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The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi Debuts

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Local culture infuses virtually every element of this striking island oasis, from the spa with indigenous-inspired treatments to the design of the private villas.

Published on Sep 28, 2017

After months of mounting anticipation, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi has debuted on a private bay kissed by the cerulean waters of the Andaman Sea. As one might expect, the resort is the picture of tasteful contemporary luxury, with state-of-the-art facilities ranging from a fitness center to a yoga platform overlooking the emerald jungle canopy. What sets this stunning haven apart, however, is not only its superb service and luxe vibe, but also its commitment to honoring the local culture.

When envisioning the 75 guestrooms, 15 suites and 29 private villas, Kuala Lumpur-based architecture firm Philippe Villeroux turned to the rustic charm of traditional fishing villages, known as Kampongs, for aesthetic inspiration. The result is a resort with a distinct sense of place that artfully complements its verdant natural surrounds. Other local touches include guided rainforest walks, in which guests can learn about Malaysian mythology, and a nightly tarian payang ceremony on the beach. Guests can also stop to honor the island legend of Tasik Dayang Bunting, a mystical pregnant maiden, on their walk over the Walkway of Wishes.

After dining at one of the four restaurants, guests can indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the Spa Rituals. The holistic practices at this tranquil oasis draw on centuries of local healing wisdom and shamanistic traditions.

Beach villa

Beach villa day view

Deluxe rainforest twin

In-villa breakfast

Langkawi kitchen

Langkawi kitchen

Seafood salad at The Beach Grill


Herb crusted lamb rack at The Beach Grill

Rainforest deluxe bathroom

Rainforest deluxe bedroom

Rainforest villa

Rainforest villa pool side

Rainforest villa living room



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