It comes as no surprise that as one of Malaysia’s most popular and most beautiful islands, Langkawi is home to some stunning resorts and hotels. Catering to those with a taste for the finest things in life. Langkawi’s five star hotels are known for their traditional settings and modern comforts, as well as their landscaped gardens and hospitality. Surrounded by an array of activities including jungle-trekking, caving, diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, and parasailing, these luxurious resorts are also often accompanied by their own private beach.
If you’re looking to enjoy a tranquil vacation on this picturesque island, Langkawi is the place for you. At Paradise 101, we’ve compiled together a list of Langkawi’s best 5 star hotels, featuring award-winning spas, internationally-acclaimed restaurants and breathtaking views of both the rainforest and the sea.
The St. Regis Langkawi
The St Regis Hotel is one of the most popular and loved five star hotels in Langkawi. This luxurious hotel is located on the southern tip of the island in Kuah and is just a 20 minute drive from the airport. Featuring rainforest views and a luxury private beachfront, this spectacular resort promises the ultimate relaxation setting. Other facilities include a beachfront infinity pool, a star studded restaurant and cuisine, an all inclusive gym and a heavenly spa. With 85 suites and four over-water villas to choose from, The St Regis Langkawi is by far one of the best five star hotels on the island.
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is located just 3 km away from the centre of Kuahs, making it ideal for those wishing to explore the surrounding shops and local markets. Other nearby attractions include CHOGM Park, Eagle Square, Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman and Langkawi Crystal. Guests can enjoy the haven of sandy beaches and beautiful Andaman Sea views, whilst relaxing in the spa or one of it’s four swimming pools.
The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa has a remarkable 201 rooms and 20 villas, all fitted with modern décor and exhilarating views. Other onsite facilities of the hotel include a gym, squash courts and a kids club, so you can sit back and relax all vacation long.
The Andaman, Langkawi
The Andaman Collection Resort is another one of Langkawi’s breathtaking five star hotels and is quietly tucked away between a 10 million year old rainforest and the tranquil Datai Bay. The resort itself features holds a total of 178 rooms, most of which feature private balconies overlooking the ocean or forest. As well as this, they also include glass-enclosed rainforest showers and a modern interior design.
Located towards the North Western side of the island. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, is close by to many of Langkawi’s main attractions including, Crocodile Adventureland, Els Club Teluk Datai golf course and Langkawi’s Sky Bridge. The hotel itself houses six available dining options, including authentic Japanese cuisine and Scandinavian dishes, leaving you plenty of choice to delve into the Malaysican lifestyle.
Other facilities include a spa, gym and a lagoon-style outdoor pool where guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail courtesy of the Beach Bar and Jentayu Lounge.
The Datai Langkawi
This magnificent five-star luxury hotel is tucked away in the secluded Langkawi rainforest, just 20km west of Kuah. The Datai Langkawi offers the choice of 124 secluded villas that are set along paths leading down to a private bay. When it comes to each of the rooms, no expense is spared with each offering enchanting views of the surrounding rainforest, the Andaman Sea and Tarutao Island.
The Datai Langkawi also offers a diverse choice of dining experiences, including some of the best restaurants in Langkawi such as The Guli House. Here, you can enjoy the tantalizing tastes of authentic Malay and Indian dishes. Guests can also enjoy a cultural dance performance by the locals which is put on every night amongst the enhancing serenity of the natural surrounding environment.
Vivanta Rebak Island, Langkawi
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This spectacular resort features traditional Malaysian wooden chalets spread across a private island in the Malacca Strait. Located just 3 km from Pantai Cenang, the island is within prime location for those wishing to experience the buzz of Langkawi most popular vibrant beach.
The 5-star resort in Langkawi is surrounded by some of the islands most exotic marine life. With access to scheduled boat transfers, private beach and a sea-facing outdoor pool, there is something for everyone. Inspired by Malay architecture, each room and suite is decorated with authentic timber furnishings and modern amenities, as well as a private balcony and dining area.
Nearby activities include yoga classes, island hopping, trekking trips, biking and kayaking. The resort also offers a kids’ club and babysitting service is available upon request for those that require, leaving you to focus on relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi
The Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi is located along Jalan Pantai Tengah and spans across 35 acres of land. Offering 51 exclusive single and double-storey timber chalets, this magnificent resort and spa is designed to resemble a traditional Malay village.
Rated one of the highest 5 star resorts on the island, The Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa features two free-form outdoor pools as well as a private beach, gym, spa and views of both landscaped gardens and Andaman Sea. Watersport activities are also available on request for an extra fee. Nearby activities include the Rice Garden Museum and Underwater World Langkawi.