The St. Regis Langkawi
What We Love
- Its location on a private cove in a UNESCO Global Geopark—the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia
- Bespoke salon services at the Iridium Spa
- Sweeping sea views from the infinity-edge pool
What To Know
- To reserve one of the resort’s Family Experiences, which range from forest safaris to helicopter tours, contact the concierge at least one day in advance
- Resort guests have exclusive access to the St. Regis Airport Lounge at Langkawi International Airport
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A refined, all-suite island resort, edged by a centuries-old rainforest and the Andaman Sea
Tropical sophistication is the vibe at this postcard-perfect resort, all Moorish archways and swaying date palms. While the expansive suites, overwater villas, and courtyards studded with bougainvillea make it palatial in size, the secluded setting—it’s fringed by a lush rainforest and just steps from the Andaman Sea—lends the property an unmistakably idyllic charm. It’s an ideal perch to explore the island’s legendary natural beauty, a succession of caves, dive sites, mangroves, and limestone rock formations. Despite the seemingly far-flung backdrop, the resort is just a 10-minute drive from Langkawi’s buzzy commercial heart, Kuah, which has boasted duty-free status for nearly 30 years. However, the property’s six inventive dining options, 8,600-square-foot spa, and natural saltwater lagoon won’t have you in a rush to leave.
Indulgent flourishes like deep-soaking bathtubs and rainforest showers are offered in each of the 85 all-suite accommodations. Premier Rainforest Suites are flooded with natural light and include a chic nook for balcony dining; Premier Andaman Sea Suites overlook the ocean and are swathed in a soothing palette of green, gold, and sapphire. For a little more solitude, spring for one of the St. Regis Pool Suites, decked out with private plunge pools and shaded patios.
Kayuputi, designed by interior and landscape architect Bill Bensley and inspired by an art collector’s home, is a charming take on overwater dining. Choose from an array of reimagined Southeast Asian dishes or just opt for a sundowner—we recommend the tamarind-spiked Bloody Mary—while lounging on a seaside hammock.
Langkawi is an archipelago of over 100 islands, approximately 20 miles from the northwestern coast of mainland Malaysia. The resort is located on a cove on the southern tip of the archipelago’s largest island and a 30-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.
How to Get There
Our host Siri made us feel welcome from the moment we walked through the doors right until we departed! My partner and I stayed at the St Regis for 6 nights. The grounds of this hotel were fantastic and the views were like paradise. We had the most amazing time and this was down to the service and attentiveness of the hotel staff. We went on a sunset kayake tour accompanied by Siri. While the arms got a good workout, it was well worth seeing the beaymtuiful sunset.
You walk in and you don’t wanna go out. Staff are very very welcoming and so attentive. Aziz at the welcome gate was exceptional.
Checking in is swift - took us 15 minutes. We did get to the hotel after 9pm, maybe that’s why it was so quick.
Beach is very cozy & beautiful. Staff at the beach are very attentive - Siddarth was very helpful & exceptionally attentive.
As soon as you get to the beach you’re given a glass of water; which they refill Everytime they see it empty. You also get a fruit skewer and a refreshing towel.
We had a sea view room; very spacious and comfortable - comes with a good size balcony. The air con however didn’t work in our room - it was too cold. Everytime we put the temp high (23C) it’d go down to 18C & stayed there. We complained numerous times but nothing was done. As a result the other-half got a nasty cold accompanied with a chest infection 🙄 (not happy). An engineer came the day before we were leaving; he told us the sensor had gone on the air con so it was doing it’s own thing; hence the Arctic contains. It was very disappointing. We weren’t offered a room swap which would have been ideal. The situation was a let down.
Our package included breakfast for the whole of our stay, 2 Cocktails every night at Kayu Puti, One time 60 minute massage, One time dinner and transfer to & from hotel. What a blissful package 😍
Breakfast was as beautiful as the place itself & was served at L’Orangerie. So much variety & quantity; not forgetting the quality ❤️👌🏼. Anyone who loves Champagne breakfast, this is the place for you.
To top off the whole experience; we got dropped off to the airport in a Bentley - WOW just Wow!! We have stayed at 7* hotel and you don’t get a “Bentley Transfer” there; Mark my words.
Once you get to the airport, guests of St. Regis have access to a private lounge. All you need is your Room Number for access.
On the whole, this hotel is amazing - it was our first time in Langkawi and we loved it. & part of it is because of St. Regis.
P.S. Anyone who’s travelling and has this hotel in mind; please don’t not book it because of our experience (faulty air con). It’s maybe 1 in a 100 sorta thing. It’s a beautiful hotel, it offers alotta things - we couldn’t experience it to its full because of the air con issue which resulted in the other-half falling ill. But we’ll be going back & hopefully next time we’ll manage to explore it & take all it has to offer.
My wife and I arrived for 5 nights. We were offered a well priced upgrade to the penthouse suite, which is as good as it sounds. The staff are lovely and attentive. The facilities are excellent. Lynna is now my wife’s best friend as she gives the best massage in south east Asia. We have eaten at the Kayu Putri in Bali twice, and the restaurant in Langkawi is as good. The signature dish of cod on a bed of risotto is worth coming back for. Farkarinne (I hope I have spelled it correctly) is a Barman extraordinaire. He takes great pride in making his own bitters, which make his Gin and tonics very special. The setting is beautiful, relaxed and all one could ask for in a 5 star resort. If you need to unwind I highly recommend the St. Regis Langkawi.
This is our second visit to St Regis Langkawi. We spent 4 nights in a St Regis Suite which was luxurious and had a superb view of the Andaman Sea. We like to mention a few names who had made our vacation so comfortable: Nora Ariffin who helped with our room reservation, Sukri from Concierge who was very patient in assisting us with the booking of our mangrove tour. He was also efficient in following up with our request for foam pillows. Additionally, Youth from Pantai Grill was quick in bringing us an umbrella when it started to rain. The Chef as well as the staff at Kayu Puti were extremely attentive and even offered us generous portions of their signature soup. Also worth mentioning is the staff at the L’Orangerie who were all so friendly and helpful. Last but not least we had a wonderful photo taking session with Michelle. It was a lovely holiday for us. We love to come back again.
My husband and I booked a Luxury Escapes package for a Pool Suite for five nights at relatively short notice, and we could not have picked a better location for a completely relaxing and pampering week! Our every need was anticipated and thought of, and we wish we didn’t have to leave! Our very special thanks and appreciation goes to the concierge Sukri, who provided honest and comprehensive information to all my questions and who truly went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had the best time!
The hotel grounds are some of the most beautiful that we have stayed at; the hotel is immaculately kept and cleanliness is of the highest order. The service was beyond excellent - we were greeted by all staff, whether they were serving us or not, with a smile, and those who were serving us remembered our names on a daily basis. There was also plenty of staff around wherever there were guests so there was never ever any need to “look” for assistance, and staff were proactive at noticing whether you needed an extra drink or more shade if it was too sunny.
The little things at St Regis were also a delight - be sure to look out for the daily drink in a drink dispenser on a counter in the lobby; my favourite was the iced guava tea drink. There is also a daily 6.30pm ritual of champagne sabering on the main balcony and guests who attend (any guests can attend) are welcomed to try their hand at sabering and have a drink too. At the amazing buffet breakfast, in addition to the fantastic daily spread and menu selections, there is also a “pass around” service where staff will come around with extra food items on trays and/or trolleys for guests to try.
There are also complimentary water sports available, such as paddle boarding and kayaking. Other water sports need to be hired - guests should also note that The Westin next door provides some additional water sports, such as the catamaran, that can be charged back to guests at the St Regis.
Our Pool Suite (Suite 105) was absolutely beautiful and the private pool was an additional luxury. We did notice however that the suites do not provide full privacy of the private pool, and some balconies had a view of our private pool. That said, we found our suite to have more privacy than others, and there are shades/curtains to cover the sides of the pool from outside view.
The linen was perfectly white, crisp and clean and the bed and pillows extremely comfortable. The butler service also offers a packing and unpacking service but I prefer to do it myself. The suite also offers complimentary hats and a beautiful bamboo woven tote bag that I found useful to carry personal belongings (phone, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc..) around the hotel as well as around town. The only minor improvement I would suggest is to ensure that the housekeeping is consistent - for example, we had an abundance of towels the day we arrived (probably about 6 full body ones plus hand and face towels), but these were not consistently replenished (e.g not the same number of towels each day), and one day we realised we had no toilet paper at all. However each request was quickly rectified, and it was not actually an issue at all.
I was also impressed with the recycling initiative at St Regis, and the bins in the suites have a compartment for normal rubbish and another one for recyclable materials.
The complimentary return luxury airport transfers were also very much appreciated. The only thing is, due to the high number of guest arrivals, the St Regis representative missed us at our arrival gate and we had to call the hotel to find out what to do. It turned out the representative was busy escorting another party to their airport transfer vehicle and so, there was no one to meet us when we arrived. I would suggest that at times of high number of guest arrivals to have more than one representative available. However, we were quickly found and escorted to our Toyota Vellfire, which was a massive and very comfortable vehicle, and provided with cool towels and water for our trip. Our return trip to the airport was in a very comfortable and beautiful Bentley, organised by the fantastic Sukri.
The St Regis airport lounge provided a respite from the busy waiting area at the airport on our way back and guests can enjoy some snacks and coffee and tea (but no alcohol). The lounge is located inside after guests have passed through security, and has a big sign on the outside with St Regis and The Westin on it for easy identification.
All in all, it was one of the best holidays we’ve had and we look forward to coming back!