What to do in Langkawi
The perfect blend of relaxation and exciting activity await you in Langkawi: the island’s sandy coves and gorgeous underwater action make diving and snorkelling favourite activities for the adventurous. Meanwhile those looking to sample the country’s rich heritage can check out Langkawi’s cultural sightseeing spots ranging from traditional mosques like Al-Hana to the legendary tomb of Mahsuri at Kota Mahsuri.
However those looking to simply enjoy the island’s beautiful landscape while resting on a comfortable bed under the hands of an experienced masseur can take comfort in the fact that most major hotels offer spa treatments with attractive packages.
Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort
Nestled between lush rain forest and the crystal clear waters of fabled Langkawi, the Spa at Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort is the first complete spa retreat on the island.
Well - experienced therapists cater to your every need, providing a holistic approach and a wide range of rejuvenating packages. Experience deep relaxation in floatation tanks, hydrotherapy, soothing aromatherapy and special spa treats to make you feel truly revitalised. Surrender yourself totally and discover the best at Berjaya.
- Location: Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort
- Address: Karung Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
- Tel: (604) 959 1888
Embun Spa at Langkawi Lagoon Resort
Located in seven units of the Sea Villas, the Embun Spa provides an experience that will relax, release and rejuvenate. This is an experience that will leave you feeling serene and tranquil while enjoying the breeze of the Andaman Sea. The Embun Spa is a unique and quaint concept that will tantalize your tired soul and weary mind. Using a traditional blend of local herbs and spices together with Malay massage techniques, our treatments will relieve and soothe your stressed mind, body and soul. Some of the local herbs we use include 'Tongkat Ali', 'Kayu Putih' and 'Serai Wangi', which are proven remedies. The Embun Spa will truly be an unforgettable experience.
- Location: Langkawi Lagoon Resort
- Address: Lot 78, Jalan Kuala Muda, Padang Matsirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Ama
- Tel: (604) 955 8181
the climb to the top of the hill where this rustic outpost is sited can be a bit gruelling for those out of shape. However what it lacks in posh décor it makes up for in charm; signature treatments include the bamboo massage and the herbal body scrub and wrap. These massages are a hybrid style developed by owner Baskaran Kosthi and incorporate various eastern and western massage traditions.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 everyday
- Address: Lot 395 Jalan Telok Baru, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 5585 or +6012 421 5970
Comprising four pavilions and integrated into the lush rainforest, the exotic Mandara Spa has a variety of treatments for visitors including massages, aromatherapy treatments and herbal scrubs – try the ayurvedic abhyanga massage, the Javanese body polish and the ayurvedic-inspired sundari facial.
- Location: The Datai Langkawi Resort
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Experience a complete escape to a haven of peaceful pampering, where luxury cannot be measured, only experienced. The Westin Spa focuses on the balance of a healthy mind, body and soul.
Treatments range from natural spa facials (pure honey rich in protein combined with a gentle milk mask) Eye contour relaxing... a special gentle eye massage for tired eyes finishing with a comfortable warm eye paraffin mask; Aromatherapy massage and Herbal Wraps using Asian traditional natural products such as lulur, boreh or black scrub.
- Opening Hours: 9am - 12am
- Location: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
- Address: Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar Kedah Langkawi, 07000 Malaysia.
- Tel: (604) 960 8888
Teratai Spa by the Aspara
Offering a wide range of treatments including exfoliating body scrubs, moisturising body wraps, facials, relaxing baths and therapeutic body massages, Teratai also has special spa drinks concocted by professionally trained therapists. Try the Frangipani Kelembapan body wrap and the Kelapa Scrub or the 60-minute Urut Melayu.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa
The Spa, located in Casa del Mar, is the perfect way to indulge in aromatherapy and Asian spa treatments – exquisitely designed for each individual. Try the Sireh Pinang Delight bath and scrub; this 135-minute treatment is a body scrub using betel leaves and corn meal to soothe skin inflammation and joint pain followed by a head massage with betel leaf and lime juice to reduce body heat and cleanse the scalp.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
- Location: Casa del Mar
- Address: Casa del Mar, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
The Andaman Spa
Comprising five private suites and boasting picturesque views of Datai Bay and the Andaman Sea, The Andaman Spa is a short buggy ride from the main hotel. The spa has a variety of treatments including seaweed baths and chlorophyll wraps; try the volcanic mud wrap and the rose petal eye mask.
- Location: The Andaman Resort Langkawi