Ah, beautiful Langkawi, Malaysia’s biggest island and a popular destination to get your fill of sun, sea and sand. But it’s not all beaches and turquoise sea, there’s also wildlife, jungle wilderness and amazing food. And one of the best ways to experience all that this Malaysian gem has to offer? Book into The Danna Langkawi.
Ok, we admit that we are biased. We’ve been swayed by afternoons spent lazing next to Langkawi’s biggest pool, gazing out to sea or up at tropical forest covered mountains. We were wooed by the colonial design that has a fresh modern feel with its high ceilings, oversize doors and warm breezes flowing in from the ocean. We were won over with treatments in the spa where an hour in the hands of one of the spa team had us feeling like new. We were charmed by the staff who, from check-in to check out, managed to achieve the elusive goal of balancing efficient service with genuine friendliness.
Oh yes, The Danna Langkawi has it all
The luxury treatment started as soon as we were met at Langkawi’s hot and busy ferry port. Being met by two friendly faces who whisked us into the cool of their waiting car (with water and an obligatory cold towel) was extremely welcome.
After a scenic and comfortable 45 minute drive, we arrived at The Danna on Langkawi’s West Coast and to possibly one of the best hotel check-ins we’ve ever experienced. It was friendly, efficient, included a personal welcome and discussion about our dietary requirements from the department head in charge of food and beverages and ended with a mini neck and shoulder massage from one of the spa team.
So good, we wanted to check-in twice
One of the standout things about The Danna Langkawi is the generosity of spirit there; quite simply this resort is very giving. The generosity we experienced at check-in was everywhere. In the afternoon at the pool, staff wander around with ice cold water and trays of crispy light samosas to snack on and in the evening, happy hour at the pool bar treats you to half price cocktails. Everywhere we went we felt like the staff made the effort to personally get to know us.
This is one of those special places in the world where you can’t help but feel at home