The Ritz Carlton, Langkawi is the newest addition to their properties in Malaysia and also, their first resort destination. Surrounded by lush rainforests and lapped by the clear-blue Andaman Sea, the oceanfront resort is created to fully immerse guests in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture, such as designing it to emulate a traditional kampong village to achieve a perfect harmony of traditional yet modern space. It boasts 90 luxurious guest rooms and suites and 29 pool villas, three swimming pools, a locally inspired spa, three dining outlets, two ocean front bars and lounges, and both indoor and outdoor wedding venues.
It is officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation. Plenty of beautiful scenery everywhere you turn.
You can expect ultimate comfort, spacious interiors, Malaysian-inspired furnishings and accents coupled with modern luxury in every single room. Built as a tribute to nature, each of The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi’s rooms and villas are integrated into the surrounding jungle, you can also unwind as you attune to the infinite blue of the calm ocean, or tap into the invigorating energy of waves crashing against primordial rocks or look in awe at the magnificent Langkawi sunsets. This resort caters not just to the honeymooners, but also families and groups. Villa Mutiara, offers the ideal space for private functions or intimate gatherings for up to eight and boasts two pools and access to a private beach.
Housing four dining outlets, each overlooking the Andaman Sea, you will be spoilt for choice. There is something for everyone as each dining outlet specializes in different cuisines. From plunging your palette in the diversity of Langkawi’s local culture at the Langkawi Kitchen to western favorites at the Beach Grill, and Chinese seafood at Hai Yan, you can be sure to find your personal favourite. All these delicacies while you indulge in the sunset unfolding in front of your eyes, it is indeed a feast for all senses.
There are plenty of activities to keep guests busy at the resort. Write your desires to the Malaysian god of wishes, Tasik Dayung Bunting, or sit-back and relax and enjoy a dreamy “Dance of Thanks to the Sea” during the golden hours of sunset at the beach. For adventure-seekers, there are jungle walks to the nearby rainforest or cruise through the mangroves and end up in a jungle pool for a refreshing swim. And if you want to experience more of Langkawi’s vibrant culture, you can join the cooking class where you will discover how to prepare traditional Malay dishes, try your hand at Batik painting, or even make your own soap with aromatic treasures grown on the island.
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