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
Four seasons Langkawi is the perfect family holiday. The resort is beautiful with great attention paid to all the details that make a stay so memorable. There is so much to do at the resort and on the island and the resort helps you organise everything. At the resort, book the Mangrove tour. Outside the resort, the zip lining is fun and safe and the 4 hour jet ski tour was also a highlight. Four Seasons Langkawi is a special place and I we would love to go back.
The hotel has very unique architecture offering an air of mystique and also privacy. Service was amazing and the room size & height was remarkable. The bathtub was quite out of this world. Food prices was exorbitant so other than breakfast we did not eat in the hotel. Overall, the stay is worth the splurge!
I didn't stay here but came by for lunch and chilling by the beach. At every step - at the reception, when seated for lunch, and once again when asked - we mentioned that we weren't staying here and would pay by card on the way out. No problem there. Once we were done ordering and the food had arrived - in the meantime, I was seated at a sun bed nearby when I was told that that's just for guests. There's nothing wrong with that policy in general, but what is wrong is to actively mislead the customer when (s)he has already informed before ordering any food at the restaurant that we're only visiting.
There was also no visible signs at the amenities saying that's only for those that are staying at the hotel - and not for those coming to the restaurant at said hotel. Generally, I haven't seen this policy in EU or Indonesia, but I understand the hotel's right to have this policy. What is fraud though is not being up front with customers that the hospitality in front of them is not for them. When you charge top dollar for average food, it is understood that the addition is for amenities and ambience. This is something I would have preferred to know before I ordered the average-but-expensive food.
Oh, and while we are it, avoid the food and drinks at the hotel. Malaysia is a great place for food but this one isn't it.