We had primarily come to Langkawi to have a beach vacation and we found the perfect place! The Andaman Langkawi is just beautiful. It is located in a secluded part of Langkawi with a beautiful beach complete with a coral reef, set among the trees of a 10 million year old rainforest. I have never been somewhere so luxurious, stunning and perfect for a family vacation.
The Andaman Resort in Langkawi is a luxury resort located about 40 minutes from Langkawi airport on the island’s North coast. It has all the facilities you would expect from a 5 star resort as well as some that makes it quite unique. All the details from our stay are in The Andaman Langkawi review below!
The Andaman Langkawi
This resort has many facilities. It is easy to find things to do or just relax. There are included guided walks in the rainforest and we particularly loved the Coral Nursery.
The Coral Nursery is one of the features that make The Andaman unique. During the massive 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the coral reef in front of The Andaman was badly damaged. This reef actually helped to protect the resort and its occupants as it slowed down and absorbed the impact from the waves. The resort has since created their own coral nursery to help restore this reef. They grow new coral and transplant it back into the sea.
For guests, this endeavor is made all the better by the fact that it gives you an opportunity to learn more and get up close to the coral. There are many activities for resort guests at the nursery. Our highlight was definitely the fact that S had a chance to have a private snorkeling tour of the coral nursery. This is the first time she has snorkeled and what an introduction. She especially liked watching the “Nemo” fish.
When the kids were not playing in the big pool, the kids’ water slide or our private pool, they had a great time at the Young Explorers Club. This kids’ club is for ages 4+. We hired a baby sitter so Z could attend as well or you can accompany younger ones. They made nature collages, painted, played with toys, water and went on a monkey hunt. They were only there a few hours, so I was impressed there was even time to do all this! They had a great time and I loved how the Young Explorers Club did not just keep them inside. They also went out and explored.
We stayed in a two room/two bathroom executive suite and it was just perfect. We had a large main bedroom, huge main bathroom with a big bath tub and twin vanities, as well as a living area which had plenty of space for two single beds. Everything was immaculate with full toiletries, a mini bar, lots of bottled water, bath robes, etc.
There was also a giant bowl of fruit which was great for kids’ snacks throughout our stay. I also loved the twice daily servicing. I never realised just how great a service that is until I had messy kids! There was great attention to detail too. At night we would return to the suite to find bottles of water, glasses and slippers by our bed.
The inside of the suite, however, paled into insignificance compared to our private terrace. Take a look at this:
We had a private pool, lounge area, day bed as well as an outdoor shower and sandy area down the bottom with a private gate out to the beach. It was very hard to leave this area!
It was absolutely perfect.
Eating at The Andaman
This Andaman Hotel in Langkawi has four restaurants – the fine dining Jala Restaurant, perfect for great seafood, a Japanese restaurant, a Malaysian restaurant and a general restaurant. There is also room service.
There is a great variety of food across the resort and everything we ate was delicious. There is always a kids’ menu and everything on the menu is labelled with tags to help if you are vegetarian (like me) or have a dietary requirement. In the morning, there is a big varied breakfast buffet, and I especially appreciated the vegetarian corner and the beautiful pastries.
The service across all the restaurants is great. I loved the attention to detail. Z even wondered off at one point as he decided to wash his hands (without telling us) and one of the staff members saw what was happening and helped him out.
The Jala Restaurant is a particular stand out. This restaurant is located beach front and serves up the best seafood on offer. On entry you can pick your fish, how you want it cooked, what sauces, what sides etc. It was quite educational for the kids who I didn’t realise didn’t fully understand that the fish in the ocean is the same fish that they eat. S found it fascinating.
This style of eating is great for a family. J was able to pick a nice big fish for the three of them (I chose a fabulous vegetarian option) and we just ordered extra sides to keep the kids happy. It was a fabulous meal.
The kids did not want to leave. They were so well catered for here that it made everything easy for all of us. They particularly enjoyed the Young Explorers Club and having our own pool.
We could not have been happier with our stay here and I have the feeling that we will definitely be returning here at some point.
The room, the private terrace, the facilities, the Coral Nursery, the Young Explorers Club and the delicious food all made this somewhere I would love to stay for a long time.
The best part about The Andaman Langkawi, however, has to be how close to nature we felt here and just all the space. The resort was full during our stay but there rarely seemed to be many people around us at all, if any. The resort buildings blend into the surrounding hills and rainforest and the private bay, which is shared by just one other resort, really made us feel like we were somewhere away from the rest of the world.
If you want to stay somewhere stunning, where you can relax and kids are embraced this is a fantastic choice.
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