The scenic island of Langkawi has been graced with a new luxury hideaway for holidays to Malaysia: The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi. As experts in Far East holidays, we thought it only right to take a look ourselves, and reports from our team are glowing to say the least. We loved how the overall look-&-feel of The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi stays true to its local heritage, using design touches and materials that reflect a traditional kampong village. The effect is a place that strikes a harmonious balance with its setting, perfectly complementing the forest & beach landscape and vice versa.

Things to do at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

The limited number of guest rooms and suites – 90 in total, plus 29 villas – means The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi enjoys a more intimate atmosphere than one might expect from a big-brand hotelier. It’s a pleasant surprise. The reduced number of accommodations also belies the fact that the in-resort facilities are so wide-ranging. Three swimming pools, three restaurants, two beachfront bars & lounges, two wedding venues and a locally inspired spa allow guests to enjoy the benefits of excellent dining and leisure choice, without the hustle and bustle of a bigger resort. Families will be keen to learn The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi provides generous children’s amenities too, including: complimentary kids’ welcome pack with a Bernard the Hornbill name tag, tote bag and Bernard the Hornbill soft toy; dedicated young VIP check-in desk; kids under 12 sharing room with parents enjoy complimentary extra bed and breakfast (up to two kids).

Off-resort, the adventurous guest is spoilt for choice for new experiences. As a 99-island archipelago in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi's position creates lots of opportunities for watersports, and the area around The Ritz-Carlton is no different. Kayaking, white water rafting, waterfall hikes and water skiing are all available on excursion. Slightly less adventurous but still great fun, we enjoyed shopping for ceramics and beadworks on a curated excursion to a local night market.

The food at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

From haute cuisine to beach grills, the restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi appeal to foodies and casual diners alike. Langkawi Kitchen is a breakfast and dinner venue with a relaxed vibe that specialises in authentic Malay cooking alongside Chinese and Indian dishes. The Beach Grill supplies sunbathers with cocktails and light bites throughout the day, while for a more refined setting, book in at Haiyan. This exclusive oceanfront restaurant is known for its Chinese seafood, inviting ambience and 180° views of the Andaman Sea. Horizon, the resort’s upcoming Thai-fusion restaurant, is set to open soon. Watch this space.

Please note: The Ministry of Health has issued a new No Smoking Policy under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2018. Smoking is now prohibited in all common areas of this hotel, including guestrooms, room balconies, lawns & gardens, driveway, entrance way and other common building facilities. Smoking means the inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or possession of any lighted cigarettes, cigar, pipe, e-cigarette and other similar lighted product. Persons contravening the No Smoking Policy may face an on-the-spot fine of RM10,000, or imprisonment for a term of not exceeding two years. Please be informed that any guests who violate the No Smoking rules will be held responsible. The management appreciates your cooperation and understanding.

Please note: The dates for Ramadan 2021 are Monday 12th April – Tuesday 11th May. Visitors during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

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Accommodation

Rainforest Deluxe

  • Choice of two Queen Beds or King-sized Bed
  • Spacious indoor living area
  • Personal in-room safe for convenience and security
  • Oversized balcony with daybed, dining table and beautiful views

Rainforest Junior Suite

  • Spacious indoor and outdoor living area
  • Personal in-room safe for convenience and security
  • Oversized balcony with daybed, dining table and beautiful views

Rainforest Villa

  • Uninterrupted views of the rainforest
  • Tasteful contemporary decor with Malaysian accents
  • Private 19.5 SQ M sized pool wtih outdoor living area and sundeck
  • Spacious living area and bedroom  with decadent amenities

Beach Villa

  • Direct access to white sandy beach
  • Private 34 SQ M sized pool wtih outdoor living area and sundeck
  • Spacious living area and bedroom  with decadent amenities

Ocean Front Villa

  • Tasteful contemporary decor with Malaysian accents
  • Private 19.5 SQ M sized pool wtih outdoor living area and sundeck
  • Spacious living area and bedroom with decadent amenities

Grand Ocean Front Villa

  • Tasteful contemporary decor with Malaysian accents
  • Private 40 SQ M sized pool wtih outdoor living area and sundeck
  • Spacious living area and bedroom with decadent amenities

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Food & Drink

Hai Yan

This exclusive restaurant sits at the tip of the resort, serving authentic selections of Chinese seafood in luxurious yet warm, inviting ambience. Perched at the water’s edge, diners get to enjoy every dish with breathtaking 180º views of the Andaman Sea. Serving: dinner.

Horizon

Opening Soon. The adults only Horizon is perched above natural rock and features a pool overlooking the horizon. It offers an intimate environment with Thai influence to enjoy the romantic sunset and unusual wines, designed for a relaxing lingering night with friends.

Langkawi Kitchen

A casual restaurant serving traditional Malay, Chinese & Indian cuisine, plunging your palete in the diversity of Langkawi’s local culture. Serving: breakfast, dinner.

The Beach Grill

Open throughout the day, Beach Bar & Grill offers western favourites along the beach front as you revel in a selection of cocktails. Serving: lunch, dinner.