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
A truly great 5 nights. We experienced pretty much the whole property which I’ll break down below so you can see where the real standouts are and also one or two ‘watch outs’...
1) The Room (King Suite, Sea View, 3rd Floor):
Great room. Very spacious, beautiful views and with all the amenities you could ever need. Bathroom was great with a lovely separate shower and bath. The air-con can be a bit hit and miss and it’s very humid so you need to be mindful of this but it’s a minor thing. The butler service is incredible and the balcony was great for lounging and reading
• Kayu Puti 10/10. Total gem. Don’t miss it, there is set menu, a la carte or just cocktails on the hammocks making it flexible. The food is truly delicious and well presented. Service here was fantastic, especially from E Prem and Alexander
• Breakfast 9/10. Great selection, superb service and you can have buffet or order from the extensive cook to order menu. Champagne and make your own bloody Mary’s are a great addition
• Pantai Grill 8/10. Could be faster with the beach service but nice drinks and lunch. Molly was a great server
• Bar 8/10. Good snacks, cocktails and live music. Oky was an awesome server
• L’orangerie... 4/10. We really didn’t enjoy this for dinner. The service was really pushy bordering on rude eg kept trying to insist we buy expensive bottled water and the food was ok
3) Pool and Beach:
Quiet, clean, nice and relaxing. Day and night
4) Spa and Gym:
Hair treatment was really good and staff take their time, making it a good value experience. Massage was also fantastic
5) The Airport Lounge:
1/10. Avoid. The male member of staff working 21/06 at 15:00pm was exceptionally rude. He was hiding his name badge so I imagine he was aware of his behaviour. Unwelcoming, didn’t offer any help at all and it’s unfortunately a bad way to end a stay
Overall, an amazing experience. Everyone is striving to help make you feel extra special. We had the best 5 nights and would definitely recommend to anyone
Finally, huge recognition needs to go out to E Prem the restaurant manager who is superb! She really went above and beyond in hosting us and making us feel welcome
I was so impressed last time that I had to return and to bring our daughter with us. We came in the low season and the weather was supposed to be the rainy season . Still found this was superb. As not crowded and the weather to us was great. Especially compared to the cold we left behind in Sydney. Their breakfast is still incredible. I mentioned last time that it was the staff that really makes the experience so much more enjoyable and memorable. It’s still true in 90 percent of our experience this time . Staff such as Raj , crimie , Alexandra and miss prim and molly and all of the staff at the spa and pool go out of their way. They lift the bench mark high. Our rooms were Devine. I loved it and would love to return. But next time I may visit some other resorts to compare. Didn’t feel it was the experience that I had last time. Which was extraordinary. Thank you for a very nice stay.
Stayed in this hotel over the weekend. All are great from service to room to dining experience. However, there’s one thing to beware of during your stay - sand fleas at the private beach!
Our back is severely bitten after we chilled at the day bed on the beach. Inflammatory bumps at our back definitely make this stay a not-so-pleasant one. Otherwise, it’s a good hotel to spend for a weekend.
We chose this property as our honeymoon destination for two weeks and could not have been more pleased!
From the personal service, to the amazing room, and perfectly manicured property, this was a stay we will never forget. Some people we’d like to recognize and thank are Alexander from Kayu Puti, Bard from the St Regis Bar, Director of Operations Effendi, our room attendant Hasri, Mimi and Mina, everyone from the concierge desk, your team of drivers, Robby the pastry chef, the asst. venue manager Lim, our butler Firdaus, Pandhu the rooms manager and everyone else that took such good care of us during our stay.
Alexander from Kayu Puti hosted amazing wine tastings for us, Bard from the St Regis Bar conducted a fun cocktail class for us, our room attendant Hasri was on top of everything and left us the sweetest notes, Mimi and Mina took care of us by the pool and at breakfast and there are so many more people that made this stay incredible!
Our suite was beautifully furnished, comfortable, and large. We LOVED our location on the corner of the third floor of the west wing (304) with both views of the Andaman Sea and the jungle with plenty of monkey and other wildlife to keep us entertained and convenient access to all facilities including the beach and pool, Kayu Puti, and the mansion.
The food, cocktails, service, and entertainment at all the food and beverage outlets were outstanding! We loved dining at L’Orange especially for breakfast, lunch at Pantai Grill never disappointed, Kayu Puti’s dinner was extremely elevated and the sunsets were stunning, lunch at Gourmand Deli was amazing and meeting the chef was a great surprise, plus the cocktails and live music at the St Regis Bar was excellent. We had an amazing afternoon tea, the fruit and sweets in our room was a fun surprise, and our in room dining was intimate and delicious!
The grounds were stunning, the location was private and intimate, and we felt so welcomed and appreciated from the moment we arrived to our departure and time in the St Regis airport lounge.
Thank you for the stay of a lifetime!
The service here is amazing. Everyone was so lovely and accommodating - I felt completely spoiled by the butler service. The hotel itself is so quiet and is a wonderful oasis for people looking to get away from the crowds. While the rooms were mostly booked, the pool and private beach never felt crowded or loud. I highly recommend the first floor suites with private pool!