Why the Berjaya Langkawi Resort delivers more than just a place to stay
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While visitors to the sun-drenched archipelago of Langkawi have been trickling in since it re-opened to international visitors in November 2021, tourism authorities predict that numbers will soar in 2023.
And why not?
Langkawi Island has long been popular with holidaymakers, with its postcard-perfect beaches and lush, bio-diverse rainforests that have been conferred the Unesco Global Geopark status. Whether you’re an adventurer, a lover of the outdoors or simply craving a respite in serene surroundings, Langkawi has all that and more. What’s more, in a bid to attract a wider variety of visitors, the Langkawi Development Authority recently announced that they will be ramping up on cultural tourism in 2023.
With so much to do and see, it’s easy to see why Langkawi should definitely be high on your travel wish list. Here are five fun-filled experiences to try while you’re there.
Relax in a beautiful overwater room
The 2022 World Luxury Awards winner, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is a family-friendly resort that features 412 tastefully designed rooms and suites. Private and tranquil, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is the only resort on the island that features individual chalets built elegantly on stilts above playful waves. Wake up to the sound of lapping waves and soft sunlight filtering into your room, and drink in the panoramic views out on your private balcony. Each room is lavishly furnished and outfitted with all the mod-cons you’ll need for a comfortable stay.
Soak up the sun on an idyllic beach
While there are many beaches on Langkawi worth visiting – from the lively Pantai Cenang to the mysterious Black Sand Beach – the Berjaya Langkawi Resort offers its own private stretch of sand to guests. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day of sun, sand and sea just minutes from your room.
Enjoy a splashing good time with water sports
With the Andaman Sea right at your doorstep, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to water sports. For thrill-seekers, the resort organises island-hopping tours on jet-skis where you’ll get to visit popular attractions such as the Pregnant Maiden Island (Pulau Dayang Bunting) and Pulau Singa Besar, known for its eagle sightings. If you prefer something a bit more tranquil, there is also the option to kayak around a mangrove forest or visit the islands by boat.
Take a walk on the wild side in an ancient rainforest
As you may know, Langkawi is home to a 10-million-year-old rainforest, a bustling habitat where a wide variety of flora and fauna co-exist. Guests at Berjaya Langkawi Resort are invited to explore the wildlife of this age-old rainforest through a guided nature walk or cycle. As you make your way through the leafy forest, keep your eyes peeled for inhabitants such as the long-tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, hornbills, otters and the elusive colugo (also known as the flying lemur), the world’s only flying primate.
Feast on local and international delicacies
One of the best parts of a holiday is indulging in delicious local cuisine, and you can do just that at Berjaya Langkawi Resort’s wide-ranging dining options. At the Pahn Thai Restaurant, perched above water on stilts, dig into authentic Thai dishes such as a spicy tom yum goong or fresh fish fried with a moreish lemongrass, chilli and tamarind sauce. For a taste of Malaysia, head over to the Dayang Cafe, which serves familiar favourites such as chicken rice, ayam penyet, and sambal tiger prawns alongside an international selection. The resort also features both a poolside and beachside bar serving snacks and beverages.
For more information or to book a package, visit the Berjaya Langkawi Resort website.