Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Written by Oryx
Occupying a remote mile-long beach on the northern shore of Langkawi’s eponymous main island, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is paradise found.
The resort’s Malay-inspired ‘village’ is woven through 19 hectares of beachfront gardens dotted with palms and lotus ponds. The 91 traditional accommodation choices include sprawling beach villas, family beach villas, and two-storey ‘Melaleucas Pavilions’.
The spacious interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of gentle breezes and views of tropical foliage, reflecting ponds, and the sparkling Andaman Sea; while design accents hint at Malaysia’s melting pot of Malay, Arabic, and Asian design.
Bathrooms are a particular highlight of each accommodation, with features that range from soaring arches and raised terrazzo baths to outdoor soaking tubs in their own garden enclave.
While many of the villas feature private pools, there is also a landscaped family pool with private coves and whirlpools, and a 55m adult quiet pool featuring eight private cabanas with steps into the water.
The resort’s Geo Spa boasts six ‘floating’ spa pavilions flanked by towering limestone cliffs. The dramatic spa complex is inspired by Langkawi’s natural healing energies, and treatments are complemented by recommended yoga programmes, bathing rituals, and in-resort activities beyond the spa complex.
Dining options at the resort are represented by authentic ocean-fresh Malay cuisine at Ikan-Ikan; Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in Serai, served on an open-air terrace under the stars; and fresh seafood in Kelapa Grill, a great place to enjoy the sunset over a sumptuous dinner.
For special occasions, the resort can transform your own private stretch of beach into a memorable spot for a tiki-torchlit barbecue under the stars, sail you into the sunset for a picnic on a deserted island, or serve you beneath a beautiful Rajasthani tent for two at the water’s edge.
Beyond pampering, relaxation, and fine dining, there are plenty of activities to fill your days. Adults can climb up and abseil down an impressive 12m limestone outcrop, while children as young as five can enjoy mini rock-climbing and abseiling activities, all under the watchful eye of highly experienced staff.
Nearby, the resort’s professional archery range enables anyone aged 12 and over to practise their bow and arrow skills, supported by an experienced archery instructor.
A whole range of aquatic adventures can be experienced at the resort’s water sports centre, but the most thrilling has to be the Jetblades.
Fly above the Andaman Sea with revolutionary under-foot jets propelled by nothing but water.
Just minutes by boat from the resort, the world-renowned mangroves of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park – Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark – beckon. At Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, resident naturalist Aidi Abdullah takes guests on safari tours, revealing the island’s most awe-inspiring wonders by boat, foot, and kayak. Trek to hidden waterfalls, spot giant hornbills in the tropical rainforest, and experience thrilling up-close encounters with eagles, macaques, otters, fish that ‘walk’, and colourful fiddler crabs.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Distance: 5,894 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 40 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a day