Nestled on the edge of a palm plantation in the serene Pahang area on Malaysia’s east coast, the Mangala Resort and Spa is the ideal getaway for a retreat in a calm oasis setting.
The Mangala Resort and Spa is an eco-conscious resort. The grounds were once an almost barren tin mining site, nursed back to form a tranquil garden of palm and fruit trees around a reclaimed lake and wetlands.
Set on a 60-acre resort, the Mangala Resort and Spa includes 31 villas — Jala or Vana Villas, and the Sara Cottages — with lake, palm or wetland views placing guests right in the heart of the beautiful, peaceful natural surroundings.
The Lakeside Restaurant and Bar serves a tempting breakfast buffet to charge up for the day ahead, and for lunch and dinner, a la carte selections are on offer, featuring specialities of local Pahang Malay cuisine along with global favourites.
To experience complete tranquillity in a secluded sanctuary, the Mangala Spa has been designed as a retreat surrounded by calming greenery and featuring a comprehensive wellness programme — including a range of Balinese treatments, green tea body exfoliation and private spa suites.
Resort naturalists conduct daily nature walks, where guests can enjoy a picturesque stroll through orchards of herb and spice plants, as well as discovering secret vantage points for optimal birdwatching opportunities. Guests can join on-site activities including archery, cycling, horse riding, kayaking and birdwatching. There are also many exciting cultural day-trip excursion options, including visiting the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, the Charah Caves, the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary and Sungai Lembing, a historical mining town once known as the El Dorado of the East.
For the more adventurous, there are a variety of excursions that have been specially designed to explore the local environment through leisure activities. Guests can take part in activities such as kayaking, cycling and horse riding through stunning nature trails.
A visit to the Mangala Spa — set in a location designed as a tranquil retreat, surrounded by palm trees
Need to know
• Mangala Spa
• Lakeside Restaurant and Bar
• Infinity and wading pool
• Whirlpool bath
• Gift shop
• Bicycle hire
• Board games
• Airport transfer