But, where Malaysia may well be blessed with a multitude of Shangri-la like tropical islands complete with sandy beached resorts, Perak is home to a 2 million year old privately owned island called Pangkor Laut that is the epitome of paradisal beauty personified.
The Pangkor Laut Resort is the islands only development that seamlessly blends into the age old rainforest and pristine beaches providing the world with one of its most premier resorts.
Another centrally located hostelry is The Heritage Hotel Ipoh with 263 well appointed rooms overlooking the adjacent Perak Turf Club.
Pangkor Island is home to some picturesque hotels and resorts that nestle into the unspoilt natural beauty of this beautiful island off the west coast of Malaysia.
The homestay experience is a unique way to immerse yourself in the traditional way of life in a Malay village or kampung as they are known in Malaysia.
Perak Hotels can cater for all budgets from the jetset seeking tranquility on serene tropical islands to the backpacker travelling through Perak on his gap year from university.
The Bagan Datoh Homestay is located in a quaint fishing village (Bagan Datoh) where you will stay with the family and learn about their culture and participate in a variety of specially arranged activities. The warm hospitality you will experience in this family setting will stay in your heart forever as a reminder of the friendliness of the people of Perak.
All guests will get a complimentary tour of the island and the Tiger Rock jungle retreat is perfect for wildlife watching with several species of Hornbill commonly seen on the island.
It is a family run successful business that employs a top chef to serve up some of the most delightful delicacies your taste buds can imagine using all local ingredients bought at the Pangkor market.
Another Pangkor resort called Tiger Rock is an interesting sustainable small tourist development on the jungle slopes of Pangkor Island with three houses available for private rental.
The Pangkor Beach Resort is set in a private enclave offering 1.2 km of pristine white sandy beaches leading to an inviting emerald green sea.
The Impiana Hotel is strategically located in the centre of Ipoh and is a popular stopover location for the visiting business community.
The Spa Villas and Sea Villas all stand elegantly on stilts affording stunning views of the Pangkor Straits with well appointed furnishings befitting of a world class resort.
The multi award winning Pangkor Laut Resort is serviced by no less than seven world class restaurants and its award winning Spa Village has been rejuvenating, relaxing and detoxifying the rich and famous since its inception.
Luciano Pavarotti regarded this resort in such high esteem that they named one of the suites after him.
A quick look at the resorts website testimonials page reveals a list of hollywood legends, musical geniuses and world champion sports stars paying homage to this island paradise.
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Island Resorts
Typical of most Malaysian states Perak can boast of a broad spectrum of hotels and hostelries within its equatorial climes for travellers to stay in.
The resorts Villas offer some fantastic sea views and jungle views with no high rise architecture to spoil the attractiveness of the setting.
Its 200 spacious rooms afford its guests with spectacular views of the surrounding limestone hills and this Ipoh hotels restaurants and facilities are regarded as some of the best in town.
This Perak business class Ipoh hotel has two restaurants with extensive menus catering for many tastes and conference facilities with a ballroom that can accommodate 500 people.
Tropical Island Resorts
Joan Collins spent one of her many honeymoons here in what she described as everything one could hope for in a honeymoon destination.