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
We had a fabulous five night stay and would happily return. From the chauffeur car from the airport, the greeting on arrival and relaxed check in, to the tour of the hotel and our lovely top floor room, we could not fault the place. The views were fabulous, the staff were friendly and it was just lovely to relax on the beach and have cold water delivered to our seats. The buffet breakfasts are phenomenal and it was easy to spend two hours grazing away. Dinner at Kaya Puti was a highlight on our final night.
We also really enjoyed our couples massage at the spa, and I had a great pedicure experience with Judy (so good in fact that I fell asleep!).
Fantastic service from everyone especially the interns at the beach
Youth’s friendly enthusiastic and passionate personality is an asset to the hotel
Architectural design could have provided more privacy at the pool suites
I’d wished sea could be clearer
And food honestly is not the best at the st Regis level
Prawns could have been fresher
But excellent service from the staff saved the day and made this an exceptional weekend
My (now) wife and I have stayed at a number of magnificent places through SE Asia but we would have to say that St Regis at Langkawi wins by a mile. the facilities are superb, the food is magnificent and the staff are simply the best we have ever encountered. Everyone makes you feel special - and I mean everyone. To celebrate a special occasion - there simply isn’t anywhere better in this part of the world.
By NYC standards, this resort is a bargain. By Malaysian standards, it’s wildly expensive. Is it worth the expense? What do you get for $500USD/night? A butler, private pool, private beach, Nespresso, bottled water, amenities, fresh flowers and fruit, a robe and slippers all in a well-appointed multi-room suite. The ceilings are high, the furnishings neo-classical, and around every corner is a staff member waiting to help or serve. Most details are well attended to, still some are overlooked: the mold in the shower runoff trough, torn cushions on the deck furniture, algae on the deck curtains, the deck canopy hangs askew. On the plus side, the beach is well-tended, and there are food options galore. Yes, all the food options are also wildly expensive by Malaysian standards. The gym is open 24/7, and there are spa and various weekly activities for every guest, budget be damned. Have a hankering for a nature tour? Want to go kayaking? Ziplining? These can all be arranged, by your dedicated butler. This resort offers fun, relaxation, and libations for the most discerning (read: well-heeled) guests.
What a wonderful place to visit, calm beach, plenty of sun, beautiful view, few people and amazing staff.
We checked in yesterday and have the most amazing room, polite staff and tranquil beach.
We have stayed in Datai, Anadaman and Tun jung ru and this is by far the best.
Worth every ringgit, only down side was that the electric cut out twice in our room but that will was sorted out very quickly.
It will not stop us from visiting again.