Where to Stay in Pantai Tengah
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Pantai Tengah
Though Langkawi’s underwater sanctuaries, duty-free shopping and myth-associated landmarks may be the main reason to visit, its picturesque beaches will be the reason you stay. It’s fairly impossible to leave once you’ve donned your sunnies and set up shop on the white-sand beaches – the peaceful, breezy shoreline can rival some of the best in the world. Just around the southern road bend of Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah is essentially an extension of Pantai Cenang’s beach. It’s the longest stretch of beach in Langkawi and plays host to chalets and sprawling resorts that are especially popular with families with young kids. The nightlife scene here is stilted – when the sun goes down most people head to Pantai Cenang – but this is the best area to search for tour operators to liven your day up with an island-hopping or mangrove and eagle-feeding tour. Additionally, there’s a healthy range of spas, especially within the bigger resorts like Awana Porto Malai. Accommodation options in the area are varied – charming, mid-range properties dominate its landscape and the area’s got a less touristic vibe and more of a kampung feel.
- Grand Island Tour
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching Tour
- Sunset Cocktail Cruise
- Private Half-Day Island Hopping Experience
- Half-Day Island Hopping
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
- Scenic Cruise with Lunch
- Private Cable Car & Oriental Village Visit
- Helicopter Experience Over Dayang Bunting Lake
- Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
An old favourite with frequent travellers and one of our Top Ten Best Langkawi Hotels, Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa boasts the usual amenities expected of the bigwig chain venture. An extensive, modern establishment with 258 bright and airy rooms, the resort has three tennis courts, an outdoor pool (with a diving section where professional diving clinics are conducted), a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor pool reserved exclusively for ladies (with an inbuilt open-air Jacuzzi). The four-star venture has five restaurants and bars as well as a karaoke bar that’s located close to the poolside; the on-site Amoaras Relaxation Spa offers a wide variety of treatments. Just outside the resort is Pantai Tengah’s limited stretch of bistros – noteworthy is the Reggae House bar which is almost directly opposite the hotel. Read More...
The Frangipani Langkawi is one of the island’s most popular mid-range ventures; liltingly charming, the resort’s an eco tourism establishment that really puts its money where its mouth is. The four-star resort has treatment plants recycled and treated water, energy efficient light bulbs and sustainable building materials. Set on 10 acres, it has 118 rooms that can rival those of the big chains – there are large beds and villas have gorgeous outdoor showers. It’s close to a few of Langkawi’s best known restaurants and bars along the Pantai Tengah area – almost directly opposite the hotel is the Sun Sutra Restaurant, the SunKarma Chill Out Lounge and Sunba Retro Bar. Read More...
Situated at the very end of Pantai Tengah, Resorts World Langkawi is one of our Top 10 Best Langkawi Hotels and one of the few properties in Langkawi that has its own jetty. It’s a jumping off point of many tour operations for the island-hopping and sunset dinner excursions. The property looks like a cross between a pink flamingo and a Spanish villa – the rambling complex is beautiful with lots of greenery but its 208 air con rooms aren’t equipped with state-of-the-art fixtures. Nevertheless, the three-star venture’s facilities include an outdoor pool, a gym, three restaurants and a bar, a kid’s pool and an on-site spa. It’s quite a distance from Pantai Tengah’s restaurant-and-bar scene but the seclusion is part of its charm – watch the boats ply the harbour late at night as you sip a pina colada poolside. Read More...
Billing itself as an eco-friendly venture, Green Village does the bare minimum to qualify but its efforts to go green are noticeable – solar powered renewable energy sources keep the place going; they recycle their bottles, plastic and cans and there’s a lot of vegetation throughout the place. Boasting a thoroughly Balinese vibe, the three-star venture has a decent swimming pool and wireless internet. Uncle Jigg’s Bistro, an eatery that serves up some good Western fare specialties, is located within Green Village. Directly opposite is Holiday Villa Resort & Spa Langkawi and Reggae House bar, plus the hotel’s well located close to most of Pantai Tengah’s shops, bars and restaurants. Read More...
One of the best located hotels in Langkawi, you get the best of both worlds with the three-star Aseania. Set at the junction of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, the hotel’s a stone’s throw away from some of the best restaurants and nightlife in Langkawi. Spread across 7,519 acres, the property looks like a blend between a pink palace and a Las Vegas incarnation of ancient Rome with 217 bright and airy rooms spread across five blocks of four-storey buildings. Hotel facilities include a beach volleyball court, a gym, six restaurants and bars and a 154m swimming pool with an artificial waterfall. Around the corner from the hotel is the Furusato Spa and directly opposite is the Chill Out Bistro & Sports Bar. Read More...
The four-star Villa Molek definitely deserves top billing due to its strikingly beautiful complex. The property looks like a well-decked-out mansion featuring 12 poolside, air con villas boasting views of the lushly landscaped tropical gardens, with Balinese fixtures and wooden furnishings. Hotel facilities may be limited (there’s only a simple-yet-stylish outdoor pool) but this four-star venture’s the perfect romantic hideaway. The hotel is located at the end of a branch road off Pantai Tengah, making it a short walk away from Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang’s key shopping, restaurant and bar venues. Read More...