Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com and credited sources
Header Image-Source: Resorts World Langkawi
Serenity is perhaps the best word to describe our priceless experience while staying for 3 days and 2 nights at Resorts World Langkawi. The view was absolutely amazing and we wouldn’t trade our experience for anything in the world. Everything was perfect to a point that we failed to find a single, micro, tiny flaw. We enjoyed every minute we spent at the resort. It is indeed one of the best resorts in Langkawi.
Getting to Langkawi
The easiest way to get to Langkawi is by opting for air transportation. Several airlines serve Langkawi International Airport. The airport is located at 06°19′47″N 099°43′43″E, 29 feet (9 meters) above sea level, on the south-western part of the island. Its IATA airport code is LGK and ICAO code is WMKL. In addition, ferry service links Langkawi Island with Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Georgetown, Penang as well as Satun and Ko Lipe in Thailand. Here are some useful and related links:
Langkawi International Airport (Wikipedia) Click HERE
Langkawi International Airport (Malaysia Aiports) Click HERE
Langkawi Airport (Langkawi Insight) Click HERE
Langkawi Ferry Services. Click HERE
Langkawi (Wikipedia) Click HERE
Resorts World Langkawi
Located in the tropical paradise of Andaman Sea, Resorts World Langkawi is just 25 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport. The resort is notable for its Mediterranean-inspired architectural designs and its scenic waterfront boardwalk that offers al fresco dining. There are 211 rooms in total and at the time of writing, most rooms are newly-renovated. Guests may choose from Standard room, Standard Seaview, Premier Gardenview, Premier Seaview Rooms, Premier Suite, Signature Suite and Presidential Suite.
Those wishing for the finest level of service and comfort may opt for the spacious Signature Suite that has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a patio and even a shared terrace with the occupants of the suite next door. The main entrance is via the spiral staircase that starts from the waterfront boardwalk’s or one may simply opt for the elevator.
The second entrance is via the hotel’s inner corridor where a door opens up to a ‘private mini spa’; 2 massage beds that is! Indulge in traditional Royal Javanese massages and treatments, in your own private space by simply calling the resort’s 5-star Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa.
The suite’s main living room is incredibly spacious, offering its occupants comfy sofas to sit on. The space itself is airy and it comes with 2 views; Seaview and the Courtyard Fountain Garden located at the front of Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa.
If that is not enough, the master bedroom has its own living room as well! Enjoy the view of the sea from your own private balcony. Wake up early in the morning to get that amazing sunrise view while enjoying your coffee before heading to the Seagull Coffehouse for your big breakfast.
The en suite bathroom comes with that deep oblong bathtub, something that will glued you like forever in the bathroom!
The view from the patio is something to die for, offering guests an openness to the great elements outside! Having a small private dining party is possible here as there are adequate seats plus an island that functions as a bar and kitchen. You and your invited guests will be amazed with this particular airy patio.
Exploring the Signature Suite is kind of doing bits of treasure hunt as later you will find out that one of the many doors leads you to a staircase. On the upper floor is a shared terrace, where you will be able to get up close and personal with the occupants from another Signature Suite.
Travelling in a group of 4 or with your children? Fret not as there is a second bedroom that comes with its own bathroom!
Premier Seaview Room
We’re assigned to this type of room and we love just everything inside it. The room had all things that we need during our 3 days and 2 nights stay.
Premier Gardenview Room
This type of room has a view of the garden and guests may opt to have king size or twin bed.
Recreation at the resort
There are two pools for kids and one for adults!
The Infinity Pool!
Spa for Holistic Treatment
The resort’s five-star Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa is for those seeking holistic treatments to pamper their bodies. Traditional Royal Javanese massages and treatments are available to soothe one’s body and mind, including hand and foot therapy, and aromatherapy massage.
Soothe your stress away and attain a vibrant state of bliss by opting one of many treatments available in the extensive SPA menu (click HERE).
The Seagull Coffehouse
Inside The Seagull Coffehouse.
Egg Station during breakfast.
Delicious Nasi Lemak for breakfast at Seagull Coffehouse.
The Seagull Coffeehouse offers an excellent variety of Asian and international dishes. This particular eatery offers all day dining and in the morning, serves buffet breakfast. Seagull Coffehouse is open from 7am to 10.30pm.
Zest at the boardwalk is where al fresco dining can be enjoyed—imagine doing this while watching the sunset! This fine eatery’s sizzling specialties are popular among guests who obviously also enjoy the fact that they have a glorious view of the legendary Pregnant Maiden Island or Pulau Dayang Bunting. Zest opens from 12pm to 1am. Fish feeding is held daily at 6.30pm. Schools of fish swarm the side of the boardwalk looking for tasty morsels from guests and hotel workers armed with loaves of bread.
Enjoy the live entertainment in the evening while sipping your preferred drinks!
Pre-Cocktail/ Private Pool Party at The Infinity Pool
Surprise your invited guests with a Pre-Cocktail and even a private party at the Infinity Pool! Organized your event through the resort’s Sales Department and inquire about their current Beverage Happy Hour as well as Cocktail/Mocktail Promotion. The resort will be more than happy to assist you with your food and beverage choices. We had an awesome Pool Party with our friends and some even opted swimming in the infinity pool.
Our Finger Foods during the Pool Party!
Our Mocktail during the Pool Party.
Enjoying the Mocktail and the view!
Our big team at the Pool Party with Dato’ Edward Arthur Holloway, Senior Vice President – Hotel Operations and Mr. Azahar Osman, Assistant Vice President of Hotel Operations (Resorts World Langkawi)
Beyond Resorts World Langkawi
For guests’ convenience, the resort also offers trips to some places of interest in Langkawi. For the sport enthusiast, recreational water sports are available within the vicinity of the resort which include jet-skiing, scuba-diving and snorkeling. Guests may also opt for island hopping and fishing, or go on a mangrove-and-cave geopark tour.
The resort can organize a cruise, namely the Sunset Cruise that allows guests to sail across the sea at sunset from 5pm daily. Guests get to enjoy a three-hour night out experiencing tranquility at sea as evening fades from shades of orange to make way for a sky that is blue and black.
(Read our full review on board the Sunset Cruise by Tropical Charters Langkawi-Click HERE)
Umgawa Legendary EcoAdventures (Zipline)
(Credit: Angeline Ong Limin)
(Credit: Angeline Ong Limin)
(Read our full review about UMGAWA Langkawi, HERE)
Langkawi Sky Cab & Sky Bridge
An engineering marvel that offers unique experience, ascending over 550 millions old rock while at times gives riders that thrilling moments, SkyCab Langkawi is the steepest cable ride on earth! Mobilizing nervous but excited riders to the Top Station, where the SkyBridge awaits curious visitors. TripAdvisor community ranked this particular SkyCab at #1 out of 97 attractions in Langkawi Island.
Base Station to the middle Station.
Middle Station to the Top Station.
Somewhere along the bridge, there are few glass panels, a see-thru glass panel meant for people to step on it, do it if you are not afraid of heights. Our friend, Angeline Ong Limin did her signature post on that see-thru glass panel!
“Mahsuri, victim of treachery and jealousy was sentenced to death in 1235 Hijrah or 1819 A.D. As she died, she laid a curse on the Island : There shall be no peace and prosperity on this Island for a period of 7 generations“
Field of Burnt Rice
“When a battle broke out between Siam and Langkawi at Pancur Straits, Dato Kemboja, as chief of the Langkawi army felt that they might fall into the enemy’s hand. Immediately he sent a messenger to Padang Mat Sirat to get all the Village Folks to collect all their paddy harvest to a place and burn them. They dug a hole in the ground and put all the collected paddy into it. This was done so that the Siamese would not be able to get hold of the paddy which would be the main source of supply to get a foothold in Langkawi Island. From this incident, until now, there are still traces of burnt rice which can be clearly seen from Ku Halim Ku Hassan’s house.”
Pantai Cenang is a long beautiful curved stretch of sand and it is Langkawi’s most popular area that houses local and international eateries, duty-free shopping complexes and luxury resorts.
Buffalo Park is a dairy farm that promotes Agro Tourism. It has an amazing panoramic view as it is surrounded by paddy field, rubber trees and tropical rainforest of Gunung Raya and Gunung Mat Cincang.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
With a vertical fall of 91 meters, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (Seven Wells Waterfall) is made of seven natural pools; formed at different levels by water streams coming from the second highest mountain of Langkawi, Gunung Mat Cincang.
Our 3 days 2 nights stay at Resorts World Langkawi was amazing. It’s an unforgettable experience; it’s priceless. The products in the resort were exceptional and are of high quality. Most importantly, we felt the presence of tranquility and calmness every time we’re seated at the Waterfront Boardwalk; a place that offers picturesque surroundings; especially that awesome turqoise, clear blue water.
The resort is located not that far from Pantai Cenang, a place that we love so much! Though it’s a bit touristically developed, it does offer interesting things for visitors, especially yum foods! We went to Pantai Cenang in the evening and it was an interesting visit.
The activities outside the resort were equally interesting, especially the zipline experience at Umgawa Legendary EcoAdventures. There were 12 ziplines, 3 Sky Bridges and 1 thrilling abseil descent! The trip to Sky Bridge via SkyCab Langkawi was amazing. Thought it’s the second time we’re there, we still think that the attraction is worth to visit!
The Sunset Cruise was one of the best short cruises we went on board. We were able to have amazing view of the sea as well as the sunset. The free flow of foods and beverages were great, pretty much ensuring that no one’s thirsty or hungry!
Inspired by our experience? For your next vacay, head to:
Resorts World Langkawi
Tanjung Malai, 07000 Langkawi
Phone: (+6) 04- 955 5111
Resorts World Langkawi sponsored this trip for selected media representatives. However, opinions expressed are solely our own (curiostraveller.com) and do not express the views or opinions of other parties.