The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi
Surrounded by an ancient rainforest and facing a quiet bay, The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi boasts one of the best sea-fronted locations in tourist-magnet Langkawi. With a design dominated by natural wood and earthy tones, the resort evokes a rustic chic vibe but rest assured the amenities here are of five-star standard, including a sublime spa that boasts the only hammam on the island. There are also an adults-only lounge perched on a rock, a fine-dining Chinese restaurant and a private beach to work on your tan in peace. While Langkawi doesn't lack luxury hideaways (Datai and Four Seasons come to mind) like this, this resort however is still within easy reach of activity hubs—Pantai Cenang with its long line of beach bars and restaurants, for instance, is only a 20-minute drive away.
TATLER'S PICK: The Beach Villa is a self-contained sanctuary with its own private outdoor spaces, a 34sqm infinity pool, and direct access to the beach, perfect for couples in need of some alone time.