Best Luxury Hotels in Langkawi

The Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi is known for its sparkling beaches, tropical mangrove forests, and wildlife-rich rain forests. Here are the most luxurious hotels on the islands of Langkawi.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi, Langkawi District

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.


The Danna Langkawi

Pantai Kok, Langkawi, Langkawi District

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.


The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

Datai, Langkawi, Langkawi District

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.


Tanjung Rhu Resort

Langkawi, Langkawi District, Kedah, Malaysia

The luxury, 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 balcones--- 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.


Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Langkawi District

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.