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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Reached the hotel at slightly before noon but was informed that our room was not ready. After a while, we were informed that we have been upgraded to a suite but the original sea-view room we booked had become non sea-view suite. The location is a bit off the main road which renting a car is definite must. The valet parking is complimentary so we can just leave the car in front of the entrance and someone will pick it up. During check-in we were advised to be seated in the common area while waiting for them to process our documents.
The suite consist of a separate living area and bedroom area. The bathroom consist of 2 basins and separate stand shower and bathtub. A large walk in wardrobe is just beside the bathtub. The hotel is just beside the beach but perhaps it is low tide and raining season the beach is not so nice. Damp sand and retreated shore line is not really a sight to behold.There is balcony for all the rooms but due to the weather the balcony is not really useful. The suites comes with 3 cups of complimentary coffee/tea during the day which we make full use of it.
The breakfast selection is huge, I like the concept of unlimited chia seed and pumpkin seed and nuts we can add them into the yoghurt. The nasi lemak corner is kinda hidden which I didn't realize at first, lots of fruits selection and salad selection. They also have pancakes and waffles and noodles and porridge. And also they have ala carte menus for breakfast (egg products), she likes the lobster soup omelette. And the ice lychee tea is quite tasty.
Unfortunately they could not get my name right but i dont blame them. They must have been handling more than 100 different guest during the day. Everyone is extremely friendly and I'm sure my toddler has made a few more friends there (and he is obsessed the candy bowl at the check-in desk).
The hotel is located nearby the Kuah town so you get many food choice if you just find using Google Maps or Waze.
Stayed here in late April 2019 - our first trip to Langkawi. Had a wonderful week with my hubby and toddler.
Airport pickup was great! Loved the biscuits in the car - was a great touch. Check-in was smooth.
F&B staff (especially Anilan and Prem) are really friendly and super helpful. Pantai grill restaurant served delicious seafood - just wish it was open more often. It’s also a really romantic setting with the lights in the trees and the sea in-front. We were happy with the breakfast spread and choices provided via the al a cart menu.
I was a bit disappointed with the beach though - I believe this beach is man made and when the tide was out it didn’t look great. I had heard the beaches in Langkawi are meant to be beautiful.
Our pool suite was really beautiful... spacious and clean. Loved the packing and unpacking service and the butler service was great overall! My one feedback is that the flowers/vine covering the top of the pool needed some tending to (or just remove them - we ended up getting a lot of dead leaves and flowers in our pool and the water was quite cold.
They did a cute towel decoration and gave us a cake for my little boys birthday which we loved.
Overall a lovely stay and we would love to go back!
The hotel itself is simply stunning. But the service needs a lot of improvement. Check in takes way too long because they insist on providing an exceptional service, get you to take a seat, explain every inch of the hotel etc when you just want to change and get to the beach. The beach looks amazing but the water is really bad - murky and extremely low tide most of the day. So you don’t come here for the beach. Drinks and food is nice but ridiculously expensive. Breakfast is the worst with not a lot of variety and options and not even a simple omelette station. We went on Ironman competition weekend without our knowledge and a 20 min drive took us 3 hours. When I told the check in guy that they should really warn their customers give this is a yearly competition he couldn’t care less. Overall I won’t be staying here again in a rush - which is a shame because as a hotel it’s quite exceptional.