay in a villa. With views of the ocean or of the surrounding rainforest, infinity pools, and all the luxuries of home, you’ll find the vacation spot you need in our list of the nine best villas in Malaysia for a relaxing vacation:

By Logan Lambert

1. Hibiscus Villa, Kudat

This villa is the true definition of luxury. With three bedrooms, this Kudat villa houses up to nine guests. Lounge in the open and sunny common areas. Or, relax in the nearly 60-foot-long infinity pool in the property’s center. The pool starts outside and extends into the center of the villa, for the ultimate luxury. If that’s not enough, walk over to the private beach, easily accessible right from your private room. The hardwood floors and spacious kitchen are excellent bonuses. 

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2. Selepas Hujan, Seremban

Deep in the rainforest outside of  Seremban, Malaysia, you’ll find the Selepas Hujan villa. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home sleeps up to 10 guests. The open concept design of the home allows for large, spacious bedrooms, each with multiple beds. The house overlooks hundreds of acres of forest, giving you privacy as well as tranquility in your own escape. Enjoy the saltwater pool or cook up a feast in the full kitchen. You’ll have full access to the appliances and all of the common spaces of the home. The city of Seremban itself sits about an hour away by car — perfect for day trips, while not infringing on your privacy.

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3. De Shahrul, Port Dickson

Looking for some privacy? Check out the De Shahrul villa in Port Dickson, on Malaysia’s western shore. The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, fitting up to six guests. Enjoy the terrace that winds around the whole house, or get in some laps in the pool. The home’s three acres come with plenty of outdoor space for you to relax in the sun or hang out under the stars at night. Enjoy the wifi, entertainment system, and common spaces. 

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4. Amazing Feel in Plassid, Seremban

Become one with nature in this Seremban villa. The cabin in the rainforest comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, fitting a maximum of eight guests.  You’ll have full access to the spacious living room as well as all the appliances of the kitchen. Share a meal with your friends cooked over the barbecue pit on the property and eat it in the outdoor picnic area. The property is up in the rainforest, alongside the animals that call the habitat home. Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping or fall asleep to the sounds of the forest coming alive for the night.

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5. Sunbeam Luxury Villa, Kudat

This two-bedroom villa has luxury in its name and in every detail. The home, in Kudat, on Malaysian Borneo, is so close to the beach that you’ll fall asleep perfectly to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shores. While the home has a full kitchen with all modern appliances, you can also take advantage of the catering service, and not have to lift a finger. Relax in the pool or in any of the spacious common areas. The home is fully air-conditioned and has terraces with views of the ocean. The village of Kudat is an old fishing village turned beach town.

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6. Six Rooms Seaside Holiday Villa, Batu Ferringhi

This beautiful villa can hold you and 14 of your friends with its six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home is just a stone’s throw from the beach’s edge. Inside the villa’s walls, you’ll find ample common space, including a courtyard, for you and your fellow guests to enjoy, as well as a full kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. In the living room, you’ll find a full entertainment system, and outside, you’ll find a small garden complete with a fish pond. The town of Batu Ferringhi is the most popular sand and surf spot in Penang.

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7. Lato Lato Resort, Semporna

Looking to be a little closer to the water? How about a chalet sitting on stilts above the water? The private chalet and the resort have 360-degree views of the Tun Sakaran Marine Park’s clear blue waters and sea life living beneath your feet. Your cabin comes with two beds and you can rent out a total of 15 bedrooms. While there is no internet nor wifi, there is easy access to scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing right out of your front door. Your stay here will surely be unforgettable. The home is in the water by Semporna, a sleepy beach town on Malaysia’s eastern island.

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8. Jaw-Dropping Panoramic Bayview, Port Dickson

This twelfth-floor apartment technically isn’t a luxury villa, but it is a luxury apartment, earning it a spot on our list. The three-bedroom, the two-bathroom apartment can hold up to seven guests comfortably. It has incredible views of the bay and of the Straits of Malacca below. As a guest in the apartment complex, you’ll also get full access to all of the building’s amenities, including the pool and easy distance to numerous restaurants and cafes of Port Dickson.

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