Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Langkawi.
The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia is a luxury property with a lot to love. The elegant atmosphere is created by a stylish blend of British colonial and Malaysian accents. The 125 spacious rooms feature four-poster beds, balconies, and marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. With a private beach, three-tiered infinity pool, numerous dining options, a spa, free welcome shoulder massage, and a free breakfast buffet with Champagne, there's little else that guests can ask for. It’s located in a quiet, remote area, which is ideal for couples or families who want to get away from the bustle, though it's a trek for those who want to get off the property and explore. For something that’s closer to the action, check out the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi.
The Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia is an unrivaled five-pearl property, an exclusive beachfront getaway on the north side of the island, which offers tours through the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park mangroves. Luxurious Malayan beachfront villas feature lovely wooden designs, outdoor terrazzo bathtubs, verandas, and private pools. The vibe here is harmoniously balanced between romantic and family-friendly -- there are intimate beach dinners, spa pampering in waterside cabanas, and an adult-only pool but also kids' pools, pony rides, rock climbing, and an educational discovery center. The resort is isolated and not near Langkawi attractions, but it is self-contained, with restaurants, bars, pools, and a private beach, and it should appeal to travelers seeking a luxury getaway.
Nestled between the rainforest and Datai Bay on the northwest side of Langkawi, this 178-room luxury resort is geared toward nature lovers, with a beach, coral nursery, and educational nature walks. Simple, elegant rooms have balconies with forest or sea views, and some suites have pools or hot tubs. Tropical foliage surrounds the outdoor pools, and the spa overlooks the sea. The modern gym comes with personal trainers, and a kids’ club is also available. Numerous restaurants and bars -- which are pricey -- offer international cuisine and beachfront dining. The resort provides shuttle service to town and Cenang Beach, but guests will need car if they want to explore the attractions from this isolated location.
This eight-villa Bon Ton Resort is a rustic-chic boutique in a quiet setting a 20-minute walk from the beach. The stand-alone villas are 100 years old and have the appearance of a traditional attap house, but with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and stylish furnishings. The four-pearl hotel is also an animal lover’s dream, as there are resident dogs and cats and a portion of proceeds go to an on-site animal shelter. Quality features include a small pool, whirlpool, and Sunset Deck for cocktails, along with a renowned restaurant serving fusion fare and free breakfast delivered to rooms the night before. The grounds are tropical and secluded, but the beach is a 20-minute walk and there are no spa, gym, or kids' activities. Travelers may prefer the beachfront Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi, which has more amenities.
Temple Tree at Bon Ton is a charming four-pearl property located near the beach, with eight beautifully carved Malaysian villas built 70 to 110 years ago that can be rented as private homes or separate rooms. All of the rooms/villas feature private patios, mini-fridges, wooden bathtubs, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, though it can be slow. The property -- with cats from the nearby shelter roaming around -- has two garden swimming pools, a restaurant and bar, billiard room, and a library with a computer. Travelers seeking a more traditional hotel stay might want to consider the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, a beachfront property with several dining options and a spa.
The luxurious 136-room Tanjung Rhu Resort is a gorgeous, peaceful property set on a white-sand beach and surrounded by lush flora and fauna. Sleek, contemporary rooms have minibars, coffeemakers, and furnished balconies -- some with lovely sea views -- plus bathrooms have tubs, separate showers, and bathrobes. Offering a true resort experience, there are a stunning beachfront, three grand swimming pools, a full-service spa with outdoor whirlpool, tennis courts, and water sports. Multiple dining venues and happy-hour specials at the pool bar receive rave reviews, plus all rates include a varied buffet breakfast. Notable downsides include no in-room Wi-Fi, a rather secluded location, and the fact that the resort is undergoing renovations to certain areas -- though guests report it doesn't detract from the serene setting. Eco-minded travelers may want to compare rates with The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort.
Set on a 35-acre beachfront property, the luxury Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi has 355 rooms housed in traditional wooden Malay chalets with modern amenities and lovely porches overlooking the sea or gardens. The resort offers beachfront dining and cocktails alongside two lagoon pools, plus a swim-up bar, and there are plenty of family-friendly amenities like a kids' pool with slides and mini-golf. The resort has a modern gym with sea views and a full-service spa. The grounds, however, could be better maintained, and planes can be heard landing and taking off. Travelers seeking more isolation and quiet might want to check rates at Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort.
The 412-room Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia is an upscale property with a private beach and tropical landscaping surrounding the outdoor pools and swim-up bar, hot tub, and full-service spa. The bustling atmosphere extends throughout several international restaurants and bars, and family-friendly features include a playground, PlayStation room, and games room. The secluded forest location is near the Langkawi Cable Car, with access to mangrove paths, sports facilities, and various outdoor activities. Chalets, Suites, and Studios have earthy decor and balconies overlooking the forest or sea, and some have whirlpool tubs. The property is significantly less expensive than others in its class, though many rooms and facilities could use a refresh. For more historic surrounds, guests could consider the Temple Tree at Bon Ton, where the carved villas range from 70- to 110-years-old.
The three-and-a-half-pearl Adya Hotel Langkawi is a contemporary, Islamic hotel located in the heart of Kuah town and overlooking the Strait Of Malacca. Opened in 2015, the property is friendly to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and has a prayer room and prayer mats in every room. The 207 rooms are comfortable and outfitted with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and kettles. There are five meeting rooms and a ballroom for business travelers, and a fitness center, swimming pools (including a women-only pool and children’s pool), spa, and 24-hour restaurant. The peaceful, affordable hotel is a good value, though note that no alcohol is served on-site and Cenang Beach is a 25-minute drive away. Travelers looking for a beachfront hotel may prefer the Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia, though rates are higher.
The Ocean Residence Langkawi is a mid-range, family-friendly resort property overlooking the sea, in an area surrounded by mangroves, a short drive from Kuah. The 30-unit hotel offers a wide variety of room types, including suites, villas, and shipping containers that have been converted into lodging. Many units have terraces (some with direct pool access) and/or kitchenettes. Facilities include a spa, a restaurant where a free breakfast of continental and Asian dishes is served daily, three pools (one with a kids' wading area and another that fills up with sea water during high tide), and free Wi-Fi and parking. Travelers looking to stay somewhere within walking distance of Cenang may prefer the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, another three-pearl, family-friendly property.
The 282-room Bayview Hotel Langkawi is a three-pearl property with a casual, relaxed ambiance and setting in the middle of the Kuah commercial district. The overall look is dated and generic, though rooms do come with flat-screen TVs, minibars, kettles, and bathrobes. Cenang Beach is a 30-minute drive away, and guests that stay on-site are typically lounging poolside or making use of the spa and fitness center. There are a Chinese restaurant and another eatery serving local and international cuisine all day, and all rates include a breakfast buffet. There's little for kids to do and visible wear and tear throughout. For a hotel with more contemporary and well-maintained interiors, check out Adya Hotel Langkawi.
The 258-room, mid-range Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi is an expansive property along peaceful Pantai Tengah beach. There are loads to do on-site, but furnishings are dated throughout and some are worn. Multiple swimming pools consist of an indoor women-only pool, an outdoor pool with a whirlpool, and an infinity pool, though the latter requires a fee. A kids' club and playground are available for children, while adults may enjoy the spa and sports facilities. There are several restaurants and bars on-site, including one 24-hour eatery and a poolside bar. Note that some guests have complained of unpleasant smells in rooms and common areas. Travelers looking for more attractive, modern rooms should consider the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, though rates are higher.
The 115-room, mid-range Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa is a family- and eco-friendly hotel along quiet Pantai Tengah beach. While a bit removed from the action, it's a quick 10-minute walk to Cenang's restaurants and shops. Rooms are contemporary if a bit underwhelming, equipped with flat-screen TVs, kettles, mini-fridges, and bathrobes. A solid list of on-site facilities includes multiple swimming pools, spa offering indoor and outdoor treatments, and a restaurant serving free hot and cold breakfast spreads. There is a gym, but it's tiny, and Wi-Fi is limited to public areas. Daily free eco-walks around the property are available to learn of the hotel's sustainable practices. It's worth comparing rates with Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia, which offers more activities and dining options.
Beachfront settings are attractive at the Malibest Resort, which offers little more than its 61 rooms and outdoor pool. Low-frills decor and amenities are reflective of the two-pearl rating and budget rates, and complaints range from dated decor, noise issues, and maintenance issues. Further drawbacks include a lack of a restaurant, bar, and parking, plus Wi-Fi is unreliable. Still, rooms have kettles, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning, plus many offer sea views. Stand-alone cabins and tree house units are also directly on the sand. It's worth considering the Tropical Resort, which offers dining and parking on-site.
The three-pearl Aseania Resort & Spa is located in the entertainment district of Langkawi, and offers plenty of family-friendly activities both on and around the property. The property is dated and showing wear throughout, however there are an array of features that keep guests happy, including a mini water park, an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, and a spa. The 238 rooms have traditional styling, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges, but some are dark and lack balconies. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful greenery and scenic man-made waterfalls, plus the beach is less than a five-minute walk away. Families may find this property a good value, but it's worth paying more for the Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia, which has a private beach and more modern rooms.