Everyone loves a vacation. From the long weeks or months we spend overseas to escape from the monotonous drudgery of our lives, to quick getaways to take advantage of long weekends, vacations are amazing. Malaysia, a perennially popular holiday destination for many within South-East Asia, boasts many attractions.

Attractions such as rain forests, high-end shopping, one of the world’s best dive sites, great food and iconic structures such as the Petronas Towers. All these attractions are married with a great, central location in South-East Asia which allows travellers easy access to the rest of the region. With a fantastic range of hotels with great spas, you will be spoiled for choice at where to stay.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, is a melting pot of cultures, architecture, food, awful traffic and sweltering humidity. This can create a frenetic energy and pace to your Kuala Lumpur experience, which makes a great spa at the end of your day a great indulgent temptation.

Sunway Lagoon

One of the most famous hotels in Malaysia, The Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa is a popular choice for many as it is joined with the Sunway Lagoon theme park. As its name suggests, the Hotel boasts several excellent spas where guests can visit to unwind or have their tensions eased away by skilled therapists.

Mandara Spa

Mandara Spa

Blending into its natural surrounding and situated on the highest peak of the resort is Mandara Spa, where you’ll find over 30 treatments to elevate your mind, body and soul. For your first visit, we recommend that you try one of the three signature services; the Ultimate Indulgence package which includes a variety of treatments from head to toe: aromatherapy, floral baths, massages and facials, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial or the Ocean Detox Wrap. Pure bliss!

Other Spas & Massage Centres Within Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Next on our list are two highly-recommended Thai massage centres: Arokaya House and Karabuning Boutique Spa. At Arokaya House, you will be treated by Thai specialists, experts in foot reflexology and massages for healing and relaxation; helping to relieve body discomfort and improve blood circulation using traditional and herbal treatment. Karabuning Boutique Spa offers the Ultimate Thai Odyssey, a signature treatment for singles and couples that begins with a foot bath and ends in a Thai aromatherapy massage. Karabuning also sells natural aroma oil with natural ingredients like Rice Bran Oil, Mineral Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E and Fragrance Oil.

Skin Care and Slimming Centres

If skin treatment or weight loss is on your to-do list, then you’re in luck; a quick stroll through Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Which adjoins the hotel) will reveal a number of popular beauty centres that specialise in skin care and slimming. Choose from well-established local and international outlets such as Clinique, Bluunis, Asterspring, Mary Chia Beauty & Slimming Specialist and Body Perfect, to name a few.

Borneo Malaysia –  Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Borneo has some of the world’s species-rich rain forests. A cultural and culinary melting pot of cultures from the backgrounds of Borneo’s indigenous people. Seafood from the South China Sea is served fresh at Chinese restaurants, smoky satay stalls and traditional fare can be found at Malay night markets and Indonesian eateries offer spicy sambal dishes.
Shangri La
The precious sandy sweep of coastline on Borneo’s north-west corner has been given the legendary Shangri-La treatment and it’s five-star in every way. As the location for Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, all surrounding 400 acres of this lush jungle-scape is treated with great care. 64 acres of it is a nature reserve. Three kilometres is the golden beach of Dalit Bay. And amidst the beauty of it all is the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course flanked by the Tambalang and Mengkabong Rivers.
Their spa (aptly named THE SPA), draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, which describes a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. The sanctuary is luxurious, yet down-to-earth, and features holistic treatments based on time-honoured methods that are shared by many Asian cultures. The Spa features a selection of treatments that showcase diverse Sabah Culture and use natural botanical and herbal products for their therapeutic properties. At The Spa, you will find tranquillity, harmony, healing and our special kind of care from the heart.

Karak Malaysia – The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort


Featuring the world’s first organic spa, The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort in Malaysia’s Berjaya Hills rises above the treetops of an ancient rain forest. A far cry from the bustle of nearby Kuala Lumpur, each of the 130 bedrooms opens out to breathtaking mountain vistas and views of the surrounding 18-hole golf course. An elegant, turreted castle, The Chateau may look like it’s steeped in history but there’s nothing antiquated about its approach to health and beauty. In fact, The Chateau offers some of the finest technologically advanced spa facilities in Asia.

Chateau Spa

As part of your personalised journey to well-being, La Santé spa provides nutritional consultations, body sculpting sessions and yoga. Time in the respiratory-clearing salt grotto (set to a constant 45oC) dotted with Swarovski crystals, is a detoxifying process like no other. And the more temperate salt and mineral pools guarantee to leave your skin smooth and revitalised, while the herbal sauna completes the purification process.

Massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs all take place on multifaceted, temperature controlled massage beds; Soap Brush body scrubs are performed on the technologically brilliant Aquaveda Bed. As an alternative to the Spa Café’s healthy, organic dishes delicious French cuisine is served in the fine-dining L’Assiette in addition to the all-day restaurant, La Vie.

All these spas in Malaysia makes us want to take a long vacation. You can book your accommodations through merchants like Booking.com and Agoda and enjoy a relaxing spa and a rejuvenating holiday via ShopBack.