Overview: St. Regis Langkawi | Prince of Shuttle

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I stayed on the St. Regis Langkawi for 2 nights as a part of the remaining prevent on our shuttle to Malaysia, at the island paradise of Langkawi.

The remaining time I visited the island, again in 2019, I had stayed on the Ritz-Carlton and the Andaman, a Luxurious Assortment Lodge, at the western and northerly coasts, respectively. This time, I used to be curious to try the St. Regis, nestled at the island’s southern shores close to town of Kuah. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Reserving

The St. Regis Langkawi used to be some of the homes that had larger in value when Marriott Bonvoy modified to dynamic pricing as of March 29, 2022.

I had locked in a two-night reserving right here simply sooner than the transfer, the usage of two anniversary Unfastened Night time Awards from the American Specific US Bonvoy Good Card value 50,000 issues every. 

The resort used to be priced at precisely 50,000 issues on the time, and we simply took place to have two Unfastened Night time Awards value this quantity that will be expiring quickly, so it used to be a very good use of the certificate. 

Now, the St. Regis Langkawi is priced between 50,000–60,000 Bonvoy issues in keeping with evening, whilst money charges vary from $400–500. Redeeming issues remains to be a good deal, and indisputably, as is burning soon-to-expire Unfastened Night time Awards, most likely topping up with issues if essential.

For this keep, the 2 Unfastened Night time Award certificate got here out of my spouse Jessy’s Marriott Bonvoy account. Thus, as a substitute of leveraging my Titanium Elite standing, we’d be leveraging her Platinum Elite standing as a substitute for the advantages.

Moreover, we used two Suite Night time Awards to improve from a base-level suite to the St. Regis Suite with Pool, which is the best possible suite kind you’ll improve to with the Suite Night time Award at this belongings.

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St. Regis Langkawi – Location

The St. Regis Langkawi sits at the southern tip of the island, down an extended 30-minute highway from the airport and round quarter-hour previous Kuah, some of the solely towns at the island.

Some of the easiest tactics to discover the island is by means of taking a Take hold of. Those Uber-like rides are extraordinarily reasonable; then again, since there are fairly few at the island in comparison to Penang or Kuala Lumpur, you could have to look ahead to some time in your journey to come back.

One night time we would have liked to enter the evening marketplace, and sadly, there used to be no Take hold of to be had in any respect. Moreover, there aren’t any taxis at the island, and the resort team of workers whom you’d ask to name a taxi for you could merely attempt to name a Take hold of as nicely. 

Subsequently, if you’re feeling you’ll be leaving the lodge and going out frequently, it can be easiest to hire a automotive. However in the event you’ll be spending maximum of your time on the resort, this received’t be an excessive amount of of a priority.

St. Regis Langkawi – External

The resort is remoted in its personal personal house, with out a lot else round. The closest resort is the Westin subsequent door, which is inside strolling distance.

Within sight sights come with the Langkawi Night time Marketplace, a seven-minute journey from the resort by the use of Take hold of, and the Wat Koh Wanararm, recognized for its Buddhist temples and monuments, which is round a 15-minute journey.

St. Regis Langkawi – External

St. Regis Langkawi – Take a look at-in

The lodge development takes the type of a six-storey mansion with “wings” cascading outwards in opposition to the shorelines. The structure has Eu and Center Japanese influences with a color palette of blues and beiges.  

The doorway and foyer are in reality located at the 3rd surface of the development, with the rooms and suites discovered on all flooring main all the way down to the bottom surface, which then opens as much as the poolside and beachfront house.

St. Regis Langkawi – Front

The grounds function Islamic arches and mashrabiya-inspired structure, and the out of doors structure attracts upon a sequence of enormous central courtyards.

St. Regis Langkawi – Hotel grounds
St. Regis Langkawi – Fountain

After we arrived, we had been presented to the foyer house to finish our check-in.The foyer is a grand and open house with opulent fabrics dotted during, comparable to ivory-coloured marble flooring, wealthy bushes, and steel accents.

St. Regis Langkawi – Foyer front room
St. Regis Langkawi – Foyer front room
St. Regis Langkawi – Foyer front room 

The team of workers offered us with a welcome drink, and tell us that our St. Regis Suite with Pool improve could be to be had in a while. On the other hand, we ended up ready about 40 sooner than the suite used to be to be had, which used to be just a little irritating. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Welcome drink
St. Regis Langkawi – Take a look at-in desks

When the affiliate in any case got here to gather us and escort us to the suite, she knowledgeable us of our breakfast receive advantages within the mornings as elite participants, in addition to the nightly Champagne sabering ritual – a St. Regis staple – happening in the primary foyer at 6:30pm each and every evening.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite

We had been assigned Room 112, a St. Regis Pool Suite at the floor surface of some of the “wings” of the total lodge development. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Visitor room wing

The interiors practice the similar mild color scheme as the remainder of the lodge, with refined touches of blues, greys, and emerald vegetables. Metal accents, observed within the public areas of the lodge, are built-in into the room’s lighting fixtures and a gold partition.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite front room

While you first input the St. Regis Pool Suite, the room opens as much as the dwelling house, with a sofa, ottoman, a unmarried armchair, and occasional desk. Throughout from the sitting house is a wall-mounted TV.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite front room

I will have to word that the table chair used to be poorly optimized for productiveness, and I didn’t really feel very comfy sitting there in any respect. On the other hand, it is a leisure-oriented lodge finally, so I’ll give them a move for that.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite table

Simply above the sofa, an imaginative native portray hangs at the wall, whilst the flooring are adorned with hand-tufted and hand-carved rugs, achieved within the styling of the island’s conventional craftsmanship.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite sofa & paintings

At the left, as you input the room, there’s a well-stocked pantry with a Nespresso espresso gadget and tea. In the meantime, at the right-hand aspect of the sofa is a small bar shelf with liqueurs.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite pantry

Shifting additional into the suite, we arrive on the bed room. The lodge had proactively adorned the room for our anniversary, which I preferred as a considerate contact.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite bed room
St. Regis Langkawi – Bed room anniversary decorations

The king mattress is flanked by means of aspect tables and placing steel bulb lamps. An exquisite coral-embroidered design ornaments the wall at the back of the headboard, whilst a 2nd hand-carved rug sits underneath the mattress.

The toilet used to be somewhat huge, with herbal stone ground and partitions. 

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite toilet
St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite toilet

The gap includes a large self-importance, walk-in bathe, and a deep soaker bath simply to the precise of the bathe.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite tub
St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite rest room

As its identify implies, the St. Regis Pool Suite additionally includes a personal terrace and an overly huge plunge pool, obtainable from the bed room. This used to be indisputably probably the most spectacular a part of the suite total. 

Along the pool is a small deck with pool chairs and an outside increased cabana and daybed.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite terrace
St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite out of doors pool

The pool chairs with regards to squeezed into the distance by means of the pool, and there wasn’t a lot room at the deck to squeeze previous.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite patio
St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite cabana

The out of doors segment additionally had a gate that led without delay out to the seaside house, which is any other good thing about those ground-floor St. Regis Pool Suites.

St. Regis Langkawi – St. Regis Pool Suite door to seaside house

As a part of St. Regis’s signature butler provider at this lodge, we had been in a position to reserve complimentary espresso and tea to the room 24/7, together with cappuccinos. Butler provider additionally contains complimentary urgent for 2 clothes in keeping with visitor in keeping with evening. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Espresso by the use of butler provider

With regards to my total impressions at the suite, I believed the room interiors had been indisputably tastefully adorned and seemed sexy in the beginning look. Having stated that, I did understand indicators of damage and tear, comparable to cracks within the marble and water stains, in somewhat a couple of puts. 

I had the similar influence right here as I did from the St. Regis Mexico Town. It is going to had been a surprising lodge 5 years in the past; then again, the demanding product may now use some touch-ups.

(When put next, The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, at the identical island, used to be a lot more fashionable and with a more energizing look.)

In spite of a couple of gripes, the out of doors pool used to be indisputably the spotlight, and the room interiors don’t topic all an excessive amount of if you have an enormous pool to your self. Certainly, I used to be very inspired by means of the dimensions of the pool, which used to be very huge in comparison to, say, the St. Regis Bali, the place we additionally had a plunge pool. 

General, whilst I felt that the interiors may’ve used just a little extra polish, the St. Regis Pool Suite’s out of doors pool indisputably made up for that.

St. Regis Langkawi – Breakfast

Breakfast is served within the resort’s L’Orangerie eating place from 7–11am, providing an in depth buffet unfold plus an à los angeles carte menu. For our keep, breakfast used to be coated as a part of our Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite advantages.

St. Regis Langkawi – L’Orangerie eating place

It’s value noting that the breakfast menu is just about just like the St. Regis Bali’s, therefore why I imagine the 2 lodges will have to be similar in some capability. 

The à los angeles carte menu options pieces comparable to river lobster omelette, steak and eggs, and wonton noodles. In the meantime, the extraordinarily wide-ranging and impressively offered buffet is composed of all of the standard Western breakfast pieces, together with an abundance of Chinese language-, Malaysian-, and Indian-inspired pieces. 

Moreover, one of the resort’s extra distinctive breakfast choices incorporated sushi, crème fraîche on a blini crowned with Avruga pearls, and “Egg Nouvelle”, a creamy mix of egg whites and lobster inside of a hard-boiled egg shell. 

All of those are to be had as a part of the St. Regis Bali’s signature breakfast, too, so it used to be one thing of a déjà vu second for me as I wandered throughout the breakfast presentation.

One distinction to the St. Regis Bali used to be that the Indonesian breakfast station in Bali used to be changed by means of a nasi lemak station in Langkawi – a vintage Malaysian breakfast staple.

We indisputably helped ourselves to more than one servings of this scrumptious mix of rice, crisp anchovies, bean sprouts, highly spiced sambal, and more than a few toppings. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Nasi lemak station
St. Regis Langkawi – Nasi lemak

As well as, an in depth beverages listing is to be had, comparable to distinctiveness espresso and tea, St. Regis iced tea, and glowing wine. Up to now, champagne have been served right here on the breakfast unfold, however now the usual is glowing wine, which will also be combined with orange juice to make mimosas.

Given the very good selection at breakfast, we indulged in some massive plates of meals every morning, atmosphere ourselves as much as benefit from the lodge amenities throughout the day with no need to fret an excessive amount of about lunch.

St. Regis Langkawi – Breakfast

St. Regis Langkawi – Eating

The resort options a number of distinct eating places, bars, and eating reports. Kayuputi is the resort’s signature fine-dining eating place, with costs to compare.

St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi external
St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi indoor seating

This over-water eating place used to be constructed to resemble an artwork collector’s seaside space, and provides some implausible sundown perspectives from the out of doors patio.

St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi indoor seating
St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi indoor seating

We didn’t devour dinner right here, even though we went out at the deck for beverages each nights at sundown, which is indisputably one thing I’d extremely suggest in the event you’re staying right here. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Sundown at Kayuputi

The most productive seats are at the hammocks overlooking the horizon, and I like to recommend arriving early to protected a spot. It’s a surprising picture alternative and an excellent higher view.

St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi hammocks
St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi hammock
St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi hammock

We attempted one of the snacks and beverages at the menu, comparable to French fries, hen thighs, and a few ingenious cocktails. Specifically, the distinctiveness cocktail for 2 used to be very intriguing, because it’s poured over fruit-infused round ice cubes to resemble a sundown itself.

St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi snacks and cocktails
St. Regis Langkawi – Kayuputi cocktails

The Pantai Grill is the resort’s rustic beachfront eating place that serves up a menu of top rate seafood and steaks cooked on a wood-fire grill. We attempted a pizza from right here for lunch at the day we arrived, which used to be somewhat tasty.

St. Regis Langkawi – Pantai Grill
St. Regis Langkawi – Pantai Grill seating
St. Regis Langkawi – Pantai Grill bar

There also are two bars at the lodge, The St. Regis Bar and the Decanter Wine Bar, which function a selection of over 500 wines from all over the world.

St. Regis Langkawi – The St. Regis Bar

St. Regis Langkawi – Swimming pools & Seaside

The lodge has a central pool house, consisting of a complete swimming pool “advanced” with a sequence of cascading infinity swimming pools.

I’m now not afraid to confess that I’ve a childlike surprise in the case of these kinds of swimming pools, so I spent a good bit of time within the public swimming pools although we had a big personal pool again within the villa.

St. Regis Langkawi – Outside pool advanced
St. Regis Langkawi – Outside pool
St. Regis Langkawi – Outside pool

The only pool advanced provides many layers of water wherein to take a dip and chill out, together with plentiful poolside seating dotted throughout – together with an “island” segment of seating that would solely be accessed from the pool itself. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Outside pool
St. Regis Langkawi – Outside pool

The lodge additionally overlooks 600 metres of a fairly tranquil personal white sand seaside. It’s indisputably a picturesque slice of Langkawi’s beach that the St. Regis occupies down right here at the southern edge.

St. Regis Langkawi – Seaside
St. Regis Langkawi – Seaside
St. Regis Langkawi – Seaside

You’ll be able to chill out at the seaside chairs and revel in devoted poolside provider from the seaside attendants.

St. Regis Langkawi – Living room chairs
St. Regis Langkawi – Seaside house

Whilst I preferred maximum parts of the relief amenities, I did really feel that the brilliant blue finishes at the pool chairs decked out across the lodge seemed a little reasonable, and didn’t upload a way of luxurious to the surroundings.

A deeper military, or one thing an identical, would make for a extra subtle glance.

St. Regis Langkawi – Seaside cabana

St. Regis Langkawi – Different Amenities

The lodge provides a handful of seaside actions for visitors, comparable to kayaking and paddleboarding, even though those are chargeable somewhat than complimentary.

Kayaking is RM 60 ($17) in keeping with hour, whilst paddleboarding is RM 80 ($24) in keeping with hour. We took the kayak out for a spin within the lagoon, however skipped the paddleboards.

In the meantime, the health centre open 24 hours and is situated at the floor surface of the lodge. The gap is dimly illuminated however fashionable and spacious, with a separate aerobics room. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Health centre

The remainder of the health club is well-stocked with cardiovascular apparatus, workout motorcycles, and unfastened weights.

St. Regis Langkawi – Health centr
St. Regis Langkawi – Health centre
St. Regis Langkawi – Health centre

The Iridium Spa may be located at the floor surface, with a considerable listing of therapeutic massage and facial remedies to be had. The spa operates on an appointment-only foundation, so be sure you agenda upfront.

St. Regis Langkawi – Iridium Spa

As is not unusual at many St. Regis homes, there’s a boutique and a salon situated subsequent to the spa, even though the latter used to be closed on the time of my seek advice from.

St. Regis Langkawi – Boutique

The walkway to Kayuputi additionally ends up in the Westin Langkawi, linking the 2 lodges. Visitors can challenge between the 2 and enjoy each lodges’ eating amenities throughout their time right here.

St. Regis Langkawi – Walkway to the Westin Langkawi

St. Regis Langkawi – Airport Living room

Right here’s one ultimate distinctive part about staying on the St. Regis Langkawi: the lodge operates a devoted front room at Langkawi Global Airport along with the neighbouring Westin lodge, providing a non-public house for visitors to chill out and revel in some food and drinks previous to their outbound flight.

The living room is situated post-security, simply on your correct as you way the airport’s small handful of departure gates.

St. Regis Langkawi – Airport front room

The seating house is reasonably fundamental, as are the meals choices, with just a few end result and light-weight sandwiches to pick out from. Espresso, tea, and a choice of non-alcoholic chilly drinks are to be had as refreshments.

St. Regis Langkawi – Airport lounge seating area
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport front room seating house
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport lounge seating area
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport front room seating house

Nonetheless, it is a distinctive idea that I haven’t observed being introduced anyplace else but even so the ultra-luxurious lodges of the Maldives, so I’ve were given to present credit score to the St. Regis Langkawi for going above and past to organize a continuing departure enjoy at the island. 

St. Regis Langkawi – Airport lounge food spread
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport front room meals unfold
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport lounge food spread
St. Regis Langkawi – Airport front room meals unfold

Conclusion

Spending two nights on the St. Regis Langkawi used to be an exquisite method to wrap up this springtime shuttle to Malaysia.

I discovered two nights to be the very best period of time for our enjoyable seaside holiday after a jam-packed few days of city-hopping the times sooner than. On the other hand, I may’ve indisputably loved staying longer to totally chill out and indulge within the lodge’s choices as nicely.

In comparison to the Ritz-Carlton at the western aspect of the island, the St. Regis provides a reasonably other enjoy. 

While the Ritz-Carlton positioned a really perfect emphasis on tranquillity and made you’re feeling such as you had been the one visitor at the belongings now and then, the St. Regis is extra family-friendly and provides a much less secluded enjoy.

Certainly, in the event you’re in search of selection, I’d suggest splitting your time between the St. Regis and the Ritz-Carlton. This fashion, you’re additionally nearer to the more than a few other sights on Langkawi.

For fifty,000–60,000 Bonvoy issues in keeping with evening, I’d say the St. Regis Langkawi remains to be a relatively excellent deal on issues. I’d liken it to a “price range” model of the St. Regis Bali, because the Langkawi location stocks somewhat a couple of similarities to its extra well known Indonesian counterpart.

The St. Regis Langkawi wouldn’t rank as an all-time favorite for me, but it surely used to be nonetheless an overly delightful position to spend time. I may indisputably envision a go back keep each right here and over on the Ritz at some point, for the reason that Langkawi stays a favorite vacation spot of ours, and we’ll most likely be again now not too lengthy from now. 





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