Nestled between a 10-million-year-old lush rainforest and a secluded pristine beach is Ritz Carlton Langkawi, the brand’s first resort destination in Malaysia, and set to become one of the most opulent and exquisite luxury resorts facing the Andaman Sea.
With 90 rooms and suites, and 29 pool villas, Ritz Carlton Langkawi offers accommodations for solo travelers, couples, groups, and families. Featuring state-of-the-art touch technology in each room, unadulterated sweeping views of the rainforest, and the best of the best amenities one can find in the area, the resort is a true tropical paradise with the latest modern comforts money can buy.
Designed by Philippe Villeroux of the Malaysian-based Tropical Area Architects, the entire resort was meant to blend with its surroundings, mimicking the aesthetics of nearby traditional villages called Kampongs.
Thus, you will see local architectural details such as gabled roofs and Malay-themed woodwork all throughout the resort. Taking cues from Malay palaces and taking into consideration the property’s natural elements, you have a lavish, luxury resort that blends with the lush rainforest and the picture perfect white sandy beach and turquoise blue waters.
Among the property amenities that will make your stay unforgettable are its beachfront swimming pool; its outdoor tennis court; the fitness center with personal trainers; the Ritz Kids area with its indoor and outdoor playgrounds, kid’s pool, and daily programs; as well as its unique spa.
The resort’s spa is a sight to behold. There are 6 pavilions that seem to float above water, which
There are 6 pavilions that seem to float above water, which are made to look like baskets, designed to look like Malay Bubus – fish traps that local fishermen use. The pavilions have uninterrupted sea views, and are connected to each other via open-air walkways. Traditional Malay massages, treatments, and therapies are offered at the spa. A vitality pool, as well as an indoor and outdoor yoga decks are also available on site.
There are also 4 restaurants in the resort, which are the Langkawi Kitchen – serving traditional Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine; the Beach Bar and Grill, which offers cocktails and a selection of wines; the Hai Yan fine dining restaurant with an epic 180-degree view of the Andaman Sea; and the Horizon, which is an adults-only bar, perched on a natural rock, features an infinity pool, and perfect for outdoor barbeque and cocktails at sunset.
For activities outside the resort, Langkawi is filled with attractions and activities such as water sports, guided trekking tours in the rich rainforest, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, cable car rides, marinas, night markets, duty-free shopping, and even go-karting.
The Langkawi International Airport is also a mere 10 minutes away from the Ritz Carlton Langkawi, making the resort’s location a contradiction of sorts, – secluded and exclusive beachfront paradise, yet being close enough for convenient transfers and the area’s rich culture and tourism attractions.
With legendary service, impeccable attention to details in terms of interiors and amenities, and the beautiful natural surroundings of Langkawi at your fingertips, the Ritz Carlton Langkawi is definitely a tropical paradise that’s set to change the landscape of luxury accommodations on the island and the region.
Photo: courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi