Pulau Langkawi, or Langkawi island, is located in the northwest of Malaysia, about 30km off the mainland coast. It is part of the state of Kedah and is known as the “Jewel of Kedah”. The island is a popular island destination for locals and tourists alike as it is covered by tropical rainforest with beautiful beaches along its coast, and is rooted with intriguing legends and myths.
I was fortunate to visit Langkawi for a couple of days, in collaboration with Malaysia Airlines. During my visit, I spent a night at the Langkawi Chantique Resort.
I was visiting Langkawi island with fellow travel blogger Wilson Ng (www.placesandfoods.com), and we were invited to stay at the Langkawi Chantique Resort by Agoda. Opened in 2012, the resort is an individually-run, no-frills boutique hotel located along a small village road, about a 3-minute drive away from the hustle and bustle of Cenang and its beach.
There is not much around the small resort— it’s pretty laid back with only another lodge and chill-out cafe next to it, as well as several wooden village houses dotted along the road.
The Chantique Experience
It is hard to miss the Langkawi Chantique Resort from the main road— big bold letters adorn the two-story tower on top of the drive-way in front of the hotel. The exterior is very simple and minimalistic, with grey walls and orange roofs. There is a carpark next to the main building, with adequate parking spaces.
Upon entering the hotel’s glass door, I was greeted by the friendly receptionist who immediately checked me in and showed me to my room. The service throughout my stay was lovely— the staff were ever ready to help and always with a warm smile.
There are a total of 24 rooms at the Langkawi Chantique Resort in 3 different types— the Standard Rooms, which has a garden view; the Superior Rooms that face the pool; and the Family Rooms that come with 2 bedrooms. All these semi-detached single-storey rooms are spread out around the hotel grounds. The prices range from RM200-450 per night (US$50-100).
I stayed in the Superior Room during my visit. My room was spacious and a little bare, but equipped with the basic facilities— a king-sized bed, television, fridge, hot-water kettle, bathroom amenities, with air-conditioning and hot shower. The rooms also have a small verandah at the entrance, and mine had a nice view of the pool.
The resort has a restaurant; but it was not open and running during my visit. The staff informed me that they usually serve their breakfasts at the room verandahs— and well, that suited me just fine!
I arranged a breakfast time with the staff the day before, and when I walked out of my room in the morning, my breakfast was already on the table waiting for me. I was greeted with a plate of fresh fruits, as well as a big breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, sausages, ham, croissants and toast with cheese, butter and jam. I was pretty satisfied with my meal.
The Facilities and Others
I liked that the pool at the Langkawi Chantique Resort is a salt water pool. It is located at the center of the resort, with several rooms surrounding it. There are sun chairs and a lounge sofa placed on the lawn next to the pool; and if you want to bask under the sun with a good book, there is a selection of books at the reception for you to choose from.
The resort helps with tour reservations, as well as car rentals at a decent rate. There are also three complimentary scheduled shuttle trips per day to Cenang for some time by the beach.
End of the Day
The Langkawi Chantique Resort offers an affordable stay that is close to vibrant Cenang, but far enough to give you some peace and quiet. It is a quaint and adequate resort with just enough facilities and amenities to keep you comfortable; especially if you’re looking for a simple place to rest for the night after spending your day(s) exploring Langkawi.
Langkawi Chantique Resort
Where: Jalan Bohor Tempoyak, Kampung Lubuk Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Book with Agoda
Fly to Langkawi with Malaysia Airlines