Book your flight tickets, because the Recovery MCO is in full effect and we’re now allowed to travel domestically.
Our first stop? Somewhere blue, peaceful, and beachy. While we have no shortage of beautiful islands in Malaysia and gorgeous diving spots, our imagination flies over to the island of Langkawi in Kedah. It’s long been a favourite for locals and tourists alike, and now is the time to revisit it.
The island, although small, is one of the few in Malaysia with a number of luxury resorts to choose from. These gorgeous resorts are ensconced within the million-year-old rainforest and boast views of the blue sea, with some even having their own private beaches.
As for activities, there are plenty: relax, enjoy the pool in your villa, take a walk by the beach, or take a guided walk in the rainforest and let the experts point out to you the native flora and fauna.
Feeling good about this trip already? Check out the resorts in Langkawi that have reopened for you to pay a visit to.
The Datai Langkawi has long been an iconic resort in Langkawi. The resort unveiled a refreshed look following an extensive renovation only in 2018 and with its reopening this June 12th for the RMCO, everything is going to be feeling new yet familiar. With a focus on wellness, this resort is situated within a million-year-old rainforest, and its resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak leads a guided nature walk to point out all the native flora and fauna. Otherwise, lounge in your private pool or take a walk down to the beach while you’re there.
The resort will reopen June 12th, 2020.
The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi also underwent extensive renovation and is looking better than ever. While you can luxuriate in the spa or by your private pool, the resort also offers some adrenaline-rushing sporting activities – including X-Jetblades, which allows you to propel above the water with hydro-propelled foot jets. But of course, if it’s a romantic or wellness trip you’re looking for, the resort’s team can also arrange that for you.
This villas-only resort is so exclusive that there are only nine villas within the property. How’s that for social distancing? True to its name, each villa comes with its own private pool, which may make you feel more comfortable in our current pandemic climate. Also situated within the forest, each villa is far enough from each other that you have absolute privacy during your stay. There are two dining outlets within the property: Rimba Restaurant and Monsoon Sky Bar. During the RMCO, guests can request for their meals to be sent to their villas at no extra cost, in case they don’t feel like heading to the restaurant itself.
Also located in the Teluk Datai area, The Andaman is perfect for those who enjoy some peace and quiet, spa time, and golf — it’s just a short drive away from Els Club Teluk Datai. Otherwise, luxuriate by the beach, enjoy some water sporting activities, or take a guided nature walk in the area. Rooms boast either a view of the rainforest or the sea, which makes for a relaxing time with nature.