Resorts in Langkawi


A 1.5-hour flight from Singapore, Langkawi is a favourite beach destination amongst Singaporeans. With lush natural landscapes, amazing seafood, and a tax-free shopping zone with a myriad of duty-free shops, it’s not hard to figure out why. 

And if you need a place to stay, there are so many aesthetic resorts in Langkawi for every type of traveller. Here’s your sign to go on a beach vacation, pronto. 

Note: All prices quoted are per night and may differ depending on your travel dates.


1. Berjaya Resort – Overwater villas from S$149


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Berjaya Resort may only be a 20-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport, but it feels like another world altogether. After all, it’s nestled on Burau Bay, a quiet stretch of beaches on the Western coast of the island where access is restricted to guests staying in one of the luxury resorts here. 


The Boat House Bar is nestled right on the private beach.
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So it goes without saying that guests get to chillax at the private beach. Head to the beachside Boat House Bar for a cocktail (RM15, S$~4.49) – we’d choose a quintessentially beachy drink like a Tequila Sunrise, Mai Tai and Pina Colada – alongside the hearty BBQ Grilled Chicken Burger (RM48, S$14.36).

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Accommodation here comes in the form of overwater bungalows in the Premier Suite on Water (from RM1,365, ~S$408) – almost like you’re in the Maldives, without the travel time. If you’re more of a forest person, ground yourself in their Ubud-style rainforest chalets from RM498, ~S$149/night

Book a stay at Berjaya Beach Langkawi.

Address: Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Karong Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: + 60 (4) 959 1888 | Berjaya Beach Langkawi website 


2. Rebak Island Resort & Marina – Private island resort from S$130



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It’s a misconception that you have to be Richard Branson in order to stay on a private island. In Langkawi, your billionaire vacation dreams are within reach at Rebak Island Resort & Marina. Rooms start at an attainable RM440 (~S$130) for the Premium Garden View room. 

Should you want an upgrade, there’s a total of 7 room categories here – you can book a sea-view room from RM550 (~S$164.40) and a suite with direct access to the beach from RM770 (~S$230)


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Rebak Island Resort 

With the resort located in the midst of the surrounding jungles and hidden beaches, we don’t blame you if you never want to leave. Thankfully, there are beach bars and restaurants in the resort itself. Indulge in a meal at all-day Senari Sea View Restaurant, complete with al fresco dining that overlooks the ocean. 


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Rebak Island Resort

There’s also a spa and sauna on-site to treat yourself to a pampering sesh like the tai tai you are, without ever leaving the resort. 

Book a stay at Rebak Island Resort & Marina

Address: Pulau Rebak Besar Peti Surat 125, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +604 966 5566 | Rebak Island Resort & Marina website 


3. Arch Studio Cenang – Brooklyn-style loft rooms & family studios 


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Arch Studio Cenang 

Pantai Cenang is the tourist hotspot in Langkawi due to its many beach bars, shopping options, and budget-friendly hotels – so trust us, you’ll find yourself heading there during your trip to Langkawi. For those who want to be in the middle of the action, check into Arch Studio Cenang. It’s located just a 5-minute walk from Pantai Cenang.


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This is where you get to live your Gossip Girl Humphrey family dreams, because the loft-style rooms look like they’re right out of Brooklyn. Prices are pretty affordable, too, starting from RM215 (~S$64.47) for a Junior Studio, which comes with a balcony that faces the pool. 


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Families or bigger groups can book the King Studio Suite (RM440, ~S$131.94) or Family Studio Suite (RM620, ~S$185.91). The latter comes with 2 queen-sized beds, living room with sofa, and an in-room pantry. It’s also located on the ground floor, with direct access to the pool so the kiddos can jump in first thing in the morning. 

Book a stay at Arch Studio Cenang

Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +60 13-809 1659 | Arch Studio Cenang website


4. Lot 33 Boutique Hotel – Aesthetic villas with private jacuzzi 



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If you’re more of a minimalist guy or gal, you may prefer Lot 33 Boutique Hotel, also located in Pantai Cenang. With modern interiors featuring a wooden colour palette, this boutique hotel serves Canggu vibes with plenty of serene photo spots in the hotel


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It’s also a pretty affordable option in Pantai Cenang, with rates starting from S$49. It’s just a few minutes walk from plenty of water activities on the beach like jetskiing and parasailing. At night, nocturnal travellers can knock down a few beers at the many beach bars that make up the Langkawi party scene. 

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For nights you just wanna lounge around with take-out food and Netflix, all the deluxe rooms come with private jacuzzis and bathtubs. Otherwise, there’s a swimming pool with sunbathing chairs for you to soak up the sun. 

Book a stay at Lot 33 Boutique Hotel

Address: Lot 33 Jalan Teluk Baru, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Kampung Tasik Anak, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +60 4-952 3562 | Lot 33 Boutique Hotel website


5. Tanjong Rhu Resort – Ulu luxe resort on Langkawi’s northern tip 



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For those who want to escape the crowds, Tanjong Rhu Resort is a luxury resort on the northern tip of Langkawi. It may be a 30-minute drive from the airport, but the hotel can arrange a private limousine to fetch you in style, at an additional cost.

The resort may be in a hidden enclave on the island, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be totally disconnected from civilisation – just rent a Sedan, MPV, or limo from the hotel to drive to attractions around Langkawi.

Tanjong Rhu Resort also organises sunset cruises and mangrove tours, if you want to see the wildlife and flora and fauna of Langkawi with your own eyes. There are even beachfront ATV rides for thrillseekers. 


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Those who decide to stay in can just take a dip in one of the 2 pools: the Sands Pool, an ozone-treated swimming pool, and the Sunset Pool, a 60m freshwater pool for those with sensitive skin. 


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“Huh, but not expensive meh?” you may be thinking. Prices start from RM750 (~S$224) for the Damai Suite. That’s the usual rate for a 3- or 4- star hotel in Singapore. But here, you’re getting a separate living area and small balcony with views of the central garden courtyard with the Damai Suite. Now, we think that’s getting your money’s worth. 

The resort even offers babysitting services, so parents can enjoy a much-needed vacation with some extra help.

Address: Mukim Ayer Hangat, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Contact: +60 4-959 1033 | Tanjong Rhu Resort website


6. Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah – Family-friendly resort with Kids Club



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Another option for families with young kids is Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah, a family-friendly resort at Pantai Tengah. For the uninitiated, the beach is a quieter alternative to Pantai Cenang, while still boasting the same views and activities as its more popular counterpart. 


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But here’s its selling point: there’s a Kids Club for your kids to entertain themselves, should you want to escape for an hour or two to lounge by the beach. 

From now till 31st December 2022, book the Happy Tummy, Happy Kid promotion which comes with daily breakfast for 2 adults and a child, meal allocation for 2 children, Kids Club access and Kids Batik painting. There’s also a return airport or jetty transfer included in the promo. 


The sea view rooms ain’t too shabby, eh?
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Otherwise. rooms at the hotel start at RM470 (~S$140.66) for the Garden View or Rainforest View guest rooms, and RM519 (~S$155.70) for guest rooms facing the sea. 

Book a stay at Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah

Address: Lot PT 701, Jalan Pantai Tengah Mukim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +60 4-952 5252 | Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah website


7. La Villa – Bali-inspired villas with private pools


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If hotels don’t cut it for you, La Villa is a cosy boutique hotel with only 12 villas, so you’ll be able to get some peace and quiet. Coupled with views of the surrounding paddy fields and mountains, it’s the perfect option to get away from everything. 


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La Villa Langkawi

Rates start from RM816 (~S$243.63) for a pool access suite. But if you want to splash out and treat yourself, check into the 1-bedroom villa with private pool for RM1,600 (S$453).

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There’s also an in-house spa where you can pamper yourself to a 90-minute aromatherapy massage (RM188, ~S$56.13) or 120-minute herbal detox foot bath (from RM288, ~S$86) – without ever leaving the hotel. 

Book a stay at La Villa Langkawi

Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +60 13 511 8800 | La Villa Langkawi website


8. Ombak Villa – Beach resort with traditional Malay architecture



The interiors combine contemporary design and traditional Malay architecture. 

Ombak Villa is a chio accommodation option with resort-style rooms at a fraction of the price. Think luxury resorts back home like Capella Singapore or Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa.

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Don’t believe us? An Ombak Suite Double or Twin costs RM400 (S$120), and you can even book out the Seroja Suite from RM1,500 (S$450). The latter is a gorgeous 1-bedroom villa with a garden and private balcony that looks out to views of the Andaman Sea. 

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Best of all, it’s a 5-minute drive from the airport – which makes it great for weekend trips, because you’ll get to your resort within an hour after touching down. 

Book a stay at Ombak Villa

Address: Ombak Villa Langkawi, Lot 78, Jalan Kuala Muda, Padang Matsirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Contact: +604 955 8181 | Ombak Villa website


9. The Smith House – 4-minute drive from the airport 


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The Smith House Langkawi 

If proximity to the airport is one of the most important factors when choosing a hotel for you, The Smith House would be your best bet. It’s located just a 4-minute drive from the airport – or 13 minutes, should you choose to walk. 

But location is not its only selling point. One of the newestlatest new resorts in Langkawi, it’s an Insta-worthy boutique hotel with photogenic spots in every corner. There’s even a lounge space with an in-house library for days you decide to stay in. 


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The Smith House Langkawi 

Our favourite feature of the hotel, though, is the rooftop swimming pool with scenic views of Langkawi’s surrounding mountains. We don’t know about you, but it looks like the perfect spotwe just want to chope on of the loungers, grab a glass of juice, and read a book here. 


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Rates start from ~S$116 for a standard twin room. And hey, you get to save on taxi costs from the airport too. 

Book a stay at The Smith House

Address: Lot. 297, (HSM. 772), Bandar Padang Matsirat, Bandar Padang Matsirat, 07100 Kampung Padang Masirat, Malaysia
Contact: +60 4-952 3777 | The Smith House Langkawi website


Fly to Langkawi for a weekend getaway 


There you have it, 9 aesthetic resorts in Langkawi for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re prioritising convenience or peacefulness, one of this ought to make the cut. The only thing that’s left to do is choose one of the options, book a flight ticket, and pack your bags. Perhaps it’s time to make plans for the long PH weekends in 2023?

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Cover image adapted from: @archstudiocenang, La Villa Langkawi, Berjaya Resort.
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