An idyllic tropical hideaway, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is cosily tucked away between a ten million-year-old rainforest, the tranquil Datai Bay and an 8,000-year-old fringing coral reef.
This inspiring locale enables guests to partake in a wide range of activities that integrate the surrounding nature while still enjoying the luxurious trimmings of the five-star resort. There is no shortage of things to do in Langkawi. Rent a car discover Malaysia’s countryside to take in the peaceful landscape of paddy fields, and small villages with wooden houses framed by palm trees. Hop on the cable car to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang for an unrivalled view of the island and beyond, or get acquainted with the marine life that the vast ocean houses with a snorkel session.
In December 2010, the resort embarked on a coral conservation project after discovering a 6000- to 8000-year-old coral reef in its shores that was badly damaged by the 2004 tsunami. As part of the resort’s Coral Conservation project, guests are offered the opportunity to give back to nature through its unique Coral Nursery while the Marine Life Laboratory is a space to discover more about marine life from the bay.
An exquisite selection of 178 rooms and well-appointed suites reflect a contemporary Malaysian style, with sweeping views over the Andaman Sea and ancient rainforest. Rooms feature modern dark wood details artfully juxtaposed against locally painted images of nature on the walls and include ample seating areas to enjoy the 49” LED flat-panel televisions with DVD players, a fully stocked minibar, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Guests enjoy 24-hour room service, air-conditioning, nightly turndown service, and two complimentary bottles of water daily. Bathrooms turn into personal spas with thoughtfully provided amenities, including a full range of The Luxury Collection’s exclusive Byredo by Le Chemin products, a large bathtub, and a separate glass-enclosed shower. For the epitome of contemporary living, Suites offer ample space, and some boast their own private pool, well suited for romantic holidays and honeymoons.
Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining with four restaurants and a lounge and beach bar offering a variety of local specialities and international favourites.
V Botanical Spa, perched on a verdant hillside, is the perfect sanctuary for pampering. Nestled amid the serenity of an ancient rainforest, it offers unique treatments and experiences, as well as yoga and meditation classes.