Are you planning a vacation to Langkawi, Malaysia? Check out these four unique hotels and resorts that will make your stay on the island unforgettable...
After months of hard work, it was time for an island escape and some relaxation! I've never been to Langkawi but I've heard so many friends of mine raving about the island that I finally decided to visit.
Naturally Langkawi helped me to organize my trip and experience the beauty of Langkawi. Make sure to also check my other blog post 10 Fun Things to do in Langkawi if you're planning a trip to the Jewel of Kedah.
I've spent almost 3 weeks in Langkawi and had some time to stay at some of the island's most unique hotels and resorts. The following four were my absolute favorites, you can't go wrong with them. But decide for yourself which one you like the most! Happy travels!
01 | FOUR SEASONS RESORT *****
Extraordinary is an understatement.
This place needs to be named first, because it's the kind of resort that takes your breath away from the moment you enter the stunning Moroccan style lobby. The architects did an impressive job here.
The wonderful Four Seasons Resort is located on the most beautiful beach in Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu. Surrounded by lime stones, a lush jungle and white beaches, this place is just perfect to rediscover yourself and enjoy the ultimate relaxation.
Guests will stay in gorgeous beach villas, all of them are spacious with spectacular views and beautiful furnishings. Every villa has a gigantic bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub.
There are two pool areas for adults and families. Well, guess where I was spending most of my time? The 55 meter wide infinity pool facing the Andaman sea offers a lot of privacy with separate lounging areas for couples.
The Four Seasons features its own spa where I enjoyed a brilliant massage. They also do yoga classes in the morning and around sunset time.
The staff offers an exceptional service, they will go above and beyond to make everything possible. If you're looking for privacy and serenity, this place is a peaceful
retreat, perfect to relax & rejuvenate. Fast WiFi!!
Luxury and quality has its price. The Four Seasons is surely not for budget travelers. But honestly, that place is extraordinary! I caught myself silently calculating how many nights I could afford at this first class resort. It's worth it!
If you like to stay at the Four Seasons, you can check here rates and availability.
02 | THE DANNA *****
The most relaxing resort in Langkawi.
The Danna is the place I enjoyed the most because I really got to relax here at this fabulous property with beautiful rooms, designed in a mix of Mediterranean style and British Colonial decor. The Danna is currently ranked on Tripadvisor as #01 Hotel in Langkawi. So, check it out!
The 5-star beachfront resort is located on the west coast of Langkawi, surrounded by almost 3 acres of lush gardens, the sea and the mountains. The Danna is just a couple minutes away from the Cable Car and the 3D Museum which makes it a very convenient location.
Lovely decorated rooms of a large size, unbelievably comfortable bed with giant pillows and a spacious bathroom with bathtub and rain shower. The big balcony offers panoramic views over the marina and the white sandy beach.
The infinity pool is massive in its size, with several jacuzzi pools. They have some pretty cool sun beds on the beach, I fell asleep in one of their cocoons (look at the image at the top of this post).
There is an excellent in-house spa with sauna, a library, kids clubs and many more.
My highlight was the daily Afternoon Tea, a fine selection of tea with several delicious snacks like quiches, sandwiches, wraps, cakes and pastries. Superb!
Fantastic variety of food and generous portions, nobody stays hungry at The Danna. My favorite were the incredibly comfy beach beds along the poolside, I really got to relax there. Excellent staff, I received a welcome massage before check in.
I'm trying to think about anything I didn't like about The Danna, but nothing comes up in my mind. I was really treated like a princess at this resort. No complaints. Loved the place, will definitely come back!
If you like to stay at The Danna, you can check here rates and
03 | BERJAYA RESORT ****
I'm still dreaming of that breakfast buffet...
The glorious Berjaya Resort has been around for a while and is probably the most popular hotel in Lngkawi. It's one the biggest resorts with over 350 rooms on 70 acres of land. This place is gigantic.
Located in a spectacular setting surrounded by a tropical jungle and the emerald Andaman sea. Expect to see monkeys and birds and other amazing wildlife because you're right in the rainforest.
I stayed in one of the rainforest chalets, a wooden bungalow, build on stilts. The room had everything I needed for a comfortable stay, bathroom with shower and a balcony facing the seaside.
Monkeys stopped by from time to time on our terrace so we had to keep the door closed.
An excellent designed pool area with a bridge, waterfall and impressive views over the mountains and the beach. There is a bar inside the pool and a happy hour which makes the pool a
fantastic place to hang out for a while and enjoy a couple of cold drinks.
The breakfast at Berjaya is to die for. Nothing to miss - It was the best breakfast I had in Langkawi, the variety was absolutely overwhelming!
With over 300 rooms, it can get quite busy at the Berjaya. The lobby feels more like a bus terminal and the check in procedure took over a half hour.
If you like to stay at the Berjaya Resort, you can check here rates and availability.
04 | GEMALAI VILLAGE ***
A magical place to stay in Langkawi.
The Gemalai Village is surely not a first-class or luxury resort, but it's in such a fairytale setting and incomparable to most of the resorts I have seen, that's why it deserves to be named here!
The resort is located at Pantai Cenang, the touristic center of Langkawi. It's a small hotel with only six bungalows, built on stilts in the middle of rice paddies. It's magical to wake up in this unique setting and watch buffalos, ducks and birds from your window...
I stayed in a house on two floors with an outdoor living area on the ground floor and a comfortable sleeping room and open air bathroom upstairs. Rooms are well sized with wooden decor and large windows.
No pool, but the beach is less than 10 minutes walk away. Grab one of the bicycles and explore the surroundings. The breakfast was served on the terrace which was very convenient.
The Gemalai Village is undoubtedly a spectacular place to stay, magical views over the rice fields and stunning sunsets. Free bicycle rental to get around. Very good location, close to the beach, the airport and the nearest duty free store. Plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.
Quite noisy, there is a busy road next to the resort. There were a couple of half full shampoo bottles in the bathroom, made me feel like I'm using someone elses leftovers. The room tend to get super hot, even when A/C was running high.
The two-storey house is built on stilts, every time the wind blows, the house becomes shaky.
If you like to stay at the Gemalai Village, you can check here rates and availability.
Have you been to Langkawi?
Tell me about it! If I missed some fabulous hotels, please let me know about them in the comment section. I'm happy to explore other hotels whenever I return to the island.
You didn't like the hotels I featured here? Or maybe your budget is a bit tighter? No problem. Check out Agoda and find a detailed list of all hotels, guesthouses and resorts in Langkawi, from cheap budget hostels to 5-star resorts. You surely find something that suits your budget. I wish you happy travels!
Thank you for reading!
This trip was made possible with Naturally Langkawi. All opinions are, as always, my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sabrina Iovino is the founder of JustOneWayTicket.com. She's half German, half Italian and has traveled to more than 50 countries around the globe. She feels weird to write about herself in the third person, so she'll switch now. Phew...much better! Let's restart:
Hi, I'm Sab! This is my blog and I write about the things I love. Mostly.
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