For more than 35 years Kenwood Travel has been working tirelessly to get customers incredible deals on life-changing holidays. Since our beginnings we at Kenwood Travel have established a reputation for faultless customer service through expert knowledge and a willingness to find the best exotic experiences out there. When you decide to book your adventure with us, we will work hard to meet all of your requests no matter how big or small. We do this so we can be safe in the knowledge that your holiday will be everything you desire and more. Here at Kenwood Travel we believe that the more choice and power given to the customer the better. After all, a luxury holiday is nothing if it doesn’t reflect the personality of the traveller.
We have carefully selected a range of magical destinations in order to provide holidays that are once in a lifetime experiences. Malaysia is one of those rare locations that meets and goes beyond our own impeccable standards. This amazing nation can provide you with anything from a lively city break to a getaway in the heart of the rainforest. No matter what experience you desire, Malaysia can provide.
Malaysia is a smörgåsboard of cultures and experiences. This multicultural country has evident Malay, Chinese and Indian influences which blend seamlessly to create a unique atmosphere. This mix of cultures lends itself perfectly to the cuisine of Malaysia, which is never the same but always delicious. The geography is similarly as diverse. The rainforests of Borneo for example feel markedly distinct from the sandy coast of Eastern Malaysia while the mountains to the west of the country are ideal for exploring. Discover this truly amazing destination today with Kenwood Travel.
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s Metropolis
Kuala Lumpur is one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in the world. Considering the city was only established in 1857 its rate of growth has been nothing short of remarkable. What was once a tin mining community is today a thriving capital where many cultures coexist. Incredible experiences are plentiful in Kuala Lumpur making it the perfect destination for those who like to explore. The Petronas Twin Towers, once the World’s tallest buildings, soar impressively over the city’s skyline while enriching museums showcase the fascinating history of the area. Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife is a must for visitors with the Golden Triangle boasting an array of superb clubs and bars.
Dining in the city is a joy with street vendors and restaurants serving dishes that perfectly embody Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage. Street vendors are a sure fire way of sampling the true flavour of Malaysia. Many of these stalls have been passed down through the generations and therefore have perfected their craft. Chinatown is laden with vendors selling all manner of fare from fiery noodle soups to silky chicken broths. Avid shoppers among your group will fall head over heels in love with this city. Expansive shopping malls, such as the Pavillion Kuala Lumpur which measures in at 1.37 million square feet, sell a plethora of goods from toys all the way through to premium designer labels.
Shangri-La Hotel – KUALA LUMPUR
The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is the ideal base from which to discover this vibrant and enriching city. Luxurious rooms boast fantastic views across the city’s skyline while the spa is on hand to treat guests with sumptuous treatments. Dining at this hotel is pure bliss with Lafite serving delectable French classics and Shang Palace providing a taste of Cantonese decadence.
The Datai – LANGKAWI
Despite a host of travel awards to its name, and consistently topping the charts for Malaysia’s best-loved beach holidays, The Datai could hardly be accused of resting on its laurels. Indeed, the resort’s commitment to service and guest-experience shows no sign of waning. Nestled between dense jungle and Datai Bay – a beach voted one of the world’s best by National Geographic – the property complements its natural splendour with contemporary luxury. Nature lovers enjoy guided morning and evening tours exploring the local flora and fauna while jungle-trekking can be custom designed to meet your fitness level. Of course, relaxation will be high on your agenda too. Native fruits, roots, stems and barks make up the healing remedies at The Datai Spa where ancient Malay Ramuan principles promote physical and spiritual harmony.
The Andaman – LANGKAWI
At the Andaman guests extol the secluded atmosphere that its location instils. Tropical woodland tumbles to the golden beach where the resort sits, surrounded by this majestic landscape. It’s the definition of ‘getting away from it all’. Discover lavish suites, scrumptious cuisine, awesome activities, soothing spa-treatments and a generous all-inclusive package.
Four Seasons – LANGKAWI
Discover the height of luxury in a tropical beachfront paradise in Langkawi’s UNESCO Geopark. Revel in Malay and Moorish accommodations in a lush botanical setting. Go wild with on-site rock-climbing and archery. Cruise directly from the beach on a thrilling Mangroves & Eagles eco-adventure. Or retreat to The Geo Spa for therapies inspired by the island’s ancient healing energies.
The Danna Langkawi – LANGKAWI
Flanked by stunning blue waters on one side and undulating green mountains on the other, The Danna Langkawi is the perfect place from which to discover the paradise that is Langkawi. Telaga Harbour, where The Danna Langkawi is located, evokes the feel of the French Riviera and adds an extra sense of glamour to your stay. The 125 guest rooms and suites have been attractively decorated with plush furnishings that guarantee comfort. Each room also has its own private balcony from which you can enjoy spectacular views across the lush landscape. The three tiered infinity pool is the largest of its kind on Langkawi and inspires complete relaxation while The Danna Langkawi spa is an unmissable treat. Also be sure to visit The Planter’s where delectable European and Malay dishes come together to create a unique dining experience.
Pangkor Laut Resort – PANGKOR LAUT
Pangkor Laut Resort is located on a 300 acre private island which ensures the kind of seclusion that lends itself perfectly to a relaxing holiday like no other. Found along the Straits of Malacca, only a fraction of the island has been developed, while the rest lies covered by ancient rainforest and beaches surrounded by emerald waters. The four-acre Spa Village offers sumptuous Far Eastern treatments from a range of countries including Japan, China and of course Malaysia. In order to revitalise your senses a visit to one of the ‘healing huts’ is a must, and the spa’s 45-minute pre-treatment ritual is also not to be missed. Dining options are similarly of a high standard. Fisherman’s Cove is the perfect place to sample fresh seafood while Uncle Lim’s Kitchen will serve you up delicious Chinese home cooking.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa – PENANG
This resort sits on the popular Batu Feringgi Beach. It comprises 30-acres of landscaped gardens, with each room featuring tropical splendour. Located under ancient rain trees, CHI, The Spa offers eleven secluded spa villas. The exclusive Rasa Wing has value-added privileges including complimentary daily afternoon tea, daily evening cocktails and access to the adults only Rasa Wing pool.
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La – PENANG
This vibrant resort is snuggled along the Batu Feringgi Beach next to Rasa Sayang Resort. It offers a fun-filled family holiday with comfortably furnished guest rooms. The rooms evoke an ambience of family coziness while retaining a laid back resort feel. Recreational activities include the Adventure Zone Family Entertainment Centre.
Eastern & Oriental – PENANG
This glamorous heritage hotel seems plucked from the screens of golden-era Hollywood, and has fittingly played host to notable actors, artists and novelists throughout its glittering history. Write yourself into the story and unwind on a holiday of exquisite comfort, sumptuous dining and elegant accommodation, where service standards have been impeccably observed since 1885.
Lone Pine – PENANG
Ocean-facing terraces from all 90 rooms command panoramic views of the Andaman Sea while a dip in the unique crystal swimming pool beckons when it’s time to cool off in the tropical sun. As Batu Ferringhi’s sole luxury boutique hotel, Lone Pine’s super chic interiors and exemplary customer service have sealed its legendary status among Penang’s top holiday resorts.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort – BORNEO
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is located on Pantai Dalit Beach, a 40 minutes transfer from the airport and 35 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu city. Surrounded by 400 acres of
tropical forest including a 64-acre nature reserve, this resort is a unique retreat for nature lovers and a luxurious haven for relaxation. The resort is home to an eco-friendly championship golf course and the magnificent Spa at Dalit Bay. Unique to the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is the Orangutan Education Centre where you’ll meet Sabah’s icon. Make the most of the stunning environment by participating in fantastic canopy walks, birdwatching, guided jungle trails and nocturnal wildlife viewing. This tropical escape is an exceptional five-star Borneo resort where the superb facilities and impeccable attention to detail will take your breath away.
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa – BORNEO
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu, is a perfect tropical getaway surrounded by 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. This excellent resort enjoys panoramic views of the South China Sea in a tranquil retreat just a short drive from lively Kota Kinabalu. Great accommodation and a fantastic range of leisure facilities including a host of watersports are on offer. This beachfront property is an ideal choice for both couples and families with children of all ages. A pampering session at CHI, The Spa rounds off the day. With treatments based on traditional Asian healing philosophies, you lose yourself in an enchanted and indulgent journey, all on the resort’s private spa island.
Gaya Island Resort – BORNEO
You’ll arrive by travelling via boat over the cobalt sea that divides the mainland of Borneo with this paradise island. Immediately you’ll be dazzled by this resort’s natural beauty that stretches across the Kota Kinabalu coast. The resort itself is situated within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and boasts a house reef with a rich array of marine life. Amongst the tropical vegetation and stunning mangroves is where you’ll find your relaxing accommodation. The villas here have been decorated with Sabahan elements and blend harmoniously with the surrounding forest. On the resort’s rooftop is where the amazing Fisherman’s Cove seafood restaurant can be found while at the Spa Village you can indulge in a range of treatments that will leave you feeling truly pampered.
The Really Wild Tour, Borneo – EXCLUSIVE TO KENWOOD TRAVEL
If you love nature Borneo is the ultimate destination. Borneo is home to some of the most unique, and endangered, animals on the planet. Although the island may seem like an impenetrable fortress of dense jungle, there are plenty of opportunities to explore and discover. The Really Wild Tour takes you to the heart of Borneo and gives you a real insight into just how special this place is.
Day 1: Enjoy a visit to the wonderful Sepilok Orang-Utan sanctuary to see these amazing animals feed before embarking on a cruise down the Menanggul River.
Day 2: Take an early morning cruise to Oxbow lakes where an array of wildlife resides. After lunch you’ll be treated to a river cruise to Kinabatangan.
Day 3: Arrive at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge before being taken on a stunning canopy trek which provides a unique view of the rainforest beneath.
Day 4: Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site atop Coffin Cliff before spending the afternoon ‘tubing’ down the Danum River.
Day 5: After breakfast you will be driven to Lahad Datu Airport thus concluding this amazing tour.
Malaysia offers a huge variety of great locations where divers of all abilities can experience mind blowing underwater adventures. Sabah, found in Northern Borneo, boasts a beautiful landscape including two fascinating national parks, however it is offshore where you’ll find what makes this place truly special. The waters around Sabah are a diver’s paradise. Here you will find a multitude of sites which feature some of the best coral in the world as well as all sorts of incredible creatures including hammerhead sharks. Gaya Island is home to its own PADI diving school that will take you beneath the surface to discover the giant clams, scorpion fish and blue-spotted rays that call these whimsical waters home. Sabah is quite simply the ultimate diving destination.
• Nuno Gomes achieved the deepest dive ever when he went down to 318 metres, that’s 1,043 ft!
• A manned craft has twice reached the deepest part of the ocean, a mind blowing 10,916 metres.
• Coral reefs, of which Malaysia has many, are home to 25% of all known marine species on Earth.
Explore East Malaysia – GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK ON MALAYSIA’S EAST COAST
Head to Malaysia’s east coast – between the peninsula’s northeast tip and Kuantan in the south – for immaculate beaches and underwater worlds of sensational scuba diving. Largely unsung until recent years, islands like Tioman and Redang are today acknowledged as genuine holiday havens, and their resurgence makes now the perfect time to visit. Jungle-covered mountains form a natural partition from the more populated west coast allowing the region’s old Malay culture to flourish, while its resorts adopt a less-commercialised outlook.
Redang’s surrounding dive sites create a rewarding visual experience. Look out for clownfish, barracudas, blacktip sharks and turtles. A PADI dive school and non-motorized watersports at The Taaras Beach Resort enable guests to dive into these aquatic wonders. Tanjong Jara Resort also offers excellent diving, with stunning reefs off Tenggol Island. Back on terra firma, jungle trekkers can explore the lush local landscape, while sunkissed beaches and sensual spas provide prime relaxation. Tioman Island – of Hollywood classic ‘South Pacific’ fame – is another example of enticing east coast getaways. Its JapaMala Resort is a lesson in letting go and escaping in barefoot luxury.
Tanjong Jara Resort – EAST COAST
Steeped in age-old traditions, this beachfront retreat has been inspired by the majestic splendour of 17th century Malay palaces. Simply relax at the awardwinning Spa Village with its traditional treatments passed down over generations or discover the rich culture of the Malay heartland with tours, cooking classes and guided excursions that offer a unique insight into the local way of life.
More of Malaysia – HEAD INLAND FOR WONDERFUL WILDLIFE OR STAY COASTAL FOR URBAN HISTORY
Malaysia’s vastly diverse geography strikes a chord with our adventurous spirit. While there’s no doubting the appeal of its beach resorts, Malaysia’s mountainous interior and urban centres hold real travel treasures too. At 130 million years old, the Taman Negara national park rainforest is the planet’s oldest and supports many rare species including the Malayan tiger and Asian elephant within its 4,000 square kilometre habitat. Climbing to almost 2,000 metres, Cameron Highland’s lofty kingdom of mountains, jungle trails, tea plantations and waterfalls leaves visitors with a profound sense of freedom and space. Malacca, meanwhile, is a historic port city in the southwest that became a World Heritage site in 2008. See how centuries-old Malay traditions and colonial heritage are preserved alongside vibrant modernity.
Twin-Centre Satisfaction – COMBINE ISLAND TRANQUILITY WITH CITY SOPHISTICATION IN ONE GREAT GETAWAY
The more locations we encounter on our travels the stronger our holiday memories prove to be. Imagine combining the wonderfully exotic wildlife of Tioman Island with the glamorous restaurant scene of downtown Dubai, all in one fantastic trip. Malaysia certainly makes an amazing starting point or stop-along-the-way on an adventurous multi-centre excursion.
At Kenwood Travel we’re well versed in creating versatile, bespoke twin- and multi-centre holidays that put you in the driving seat while we take care of all the arrangements, transfers and bookings. Visit Malaysia’s neighbours such as Singapore, Bali, Cambodia and Hong Kong while further afield – but still within the realms of eastern promise – you can discover the Arab emirates too. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman are all exciting destinations to add to your itinerary. Wherever you choose to go on your Twin-centre holiday, one thing is for sure: Kenwood Travel’s proud hotel partners in the Far East and Middle East will provide the ultimate in luxury accommodation and service, all wrapped up in your dream locations.
Well-known for its award winning cabin crew providing gracious and warm Malaysian hospitality, the airline has received over 100 awards in over 40 years. Consider these:
Direct flights between London and Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines is the only carrier to offer non-stop full service link between the UK and Malaysia. Twice daily A380 service from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport: The A380 offers UK passengers the latest in-flight comfort and technology on the most spacious and efficient aircraft in the skies. SKYTRAX Awards: Malaysia Airlines is one of only seven airlines to be rated as 5-star by SKYTRAX. The airline also received the accolade of World’s Best Cabin Staff 2012 and Best Airline Signature Dish 2013 and 2012 for its world renowned Satay dish served in First and Business Class. Richard Corrigan Partnership: Malaysia Airlines has teamed up with esteemed celebrity chef Richard Corrigan to offer its First and Business Class passengers his specially created signature dishes from February 2013. This is available for flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Baggage allowance: Generous baggage allowance of 50kgs on First Class, 40kgs on Business Class and 30kgs on Economy Class. Lounges: First and Business Class passengers, as well as Enrich and oneworld elite tier members, are entitled to use Malaysia Airlines’ Golden Lounges at London Heathrow and its newly refurbished Golden Lounge in KLIA along with 550 airport lounges worldwide offered by oneworld member airlines whenever they fly with any of the alliance’s carriers. Malaysia Airlines’ passengers can also use oneworld partner airline lounges.