Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
What We Love
- Sunset cocktails at the Rhu Bar
- Magnificent newly launched Geo Spa, the best spa on the island
- Private cabanas at the adults-only “quiet pool”
- Private Arabian Nights-style barbecue on the beach
What To Know
- Sprawling grounds mean guests get a lot of exercise; there are free bikes and golf buggies to use
- The resort is set on Tanjung Rhu, one of Langkawi’s best beaches
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on one of Langkawi’s best beaches, the Four Seasons is a rambling Moorish-inspired resort where the designated UNESCO Geopark melds with a pristine stretch of white-sand beach. Spread across 48 acres of lush tropical gardens with meandering footpaths, the low-rise resort blends indigenous and Arabic design to form a striking, luxurious property where signature Bill Bensley touches abound. Neutral earth tones are interwoven with exotic woods, stones and fabrics. Interiors feature ceiling fans, woven wooden screens, handcrafted hanging mirrors with antique patina finishes, grey slate and burnished-steel light fittings, batik pillows and oversized terrazzo bathtubs built into arched nooks.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 91 roomy pavilions and villas are located either in the verdant gardens or on the magnificent beach, where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore. Blending Asian, Indian and Arabic influences, beach villas feature a private plunge pool as well outdoor showers for those on the lower level. Two-bedroom villas feature a private lap pool, while all villas have gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea and beyond. Located in total seclusion on the beach, the Royal Villa is a vast two-bedroom luxury residence with its own spa rooms and a private swimming pool. Pavilions are set in the resort’s tropical gardens; however, upper level rooms also have sea views. All rooms offer yukata robes and slippers, down duvets, Turkish-hammam-inspired bathrooms and every conceivable mod con.
By day, it’s all about the water. Children run amok in the beachfront family pool or in the free kids club (while mum and dad have some adult time at the “quiet” pool). By late afternoon, guests are often cocooned in private pavilions at the Geo Spa, with its bespoke natural treatments. Three restaurants offer a mix of cuisine, from Italian and traditional Malaysian to fresh local seafood and prime aged steaks, while the Rhu Bar serves Asian tapas and knockout cocktails. Order a martini, kick back on a romantic hanging swing and watch the crimson sun sink into the Andaman Sea.
In the Area
If you can prise yourself off your sun lounge, be sure to book a mangrove safari with Four Seasons resident naturalist Aidi Abdullah. Take the Langkawi Cable Car up 708 meters (2,323 feet) to Mount Machincang for views across the archipelago to southern Thailand. Alternatively, join a snorkeling or diving trip to Pulau Payar, considered one of the most beautiful marine parks in the region with protected coral reefs teeming with vibrant fish.
How to Get There
This hotel has been the highlight of my honeymoon! I couldn't even begin to say how thankful I am for the service given by all the staff of this resort! If i could keep coming to one hotel for the rest of my life, the four seasons langkawi would be the one for sure! Their kindness and helpfulness is something i have appreciated greatly despite my short stay.
First of all, the hotel is breathtaking in views, in decor and in architecture! We had the best view from our beach villa and a portion of the beach to us only!
The food is just out of this world! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are so tasty! You could eat your fingers!
The rooms were simply wonderful! Amazing welcome amenities & bed decoration and rooms are so clean and super spacious too! The outdoor shower, the private pool and massage room were real plus!
The service i have had there is the perfect example of what true hospitality is and how guests should always be treated. Thank you so much to F&B team, the nursing and Front Office team.
Be sure to try the lobster dinner on the beach if you are there as a couple, it's so worth it!
A million thanks to everyone who contributed for making this honeymoon so memorable! This is a stay worth every penny we paid for! Four Seasons Resort, you made Langkawi special for us!
We had a fantastic long weekend at Four Seasons Langkawi. Very private, quiet location that is a combination of ‘jungle’ and a lovely wide beach. The resort felt somewhat like the Four Seasons Chaing Mai, except on a beach rather than rice paddies.
The breakfast buffet was fabulous, and they were so helpful explaining and exposing us to the local food. Narishah took great care of us each morning, After telling them at the first meal we ate at the resort that my husband has celiac, we never had to mention it again. Each time we ate, regardless of the restaurant, the staff all knew and made it easy for him to eat gluten free.
Evenings we started in Rhu Bar which is positioned perfectly to watch the sunset. Mario was a pleasure to talk to and provided attentive service and fabulous complimentary tasty appetizer and dessert bites.
We ended up eating 2 of the 3 nights in the signature restaurant, Ikan Ikan. It is a lovely traditional setting/. We hadn’t originally planned to eat there twice, but between the fabulous food and the service from Shin Yan and Firdaus we had to go back a second time. Much to our surprise and delight, when we were checking out of the hotel early the next morning there was a personalized gift from Shin Yan, Firdaus and the Chefs with several of the Ikan Ikan recipes! Then as another little present, the executive chef Sandeep emailed us their gluten free bread recipe a few weeks after we left!
For excursions we did a Friday evening cycle to a local market. It was truly a “local” experience, not one of those markets full of tourists, in fact I’m confident we were the only tourists. Our guide, Hazaid (I think was his name) was fun and great at explaining the local food and sharing stories about his family and customs. We normally don’t eat street food, so we don’t risk stomach issues, but I did try the crispy Malay pancake (Apam Balik) that had nuts and creamed corn. It was a delicious sweet treat.
We also did the guided mangrove and eagle safari. The information that our guide Jack provided was fascinating. We have done other mangrove tours in other countries, but have never learned as much as we did about the whole ecosystem of mangroves. One of the highlights of our safari was a stop at a fish farm, where an impressive 12 year old local boy named Adam gave us a fabulous tour.
The resort itself was very nice, Their was an infinity edge adult pool overlooking the ocean, with private cabanas almost built into the pool. We also walked around the family pool and it seemed like it would be a nice pool for kids, lots of different levels and features giving it some interest. We had no issues with the concrete plant that you could barely discern in the distance (we had actually been advised against the resort for this reason, but thankfully we didn’t listen to the advice!). The only slight negatives were a few maintenance issues that weren’t quite up to the Four Seasons standard we are accustomed to (some flaking paint and stained caulk in the bathroom, some limestone tiles in the adult pool that were somewhat disintegrating, and dusty areas in some of the beautiful wooden lattice work in the closets). Despite those minor issues, the housekeeping staff tended to the room perfectly, even cleaning up after some monkeys got into our games on our deck.
Overall, we would definitely recommend a stay both for the lovely resort and the people working there.
Four seasons Langkawi is a beautiful property. The staff and facilities are amazing.
I had issues with my flight getting to Langkawi but the staff were very sympathetic and were just very eager to make sure I had a good time once I arrived.
Seto Marsono the director of food and beverage had organised for some delicious treats and hot tea In my room upon my arrival. This was a very nice touch and made me feel very welcome and automatically put me in high spirits after a very long couple of days traveling with issues with my flights. Thank-you!!! :)
Although I didn't get the chance to spend much time here I would go back in a heartbeat and I already can't wait to visit the property again.
I would most definitely recommend this hotel. Thank-you to all the staff at four seasons Langkawi for your understanding and help!!