Sep 6, 2006

Langkawi Four Seasons Resort

Langkawi Four Seasons Resort
By Jan Leow

This is really a luxurious resort. Six-star class, with the lowest room rate at US$450 per night is very well out of range for most average income earners. On top of that, they just won the FIABCI-MALAYSIAN award 2006 in the resort development category.

If the photos of the resort are anything to go by, it definitely left my mouth watering and longing to at least visit the place. But being a high class snob place, I bet they would not allow any outsiders to simply waltz right in to have a look at their premises unless you are a fare paying guest. Perhaps just dining in would be good enough to enable you to have a look around.

The Four Season Resort Langkawi is a six-star resort hotel under a joint partnership between Malaysian Airlines System Bhd (MAS) and Four Season Resort group.

So let's see what do they have:

91 accommodation units available in five types of guest rooms and suites:

  • 34 units of Melaleuca lower pavilion
  • 34 units of Melaleuca upper pavilion
  • 20 units of beach villa
  • 2 units of two-bedroom villa; and
  • a royal villa

The resort has three restaurants with its own distinct concept and architecture.

  • Serai offers buffet breakfast and dinner with the flavours of southern Italy and the Mediterranean
  • Ikan-Ikan offers fresh seafood in an exotic South-East Asian regional mix of Thai, Chinese and Malay styles; and
  • Kafe Kelapa features a full service bar and serves an all day menu with a mix of western and eastern cuisine.

Other amenities at the resort:

  • Rhu Bar offers a selection of snacks and an evening beverage list. Turkish water pipes, Indian Moghul hangin swings and a pool table complete the picture
  • A 55m seafront infinity edge lap pool provides an airy yet intimate retreat, complete with lounges, fountains and eight private cabanas;
  • A family pool with a unique design consisting of fountains, water jet streams and bubble beds;
  • Spa Complex with six pavilions set against a backdrop of limestone granite and a separate pavilion for guests to practice yoga and meditation; and
  • library.