Many would assume that Kuantan is a sleepy little town tucked away in the lush state of Pahang, and they would be right; though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Over the years, it has successfully stayed under the radar, but lately, it’s become a choice destination for unfussy travellers.

From majestic mosques to long beaches and street art, you’ll be amazed at all the beautiful things this city holds. So, the next time you’re holidaying in Pahang, make any of these cute villas your choice of accommodation.

1. Casa Leesa

Tucked away in Balok, a mere 15-minute drive from Kuantan city centre is Casa Leesa — a private villa with a pool. Priced at RM380 per night, this two-bedroom stay is perfect for a short getaway or even a special occasion. They even have floating breakfasts!

Address: 54 Jalan Dato Abd Rashid Salleh, 26100 Balok, Pahang

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2. Allure Villa Cempaka

Bali definitely comes to mind when we think of villas, and of late, we’ve seen plenty of Bali-inspired stays popping up. Honestly, we’re not complaining. This three-bedroom villa is located near Pantai Sepat and is perfect for a medium-sized group of travellers. Enjoy barbecuing by the pool with loved ones and clock in some miles by jogging at the beach.

Address: Lorong Cempaka 2, Kg Cempaka, 26060 Kuantan, Pahang

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3. Villaku Residence

Just 30 minutes from the Kuantan city centre, Villaku Residence has the beach as its backyard. Perfect for a bigger group, the six-bedroom villa has a swimming pool (that overlooks the beach!), a foosball and pool table, and a fully-equipped kitchen. All bedrooms also come with a serene view of the beach. We can’t think of anything better!

Address: Lot 28195 Jalan Kampung Sungai Karang, Kampung Pantai Balok, Pahang

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4. Relish Villa

Ideal for friends and family getaways, Relish Villa is located right in the middle of the Kuantan city centre. This three-bedroom stay boasts an open concept with in-house facilities — there’s even a snooker table, so definitely no getting bored here. There’s also a lawn area that’s the perfect setting for chilling out and catching up with loved ones.

Address: R8FW+HP, Taman Mewah, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang

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5. Villa KuChinta

Often booked out for weddings, Villa KuChinta is about 30 minutes away from Kuantan city centre with a backyard filled with coconut palms and overlooks the sea. This villa is the best accommodation for bigger groups, with a whopping six bedrooms. There’s an equally big pool to dip in and even an on-site gym.

Address: Lot 84, Cherok Paloh, 26060 Kuantan, Pahang

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6. Rumakayu Retreat

Definitely a favourite on the list of quaint villas is the Rumakayu Retreat. Mixing modern and traditional together, this retreat is surrounded by nature. It’s also built from 90% recycled timber, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Every room is fully equipped with everything imaginable, and there’s also a pool table. Outside, a hammock awaits for you to catch up on reading and barbecue pit amenities to cook up a storm.

Address: Jalan IM 13/13, Bukit Kuin Satu, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang

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7. Titik Temu

Last on our list of must-stays in Pahang is Titik Temu, and it’s definitely one of the biggest villas. This four-bedroom stay is spacious and comes with a private pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a barbecue pit. Its expansive garden also makes it the perfect place to host a special event for a small group.

Address: 23 Lorong IM 5/14, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang

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