Made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea on Malaysia’s west coast, the beautiful beaches surrounded by turquoise seas and tropical weather make Langkawi a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons. But apart from sun, sea, and sand, the island interiors are also brimming with picturesque paddy fields, jungle-clad hills, and wonderful wildlife. Also known as Jewel of Kedah, the Langkawi archipelago is captivating and a paradise for beach, nature and underwater lovers around the world.
In this issue, we seek to discover The Danna Langkawi, one of the Top 10 Most Romantic honeymoon hotels in Langkawi. Standing out amongst the lush rainforest, this beautiful colonial style hotel is surrounded by breathtaking views. Enveloped by sandy beaches, blue waters of the marina, and dense tropical hills, The Danna Langkawi offers honeymooners a timeless luxury vacation that one can only dream of. Oh, and did we mention that it houses the largest swimming pool in Langkawi? With such amazing appeal, we were excited to visit the resort to bring you our discoveries. Read on to find out what’s in store for you at The Danna Langkawi.
10 Things to Do on your Honeymoon at The Danna Langkawi
1. Be surrounded by stunning views of nature
Built on the edge of a marina and backed against cascading hills of lush rainforest, The Danna Langkawi overlooks calm seas and blue skies. Need I say more? The description alone had us hopping on a plane. Upon arriving at the airport, we got whisked away in a private car and presented with cool towels to freshen up with – how refreshing! A quick 15-minute drive later (11km away), we arrived at the beautiful hotel.
The Danna Langkawi is located on Telega Harbour along the Kok Beach (Pantai Kok), constructed to resemble a Mediterranean-style harbour town of the French Riviera. The nearby surroundings of The Danna Langkawi present many gems – Perdana Quay (north side of the harbour), which boasts a number of restaurants, bistros and art stores and Petronas Quay (south side) host souvenir stores, fast food restaurants and bakeries. If you are looking to further your explorations, the jetty to Koh Lipe (a Thailand island) is located within the Petronas Quay, so extending your honeymoon can be super convenient.
2. Feel welcomed the very moment you enter
Sometimes visiting a foreign land fills you with an apprehensive feeling of not knowing what to expect. Hence, we are very appreciative when the resort staff is friendly and welcoming. At The Danna Langkawi, our arrival was met with exceptional service. Upon entering their main hall, we were welcomed with smiles, drinks and even a back massage!
It’s the small things that are done well that really makes you remember a place fondly. Our arrival at The Danna Langkawi was simply unforgettable. We thank them for making us feel special.
3. Retreat to your fine chambers every night
I find the most exciting part of visiting a new resort is checking out the accommodations. From the very moment we entered our room at The Danna Langkawi, we were blown off our feet. The Viceroy Room (65m²) gazed out into a panoramic view of the bay and the hotel’s large infinity pool, thanks to the full-length windows. The private balcony would soon be my favourite place to hang out. The room also featured a spacious walk-in wardrobe that leads into a roomy bathroom made complete with two sinks and a rain shower. With a pillow menu to complete the luxe experience, at that very moment, our vacation felt perfect.
If you love sunbathing, we suggest for you to stay in the Grand Viceroy (65 – 75m²). Located on the highest floor, it comes with a large private terrace that is furnished with sun-loungers. It overlooks breathtaking views of the bay and ocean, right from your bathtub. Take a virtual tour here.
The Danna Langkawi has 5 categories of rooms and 3 categories of suites for you to choose from. See their rooms here. Each and every room is exquisitely designed. The style simulates modern luxury, yet not forgoing traditional touches in its furnishings. I absolutely loved the charming wooden four-poster bed frame, made complete with plush bedding that gave me restful sleep for the 3 days we were there.
The Danna Langkawi is also expanding their room categories to offer villas, perfect for intimate celebrations like engagement parties! Check out the artist impressions here.
4. Soak up the sunshine at the biggest infinity pool in Langkawi
The Danna Langkawi houses the biggest infinity pool (51.2 x 15m) in Langkawi. It is absolutely massive and even on a busy day, you might feel that you are one of the only few people swimming. The pool has different sections of shallow (0.7m) and deeper (1.35m) waters, and it is also accented with whirlpool streams and jacuzzi jets! Taking a dip here while looking out into the beach is one of the activities you must-do when at this resort.
Plop yourself down on one of the sunloungers with a book or cocktail in your hand, and soak up the sun in ultimate relaxation. Also, there is no need to worry that the poolside gets crowded with kids, for there is a kids club where most hang out while their parents are winding down here by the pool. For fitness enthusiasts, there is a gym located on the 5th floor for your use. Your workout will be pleasantly accompanied with views of the marina and lush greenery. View the virtual tour here.
5. Relax on your own private beach
Though it may be difficult to walk past the pool without being tempted to dive right in, past the pool lies a beautiful private beach that resembles paradise. This is a perfect spot to view the glowing sunset. Enclosed by the marina and mountains, the soft powdery sand beach is a perfect spot for more sunbathing and relaxing. Hammocks are also available for your use. Anytime when you feel thirsty, let the bar staff know and they will bring you a refreshing drink or two.
6. Get massaged right by the marina waterfront at The Danna Spa
No trip to The Danna Langkawi is complete without a visit to The Danna Spa. Pure bliss awaits you here as you get massaged right by spectacular views of the marina waterfront.
With a wide range of treatments offered ranging from body wraps to facials, massages, and scrubs, we suggest for you to try the 3.5 hours couple spa treatment for ultimate indulgence. It includes a 1-hour relieving massage, 1-hour revitalizing polish, 1-hour nurturing wrap and a 30-minute floral bath. Shut your eyes and wake up feeling completely rejuvenated. There is also an in-house sauna that you can use.
For wellness enthusiasts, there are private yoga sessions that you can sign up for at the front desk. The package starts from MYR200 per person and MYR280 per couple depending on your needs and preferences.
7. Indulge in opulent dining at The Planter’s
The Planter’s Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in Langkawi. Offering guests gourmet delights amid opulent furnishings and a fine aroma that will tantalize your taste buds. Located on the ground floor, this fine restaurant overlooks the infinity swimming pool and the white sand beach. Opt for an al-fresco seating for the outdoor breeze, or dine in indoor air-condition comforts.
The menu presents a wide selection of Mediterranean, European-inspired, and local cuisine. Rest assured that you are in for a delightful treat, for the kitchen team strongly emphasizes on producing dishes of high quality, style, and presentation.
Other dining options include The Terrace and Straits & Co. The Terrace sits right next to the swimming pool and is a convenient way for you to get bites while soaking up the sunshine. This sleek and swanky restaurant and bar is a great space for you to unwind. Check out their menu here.
At Straits & Co, you can enjoy quintessential British-Malayan cuisine for your meals, light snacks, and drinks. You can also partake in a delightful afternoon tea session over local treats and a hot brewed cuppa. Check out their menu here.
8. Or indulge in a romantic private dinner on the beach
The Danna Langkawi also presents some romantic dining options for you to celebrate your newlywed status. For privacy and exclusiveness, have yourself a sunset dinner right on the beach. The serene ambience paired with culinary delights will have your heart melting.
9. Lounge at the Verandah, or sip on wine and cigars at The Drawing Room
The Verandah is a great spot to chill out after sunset. This classy, intimate lounge is of impressive architecture that strongly accentuates heritage of an era gone by. The high ceilings, towering pillars, and gorgeous chandeliers add a touch of class to your evening.
Wine lovers, be sure to visit The Drawing Room. Part of the Verandah Lounge, this space offers wine and cigars in a private setting. The cellar carries over 300 superior labels of wine hailing from France, Italy, Australia and other parts of the world.
For couples looking for a little more activity, head over to The Reading Room for some billiards and games. The space also offers a slection of novels and magazines for your reading pleasure throughout the day from 7am – 11pm.
10. Get active on your honeymoon
After embracing the beauty of the resort, head outdoors for a chance to get active and adventurous! A 5-minute taxi ride away will bring you to the stunning Langkawi Sky Bridge, which you absolutely have to cross! Suspended 660 metres (2,170 ft) above sea level, walking across this bridge will leave you with an unforgettable thrill from your honeymoon.
Take the Skycab cable car to have a bird’s eye view of jungle and rocks that are over 550 million years old. Alternatively, try golfing, bird watching, zip line, island hopping, hiking and more. Check them out here. With so many activities in store for you, Langkawi packs a ton of fun and adventure for your honeymoon. After a day of activity,
After an adventurous day, it was so nice to return back to The Danna Langkawi. It’s luxurious accommodation and personalised service had me looking forward to returning back to the resort after a busy day. If you are in search of a beautiful resort for your honeymoon, we urge you to check out The Danna Langkawi for yourself! Best of all, Langkawi is only a 1-hour flight away from Singapore!
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