Spa trip long overdue? Start planning some downtime in the most award-winning and highly acclaimed hotel spas in the country.

1. V Botanical Spa, The Andaman Langkawi

Rainforest-inspired treatments, ocean rituals, body polishes, pampering facials and more offered across 5 open air villas in a hillside spa overlooking Datai Bay: V Botanical Spa at The Andaman Langkawi is a famed spot for pleasure-seekers and the first Southeast Asian spa to use 100 percent certified organic food grade products.

Some of the must-try treatments here include the award-winning ‘Chi Tsang’, the Kahuna Wave Massage and the V Signature Ocean Treatment. Click here for more information.

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2. CHI The Spa, Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Rustic, private and luxurious is CHI, The Spa, nestled away in a secluded corner of the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa. Each of its 11 spa villas is furnished with a private changing room, a treatment room and a private garden.

Enjoy a Rasa Hot Stone massage or the stronger traditional Malay Urat treatment to ease away all that muscle tension. Email to book your appointment.

3. The Spa, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is famous for a number of reasons: its use of haute French skincare brand Biologique Recherche, ultra-luxurious treatment rooms, indulgent anti-ageing facials and digital wellness escapes to name just a few.

Send an email to to book your appointment or click here to browse through the full treatment menu.

See our review of the Mandarin Oriental KL Facial Spa that wipes age and fatigue off your face

4. Heavenly Spa By Westin, The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

Fancy a massage by a private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea? Heavenly Spa by Westin will tick all the boxes for your nature-lover’s escape, named Luxury Destination Spa and Luxury Wellness Spa Country at the 2017 World Spa Awards.

For more information call 04 960 8861 or click here.

5. Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat Spa & Wellness Centre

The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat’s Spa & Wellness Centre offers a comprehensive range of spa treatments that take inspiration from ancient Malay, Chinese and Indian wellness practices.

Treat yourself with a relaxing body massage next to a cascading waterfall – you’ll not want to go back indoors again. Email bookings can be made at

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6. The Mangala Spa, Mangala Resort & Spa

Book an appointment at this luxurious hilltop spa for soothing body massages, facials and skin repair treatments that use power-packed traditional ingredients and time-tested healing practices.

The Mangala Resort and Spa’s lush green surroundings will give a perfect opportunity to unplug and unwind to the sounds of nature.

7. Iridium Spa, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Who wouldn’t warm up to the idea of a 7-day residential retreat at The St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s award-winning Iridium Spa? This comprehensive treatment includes juice fasts, detox diets, spa therapies and other personalised recommendations.

You can also try out Iridium Spa’s Signature Ritual Treatments to see why this urban oasis won both Malaysia Luxury Wellness Spa and Malaysia Luxury Hotel Spa awards from the World Luxury Spa Awards 2018. Send an email to to book your spot or click here for more information.

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8. The Spa & Gym, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s The Spa and Gym recently won the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Award for Best Health & Wellness Spa in Malaysia.

Designed to offer a little respite from the hectic demands of city life, this elegant city spa is the perfect spot to stop for a luxurious body scrub and facial using professional spa products from Kerstin Florian. Call 03-2264 2830 for more information. 

9. Borneo Spa, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai 

The herbal treatments at The Nexus Resort Karambunai’s Borneo Spa are almost as intriguing as the East Malaysian legends surrounding the resort and spa’s origins.

The story is yours to find out over signature treatments like the Island Massage or the Rainforest Rattan Massage, both of which are offered at the resort’s beachside cabanas. Reserve your spot here by emailing or click here for more information.  

10. Spa Village, Tanjong Jara Resort 

Age-old health and beauty traditions find a home on the immaculately kept grounds of the Spa Village Tanjong Jara, surrounded by gardens, pools and a spacious therapy centre.

The Asam Roselle treatment, the Malay floral baths and other unique restorative treatments offered at this spa are believed to have originated during the days of the Malacca Sultanate. Send a quick email to or call 09-845 1100 for more information.


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