Highlight: The Kasturi, Malaysia’s Idyllic Paradise

Peninsular Malaysia has welcomed a luxurious resort that will bring a whole new meaning to the idea of understated elegance. Built on an 800-meter beach frontage, The Kasturi Resort boasts several stylishly appointed villas and an unspoiled environment that will bring serenity to all guests.

The Kasturi's elevated walkway links the chalets to the surrounding forest. All photos are courtesy of The Kasturi.

The Kasturi’s elevated walkway links the chalets to the surrounding forest. All photos are courtesy of The Kasturi.

The Kasturi showcases the beauty of Malaysia’s east coast. Children will be delighted to see a family of otters enjoying the sun by the river during low tide. Marvel at the sight of sea eagles flying over the horizon.

The Kasturi's Reception Pavilion

The Kasturi’s Reception Pavilion

Guests with a keen design sensibility will be impressed with the property’s origami-inspired A-frame villas, many of which offer beachfront views and come with their own private pools. The bedrooms were designed in soothing earth tones, inspired by the lush environment of the countryside and its local culture. Each villa also provides easy access to the beach, giving guests the opportunity to watch the beautiful sun rise in the early hours of the morning.

The living room in one of the sea-facing villas

The living room in one of the sea-facing villas

Foodies will be happy to discover that the resort has a dining joint that offers mouthwatering dishes. The Kenyang Restaurant offers a number of delectable cuisines, from Malaysia to fusion, all of which are carefully prepared by their talented staff. Plonk yourself at the indoor restaurant to eat, or perch yourself at the veranda to watch the glittering waters of the sea.

The bed room of one of the beach-front villas

The bed room of one of the beach front villas

Rejuvenate your mind and body by going to the resort’s spa. Staffed by an experienced team, it offers the invigorating traditional Malay urut, a deep-tissue massage that uses fragrant tropical oils. Your teachers will help you feel nourished and at peace.

The Kasturi Beach Front Villa

The Kasturi’s beach front villa

You can also spend hours browsing the merchandise on display at Klip-Klip Gift Shop. Here, you can get intricately made trinkets made by the local community. You can also buy glossy coffee table books that explore Malaysian art and culture.

With an idyllic location, stylish villas, and gastronomic offerings, The Kasturi is a property that’s a destination unto itself.

This post was published in partnership with The Kasturi. For reservations, call (60-9/5825000), email reservation@the-kasturi.com, or visit their website.

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