Berjaya Langkawi a mere 20-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport, Berjaya Langkawi Resort at Burau Bay is on the north west coast of the island. Conveniently situated for both the Telaga ferry terminal (for boats to Koh Lipe) and the Cable Car / Hanging Bridge, the hotel is spread over a large site and features 412 rooms and suites, each with their own balcony. Also on site is a large pool, private beach, 5 restaurants and 3 bars. The sprawling nature of the site means that some of the rooms are best, and quickest, accessed by buggy (just call reception and they’ll come and pick you up).
Berjaya Langkawi is the only resort on the island that features individual chalets built elegantly on stilts above playful waves – no shared walls adds to the sense of privacy and exclusivity. There are five different types of rooms built in the rainforest, catering for couples and families, with some offering sea views. There are four different types of over-water bungalows, each with ample space and uninterrupted views of the ocean. Rooms can be configured to accommodate twin or double beds and if an extra bed is required, then the friendly staff will accommodate that request.
The resort features Pahn-Thai Restaurant, which is uniquely built on stilts over clear ocean waters and serves exquisite Thai cuisine with an extensive wine list in a fine-dining setting. Bookings are essential. However, if you can’t get a table don’t fear, the other restaurants on site are also fabulous. Dayang Café hosts a daily buffet. Mizumi is Japanese. Oriental Pearl is Cantonese. My favourite is Beach Restaurant, which, as the name implies, overlooks the private beach and offers western and Indian cuisine. The steaks are highly recommended. The restaurant also has a good selection of wines at affordable prices.