Here’s our roundup of the best beach resorts that are 2 hours by budget flight from Singapore! Which resort do you fancy for your August holidays?
Batu Ferringhil Beach, Penang (1h20m by flight)
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
While the typical Malaysian beach bungalow is inexpensive they’re usually super modest with very few amenities and not so much privacy. With savings acquired from taking a budget flight, travellers to Penang should opt for the luxury Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa as, enclosed in 30 acres of garden, guests won’t be compromising their privacy to be on the beach.
With a private veranda and garden, complimentary high tea, and a soaking tub, the best value room is by far the Rasa Wing Deluxe Room. Hotel highlights include the Poolside bar, spa, and direct access to George Town via complimentary shuttle.
Lagoi Beach, Bintan (1h by ferry)
Banyan Tree Bintan
For starters, the resort has its own private beach! A sight for sore eyes, Banyan Tree Bintan comprises luxury villas sprinkled along the green hillside on raised stilts. Deserving of its five stars, the resort promotes environmental sustainability while providing guests with the ultimate first class luxury experience.
Considering the savings on flights you can enjoy a higher end villa and still be within your holiday budget! The villa that catches our eye is the Oceanview Infinity Pool Villa as it’s not just a private infinity pool but a private ocean that you’ll get to yourself – now that’s value that can’t be measured!
Nongsa Beach, Batam (35m by ferry)
Montigo Resorts Nongsa
There’s nothing more inviting than the sun’s reflection on a deep blue body of water. Did you know there’s a name for that – sun glitter? Sun glitter is omnipresent at the Montigo Resorts Nongsa pictured above which, as luck would have it, is in nearby Batam! Lie on the outdoor loungers and be serviced with food and drink all day long or book a sunset cruise to fully enjoy the magical natural light of this place.
All villas have private infinity pools, a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom. The Premier One Bedroom Villa is the best value option as it can fit a maximum of 5 people, which is plenty!
Phi Phi Island, Phuket (1h45m by flight)
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
Resort highlights include the gorgeous infinity pool that overlooks the clear blue Andaman Sea, open air terraces/balconies found in each bungalow, and the half-mile beach guests have direct access to from the resort. With all the pampering Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort offers, guests will be raring to go on island adventures offered by the resort including touring the island by long-tail boat or going elephant trekking.
The Deluxe Bungalow is the best value accommodation as it costs only slightly more than the other two bungalow options and is twice as large as they are. Guests can reach the resort by public ferry or resort boat from Phuket.
Pantai Kok Langkawi, Langkawi (1h25m by flight)
Berjaya Langkawi Resort
20 minutes by car from Langkawi International Airport, the luxury Berjaya Langkawi Resort is comprises 412 air-conditioned chalets and suites. The chalets are dotted on the coastline, some amid lush rainforest and others directly over-water, giving the effect of the romantic, postcard-perfect silhouette seen above. With various room types and services including childcare, the resort caters to all types of guest, from families to couples.
With a private balcony, the super spacious 64 square metre Rainforest Studio is the best value room at the five star. If you’re planning a romantic weekend then splurge on the Premier Suite On Water – the private Jacuzzi will be worth it. Tigerair flies from Singapore to Langkawi three times weekly.
Ho Tram Beach, Ho Chi Minh City (2h05m by flight)
Carmelina Beach Resort
Carmelina Beach Resort’s 22 acres contain a trove of unique features including a vegetable garden, salt and fresh water pool, and a field for paintball! Also worth mentioning is that the restaurant uses freshly grown herbs from the garden. Larger than the more expensive Premium Bungalow, and with an outdoor Jacuzzi tub and open air bathroom, the Executive Bungalow is the resort’s best value room.
The resort is located in the seaside town Vung Tau – two hours from Ho Chi Minh City by car. Besides the multiple beaches, there are also a number of hiking trails, the closest of which is the Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve that’s just 2km away.