I had the privilege of visiting Pulau Langkawi with Tourism Malaysia during the July 2010 Mega Fam trip and I’m delighted to share my island-hopping, cable car ride and hotel inspection photo journey. We lived 3 wholesome days at the multi award-winning Frangipani Langkawi Beach Resort & Spa and inspected The Andaman Langkawi and The Danna Langkawi all 3 of which are awesome luxury accommodation. As much as the islands are shrouded with a heritage of myths and legends, it is no myth that Langkawi is an extremely popular holiday and wedding destination. It’s evidently hugely popular with the Middle Eastern tourists and an opportune run-in with Christiana from Cyprus whom we met on Beras Basah Island.
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa was formerly known as Langkawi Village Resort. This resort attained a sound reputation as a value-for-money property with a superb location along Langkawi’s premier beachfront, Pantai Tengah. In the beginning of 2006, Frangipani Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd took over the property and set about investing considerable capital to create a deluxe resort befitting its excellent location. This secluded and eco-friendly resort is situated on a 400-metre stretch of soft golden sand along Pantai Tengah, southwest of Langkawi. We are located 10km from Langkawi International Airport and walking distance to restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. All 117 rooms, villas and suites are spacious, tastefully decorated to provide a calm feeling and relaxed atmosphere, and bathtub. The Garden and Sea View villas feature a private patio and a semi-outdoor shower. The suites are themed after unique attractions in Malaysia. Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa is the first resort in Langkawi to implement Green practices to preserve the environment.
We are continually assessing our relationship with the environment and incorporating sustainable management practices to ensure that the very assets that guests come to enjoy remain as they found them for many generations to come. We have implemented a water treatment plant to recycle the resort’s waste water. This is used to water the tropical gardens. Energy efficient light globes have been utilised and attempts have been made to reduce our energy needs throughout the resort by using more sustainable building materials. Where possible, we have also incorporated solar energy. We have also adopted a policy of: “a small change to make a small change.” While we can’t change the world, we can influence our immediate environment.
Lastly, The Danna Langkawi is located on the most stunning 2.80 acres of land in the west coast of the exquisite Langkawi Island. The resort’s cleverly mixed design of old charm British Colonial architecture with a modern bust of Mediterranean warmth and style, set in a five storey building featuring a breathtaking three-tiered infinity pool which overlooks white sandy beaches and the marina. On the day of our visit, much of The Danna was under construction and it was a privilege to be the first group to be given a guided tour of the hotel.
MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD Unit 1.14 – 1.15, First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel
Gadong BE3519, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2381575 / 673-2381576 | Fax: 673-2381584 Official Tourism Malaysia website