Best places to stay in Langkawi

This exquisite archipelago of 99 islands is Malaysia’s west-coast jewel, and it deserves resorts that do its raw, natural beauty justice

1. Berjaya Langkawi Resort

This resort proves that high-end luxury and impeccable hospitality does not mean you have to break the bank. Scattered over 70 hectares of beach-front and jungle are 370 chalets, each with Malay-chic décor of French windows and polished hardwood floors. Choose from magnificent views of the azure Andaman Sea or blend into the lush foliage of a rainforest. Activities range from donkey-cart rides to jungle treks to golfing and scuba-diving. So what are you waiting for. Barjaya Langkawi Resort, Langkawi is an ideal place for stay during your vacation. The proximity to the beach and the high end facilities make it ideal for family stay too.

2. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

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This resort mimics a Malay village, with high-end luxury chalets made out of local timber and perched on stilts. The chalets have large verandas and exquisite traditional flower-motifs adorn the walls. The kilometre-long beachfront offers a host of water activities. Skiing, banana-boat rides, snorkelling, scuba-diving—there’s enough to keep you hooked. There is a games-club for kids and spa with special treatments for grown-ups. Book into the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa, Langkawi online to ensure you get the rooms of your taste and requirements. Enjoy a fine stay in the air conditioned rooms here.

3. The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

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This award-winning eco-resort caters to the entire family, with 115 rooms spread out over 10 hectares of beachfront fun. Activity-loving families can frolic in the sand and surf, go kayaking, jet-skiing, snorkelling or riding banana-boats. Or, they could pack in a game of beach volleyball. Honeymooners and romance-seekers can soak in the warm haze of room service, and enjoy the outdoor rainforest showers or a lazy lie-in in their bathtub. Enjoy the proximity to the beach and the serene environment. The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa is an ideal place to spend your vacation. You can book into one of the comfortable room and have a great time here with your loved ones.

4. Ambong Ambong Resort

Peace and solitude are on offer here, but minus the isolation. The resort comprises of just two two-bedroom cottages, three large suites and six studios. The residences seem to cascade elegantly down a heavily-wooded slope, which offers spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and the Machincang Range. Nature is at your doorstep here, with exotic birdcalls and shy appearances by the dusky leaf monkeys and curious long-tail macaques. The Yoga Deck and the Ishan Spa were designed to soothe and revive simultaneously. If you do not enjoy staying in hotels and prefer a home like atmosphere, Ambong Hotel is your pick. This hotel in Langkawi has a kitchenette attached to each of the rooms so you can prepare your food.

5. The Andaman

Surrounded by a virgin rainforest that predates man by millions of years, the Andaman also has the honour of sharing space with Datai Bay, voted the ninth best beach in the world by National Geographic. The beach also boasts an 8000-year-old coral reef. Choose from the Deluxe Rainforest, the Deluxe Treetop, the Luxury Sea-View and the Jacuzzi Suite—rooms with names that need no explanation. Experience south-east Asia’s only coral nursery, where corals are bred and released into Datai Bay to flourish. Book into Andaman to get a view of the magnificent rainforest and enjoy the luxurious stay. You have lots of impressive places in the vicinity worth exploring.

Insider Tips:

If nightlife is what you seek, head out to Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah or Pantai Kok. Langkawi, otherwise, is not known for its party-scene.