There’s something about island getaways that appeals to the romantic in me. The promise of swaying palms, sugar-white sand that crackles beneath my feet in the midday sun and lazy evenings spent sipping sundowners while watching the sun melt into the ocean proves an irresistible temptation.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
Contemporary and hip, this recently-opened hotel, set amidst a lush forest, is probably the island’s coolest new hideaway for romancing couples. Part of an integrated resort with AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, RIMBA by AYANA offers a fresh take on Balinese hospitality.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
The allure of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi begins with its location. Situated on an island coloured by legends, this 91-room property spread across 48 hectares of lush tropical gar-dens and fronting the Andaman Sea on Langkawi’s northern shore certainly inspires romance. Five-metre high red laterite walls at the resort’s entrance make guests feel as if they’re entering a private world. The property itself is divided into two zones: north for families and south for honeymooning couples or guests seeking quiet.
Words By: Chitra Santhinathan
If you are looking for a romantic getaway on the idyllic island of Langkawi, Malaysia, then Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa has a room for you. Just 10 minutes from Langkawi International Airport, this luxurious five-star resort along the popular belt of Cenang Beach – the island’s main vein – has been around for more than two decades, making it one of the first resorts in Langkawi.
Words: Adli Syahril
There’s something wonderfully decadent about holidaying on a private island, and you’ll certainly be spoiled rotten when you visit Vivanta by Taj, Rebak Island Langkawi – the only resort on this beautiful island. Just about seven minutes by speedboat from Port Cenang on the main island of Langkawi, Rebak Island is a lush 390 acre paradise cupped by the warm Andaman Sea, with a coastline of secluded beaches and stunning rock formations, and a verdant forest that’s millions of years old.
Words: Beverly Rodrigues
Kuta stretch, many will tell you, is over commercialised. True, it does get crowded but this family-friendly beach is as popular as ever. A pilgrimage to Kuta is a rite of passage for anyone visiting Bali. Located smack in the centre of this stretch, the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is a bright new offering that puts you above the madding crowd down below.
Words: R. Rajendra
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