Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an island paradise set on Malaysia’s west coast. Set in the Andaman Sea, it is made up of 99 islands, each home to sandy beaches, calming sea views and rich flora and fauna. This captivating destination, rich in folklore, fascinating legends, and love stories, sets a surreal stage for both weddings and honeymoons.
Nestled within the famed white sandy Cenang Beach of Langkawi lies the rustic Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort. As one of our top picks featured in our Top 10 romantic honeymoon hotels in Langkawi, this 14-hectare beachfront resort fronts a kilometer-stretch of private beach and is home to 355 rooms styled with traditional and ethnic touches reminiscent of the olden Kampung lifestyle days. If you are in search of a wedding and honeymoon destination that amalgamates tropical tranquility with ethnic charm, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort is one place to check out. Read on as we take you to explore this destination for your wedding and honeymoon.
9 Reasons to host your wedding and honeymoon at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi
1. A dreamy & idyllic beach wedding venue
If you are in search of a romantic beach wedding, you are in luck! Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort has a 1 kilometer-stretch of private beach, presenting you a dreamy and idyllic wedding venue for your solemnization ceremony. During sunset hours, the beach is a breathtaking sight. Pelangi in Malay means rainbows, which represent good fortune and blessings to be showered upon your ceremony. Get ready for an unforgettable ceremony as you walk down the sandy aisle set up against a neverending view of the ocean. Feel the gentle breeze and listen to the sounds of the waves as you seal your nuptials at this surreal venue.
Knowing how important this celebration will be for you, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort prepared a suite of concierge services to go along with your package. The team strives to make your wedding day as smooth sailing as it can possibly be. Look forward to comfortable 2-way airport transfer, floral arrangements, a thematic set up with a wedding arch styled specifically to suit you. Even the smaller details are well taken care of, such as your bridal bouquet, wedding cake, dining reception, projector screens, and even a wedding celebrant to help you to officiate your ceremony.
The hotel also provides a bridal suite for your wedding night inclusive of newly-wed meals the next day (breakfast and a romantic dinner). You can safely say that the wedding package caters to your needs. My favourite inclusion is the spa session! You can choose to freshen yourself up before the big day or pamper yourselves post-wedding.
2. Indulge in Beachside Dining
After exchanging your vows on the beach, it is time to celebrate over good food and drinks! You can host your guests at CBA, the beachside restaurant, where you and your guests can enjoy delicious cuisine and refreshing drinks with a relaxing seaside ambience to complete the experience.
3. Choose from a selection of beautiful wedding themes
For those of you in the midst of planning your wedding, you are probably inspired by countless of beautiful photos of Pinterest. The key is bringing it to life. The wedding team at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort has prepared a collection of the most popular wedding themes for you to choose from. The Rustic theme features a country-inspired theme presents down-to-earth colours with a more vintage touch. Boho Chic features an eclectic mix of vintage and nature, White Elegance features a simple yet elegant setting with hints of romance whereas Contemporary takes a more unconventional and trendy approach to your set up.
4. A cosy venue at Bougainvillea hall
For couples who prefer to be indoors, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort is home to a lovely Bougainvillea Hall. This intimate venue is perfect for couples who are in search for a cosy setting for a more casual arrangement. This space can host up to 200 guests for cocktail receptions. Simple yet elegant, this venue is an ideal spot for your significant milestone.
5. Host your wedding banquet at the Pelangi Grand Ballroom
After exchanging your sacred vows on the beach during sunset, you can host your guests at the Pelangi Grand Ballroom for indoor comforts. The Pelangi Grand Ballroom at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort can host up to 420 guests for your wedding banquet. Pillarless and spacious, feel free to transform this versatile space into a spectacular setting for your big day. Click here for more details.
6. Embrace ethnic charm of traditional Malay culture
Staying at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort was a different experience from the typical beachside vacation. The architecture of the resort is uniquely designed to reflect traditional Malay culture. In the olden days, the people of Malaysia lived in villages they called ‘kampungs’. Close knitted communities were built around these kampungs as people stayed in their straw huts but often grouped together to enjoy each others’ company. Kampungs was a significant part of Malaysia’s heritage and traditional lifestyle. In a bid to commemorate that heritage, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort strived to carry it forward. You can see that the resort’s rustic architecture, design, and furnishings stay true to Malaysian roots. At the same time, it incorporates stylish comforts and modern amenities, to introduce guests a deluxe experience. The resort also blends beautifully with the tropical landscape and surroundings. I loved how well it all came together.
7. Comfortable rooms & suites
Comfort is key to relaxing and having a good time on your honeymoon vacation. The rooms and suites in Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort give you easy access to the beach, garden, lake or pool. Simply choose from their 8 categories here. I suggest a stay at the beachfront room (47 sqm, from MYR779/night) that gives you direct access to Cenang beach, for a complete beachside resort experience for your honeymoon. The room also comes with an outdoor veranda where you can enjoy alfresco dining.
For a more indulgent stay, you can consider booking the Pelangi Suite (from MYR1,175/night). Spanning 97 sqm, it features high ceilings, spacious living quarters, two private verandas, a huge bathroom and a comfortable master bedroom. Booking a suite will give you exclusive access to the Meritus Club Lounge, designed to give you added privacy and bespoke services during your stay. Enjoy complimentary buffet and sunset cocktails at this peaceful space, and personalized service by the Meritus staff.
8. Enjoy dedicated spa offerings at Pelangi Spa
I always love a good spa session when traveling. It not only relaxes the muscles but helps to realign your senses, leaving you refreshed and invigorated! The in-house Pelangi Spa offers you restorative massages and invigorating treatments during your visit. If you get wed at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort, your package includes a session too. Specializing in holistic treatments in a Zen-inspired interior, get ready to have all stresses melt away here.
9. Romantic Sunset Cruising & Dining
During our visit, the staff kindly arranged for us to experience a romantic sunset cruise. Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort has partnered up with Tropical Charters, allowing you to enjoy a private sunset cruise as you explore the islands of Langkawi. A 15-20 minutes car ride took us to the jetty where we set sail at the Pregnant Maiden Island. We circled to the Big Lion Island and Wet Rice Island, where we admired a beautiful orange sunset. The Payar Island is also a great spot for snorkeling and diving. We enjoyed 3 hours of tranquility being out in the open sea.
To commemorate special occasions like anniversaries, you can also request for romantic dinner set ups, whether on the beach or in your veranda.
Couples up for exciting water sports by the beach, simply head over to the concierge. The resort has plenty of offerings, from parasailing to jet skiing. The staff will kindly make arrangements for you.
For a divine escape from city life, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort is a great place to seek refuge and comforts. Langkawi is a beautiful place for a honeymoon vacation. Apart from unspoiled beaches, there is also lush rainforests and ancient caves for you to explore. There is so much to discover!
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