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Daily Dream – The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Redang Island, Malaysia

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Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 luxury hotels in Malaysia Beach Resorts. (Updated 29 November 2011)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels in Malaysia Beach Resorts that we feature. Contact any of the luxury hotels in Malaysia Beach Resorts for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the top 10 best hotels in Malaysia that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of the luxury hotels in Malaysia at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/far_east/malaysia/

1

The Datai

Malaysian Beach Resorts, Malaysia

The Datai Langkawi is one of a kind. Conceived as a grand retreat, immersed in an ancient virgin rainforest, it is an icon of luxury. Its secluded villas are set on meandering paths leading down to a private bay and white sandy beaches, facing the Andaman Sea; the ultimate in peaceful perfection.

Scores 4.73 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Four Seasons Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

Immersed in the calming ambience of a tropical hideaway, the 91 guest villas and pavilions nestle amid the Resort’s lushly landscaped gardens or enjoy beachfront settings within the soothing sound of waves. The spacious accommodations seamlessly blend Asian, Indian and Arabic influences to create a uniquely Malaysian milieu, with rich tropical woods and heavily grained Spanish marble. Features include timber floors, soaring ceilings, open-air verandas and contemporary comfort.

Scores 4.61 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


3

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

With an engaging range of outdoor activities, including a Nature Reserve, Orang Utan education centre and an ecologically friendly championship golf course, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is the premier luxury resort in Kota Kinabalu that offers the best of Sabah in a lush, 400-acre tropical setting beside exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach.

Scores 4.54 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


4

The Majestic Hotel Malacca

Malacca, Malaysia

The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca’s colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920′s, remains at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites.

Scores 4.52 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


5

Tanjong Jara Resort

Malaysian Beach Resorts, Malaysia

Located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary of luxury and well-being steeped in age-old Malay traditions. Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara is a 99-room resort with an authentic taste of the region’s spirit and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality.

Scores 4.39 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


6

The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Scenic beauty and unconditional privacy abound, The Saujana Hotel combines superior accomodation and adventure amidst 160-acres of lush tropical gardens. Taking its name from an old Malay expression ‘sejauh di sana’ meaning – as far as the eye – The Saujana Hotel is a 210-room retreat, adjoined to two 18-hole championship golf courses of Saujana Golf & Country Club, which undeniably presents a haven for business and pleasure.

Scores 4.39 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


7

Pangkor Laut Resort

Malaysian Beach Resorts, Malaysia

Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land.

Scores 4.84 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


8

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Malaysian Beach Resorts, Malaysia

Leave the stress of city-life behind and find true renewal on the long stretch of 500M of private beach, in the turquoise Andaman Sea and among the lush green landscape of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Stretching out across more than 1,600 ft. of pristine Malaysian beach, The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa features 202 rooms and suites as well as 20 villas from which to choose, each boasting warm, sophisticated decor and up-to-the-minute amenities including high speed Internet.

Scores 4.38 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

9

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

As sensual and exotic as the hibiscus flower that bears its name, Bunga Raya Island Resort is a romantic and luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is framed by white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle on the other. Hillside private villas reflect the simplicity of the Borneo architectural style.

Scores 4.37 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers


10

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

Redang Island, Malaysia

The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a bespoke Private Beach Residence, tucked away and hidden from the outside world on a small island found just off the unspoilt East Coast of tropical Malaysia. Considered to be one of the most beautiful Island locations in the South China Sea, the Isle of Redang is home to our natural, yet stylish resort found on one of the most spectacular bays surrounded by one of the bluest oceans on earth.

Scores 4.13 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

Daily Dream – The Sindbad

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The Sindbad

Hammament, Tunisia

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Daily Dream – The Westin Resort, Aruba

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Westin Resort, Aruba

Palm Beach, Aruba, Caribbean

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Daily Dream – Hilton Park

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Hilton Park

Monaghan, Ireland

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Daily Dream – Solitaire Lodge

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Solitaire Lodge

Rotorua, New Zealand

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TripAdvisor’s 100 Percenters

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Of the 4,212 luxury hotels that Drake & Cavendish feature, only 34 achieve a 100% ‘excellent’ ranking from TripAdvisor users. (Updated 22 November 2011)

Below you will find the top 10 luxury hotels and safari lodges that achieve a 100% rating. Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels we feature. Contact any of the luxury hotels directly for their best prices and special offers.

1

Morukuru Family

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Privacy. Exclusivity. Space. Three luxurious sole-use villas, privately located within malaria-free Madikwe – prime Big 5 territory. With each villa offering its own chef, butler, manager, game ranger and tracker, all devoted entirely to you and your chosen guests, the Morukuru Family is there to make your every wish come true.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Villa Des Indes

Bali, Indonesia

Nestled in the heart of Bali’s most stylish neighborhood, Seminyak are two Bali luxury villas, century old antique Javanese ‘Joglos’. Villa Des Indes, named after a famous early 20th century hotel offers guests a captivating journey through time, combining nostalgic luxury with the exemplary services of personal butlers and top class chefs.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


3

Amara Selous

Tanzania, Africa

This ultra luxury Selous property offers 12 suites each with 90 square meters of inside space and an additional 40 meters of outdoor space. Supreme relaxation on king beds whilst cooling in air-conditioned luxury is coupled with complete and opulent bathrooms.  Additionally attached are secluded outside showers with hot water and inviting rock plunge pools, where you can safely relax and cool down under the African sun to the snorts and antics of the resident hippos – nearby in the river.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


4

Hotel Zuerserhof Ski And Wellness Resort

Zuers Am Arlberg, Austria

The Zürserhof is a unique winter sports and well-being resort for guests who expect the highest standard. Peaceful and sunny, only a few minutes’ walk from the snug ski resort of Zürs. With direct access to the ski slopes and a superb panoramic view of the alpine peaks and onto Zürs. Utmost quality is challenging and inspiring. We live this goal every day with passion. And we have been living it for the past 50 years. To see and fulfil your wishes. And to help you relax and revive. We treat our guests like royalty and in return guests become friends. And that, too, inspires kings.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


5

The Tsitouras Collection

Santorini, Greece

On Santorini, legend is almost indistinguishable from reality. And there, on the island reputed to have been the land of Atlantis, the five suites of the Tsitouras Collection are perched on a thousand-foot cliff overlooking one of the most spectacular views in the Mediterranean. The mansion that forms the nucleus of the Tsitouras Collection was built in 1780. Over the centuries, it has served as a school, post office, and private home. It was renovated in 1985 by the famous collector Dimitris Tsitouras, and is now a small luxury boutique hotel.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


6

El Questro Homestead

Kununurra, Australia

The luxury of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Escape from it all while enjoying the comforts of a small luxury hotel just over 100 kilometres from Kununurra. After exploring hidden locations few have had the privilege to visit in this dramatic land of extremes, you have the opportunity to unwind and relax in a variety of unique ways. Soak away your cares in the thermal Zebedee Springs. Curl up under an ancient boab tree with a book, or simply join the local wallaby population and lounge in the shade. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Homestead has a swimming pool and tennis court for the exclusive use of Homestead guests.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


7

Solitaire Lodge

Rotorua, New Zealand

Solitaire Lodge, a boutique luxury lodge, has welcomed guests since 1980 to enjoy attentive hosting and spectacular views from a private peninsula overlooking the still waters of legendary Lake Tarawera. With 10 luxury accommodation suites, and access to a wide range of activities including boating, hiking, geothermal and conference venue. Solitaire Lodge is a leading Rotorua Hotel, member of Small Luxury Hotel group and enjoys a 5 star Qualmark rating for luxury lodges New Zealand.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers

8

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Welcome to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Discover a destination off the coast of Tanzania, steeped in legend and mystery, an evocation of the exotic. Stroll the tumbling streets of Swahili, inhale the lingering fragrance of the spice plantations. At Essque Zalu Zanzibar, create your own personal paradise, your own kind of luxury, an experience of a lfetime. Choose from 40 suites, all with picturesque views over the lush tropical garden or the ocean turquoise blue. Ensconce yourself in luxurious-styled spaces crafted from local materials, adorned with native artwork and housed under a traditional pitched Makuti roof.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


9

Hilton Park

Monaghan, Ireland

Hilton Park is much more than just a hotel or a guesthouse it is a grand country house offering luxury accommodation and real home grown country house cooking.  Hilton Park is a welcoming family home where the combination of a beautiful setting, luxurious bedrooms, open fires and warm hospitality make for an unforgettable and romantic experience.  It is magically situated on a 600 acre secluded private estate far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet easily accessible from both Belfast & Dublin.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


10

Garonga Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself. Garonga Safari Camp is a proud member of Classic Safari Camps of Africa.

Scores 100% based on TripAdvisor reviewers


Daily Dream – The Mayflower Inn

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

The Mayflower Inn

Connecticut, USA

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Daily Dream – Peter Island Resort

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Peter Island Resort

British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

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Daily Dream – Marquis Los Cabos

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Marquis Los Cabos

Baja California Sur, Mexico

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