There are very few things in life that are as suggestive as the word “Island”. The first images that word conjures up are postcard pictures of white sand beaches and clear blue seas. Langkawi Island is not lacking in this department. In fact, it adds more to that postcard image with tales of legends and mystic.
Nevertheless, it takes more than legends and postcard images to make one’s stay on Langkawi enjoyable.
For that, we have the numerous first class resorts on the island to thank.
The mystical island of Langkawi is home to several international 5 star luxury Resorts.
Imagine yourself being serenaded to sleep by the
ocean, in the lap of luxury. That is what Langkawi resorts are all about.
From the Andaman Langkawi to the Datai Langkawi, Langkawi Resorts cater to every creed of guest. Regardless of whether you are looking for the perfect
destination for your honeymoon or just seeking a piece of tranquility away from the chaos of life, Langkawi is the place to head to.
Below are some of the highly recommended Langkawi resorts that you ought to try out, if you are
planning a holiday to this tropical paradise.
Langkawi Resorts - Tanjung Rhu Resort
The Langkawi Tanjung Rhu Resort is situated
at the northern end of Langkawi Island.
It is the only 5 star resort located in this part of the island and has one of
the most beautiful and exquisite beaches found on Langkawi. Its location puts it at only a 30 minutes drive away from the
Langkawi International Airport and only about
a half hour drive to the town centre.
The Langkawi Tanjung Rhu Resort’s resonates with charm and is full of
luxuries, amidst a casual unhurried atmosphere.
It faces the Andaman Sea and is bordered by ancient limestone caves and scenic islands. The rooms are spacious (about 100 sq meters) and are lavishly decorated, with timber flooring and large windows designed with an Asiatic theme in mind.
Its Mediterranean restaurant called the “Saffron” has an outdoor section with an unfettered view of the stunning sunset. The open air lobby is well ventilated and cool which is encircled by lush tropical greenery and fish ponds.
In fact, enchanting gardens and lush greenery forms a major part of the ambiance of the Langkawi Tanjung Rhu Resort.
Langkawi Resorts - Langkawi Sheraton Resort
The Langkawi Sheraton Resort is nestled on 38 acres of lush tropical greenery, with just a mere 10 minute drive away from the Langkawi International Airport.
It has secluded coves for those who value privacy. Being among exotic flora and fauna with
nature at its most natural, the Langkawi Sheraton Resort is the just the thing for those seeking relaxation and tranquility.
The Langkawi Sheraton Resort has 238 rooms including 20 suites which have private balconies, with day beds to enjoy the scenery.
The resort is designed in the theme of contemporary Malay architecture. The resort also boasts of an array of enticing restaurants that take pride in providing a tantalizing innovative cuisine for their guests.
Langkawi Resorts - The Langkawi Datai Resort
For many of us, we regard a hotel as just a bed for the night. However a stay at the Langkawi Datai Resort will definitely alter that misguided notion.
The Langkawi Datai Resort is one the rare resorts that is located right in the middle of an ancient rainforest. Yet, it’s hard to imagine, despite being situated in a rainforest, that it is so close to the white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.
The Langkawi Datai Resort is the prefect place to stay for a wholesome family getaway or for newly weds who want to enjoy their honeymoon in luxury. The Langkawi Datai Resort has 54 deluxe rooms and a selection of villas and suite options. It also has 5 specialty restaurants that serve a wide range of local and international cuisine.
A stay at the Langkawi Datai Resort is not boring, being located at one of the more secluded areas of the Island. If you are looking for fun and adventure, the resort can provide a tour of the mangrove swamp, nature walks and cooking classes on Thai cuisine. For an unforgettably romantic dinner, try the private bench dinner and watch the sun set across the Andaman Sea.
Note: While the lobby lounge does provide a superb panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, it is the Resort’s policy not to let children under the age of 12 unaccompanied in the lobby lounge from 8 pm.
Located on 30 acres of carefully sculpted tropical paradise, the award winning Langkawi Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, was voted Best Resort of the Year for the 2007-2008 Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards.
The resort also boasts one of the finest white sand beaches on Langkawi
The first thing that will strike you when you arrive is how much the resort looks like a typical malay village
or “Kampung”. Indeed, the whole design concept of the Langkawi Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa rest on traditionally inspired Malay architecture. The intricately carved timber chalets built on stilts are reminiscent of what a laidback life used to be in a “kampong”.
Event Planners will find the Langkawi Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa an excellent venue for an out of world experience. The Grand Ballroom with its high ceilings and pillerless setup offers an unhindered banquet for the ultimate function.
Part of the Luxury Collection Resort of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the Langkawi Andaman Resort is near to most of the
tourist attractions on Langkawi with its central location.
The Resort has 188 richly decorated rooms and suites and features amenities such as non smoking rooms and a children friendly environment, making the Resort ideal for
those who have to take their holidays with the entire family in tow!
For a more in-depth look at this resort please
read our review on Andaman Resort.
Langkawi Resorts - The Langkawi Bon Ton Resort
This resort was rated in 2009 as one of the
“Best 101 Hotels in the World” by the UK Tatler Travel Guide.
Not surprisingly, the Langkawi Bon Ton Resort is
regarded as one of the most unique and stylish resorts on the island. The Langkawi Bon Ton Resort takes the meaning of
the word “exclusiveness” to an entirely new level with its boutique hotel setup.
Resort features 8 exclusive and private century old villas, each with its own character and history. There is no other place
in the world, that will let you stay in 5 star luxury, in an antique Malay villa.
It is located a mere 10 minutes from
Langkawi International Airport and just a stones throw away from Pantai Cenang beach, the resort is easily accessible, but secluded enough for you to enjoy your holiday in peace and in private.
In addition to being exclusive, the Nam Restaurant at the Resort is also regarded as one of the best restaurant on Langkawi.
Langkawi Resorts - The Langkawi Four Seasons Resort
Fringed by an ancient rainforest, mountain landscapes and a white sand beach with azure colored water, the Langkawi Four Seasons Resort is designed with an outlook of a native village.
The architectural design of the Resort is infused with Asian, Arabic, Indian and Mediterranean influences, creating a unique milieu that resonates with Malaysian culture.
The pavilions are richly adorned with timber flooring and high ceilings which help exude an air of grandeur. The open air verandas, a throwback to the times of British colonialism, offer a breath taking view of the Andaman Sea.
The culinary department at the Langkawi Four Seasons Resort is not lacking in any way either. The “Serai” (Malay for Lemongrass) offers flavors of the Mediterranean. The “Ikan-Ikan” restaurant (Malay for Fish) is uniquely designed with 4 sitting areas, each with its own fabulous view of the Andaman Sea. The main offerings of this restaurant include an interesting mix of South East Asian culinary delights.