And you won’t even have to leave your resort.
The archipelago of Langkawi has always been a recluse for Malaysians and tourists seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the other big cities. The largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi, which up to 2010 boasted population close to 95,000, with the capital and largest town being Kuah. Situated on the Andaman Sea, the Jewel of Kedah is just slightly bigger than Singapore but features very minimal development that wavers rapid changes to the islands’ beauty.
In addition to the islands’ hidden natural wonders, the icing on the cake comes from its duty-free status in Malaysia, making Langkawi double as a shopping haven for shopping, liquor, and luggage bags among others. The busiest beach on the island is Pantai Cenang, where fine powdery sand flank rows of beachfront restaurants, bars, and all kinds of shops, including duty-free hypermarkets. The beach is also the perfect spot to try out any of the watersports, including jet-skis, banana boats, and parasailing.
However, if your kind of holiday involves doing nothing but catching some sun, laying by the beach, and jumping into the pool, the newly-opened Dash Resort Langkawi is the place to be. Here are 5 reasons why the whimsical resort should be your next getaway.
A Fun Way of Escaping Reality
Here’s an opportunity for you to relive your childhood memories by taking a trip down to Wonderland a la Alice. Dash Resort Langkawi draws inspiration from the Roald Dahl masterpiece to put on a quirky twist to the traditional stylings of a luxury beachfront resort. From the bright and bold lobby to the big blue Dash Langkawi bunny balancing a cocktail and a carrot in its hands, the sense of whimsy is carried through all parts of the resort. The walls are done up imaginative too; apart from the aristocratically reimagined paintings of superheroes, distorted chess board and tunnel illusion are some of the very Instagram-worthy backdrops on the getaway grounds.
Beachfront Luxury Uncompromised
The playful nature of Dash Resort never gets in the way of its opulence, ensuring the experience that you flew in for is realised. With unhindered access to the Pantai Tengah beach, guests can catch sun by the sea without leaving the resort in the assorted loungers put out by the staff every day. The large glass-walled infinity swimming pool looks out to the sea as well, with a quirky cat statue (one of many animal statues in the resort coated in gold ) lounging at the edge of the pool being cheeky. You could also take advantage of the ocean breeze by staying put at the sun deck surrounded by the clear waters of the pool. Nonetheless, a stone’s throw away are Langkawi’s watersports peddlers, for in case you’re feeling adventurous.
Fun by the Ocean
Forget Bali or Koh Samui, the Dash Beach Club transforms Langkawi into a party island right at our doorstep. Featuring a resident DJ that spins every evening till late, the pool and The Shack poolside bar come alive with tropical mixes that makes catching the sunset from the infinity pool or gawking at fire-breathers at night that much more enjoyable.
Lavish Dining Options
The resort’s on ground restaurant Mya Kitchen & Cocktails allows you to enjoy scrumptious meals right by the pool or sea. The menu encompasses modern Asian fare and comforting Western selections, leaving you spoilt for choice. Situated right by the beach, the restaurant also gives you a reason to wake up in the mornings for breakfast. As for the cocktails, expect to find classic tropical offerings like the Piña Colada as well as house signatures from both Mya and The Shack.
Rooms, Rooms, Rooms
Facilities aside, the rooms at Dash Resort are just as fun and comfortable as the hotel. The Dash chain prioritises guests’ comfort in both the bedroom and bathroom, custom making mattress unique to the resorts as well fitting the shower with the best of equipment, including big names like Grohe. The rooms are bright with ample natural lighting and stay true to the hotel’s playful nature with colourful furniture and fittings, while some even come with private balconies overlooking the Andaman Sea. The blue and fluffy Dash Resort ambassador will also be there to welcome you.
Room rates start from around RM500 and go up to RM3,000 according to season and availability. Please call to inquire!
Dash Resort Langkawi
Jalan Teluk Baru, Jalan Pantai Tengah,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Check-In Time: 3pm
Check-Out Time: 12pm
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