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The Best Luxury Resorts In Langkawi, Malaysia 2024

Updated 5th January 2024

Picture this: you’ve eagerly watched out the window as your flight to Langkawi lands in the middle of a rainforest. You’ve disembarked, picked up your luggage and collected your hire car. It’s time to find your way to your resort. But where are you staying?

Well, it’s Langkawi. You need to rest your head in a place that really matches the stunning scenery around you. Somewhere you can have all your needs taken care of, where you can truly relax. You need a resort that will make you feel at peace, but that will never be boring. And let’s be honest, somewhere that will make people on your social media a little bit jealous.

Here are six properties in Langkawi that I can assure you will have the desired effect. Now go pamper yourself!

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Current COVID-19 situation (as of January 2024)

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The St. Regis Lankgawi

What can one really say about the St. Regis Langkawi? Or any St. Regis for that matter?

Yes,  it’s pricey. But when you look at the value you get, it’s so worth it. The St. Regis has approximately 80 suites and four overwater bungalows, and you’ll have your own butler for your stay to make sure everything is taken care of. The food is delicious, the drinks are as they should be, and couples and families alike will be wildly happy here. I love some of the activities on offer for kids in particular, such as cooking lessons.

The town of Kuah is close by if you do wish to leave the resort – which is always good to do, but you’d be forgiven if you never wanted to leave the St. Regis.

The beach here, however, won’t blow you away; being so close to the port town of Kuah the water gets a bit murky. The pool, however, will set you right.

You can book the St. Regis here.

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The Danna Langkawi

Tucked away in Langkawi’s charming Telaga Harbour Park, The Danna Langkawi effortlessly weaves luxury into its prime location. Overlooking the marina and nestled against the backdrop of lush hills, this resort offers a refined retreat with practical proximity.

Rooms at The Danna are spacious, adorned with elegant decor, and many boast private balconies with marina or hillside views. The resort’s strategic placement allows guests easy access to both the vibrant harbor scene and the tranquility of nature.

The infinity pool, surrounded by palm trees and facing the marina, is a standout feature. The Danna’s private beach, accessible by a short stroll or a quick buggy ride, provides an exclusive sunbathing spot.

Dining at The Danna is a culinary journey. Planter’s serves gourmet delights in a colonial-inspired setting, while Straits & Co. offers casual dining with marina views. The resort’s unique location also makes it easy for guests to explore nearby dining options within the Telaga Harbour Park.

Situated near the Langkawi Cable Car and Oriental Village, The Danna Langkawi provides a practical base for exploring Langkawi’s attractions. Its location, between the bustling harbor and serene nature, ensures a well-rounded escape with a touch of maritime luxury.

You can book The Danna Langkawi here.

The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

Attention to detail is the key at the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi. Just little things like the understated Malay decor, or the traditional treatments at the spa (try the Mandi Bunga ritual). There’s an adults-only infinity pool, which is great, but it’s situated just so, so you can watch the spectacular sunset.

The rest of the experience is everything you’d expect from the Ritz-Carlton brand. Little surprises like complimentary snacks in the room at night, or staff anticipating your needs before you even know, making you feel like a VIP.

For non-guests, The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi offers something called a Resort Pass… this gives you complimentary access to the kids club and teens club, sun lounges, watersports and facilities, 10% off spa treatments, WiFi and 300RM to spend on food and drink. There’s car parking available, but it can be limited so contact the resort ahead of time.

You can book the Ritz-Carlton here.

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The Andaman Langkawi

If you haven’t read my review of The Andaman, you should. It was divine. The Andaman is a Luxury Collection property, which means it doesn’t have the ponce of the big names above. Instead, through its sprawling grounds and facilities and huge lagoon-style swimming pool, it still manages to maintain a boutique vibe. I’m a huge fan of Luxury Collection properties throughout the world and The Andaman is no different.

It caters to everyone. Families will be extremely happy here with a sprawling pool that features a waterslide, endless activities in the Kids Club, and some really beautiful for the little ones (and grown-ups) to learn about the conservation initiatives taking part in Datai Bay.

The beach is incredible – a coral reef features here so motorised water sports aren’t allowed. However, the scenery and tranquility of the beach is much better for it and you’ll probably be lucky enough to see some otters! Side note: Bop, The Andaman’s otter mascot, is super cute and the kids are given their very own Bop soft-toy on arrival. The rooms are large enough to fit the kids in but suites are also available.

Couples will also be happy here – the sunsets are phenomenal as is the food and the cocktail menu so there are plenty of opportunities for romance.

I won’t lie: though our kids were extremely happy here and we found the whole experience wonderful, Mr. Winter and I fully intend to return one day sans kids.

You can book The Andaman here.

Update: Unfortunately, The Andaman is currently out of commission due to a very serious fire that has destroyed the main wing of the property. However, I am keeping The Andaman on this list for now in the hopes it will be fixed.

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Westin Langkawi

From the moment you step into the lobby, the Westin Langkawi welcomes you with open arms and a refreshing tropical breeze. The lush, landscaped grounds create a haven of tranquility, a perfect backdrop for rejuvenation. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the infinity pool, where the horizon meets the azure sea, offering a slice of paradise right at your fingertips.

The rooms and suites at the Westin Langkawi are more than just accommodations; they’re private sanctuaries infused with contemporary comfort. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea or the resort’s vibrant gardens, setting the tone for another day in paradise.

Indulge your taste buds at the resort’s culinary havens. From the beachside delights at Tide to the exquisite flavors of Breeze Lounge, each dining experience is a journey into the vibrant culinary scene of Langkawi.

The Westin Langkawi isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a launchpad for island adventures. Explore the mangroves, discover the secrets of the rainforest, or simply unwind on the private white-sand beach. The resort’s concierge is your personal guide to unlocking Langkawi’s hidden gems.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the Westin Langkawi transforms into a magical wonderland. Enjoy a cocktail at the Float Bar, where the sound of gentle waves is the perfect accompaniment to your evening. Pamper yourself at the Heavenly Spa, where traditional techniques and modern therapies blend seamlessly.

You can book the Westin Langkawi here.

The Datai Langkawi

The Datai is the other resort in Datai Bay, near The Andaman. It features the same incredible view of the prehistoric rainforest and mountains jutting out into the sea. The Datai, however, is smaller and more decidedly boutique. Final touches are being made to The Datai’s major refurbishment, so this property is now at its peak. Read: incredible.

The Datai is a place to really enjoy being in the thick of nature; you’re in the geoforest, with all manner of nightlife coexisting with you. Take one of the morning or night-time jungle tours (actually, do both!) – you won’t regret it.

The Datai is family-friendly in that staff will go out of their way to accommodate you. That said, there is no kids club and in my opinion, the facilities are more adult-oriented. There are lots of reviews around the web from people who brought their kids along (and the occasional review saying don’t do it)… It’s definitely doable, but personally, I think I’d rather enjoy this one as an adults-only trip. Book a private villa and reconnect with each other.

You can book The Datai here.

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Rainforest Pool Villa at The Datai. Image courtesy of The Datai Langkawi

The Four Seasons Langkawi

Another resort to sit within one of Langkawi’s to geoforests, The Four Seasons is luxury jungle tranquility at it’s finest.

The Four Seasons is one of my favourite hotel brands for the way it so effortlessly combines complete luxury with family-friendliness (is that a word?) My honest opinion is that if you want luxury but still want to bring the kids, the Four Seasons is the way to go and its Langkawi offering is no exception. Kids are well taken care of in the free kids club and they eat for free during the day. The interconnected kids’ pools are fantastic but the adults-only pool will give you a bit more peace and quiet (and there are private cabanas here too). Down on the private beach, you can hire a jetski for a bit of a thrill.

As always, the Four Seasons staff will make you feel completely at home and take care of your every whim.

You can book the Four Seasons here.

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Pelangi Beach Resort

Nestled along the pristine shores of Cenang Beach, Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi offers a beachfront haven in the heart of the island’s entertainment district. With an idyllic location steps away from the vibrant Pantai Cenang, this resort seamlessly blends tropical tranquility with practical accessibility.

Rooms at Pelangi Beach Resort are designed for comfort, many featuring private balconies with garden or pool views. The resort’s lush landscaping creates an oasis, and the beach is just a leisurely stroll away, inviting guests to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand.

The resort boasts multiple swimming pools, including a kids’ pool and a tranquil adult-only pool surrounded by tropical greenery. Practical amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and easy access to water sports facilities ensure a well-rounded stay.

Dining options at Pelangi cater to diverse tastes. Spice Market offers an array of international cuisines, and Cba offers beachfront dining for those seeking a more casual atmosphere.

Beyond the resort, the bustling Pantai Cenang strip provides an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The strategic location of Pelangi Beach Resort allows guests to easily explore the vibrant surroundings while enjoying the convenience of a beachfront retreat.

You can book the Pelangi Beach Resort here.

The Berjaya Langkawi Resort

The Berjaya Langkawi is many things. The most affordable on this list (hooray!). The only property that features plenty of overwater accommodation (yes, please!). One of the properties with the best mix of seclusion and easy access (bonus!). One of the coolest small luxury hotels I’ve seen (vibes!). Sounds perfect, right?

The Berjaya is certainly popular for a reason. Kids love it here, parents love it here, and honeymooners especially love the overwater chalets akin to something you’d find in the Maldives (but more green, giving that real Southeast-Asian jungle feel). If you’re a couple or a family of 3, the Berjaya is an excellent option as it won’t break the bank, though the service and facilities are not quite of a St. Regis/Ritz-Carlton standard (but what is?). Rainforest Chalets, the Berjaya’s lead-in room, have a maximum occupancy of three though, meaning if you’re a family of four or more (like us) you’ll have to spring for the Family chalet.

The Berjaya is ranked more as a 4-star than 5-star resort (and this is accurate), but it makes this list for its breathtaking views, friendly service, and affordable price.

If you hire a car, which you absolutely should in Langkawi, then the Berjaya is great. It feels totally secluded but it’s right next to the Langkawi Skycab – great fun for everyone.

You can book the Berjaya here.

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Photo courtesy of The Berjaya Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu Resort

Tanjung Rhu Resort in Langkawi doesn’t just promise a getaway; it delivers a practical paradise. Nestled on a secluded beach in the north-east of Langkawi Island, this resort effortlessly combines modern amenities with a serene location.

Rooms at Tanjung Rhu are spacious, offering practical comfort. Each comes with a private balcony, providing glimpses of the lush gardens or the calming sea—a thoughtful touch to unwind after a day of exploration.The infinity pool is a standout feature, surrounded by swaying palms, and the private beach is a tranquil spot for a sun-soaked retreat. Practicalities like complimentary Wi-Fi and airport transfers make the stay hassle-free.

Dining options cater to diverse tastes. Sands, the resort’s beachfront restaurant, serves up a variety of dishes, and the Sunset Poolside Bar is a perfect spot for casual bites and drinks.Exploring beyond the resort is made convenient with available tours and excursions, allowing guests to discover the beauty of Langkawi with ease.

In a nutshell, Tanjung Rhu Resort provides practical luxury against the backdrop of Langkawi’s natural beauty—a well-balanced retreat where comfort and convenience meet the allure of a secluded beach escape.

You can book the Tanjung Rhu resort here.

Image courtesy of Tanjung Rhu Resort

PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort

Escape to the PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort, an oasis where nature, luxury, and Malaysian warmth converge. Perched on the edge of Langkawi’s pristine coastline at the bottom of Langkawi’s bustling Pantai Cenang, this haven blends Langkawi’s cosmopolitan and tropical vibes.

The resort’s lobby is your first glimpse into the blend of contemporary design and traditional charm. Rooms and suites echo this balance, offering modern comforts with a Malaysian touch. Whether overlooking the lush gardens or the Andaman Sea, each accommodation is a sanctuary of serenity. The expansive lagoon-style pool invites you for a refreshing dip, surrounded by tropical greenery. Alternatively, the private beach, with its golden sands, provides a tranquil escape with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.

Culinary delights unfold at CBA, a restaurant where local and international flavors harmonize. The Beach Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with the sea breeze as your companion.

PARKROYAL Langkawi isn’t just a retreat; it’s a gateway to adventure. Explore the nearby mangroves, embark on a sunset cruise, or unwind with traditional spa treatments. As the sun sets, head to the beachfront bar for a cocktail against the backdrop of the vibrant Langkawi sky, creating a postcard-perfect moment.

You can book the PARKROYAL Langkawi here.

Image courtesy of PARKROYAL Hotels

Casa Del Mar Langkawi

The moment you enter, Casa Del Mar welcomes you with an intimate atmosphere, seamlessly blending Mediterranean-inspired architecture with the laid-back charm of Langkawi. The rooms and suites, adorned in soothing tones, offer a blend of modern luxury and seaside tranquility, each with a private balcony overlooking either the lush gardens or the mesmerizing sea.

Take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool that seemingly merges with the horizon, surrounded by swaying palms and the whispering sea breeze. Alternatively, unwind on the resort’s private beach, where the powdery sands invite you to relax under the warm Malaysian sun.

Culinary delights await at La Sal, Casa Del Mar’s beachfront restaurant. Here, fresh seafood and local ingredients are masterfully crafted into delectable dishes, offering a gastronomic journey with the soundtrack of lapping waves.

Casa Del Mar is more than a resort; it’s a gateway to relaxation and exploration. From the cozy library to the rejuvenating spa, every corner invites you to savor the serenity of this beachfront paradise.

As the day fades, head to the beach bar for a sundowner, where the fiery hues of the sunset reflect upon the tranquil waters, creating a magical ambiance.

You can book the Casa Del Mar here.

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