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
A great place for staying away from the business. A beautiful property for enjoying the sun, sand and beach.
The highlight is of course the Staff & Service, which is absolute Four Seasons. Special thanks to Amy and his assistant from the Mangrove Tour and Mario from the Rhu Bar, who were extremely friendly and showing a lot of care. They made my trip even more enjoyable than usual!
We had our wedding at the venue and we stayed around 6 nights. The whole staff were unbelievably considerate to all our needs, and made sure there were no problems or mishaps during our special day. They guided us through all the process of making preparations even advising us on things that we overlooked. Every body took a personal interest to make sure every thing went smooth.
All the facilities are top of the class, food is amazing and whole environment is built so as to make you feel as if you are on a personal island resort with all the pampering not hindering the desolate experience. More recommended for couples then families with young children, it has got every thing for all your different needs from spas to pools. It is tucked in one corner of the island so you are away from tourist attractions by 30 mins but this lends an air of exclusiveness ideal for an island escape fantasy to come true.
We stayed at the Four Seasons resort in Langkawi over the weekend. The idea was to propose to my girlfriend. Everything went fantastically. The resort was amazing and they did so much to cater to our needs. In particular, our main host Joanne, was so accommodating. From ensuring our stay was perfect to helping out with “proposal” photos. Cannot recommend this place enough. I love the “what’s app” communication system where you can message any request you have. It was really convenient and efficient. Thank you Four Seasons, and I look forward to our next visit. Maybe our honeymoon, who knows....