Apart from being one of the destinations on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, Melaka boasts other reasons for visitors returning for more. Of course, this Malaysian state is well-known for its food scene, and many travellers from all over Malaysia and the world come here for a taste of (really) good food. But there’s more than meets the eye (or rather, the belly).

It’s also a short drive away for those living in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, making it a popular choice for quick family getaways. While hotels are the go-to option for many travellers, some prefer a place that feels like a home away from home, like villas. And why not? They’re often spacious, clean, and have kitchen amenities.

Below are some of the best villas that make the perfect setting for family getaways if you’re looking for some in Melaka.

1. The Rubber Escape

There’s a lot to love about my recent stay at The Rubber Escape. Though the drive to the actual destination gave some horror movie vibes, the villa was more beautiful than I had ever imagined, especially as it’s set on a rubber plantation.

Surrounded by lush greenery, this exposed brick wall villa comprises eight double rooms and four family rooms, which can easily accommodate up to 50 people. Is anyone’s family even that big? The nightly rate of this villa comes with a complimentary breakfast, but if you’re not keen on heading out of the estate for lunch and dinner, simply order through your food delivery service.

There’s a big pool for those looking to switch off and laze to recharge, but if you’re the type that can’t sit still for too long, there’s plenty to do. You won’t be bored here as you can take your pick between swimming to cycling to even archery. Another plus point? There’s a karaoke hall!

Address: Lot 2443, Jalan Satelit Lendu, Lendu, Kampong Alor Gajah, Malaysia
Contact: +6017 678 3611

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2. Limastiga

If you’re looking for a luxurious villa in Melaka, look no further than Limastiga. With a few types of villas on offer, there’s something to suit every family here; it doesn’t matter if you’re in a group of 14 or 30. What sets this accommodation apart is its combination of modern architecture and kampung-style design.

It wouldn’t be a complete vacation in Melaka without a gastronomic trip; within five minutes drive from the villa is Muara Ikan Bakar Umbar, famed for its grilled fish. There’s also a mini market if you need to shop for supplies and a Malay restaurant for a taste of local delights.

Address: Jalan Paya Dalam, Umbai, 77300 Melaka
Contact: +6012 660 4286

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3. Amanjena Resort

Want to visit Greece but don’t feel like travelling far or jumping on a plane just yet? We’ve got the fix for you — Amajena Resort. Thanks to its white and blue exterior, this lovely retreat emulates those in Santorini, but with a touch of tropical lushness.

Affordable and tranquil, this resort-like stay offers different rooms to choose from — such as double- and triple-bed rooms to ones that can fit up to five pax per room. Or, if you’re in a large group, why not book the entire property, which will easily accommodate up to 40 people? There’s a private swimming pool and a seafood restaurant on-site, so we guarantee this stay is not one to be missed. Book in advance to avoid getting disappointed!

Address: Jalan Pengkalan Balak, Pengkalan Balak 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka
Contact: +6017 621 3055

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Strategically located in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, ATAS VILLA is all about being the perfect modern accommodation for big group getaways. With its unique architecture, spacious outdoor area, modern amenities and facilities, and private pool, it’s impossible to have a horrible time at this exclusive accommodation in Melaka.

Soak up some sun on the sun beds or fire up the barbecue for your loved ones as you enjoy the scenic landscape. If you’re the indoor type, enjoy the pool table, game room fully equipped with PS4, or try out darts! ATAS VILLA will comfortably accommodate up to 25 people with a total of six rooms, so plan that family trip now.

Address: No 8551, Solok Sungai Putat, Jalan Sungai Putat, 75450 Hang Tuah Jaya, Melaka
Contact: +6010 341 8216

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5. Villa D’Acqua

This boutique homestay known as Villa D’Acqua has been around since 2019 and is a popular spot for weddings in Melaka. The compound is huge, and if you book out the entire property, it can easily accommodate up to 100 people.

The star of this villa? It’s the massive swimming pool and the fact that there are many fun-filled recreational activities to do! There’s even an area for kids to ride their bicycles around safely! Complimentary breakfast and use of the barbecue pit are included in the package.

Address: 140 Jalan Lubuk Redan, Jalan, Kampung Pulau, 78300 Masjid Tanah, Melaka
Contact: +6013 301 1117

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