The unfeigned delight of an island vacation at Langkawi is one that promises a good tan and endless sea view. Located by the coastal pier, Resorts World Langkawi overlooks the Malacca Straits that somewhat reminds me of a coastal fantasy romance at sundown.

Deluxe Sea View Room

Beyond the popular Cenang beach, the resort is a fitting escape for those who seek a quiet night’s rest with its large windows and balcony offering a premium panorama of the ocean. The continuous flow of sea breeze into my modestly styled room is bordering on turning my 4-star resort stay into glamping.

The resort makes the best of its natural surroundings through the open-air walkways and al-fresco dining by the boardwalk at Seagull Coffee House. From there you feast on the on uninterrupted views of the islands ahead accompanied by fleeting sounds of jet skis.

Latest upgrade to the hotel is an aqua-green infinity pool which stretches over a curve to provide a good picturesque swim. The two depth levels in the pool allow guests to exercise their strokes or just sunbath on the floating pool chaise in ankle deep waters.

Otherwise, travelling families with children can spend time splashing in the vast playground pool. For a change of scenery, the site is framed in by trees and greens in the adjacent hills.

The tranquil sea prompts a calming mind in Taman Sari, a heritage spa known for their traditional Javanese massage. Sculptures and wooden antiques charmingly fill the space for a scenic comfort while the masseuse knead my stress away.

Staying at Resorts World Langkawi is plain sailing for people who seek adventures in the sea as guests can easily access boat trips and tours at the pier. Sunset dinner cruise gets me excited with fresh seafood barbeque, jacuzzi in open waters, leaping off the yacht and catching the sun going down at the horizon.

Langkawi, Kedah

Words by Jessy Wong

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