Tioman, Genting And Melaka Travel Bubble: 8 Staycations To Plan
- The Majestic MalaccaThe Majestic Malacca
- Liu Men, MelakaLiu Men, Melaka
- Japamala Resort, Tioman IslandJapamala Resort, Tioman Island
- Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort, Tioman IslandTunamaya Beach & Spa Resort, Tioman Island
- Bamboo Hill Chalets, TiomanBamboo Hill Chalets, Tioman
- Crockfords Hotel, Genting HighlandsCrockfords Hotel, Genting Highlands
- Geo Resort & Hotel, Genting HighlandsGeo Resort & Hotel, Genting Highlands
- Windmill Upon Hills Premium Suites, Genting HighlandsWindmill Upon Hills Premium Suites, Genting Highlands
Come October 1, the three Malaysian destinations may soon reopen to vaccinated travellers alongside Langkawi in the travel bubble. Here are the hotels, resorts and homestays that we can't wait to revisit
Following the announcement by Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri this week, Genting Highlands, Melaka and Tioman Island may soon reopen to visitors as part of Malaysia's domestic travel bubble this October 1, 2021. The three destinations will potentially join Langkawi, which was announced as a pilot project for the travel bubble just over a week ago.
As health and tourism authorities deliberate on the health SOPs involved in this move, we've bookmarked eight dreamy staycation spots for fully vaccinated individuals longing for a balmy getaway.
The Majestic Malacca
For those with a soft spot for restored Straits Settlement architecture, a staycation at The Majestic Malacca should be at the top of your travel list. Step back in time to the 1920s within the interiors of this beautifully restored mansion as you unwind by the pool or over mouthwatering Kristang cuisine. Planning a two-night stay at The Majestic Malacca? Opt for the hotel's One for One package, which offers a complimentary night of stay with every paid night, as well as daily breakfast for two.
Liu Men, Melaka
Art deco meets Peranakan design at the Liu Men Melaka, a restored pre-war shophouse in the heart of the famed Jonker Walk. Designed with a careful nod to Melaka's history and culture, Liu Men offers cosy and luxe accommodation that you'll want to come back to long after you check out.
Did you know? The courtyard at this boutique hotel has a spiral staircase and its own library, a favourite spot for photos.
Japamala Resort, Tioman Island
When it comes to sustainable luxury retreats in Tioman Island, Japamala Resort is the name on every discerning traveller's lips. The resort sits on 11 acres of the pristine shoreline, covering 15 chalets, sarangs and beachside villas. If waking up to views of Tioman Island's untouched beauty is your idea of a staycation done right, book the hilltop Seacliff Chalets.
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort, Tioman Island
Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort offers privacy, luxury and the ultimate island relaxation for guests who book a stay in one of their 54 villas. The beachfront villas boast spectacular views of the South China Sea and the surrounding rainforests, but travellers can get the full experience with a boat ride or a jungle trekking adventure to see more that the island has to offer.
Bamboo Hill Chalets, Tioman
During the pandemic, the Bamboo Hill Chalets emerged from a stint of soul searching to strengthen its mission to provide local urbanites a space to relax and recharge, more so after periods in lockdown. The result was a plan to ensure that these beachfront chalets were equipped not only for relaxation, but for productivity and connectivity as well. The #SeaSideBoutiqueOffice concept was thus created, a welcome alternative for those who want a break from their work-from-home setups. That said, it's not all work and no fun: Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the surroundings with snorkelling on the beach, boat rides and jungle trekking.
Crockfords Hotel, Genting Highlands
Guest experiences at The Crockfords Hotel promise to be a swanky affair. From the Greek Calacatta marble restroom fixtures across its suites to five-star amenities and gastronomic experiences, Crockfords is the only Malaysian hotel to receive Forbes Travel Guide's five-star rating for three consecutive years since 2019.
Geo Resort & Hotel, Genting Highlands
Communing with the great outdoors in Malaysia is so much better when the weather is cool and crisp. Throw in a hilltop hotel that lets you plan a staycation in the clouds, and you've got Geo Resort & Hotel. Located 860m above sea level and overlooking the Titiwangsa mountain range, the hotel treats guests to incredible views from its elegant 252 suites and guest rooms.
Although it's temporarily closed until further notice, the Glas Haus Italian and French fine dining restaurant here combines impeccable cuisine with panoramic views and even a skylight roof for stargazing—a winning combination to mark one-of-kind occasions.
Windmill Upon Hills Premium Suites, Genting Highlands
Modern luxurious quarters elevated high above the surroundings on Genting Permai, the Windmill Upon Hills Premium Suites offer guests plenty of spaces to curl up with a book while enjoying the cool weather. From a glistening outdoor pool, a terrace and garden and a shared lounge to facilities like the fitness centre and sauna, this unique Genting Highlands homestay experience offers urbanites a welcome respite from the city without sacrificing the creature comforts.