If you are planning a trip to the scenic island of Langkawi, we suggest you book a room at the Century Langkawi Resort. We had a terrific experience when we went there in May-June 2017 and we still can’t get over what a terrific holiday that was.
Langkawi, an island town in the Kuah region of Malaysia, is an hour’s flight from its capital of Kuala Lumpur. Airlines like Air Asia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines operate direct flights between the two and the journey is covered approximately in an hour.
We booked Century Langkawi Beach Resort for a six-day stay in Langkawi. We have to admit, the cost of the room was much more than we usually pay for, but it was totally worth it. I (Pramod) often joke that the room was twice the size of our house in Mumbai (where we stayed then).
When we reached the resort, it was well past 8 PM. We had a tiring day of travel, so we just crashed as soon as we checked in. We will never forget our first morning there as we woke up to the most beautiful view we could get from our room. The resort had a private beach and our room was sea-facing.
We’re generally not morning people, but that surely woke us up! We spent a lot of time on the beach and we just couldn’t believe how beautiful the place was. We just didn’t want to leave from there, that morning, but Sakshi had a list of activities planned for us for the day.
How to get Century Langkawi Resort?
The best way to get around Langkawi is by cabs. Grab Cab works perfectly fine there and as far as possible, use that. From the airport, you also have prepaid cab services run by the local government, however that is a little expensive than Grab Cabs, who charged us about 10-12 Ringgits and it did not take more than 15 to 20 minutes to reach the resort.
Excursions: At the hotel, there is a separate counter for excursions, where you’ll find a variety of packages. We took up the island hoping activity, which included a trip to the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, the largest freshwater lake in the world. You can also choose to take a boat ride or snorkel but that’s not included in the package fee of 55 Ringgits per person.
The excursion will also include eagle feeding. Eagle is the symbol of Langkawi – its name derives from Helang (Eagle) and ‘Kawi’, which means reddish brown. In short, Langkawi means reddish brown eagle.
One of the things to see in Langkawi is the famous Eagle Square, which is about 23KMs away from the resort.
One-day trip: You can book a cab for one full day and visit places like Seven Wells waterfalls, Langkawi Sky Bridge, via the cable car, white and black sand beaches to name a few attractions. The cab for the entire day cost us just 100 Ringgits since it was off-season, otherwise, it is still not more than 120 Ringgits.
The resort provided us with the cab for all the days we were there and we must mention that our driver was amazing.
Since we had the cab for the whole day, it gave us an opportunity to explore the beautiful island at our own pace and also check out some cool cafes to eat at.
Day trip to KL/Penang: With the airport not far away, you could also explore KL for one day, as we did. There are flights to Penang as well from the island.
Breakfast: The breakfast at the resort was delicious. It was a buffet, which was included in our room’s deal. It had a variety of options for the vegetarians and also for the non-vegetarians. We were particularly fond of the marble cake there. YUM!
Impeccable service: The service – right from the moment we checked in to when we exited was simply top-notch. The room service was punctual. There was a shuttle service too that took us from the reception to our room and it arrived within five minutes of us making a call to the reception, where the restaurant, swimming pool and other facilities were.
The poolside also has a bar. You can watch the sunset while sipping a beer amid all the quiet and peace. Just thinking about it gives us so much joy.
While Langkawi had so much to offer, our stay at the resort made our trip all the more memorable.
To find out more about our Malaysia trip, click here.