With year-end quickly approaching, many Malaysians are counting down to their much-anticipated getaways. But for less-organized folk, it’s a last minute dash to book accommodation. Thankfully, Agoda has just released it’s top spots for you to consider.
With the ease of booking last-minute domestic travel, it’s a great opportunity to explore your own city. Agoda’s Travel and Tech Study found 75 per cent of Malaysians want to explore more of their own country.
Agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Communication, Andrew Edwards, comments: “A vacation in your own city is a great opportunity to discover what foreign tourists love about where you live — but without the jet-lag, language difficulties and general disorientation.”
Agoda booking data shows nine of the ten most popular year-end destinations for Malaysians travelers in 2016 were domestic. So here are some of Kuala Lumpur and its surrounds’ most inspiring vacation properties to re-discover your own backyard.
Iconic views at the Mandarin
Travelers can Check In to the Mandarin Oriental and Step Out to the Petronas Twin Towers or lush gardens of Kuala Lumpur City Park – the hotel is conveniently situated between the two. Being this close to the hub of the city invites guests to try a range of cuisines, including local and international fare served at Mosaic Restaurant, while authentic Cantonese cuisine is offered at Lai Po Heen.
The ultimate couples retreat at AVANI
Surrounded by the sheltered waters of Peninsular Malaysia, travelers can check In to AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort and Step Out into a world of tropical seclusion. Only an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, this hideaway blends accessibility with peaceful solitude.
Get off the grid at Terra’s Tree House
Adventurous-types looking for a jungle challenge should look no further than Terra’s Tree House. Travelers can Check In to the authentic huts and instantly Step Out into the treetops; the very definition of getting back to basics.
The quirky escape at Hotel Maison
With creatively themed rooms available, travelers can transport themselves into a make-believe world in the middle of the city. Check In to the grand Hotel Maison Boutique, and Step Out to Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Shopping Triangle area, Berjaya Times Square, or even Sungei Wang Plaza, all in close proximity.