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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Langkawi Island, Malaysia

A stay at the Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Langkawi Island, Malaysia with kids.

At the very North Western tip of Malaysia as it meets Thailandand 30 kilometers out to sea sits the archipelago of Langkawi. A group of over a hundred islands.

The main island of Langkawi is home to around sixty thousand people. It is one of only five islands in the group which are inhabited.

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About Langkawi

The island is a destination which promises a real retreat for many travelers coming to Malaysia.

It sits in the cool clear Andaman Sea and boasts rainforest and stunning vistas. There’s plenty of wildlife too, including groups of monkeys and primates.

Although criss-crossed with a good transport network and roads, Langkawi retains a beautiful simplicity. It delivers a wonderful experience for those seeking a truly tropical getaway.

The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa – location

I felt my breath suddenly taken away as I stepped through the door of the suite apartment for the first time.

We had arrived after traveling across the island and we were all looking forward to a time to relax. I knew instantly this was the place to do it.


The white spacious lounge led onto an equally impressive balcony on which a group of Dusky Leaf monkeys were sat. Almost like they were our welcoming party.

I wasn’t sure where to look, or how to take it all in. It was a beautiful sight with babies hanging on to mothers and all of them happily hanging out.

It was an incredible start to our time at the resort.

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Our accommodation – The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia

The apartment led off in two directions. On one side was the children’s room each with two large inviting and comfortable beds. And a well-equipped en-suite.

Children's room

In the other direction was a kitchen, a huge en-suite with dressing room.

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There was an incredible bedroom with views of the private beach, and separate study beyond.

play bedroom

It was absolutely stunning throughout.

The lounge was perfect for us to relax in with views of the Andaman Sea and a dining area alongside.

Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

It would be the perfect spot to entertain guests. Yet we were happy to have the Dusky Leaf monkeys as our only visitors, albeit briefly. I loved how they looked so studious with the white rings around their eyes looking like they were wearing glasses.

The hotel has a selection of rooms to suit all budgets from Superior and Premium Rooms to suites like ours. And also stunning private villas with uninterrupted views of the waves lapping at the beach.

The Resort

Much of the resort is open plan and even the huge reception area is a place you will want to spend time in. It’s so warm, welcoming and airy.

We grabbed a drink at the bar next to the reception. And sat overlooking the pools and out to the sea and the islands making up the archipelago beyond.

It’s a place it would be almost impossible to feel stressed in.


Restaurants of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

There are a total of six restaurants dotted around the resort. All of which have their own distinct themes and flavours.

There’s a mixture of different cuisines on offer from Malaysian, other Asian offerings through to Arabic and international dishes.

Kid’s club

The children are very well catered for with a sweet kids club with the most delightful staff.

The club is a short walk from the reception and situated near to the resort’s shop and fitness studio.

Our children loved going here as the relaxed and friendly attitude in the kids club made them feel at home.

There were craft sessions, such as mug decorating as well as plenty of games to play and enjoy.

The resort is set out in such as way that you’ll find yourself taking a gentle stroll from one area to the next.

The walks are never a great distance, but if you want to grab a lift in a hotel buggy the staff are always keen to help.

The layout really does help make the resort feel less busy and more chilled.

Activities on offer

If you want to get a bit more active, there are tennis courts on-site. There are also lots of trips and excursions and a lovely range of water sports all available from the beach.

We took a sea kayak and pedalo out into the warm and clear sea. It was a perfect way to explore the coastline and watch the tiny fishing boats heading out to sea.

The hotel also organizes island hopping trips and a number of different sea-based activities.

There are a total of four different pools at the resort which all had their own different style.

We loved the large spacious toddler pool where we could watch our youngest paddle safely. And our oldest two fell in love with both the Ocean Rock pool with its rushing waterfalls.

There was also an infinity pool complete with a swim-up bar where a freshly picked Coconut was the order of the day.

Fresh coconut

The spa at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia

The fourth pool is tucked discreetly away at the Heavenly Spa. Again a short stroll from the main hotel complex.

Mr Globalmouse took the chance to try an energizing Aspire massage at the Spa. With natural aromatherapy oils and a range of massage techniques, it’s varied to suit your personal preferences.

The setting is absolutely wonderful. Calm and serene in a stunning wood and glass interior.

There are a host of other treatments offered with skin care and spa services, as well as body, bath and beauty treatments.



The breakfast at the Westin Langkawi Resort was a lovely spread, again covering a range of cuisines and tastes.

I thought the range of buffet foods was great. And the children loved being able to order fresh pancakes and waffles.

There is a hot menu and delicious pastries too.

My personal favorite from breakfast was being able to visit the “Westin Fresh by the Juicery” bar. Here a wonderful array of colorful healthy juices and smoothies are whipped up to revitalize you for the day.

juice bar

Seasonal Tastes restaurant

We had a delicious lunch at the Seasonal Tastes Restaurant where we tucked in to chilli prawns.

Chilli prawns

While the children gobbled down pizzas and we also feasted on bento boxes of houmus and salad.

Houmus and salad - Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

Tide restaurant at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Langkawi Island, Malaysia

The resort’s Tide restaurant offers a mix of Malaysian and International dishes. This was perfect for us as a family as we were able to give the children a taste of different foods and also have choices which they were more familiar with.

I loved the vegetarian Pad Thai.

Pad Thai

While my eight-year-old son tried his first yellow curry and immediately became a curry convert which I am overjoyed at.

Family friendly?

This is a truly wonderful hotel.

It has to be one of the best resorts to stay in Langkawi which offers a perfect place for all the family to unwind.

There’s so much to explore on Langkawi island and it’s a perfect spot to head out and enjoy the rest island.

Equally, it’s the absolute best place to simply stretch out and enjoy the incredible views and let any stresses drift away.

We could have happily spent our whole break here and I really look forward to returning at some point in the future.

Ready to book?

You can find out more about the Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and book your own stay here.

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