Sunway’s natural wellness resort in Ipoh, Malaysia invites global explorers to experience elevated hospitality amid a 260 million year-old rainforest with its new top villa category, blessed with mineral-rich waters.
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat has unveiled its new Royal Banjaran Villa, a breath-taking private residence that will immerse guests in a world of tropical luxury and tranquillity amid the lush rainforest and healing waters of Ipoh.
For centuries, local people have understood the therapeutic benefits of these mineral-rich waters, which flow through the mountains and are purified by the prehistoric limestone rocks. Bathing in these geothermal pools can help to revitalize the skin, improve circulation, reduce stress and even ease pain in the body. The Banjaran harnesses this ancient wisdom to help every guest achieve complete wellbeing.
Now, guests can blend these natural health benefits with the highest levels of luxury in the Royal Villa, a magnificent 355sqm villa which represents the pinnacle of premium hospitality in Ipoh and sets the stage for life’s most important occasions, including family vacations, heavenly honeymoons and extraordinary events.
Guests will be greeted with Champagne and canapés to create an indulgent first impression and throughout their stay can relax in a naturally-lit living space, with two spacious bedrooms fitted with plush beds, premium linens, pillow menus and ensuite bathrooms with “his and hers” vanity areas, intelligent Japanese toilets, outdoor showers and warm geothermal hot spring whirlpool. The bright and inviting interiors are fully equipped with comfy sofas, a large dining area and state-of-the-art technology including Nespresso Barista coffee machines, Bose sound systems, high-speed Wi-Fi and more. Stepping out into the sun-kissed outdoor courtyard, guests can slide into their private pool or unwind on the sundeck with designer Italian outdoor furniture. The pantry kitchen allows a personal chef to create exclusive culinary evenings, from outdoor family barbecues to romantic candlelit dinners. Every traveller who books the Royal Villa will also be treated to afternoon tea and evening cocktails, all served in the peace and privacy of the villa.
Ipoh’s pure hot springs underpin the resort’s concept of physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation. The Spa & Wellness Centre presents authentic Asian therapies, Ayurvedic treatments and other unique elements, such as the Thermal Steam Cave, Ice Bath, Crystal Cave, Meditation Cave, Garra Rufa Pool and Geothermal Hot Spring Dipping Pools. A fitness centre allows visitors to stay in shape and the outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off. Beyond the spa, expert-guided jungle walks will introduce the region’s rich local flora and fauna.
For foodies, Jeff’s Cellar, the multi-award-winning signature restaurant, is set in the softly-illuminated chamber of a limestone cave, while Pomelo is an elegant all-day dining destination with indoor and alfresco seating, perched over rippling ponds. Led by Ipoh-born Chef Lee Choon Boon, the resort specialises in farm-to-table produce, using ingredients sourced from 100 sqm of organic gardens. As the sun sets, the Star Deck features its own telescope for stargazing and cocktails.