Where to Stay, Eat and Spa in Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, where to stay, hotel, restaurants, spas, best
The Yum List’s Recommendations for Langkawi

The tropical island of Langkawi is just over an hours flight from Kuala Lumpur and easily accessed via three airlines – Fire Fly, Air Asia and Malaysian Airlines all fly direct. With duty free status, jutting hills, secluded beaches and a wealth of options to eat, stay and spa, the island offers something for everyone.

hotel, resort, accommodation, Langkawi, where to stayWhere to Stay
Casa del Mar, Pantai Cenang – absolute beachfront accommodation providing attention to detail that only a luxury boutique hotel can offer.
Bon Ton, Pantai Cenang – a unique stay in original local housing with modern conveniences while maintaining rustic appeal. Profits go to funding the only animal shelter on the island through the LASSie program.
where to stay in Langkawi, accommodation, hotel, resort
Temple Tree, Pantai Cenang – a sophisticated rustic experience in a quiet relaxed location. Stays here provide funds to help the animals of Langkawi through support of the LASSie program.
Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa, Kuah – breathtaking views, comprehensive facilities and a complete wellness experience.
Where to Eat
where to eat in Langkawi, restaurants, seafoodLa Sal, Casa del Mar – innovative menus enjoyed under the stars with your feet in the sand and the sound of the sea lapping the shore. Don’t miss the Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup, Tuna Tartare with Langkawi Goats Cheese and Black Truffle Vinaigrette, King Prawn and Squid Risotto, Crispy Skin Salmon, Australian Beef Fillet and Creative Cocktails.
where to eat in Langkawi, restaurants, nyonya, mezze platterNam, Bon Ton – a unique location to view sunsets over the lagoon. Don’t leave without trying the Nyonya Laska, Nyonya Tasting Platter, Mezze Platter, cocktails and desserts.
Straits Club, Temple Tree – delicious food on the verandah of a restored traditional home. Must order the Nibbles for Two, Chicken and Chestnut Samosas, Cannelloni of Lamb, Zatar Seabass, Caramelized Beef Short Ribs and home made Ice Cream.
Seasonal Tastes, Westin – panoramic Andaman sea views and a chance to dine under the stars (weather permitting). Make sure to put Cajun Lobster Pasta, Mediterranean Chicken Breast and Basil Tomato Soup on your order. The Super Foods breakfast buffet is one of the best on the island.
where to eat in Langkawi, restaurant, seafoodSpa by Night, Westin – proposals, anniversaries, romance – this is the place for it.
Tide Restaurant, Westin –  gorgeous seascapes. Try the Duck Spring Rolls, Roasted Hon-Shimeji Mushrooms Soup, Wagyu Pizza and Heavy Chocolate Mousse.
Red Tomato Restaurant and Lounge – excellent salads, home made breads, gluten free options. Prices of drinks truly reflect the island’s duty free status.
Where to Spa
Langkawi, spa, treatment, massageThe Spa, Casa del Mar – high quality treatments utilizing home made natural ingredients at competitive prices.
Heavenly Spa, Westin –  spacious, peaceful, natural setting with a wide selection of treatments and trained skilled therapists.
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  1. Great tips.. i vote SPA! 😀

  2. Bookmark. Dunno when I will ever get to go to Langkawi again. Been there lots of times before I retired – on holiday and also on official trips.

  3. very sweet of you to compile this up 🙂 you're officially my langkawi guide! 🙂

  4. Great recommendations!

  5. I love how you summarize everything under one post! Definately easy to check out everything at one place! Lovely pics… makes me want to fly there right now!!

  6. I notice Westin makes it in all the 'Where To' lists! Must add that onto my bucket list of places to stay in..hehe

  7. Great round-up! I'll know where to go for info if I do visit Langkawi 🙂

  8. i was trying to recall when's the last time i was in langkawi, and i think it was in 2005. i'm long overdue for an island vacation! and La Sal at Casa del Mar should be my first stop after landing in langkawi 😀

  9. great tips..nvr been to Langkawi before…

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