Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, Langkawi
What We Love
- It's the only resort on the island
- Chilling out at the Ulik Mayang Spa, which overlooks the sea
- The lush forests, crystal-clear waters and rich marine life, perfect for play and rest
- Taking a cruise around the neighboring islands
What To Know
- The last boat back from Langkawi's Port Langkasuka to Rebak Island is before 8 p.m.
- Eating options are limited on the island
- There's some airplane noise, due to flight path proximity
- Mosquitoes seem to make their way inside no matter how vigilant you are
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A lush tropical island (almost) all to yourself? Rebak Island, an easy 7-minute boat ride from Langkawi Island, is a verdant 390-acre playground with a private marina and only one place to stay: the Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island. Here, it’s all about unwinding, and the facilities are geared toward relaxation, with a day spa, a pool with a swim-up bar, and all the water sports you could hope for, in crystal-clear tropical waters teeming with marine life. The spacious timbered rooms (with either garden or sea views) are kitted out with local artifacts, traditional Malay crafts and plenty of wood furnishings. The bathrooms are a decent size and feature a separate rain shower (some outdoors) and a tub. Dine on Malay, Indian and continental cuisine at Senari, the resort’s all-day dining room, or head to the beach to tuck into fresh seafood at Strait’s Grill. Follow up with a happy hour drink at the Lepak Bar, or sip a poolside cocktail at Celsius Pool Bar. Mood Deck, Boardwalk, SY69 and Minum Minum round out the bar options. An in-house naturalist leads guided walks through the ancient forest and the resort offers a number of signature activities including a market tour followed by a cookery class, lessons in Malaysian art and a cruise along the nearby mangroves.
In the Area
On Rebak Island itself there’s biking, swimming and other easygoing leisure activities, but it’s worth exploring Langkawi Island to get a better sense of the region known as “the Jewel of Kedah” or some of the other 99 islands in this famously beautiful region. Plenty of cruises and tours operate, so ask the hotel to recommend and book one. It’s also worth looking into getting PADI accreditation, if diving appeals. Beach bums should check out the popular Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok beaches.
How to Get There
We stayed for 4 days/3 nites recently.
Very clean n well maintained resort.
Staff are very courteous n responded very fast to our requests.
Very quiet place for relaxing. Enjoy nice scenery n hv a private beach.
Hv buggy service to transport you anywhere around the resort.
Suggest to choose the rooms near reception - ground floor which hv direct access to the beach and near the pool. ( 4 units only near that location).
Sufficient supply of bottled drinking water provided in the room.
We had breakfast n dinner at the hotel and the food is good n tasty. But its a bit pricey vs other beach resort i hv been in Langkawi.
The free shuttle boat end at 7.45pm from Langkawi Island ( Cenang Port) to the resort and hv to make sp arrangement with the hotel if you wish to be back late fr the town and its chargeable at MYR160 per boat per trip. Suggest the resort to extend the timing to 11pm would be an advantage.
Highly recommended place to spend time in. It is an AMAZING place. My husband an I were in out honeymoon and we had a great time in Vivanta resort. A romantic place. Everything was great; reception, staff, service, views...
An extended long weekend was what the family(mom, dad & 2 toddlers) needed.
We stayed in a spacious cabin room with a lounge area, balcony & a sea view.
The island is beautifully maintained and has a great pool & easy access beach.
The food was delicious with a great variety of dishes.
The staff were fabulous, friendly, helpful and went out of their way to help (to the point of returning belongings left behind😊). Big thank you, Sneha! All your help & effort is greatly appreciated. The gentleman that made up our rooms was incredible, friendly & our room sparkled every day after he left. They & all the other staff made our stay so easy & relaxing.
We definitely will be back for another visit!
We had a free airport pickup by Zul who greeted us with a smile and very quickly were whisked to the hotel. A special speedboat was waiting for us at the jetty as we have missed the earlier scheduled one. From the sppedboat the view was breath taking and the rooms were amazingly spacious . The private beach was and the pool was nice. The best part was the buffet dinner, slightly pricey but had a variety to cater for all ages plus also for vegetarians. Kamal Prasath the chef was ready to cater to our taste buds. The buffet breakfast was also delicious and as we checked out we met Hirtesh, a very warm and jovial young man who shared his experiences with us. And at the jetty we met Zul, always with a smile, to transfer us back to the airport . Tks to Vivanta - u made our day and our holiday memorable.
Polite and helpful staff, Spatious and comfortable rooms, Fun activities, relaxing beach, and Excellent food (vegetarian food options).
During our stay, the hotel arranged boat rides once there were enough guests - in addition to the published boat schedule. So, the waiting time for boat is not that much of a concern.