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: Ramadan dates are from 22nd March to 20th April 2023. 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.