Magnificent newly launched Geo Spa, the best spa on the island
Private cabanas at the adults-only “quiet pool”
Private Arabian Nights-style barbecue on the beach
What To Know
Sprawling grounds mean guests get a lot of exercise; there are free bikes and golf buggies to use
The resort is set on Tanjung Rhu, one of Langkawi’s best beaches
Parking on site
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Sprawling Moorish-inspired haven flanked by rainforest and the Andaman Sea
Located on one of Langkawi’s best beaches, the Four Seasons is a rambling Moorish-inspired resort where the designated UNESCO Geopark melds with a pristine stretch of white-sand beach. Spread across 48 acres of lush tropical gardens with meandering footpaths, the low-rise resort blends indigenous and Arabic design to form a striking, luxurious property where signature Bill Bensley touches abound. Neutral earth tones are interwoven with exotic woods, stones and fabrics. Interiors feature ceiling fans, woven wooden screens, handcrafted hanging mirrors with antique patina finishes, grey slate and burnished-steel light fittings, batik pillows and oversized terrazzo bathtubs built into arched nooks.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 91 roomy pavilions and villas are located either in the verdant gardens or on the magnificent beach, where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore. Blending Asian, Indian and Arabic influences, beach villas feature a private plunge pool as well outdoor showers for those on the lower level. Two-bedroom villas feature a private lap pool, while all villas have gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea and beyond. Located in total seclusion on the beach, the Royal Villa is a vast two-bedroom luxury residence with its own spa rooms and a private swimming pool. Pavilions are set in the resort’s tropical gardens; however, upper level rooms also have sea views. All rooms offer yukata robes and slippers, down duvets, Turkish-hammam-inspired bathrooms and every conceivable mod con.
By day, it’s all about the water. Children run amok in the beachfront family pool or in the free kids club (while mum and dad have some adult time at the “quiet” pool). By late afternoon, guests are often cocooned in private pavilions at the Geo Spa, with its bespoke natural treatments. Three restaurants offer a mix of cuisine, from Italian and traditional Malaysian to fresh local seafood and prime aged steaks, while the Rhu Bar serves Asian tapas and knockout cocktails. Order a martini, kick back on a romantic hanging swing and watch the crimson sun sink into the Andaman Sea.
In the Area
If you can prise yourself off your sun lounge, be sure to book a mangrove safari with Four Seasons resident naturalist Aidi Abdullah. Take the Langkawi Cable Car up 708 meters (2,323 feet) to Mount Machincang for views across the archipelago to southern Thailand. Alternatively, join a snorkeling or diving trip to Pulau Payar, considered one of the most beautiful marine parks in the region with protected coral reefs teeming with vibrant fish.