Sunset Beach Resort – Super clean and simple rooms. Right on the beach with lush green gardens. Great location for restaurant / bar hopping and value for money.
Beach Garden Resort – Clean, simple accommodations merely footsteps to the beach. Reasonably priced with the added benefit of an awesome restaurant and hearty breakfasts.
Casa del Mar – Beautiful! Thoughtful attention to details and shiny new facilities including bathtubs, i pod docking stations, flat screen TVs and balconies facing the sea. Classy, stylish and in an excellent location for exploring the rest of Pantai Cenang. Be prepared to pay highly for it though.
Frangipani – Very popular with expatriates and tourists from Europe. Nice pool and beach area but expect to pay tourist prices.
Sheraton Beach Resort – Stunning location with lush greenery, long beaches and rocky bays, full amenities and enormous rooms. It is getting a little old though and seems in need of an update. If you’re a foodie, you definitely need to hire a car so that you can explore the island’s other dining options – hotel food is way overpriced. Room prices are quite reasonable if you search for deals on the internet.
Other picks – While I haven’t stayed at the following places myself I’ve visited friend’s while they’ve enjoyed accommodations in these spots. All of them are a bit more than what I like to pay for a hotel room, but many people coming from the Western world find the expense quite reasonable.
Bon Ton/ Temple Tree – Traditional 100 year old homes, refurbished to maintain their charm but fully fitted with modern day conveniences. Food is good at Bon Ton but if you want more dining options you would need a car to explore.
Westin Beach Resort – Style and service as only the Westin knows how. If you spend that amount on a hotel room, plan to stay the whole time in the hotel to luxuriate in their facilities and get your money’s worth.
The Andaman – Located on ‘the other side’ on one of the nicest and quietest beaches on the island. Tranquil, green and gorgeous. Another place where you should plan to maximize their resort facilities.
Would love to hear your opinions on places to stay in Langkawi too. Add a comment below if you have recommendations.