We are huge fans of exploring off-beaten paths and this time around we visited an island just off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia and only a few hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur: Pangkor Island. There is so much to say about this breathtaking – and definitely underrated – island, but the reason we included it in our itinerary was to check out another resort by Avillion: the AVI Pangkor Beach Resort.
Here you’ll find our honest review from our stay at this unique hideaway on an island that is one of the greatest surprises we had in Malaysia so far!
AVI Pangkor Beach Resort by Avillion
The resort is located at Pangkor Island, right in front of Pasir Bogak: a dreamy beach framed by mountains and greenery. You can get here by taking a ferry from the city of Lumut or by taking a direct 55-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur (flights are currently not available because of the pandemic). The hotel is located just 10 minute drive away from the jetty complex where the ferry arrives.
AVI Pangkor Beach Resort by Avillion is themed like a cruise and offers 65 rooms. Rooms are available as Superior and Deluxe, both with Sea or Hill view options. We stayed in a Deluxe Seaview room so this is the one we will focus on in this review.
Our room was spacious and comfortable, with a huge bed and a private balcony from where we could watch the sunset. The modern interior has a splash of tropical vibes with its colorful blue walls and includes a big wardrobe, a desk, and a coffee table.
All rooms are air-conditioned and count with a safety deposit box, a minibar, an electric kettle with free tea and coffee, a hair dryer, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms rates here start at 70 euros a night.
Unfiltered Room Photos
Talking about the space, AVI Pangkor boasts a large outdoor pool which is kept nice and warm and a vibrant nautical-themed restaurant: The Mariners, which provides a good range of local and international options at a fair price.
Free WiFi is available throughout the resort and free parking is also provided.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM in a buffet setting and it is mostly Asian, with the national dish Nasi Lemak and its complements being the start of the morning. Fruits, salad, cereals, and toast, as well as baked beans, are also available.
Lunch and dinner are also offered at the Mariners with a good variety of á la carte dishes and the food is SO TASTY! Prices are very affordable, with a dinner for two costing around 15-20 euros.
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Note: we base our ratings on same-level accommodations in similar locations, therefore we’ll never compare a Hostel in Asia with a Hostel in Europe or a guesthouse with a 5-star resort.
If you haven’t yet, you really must add Pangkor Island and AVI Pangkor to your Malaysia itinerary! This resort is a great option to base yourself on and explore everything the island has to offer, with comfort, good food, and privacy.
We love the area where the resort is located, right in front of the beach and in a tranquil and quiet neighborhood. We could enjoy sunbathing in the morning at their pool and cool ourselves from the heat of Malaysia in the sea in the afternoon. The sun sets right at the corner of the beach and the colors are magical!
AVI Pangkor was the relaxing time we needed after two months of traveling non-stop. A great stay and we would definitely come back!
This was a sponsored stay.