based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a deluxe room on a bed and breakfast basis including transfers.
At a Glance
This is a great family resort, with a kid's club offering exciting daily activities for younger guests
Great children's club, which has recently been renovated
Stunning V Botanical Spa overlooking Datai Bay
Fantastic inter-connecting rooms, offering great room set-up for families
Spot the rare colugo or the Great Hornbill when you join the complimentary daily Nature Walks on offer
There is a coral nursery here, only one of its kind in the area
Best time to Visit
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Langkawi has a coastal tropical climate year round, with temperatures ranging from 23°C in the early parts of the year to 34°C towards the end of the year. The wet monsoon season is from April to October making the best time to visit from November to March. The rain starts falling the whole month of June. If you are wary of crowd the try to avoid the Malaysian school vacations as the island becomes very busy during these periods.
The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, is a charming hotel on Langkawi's Datai Bay. With a backdrop of a 10 million year-old rainforest, calm seas and a coral reef just offshore, it is the perfect place for couples and families seeking an exotic break.
The Andaman is located at one end of the calm and picturesque Datai Bay, which sits on the northern shores of Langkawi. Backed by ancient rainforest, nestled between the mountains and the Andaman Sea, The Andaman's surroundings are simply stunning.
There are 178 rooms and suites, decorated in a contemporary Malaysian style. The rooms sit within a low-rise building, facing the bay's white-sand beach. Rooms offer views towards the rainforest or the sea.
The Andaman's array of dining options, which include Japanese, Italian, and even Scandinavian-Malay fusion, mean there is something to suit all tastes. Whatever your choice, all meals are fresh and full of flavor, and the service is impeccable. The beach bar is a great spot for a cocktail at sunset with live music and relaxed casual dining.
The Rainforest Swimming Pool is located down by the beach, and features a waterslide as well as wading section for toddlers. Younger guests are also well-catered for with the Young Explorer's Club, which offers fun but educational excursions which focus on nature and exploration. Teenagers and older guests will also have plenty to keep them busy should they wish, with non-motorized watersports, cooking classes, nature and conservation activities, and the famous Els Club Teluk Datai golf course is only a few minutes away.
The amazing hilltop award-wining spa takes a holistic approach to wellness, incorporating therapies, beauty treatments, fitness classes, healthy cuisine, educational workshops and retreats for your body, mind and soul.
The Andaman has 178 rooms and suites, all of which have views of the sea or the rainforest. All rooms are furnished in a contemporary fashion, with wooden floors and spacious seating areas. All rooms feature modern amenities including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, a safe, a minibar, ceiling fan, luxury toiletries, rain shower, bathtub and separate shower.
This suite features its own private Jacuzzi on the 9 sq.m covered terrace. The terrace opens up to a private garden, where guests can admire the rainforest views.
Executive pool suites boat partial sea views and benefit from their own private plunge pools, cabana day beds and private gardens.
The suite has separate living and sleeping areas, both of which are framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.
The suite is 86 sq.m.
The Andaman caters superbly for young guests. The Young Explorer's Club offers range of exciting daily activities and adventures, and the pool has a water slide and shallow toddler's area. Babysitting is also available.
The Andaman has five restaurants including the beachside Tepian Laut, which serves local and international dishes, Jala, which offers fresh seafood, and The Japanese Restaurant, which has favorites such as sushi and tempura. Both the Beach Bar and Jentayu Lounge offer a relaxed spot for a drink and live music.
There is a beachfront swimming pool, and the V Botanical Spa has an extensive menu which specializes in holistic therapies. Just a 4-minute drive away you can also enjoy the facilities at The Els Club Teluk Datai such as golf and tennis.
Complimentary activities at The Andaman include cycling, jogging trails, snorkeling, guided nature trails, a games room and kids’ club. Golf and tennis are available nearby and on-site there are cooking classes, boat trips and non-motorized watersports such as kayaking, windsurfing and hobie-cat sailing, available for an additional charge. The Andaman provides a complimentary shuttle bus to various places of interest on the island.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
The Andaman is a lovely place to stay at in Langkawi, especially if you are traveling as a family. The kids club here takes children from the ages of 3 and they have a full day of scheduled activities, and they can join in for as many or as few activities as they want to. The pool here is big, but is divided into different sections so there are shallow parts for the little ones as well as a slide and they have lots of interconnecting rooms. Located at the end of a bay and despite sharing the beach with the Datai at the other end of the bay, there is still endless beach for the Andamans use, and a walk along to the Datai for lunch or dinner is recommended (you can even charge your meal back to the Andaman from there, so leave your purse behind)! The water here can be quite shallow so if you want to swim, you need to head to the left a bit as it is quite corally towards the right.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
The Andaman has a magnificent entrance hall with views far out across the Andaman Sea. The accommodation all connects to this central area, arranged over four floors making the common areas very social. Although these rooms are in blocks, they are very tasteful with their stunning wooden balconies, some with pools and gardens. The rooms were all refurbished in 2014 too so they are very smart and comfortable. There are a huge amount of activities on offer, including their coral nursery experience and their Young Explorers club for children aged 3 12. Having looked at their daily rota and partaken in some of their activities, it certainly looks fantastic, particularly tailored towards families, having all sorts of activities for children, their kids club and child friendly pool. Activities such as morning and evening jungle treks, water sports and day trips to the local towns are on offer. They have seven restaurants so you are absolutely spoiled for choice and lots of nice hidden away places to enjoy a sun downer in amongst the lush foliage.
Olivia Smith (Staff)
The Andaman is a perennial favorite of our guests here at Scott Dunn, with its combination of gorgeous rainforest backdrop and beachfront setting, fantastic accommodation and excellent service. Wildlife around the property abounds, with the lush foliage bring home to some of the most amazing wildlife including the great hornbill, the dusky leaf monkey, the rare colugo, macaques, lizards and geckos, a wide variety of birds and over 300 species of butterflies. Aside from the fabulous surroundings, the resort has plenty of fantastic activities on offer, from educational nature walks to relaxing on the beach enjoying the range of non-motorized water sports. The spa has some of my very favorite views across Datai Bay and the restaurants are both varied and delicious. All in all, the Andaman is a fantastic option for couples and families alike (particularly with its brilliant kids club) on the island paradise of Langkawi.
Location & directions
The Andaman hotel is situated between the Mat Cancan Mountain and the Andaman Sea, built in the middle of an untouched tropical rainforest on Datai Bay. The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago lie some 20 miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea.