The most excellent getaway in Southeast Asia: The Ritz Carlton Langkawi. The moment I passed the gates, a beautiful Malaysian rainforest sphere welcomed me. Mother Nature combines with traditional Malay influences to create an authentic yet extremely luxurious feel. I truly feel that the surrounding nature has been respected and preserved in the best way.

I stayed in the Rainforest Villa, which includes a private terrace, living and a dining area, private pool including a view over the mountains and stunning Andaman Sea. The villa is in a rainforest setting and the light pours in trough the green leafs from every side of the villa, you truly feel as if you are one with nature. Especially because you can fully enjoy the sunrise and sunset while you are comfortably swimming in your own pool.

But, let me also tell you about the Horizon, a bar and restaurant set atop a rock overlooking the endless Malaysian sky. The adults-only setting features a one-of-a-kind infinity pool, with breath-taking views over the Andaman Sea. This is something you need to experience once in your life, because the sunsets are exquisite. Attached to the Infinity pool is the Horizon Luxe Lounge & Bar, where you can enjoy the sunset in an intimate setting while enjoying a perfectly mixed cocktail (my personal favorite is the Manchuri) and some wonderful food. This is only one of the four dining outlets: Langkawi Kitchen, The Beach Grill and Hai Yan make up the other three.

So you may think that I have covered the main facilities, but I have not mentioned the private beach, fitness centre with only brand new equipment, tennis court and stunning spa yet. And this does not even make up the list of all the amenities.

It also needs to be noted that there was flawless service during my whole stay, not that I expect anything less based on my experiences with Ritz Carlton before. The Ritz Carlton Langkawi truly goes the extra mile, from the buggies, which are on permanent standby to ferry guests around the resort, to the sunscreen and cold towels provided to you at the pool and beach. I could go on for hours about all the details, but it truly made my stay remarkable.

Ritz Carlton’s Langkawi  staff is looking forward to welcome you at their breath-taking hotel.