The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

At a Glance

  • A great option for both couples and families, with a good Kids Club and adults-only pool and lounge

  • All rooms and villas either have rainforest or sea views

  • The Ritz Carlton Langkawi faces the Andaman sea, and is surrounded by ancient rainforest

  • The resort offers a number of great dining choices, with a variety of cuisines available

  • Impressive 6 room spa which juts onto the rocks with bubu fishing net designed individual pods

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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.

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Insider's View

Book a spa appointment in the islands only over water spa, I would recommend the ultimate Bubu Spa Suite Experience which incorporates local influences and makes the most of the stunning views.

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Description

The Ritz Carlton Langkawi is a luxurious beach resort, located on the west coast of the island, which lies off the coast of Malaysia. With modern rooms and sophisticated pool villas, the resort has plenty of facilities to suit both couples and families.

The Ritz Carlton Langkawi is set around two sandy coves overlooking the Andaman Sea, and surrounded by 10-million-year-old rainforest. The resort aims to embrace its natural surroundings, as well as incorporate Malaysian heritage into its design.

There are 90 rooms and suites, and 29 pool villas. The rooms are a spacious 75sqm, and the suites are even more generous at 100sqm. Both feature large balconies with rainforest views. The villas also offer huge amounts of space, including large living and dining areas, and for the ultimate indulgence, private pools. Many of the villas have sea views, and some offer direct access to the beach. For families and groups of friends there is also indulgent two-bedroom and three-bedroom option. All of the accommodation is luxuriously appointed, with a contemporary design featuring local influences.

There are plenty of dining choices. The Langkawi Kitchen serves traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine in a relaxed setting. Hai Yan is perched on the tip of the resort, providing panoramic views of the sea and serving delicious Chinese seafood. The design of the Beach Bar & Grill is intended to resemble the traditional Malaysian Bubu fish traps, therefore it is perhaps unsurprising that the menu focuses on fresh seafood, as well as Western favorites. Horizon is the resort's adults-only open air lounge, offering an intimate space to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and light Thai bites.

Whilst it is possible to simply relax either on the beach or by one of the resort's beautiful pools, or indulge in a treatment at the overwater spa, there is also plenty to keep everyone entertained should you wish. There are a number of complimentary in-resort activities, including yoga and mocktail mixology classes. For younger guests, there is a good Ritz Kids Club and exciting activities such as treasure hunts and kite painting. The resort is also in a great location for exploring Langkawi's diverse natural environment, including nature walks in the rainforest, and boat trips through mangroves.          

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Accommodation

The Ritz Carlton Langkawi has 90 rooms and suites, and 29 villas. The Rainforest Deluxe Rooms and Rainforest Junior Suites have well appointed balconies facing the rainforest and some also having distant sea views. They have spacious interiors and generously sized bathrooms with a separate bathtub and rain shower.

The villas all boast private pools and sundecks, with huge amounts of living space. Ocean Front and Grand Ocean Front Villas jut out onto the rocks and offer uninterrupted sea views. For families or groups of friends, Villa Kenari has two bedrooms, and Villa Mutiara has three bedrooms. Both of these villas are tucked away at the far end of the resort to offer plenty of privacy. They have their own small private beach and very extensive living facilities.

Childcare

Children are welcome at The Ritz Carlton Langkawi, and they are well catered for, with a Ritz Kids Club which has specially designed activities such as treasure hunts, kite making as well as other arts and crafts. The hotel also has a kids pool which is great for families to spend time at.

Facilities

There are plenty of facilities to enjoy at The Ritz Carlton Langkawi. There are three restaurants and a lounge (for adults only) to choose from, with cuisine ranging from fresh seafood to traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes.

The wonderful overwater spa has individual pods that have been inspired by Bubu fishing nets, there is also a Hammam spa set up which is the only one on the island. There are also tennis courts and a 24hr fitness center. As well as the kids pool at the Ritz Kids Club, there is a vitality pool and also an adults-only infinity pool by the Horizon lounge.

Activities

There is plenty to do both in the resort and further afield. The resort offers daily activities, such as yoga, batik painting, soap making and cooking classes. Some of the activities are complimentary, and others are chargeable. Kayaks and paddle boards are also available.

Outside the resort there is much to explore. Head into the rainforest for nature walks, or even try ziplining through the canopy. There are also a number of boat trips, and it is possible to visit local villages and night markets.    

Reviews

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Amy Ropner (Staff)

The Ritz Carlton Langkawi is the latest impressive hotel on the island of Langkawi and came with a lot of expectations. It exceed every one and I was really impressed with everything from the flawless personal service to the modern chic bedrooms which were thoughtfully designed and everything in between. The resort is large but the amount of space has allowed an extensive array of facilities to be built to suit all, whether its the beautiful spa, great kids club, or gorgeous Horizon Bar which is a must for evening sunset cocktails. A great new addition to the island!

Location & directions

Langkawi, Malaysia

The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago lie some 20 miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea.

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