At Four Seasons Resort Langkawi they have created their own dictionary: words like Luxury, Bliss, Relaxation, and Indulgence have taken on completely different meanings in this resort. Come and have a look!
There are a few places in this world where I can come back any time, to sit back, relax and enjoy the flow of life. Count some Georgetown hawker stalls, my grandmother’s kitchen and a durian breakfast table among them. One more place I can add now to that list is the Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi. Where else on this planet can you go with the family for a guaranteed 24/7 fun holiday?!
A Moroccan dream
“Welcome to Four Seasons!” The moment we got out of the taxi and are greeted by the staff, it’s like we’re entering a fling between a Moroccan hammam and a stylish Malay chalet.
It was hard not to gasp and stare in awe at the beautiful reception area, while the staff ushered us to some comfy lounges to get us our welcome drinks. At our feet a lake, reflecting some fragrant frangipani trees and walls, painted in sky blue. For real!? Yes.
So why stay at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi?
Here is our number 1 reason: ‘Luxury’ is a prime word in the resort’s dictionary. From the moment you step into the world of the Four Seasons, you’re surrounded by it. The resort, located on the north coast of Langkawi, is a well-structured concept with Moroccan influences, elegantly weaved through an amazing, lush garden, where gorgeous garden chalets and beach villas are scattered around. All rooms are quite ‘hidden’, which makes your stay very private.
Best asset of the resort: the staff. They go way beyond expectations to ensure that guests are having the BEST stay ever. Lunch on the beach instead of your verandah? Can. Complimentary drinks for the parents while the kids enjoyed their s’mores bonfire? No problem!
Before we checked in, the resort provided us with a WhatsApp number to communicate with the front office and to request anything we needed, from buggies to ordering lunch. Very handy!
Free use of fun gear
We made a lot of use of the bicycles at the resort, the canoes, and the paddle boards. They’re all in good condition and easy to use. You can take the bikes out of the resort as well, if you want, to the small village which is a ten-minute trip by bicycle. You can also use a catamaran and jet skis, for which you have to pay.
The hotel could not have been in a better location. Built on Tanjung Rhu beach against a backdrop of a stunning rock formation and surrounded by jungle, the resort faces the Thai island Ko Tarutao. Sunsets? Simply magnificent.
Due to the resort’s remote location, there are no restaurants nearby though, if you’d like a taste of cuisines outside the resort. We had fish and chips one day at restaurant Scarborough, which is a 20 minutes walk from the resort.
There is more…
When we checked in, we were asked if we wanted to do a bbq on the beach. Big thumbs up of course! Unfortunately, it started to rain while the staff was setting everything up. No worries, they quickly picked up everything and moved it to the verandah. The food was exquisite!
We also liked the food at the Serai for breakfast. You can order either à la carte or you can get your own food from an air-conditioned room. Kelapa Grill on the beach is a great spot for lunch.
Another great asset at Four Seasons Langkawi is the quiet adults pool, where kids under 18 are not allowed. Not that ours cared, they were too busy either playing in the main pool, or on their paddle boards. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Rhu Bar, where you can have a drink while admiring yet another amazing sunset. And if you get tired from walking or biking while you’re at the resort, just request one of the buggies through the WhatsApp number.
We didn’t make use of Lutong Kids Club, since our teens are old enough to entertain themselves. Other families told us though that their kids had the best time, doing all kind of mostly outdoor activities.
In case you’d like to venture out, the Mangrove tour comes highly recommended. Our tour guide Amy was super knowledgeable and he turned a boat tour into a highly entertaining adventure.
It’s not a holiday; it’s an experience
My family and hotel staff needed two horses and a whip to drag me out of the resort. We can’t wait to get back! Hopefully soon…