Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is the largest of an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of North-western Malaysia.
20 years of Travel writing, and yes, a great resort is often right up there in highlights along with a few terrific tours and those must tell my friends “you must go to this restaurant when in Langkawi”. Langkawi does indeed have plenty of great tours and Malaysia being of the food capitals of Asia it’s needless to say, the food is brilliant.
This article was to be about a number of highlights of my recent trip to Langkawi. I just couldn’t resist in using each and every word of my review purely devoted to the amazing resort – The Danna Langkawi.
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Located in the west of the Langkawi Island, only a 15-minute drive from the airport. The Danna is nestled in a private bay facing two little picturesque uninhabited islands.
You are taken care from the first moment you arrive till the last second before you leave.
I was welcomed with a freshly made fruit drink, neck massage and a very quick, simple check in.
The Danna doesn’t compromise or hold back on anything to ensure the customer has the most terrific experience. Many of the staff have been with the resort since its opening in 2010. It is obvious everywhere you go throughout the resort that staff just love to be working here.
The distinct British colonial design of The Danna Langkawi is complimented by Malaysian inﬂuences that embrace the future while paying tribute to the past.
The large grounds of The Danna filled with plenty of little hiding spots to relax and do your thing. Lovely comfy cabanas, slouchy chairs and beanbags hidden amongst beautiful well-maintained tropical gardens.
The highlight of the grounds is the very stylish three-tier pool – the largest infinity pool on the island that includes outdoor hot tubs and some very comfortable sun lounges situated inside the shallows of the pool.
For those like me who love the sea. A few short steps you are on your own little secluded beach. Very comfy sun lounges in the sun, under the palms, take your pick…. even a hammock (my fave).
The Danna has four restaurants, a wonderfully stocked lounge-bar with top beer, wine & spirits from around the world. A very stylish cigar room and huge range of cigars on offer to appease the most discerning connoisseurs.
Planter’s, serves excellent Mediterranean, European-inspired and local cuisine indoors or on the terrace. Planter’s is also the venue for breakfast – a endless buffet spread including Malaysian, Chinese and Western dishes, plus complimentary champagne.
The Danna’s signature restaurant The Terrace, an authentic Italian restaurant with fantastic menu and many great wines from across the globe. Headed up by Chef Federico Zapper, The Terrace attracts many locals from all corners of Langkawi.
The 125 very spacious rooms and suites situated over four ﬂoors. All rooms have balconies with either sea and pool, courtyard, rainforest or marina views, along with rainfall showers and wonderfully deep bathtubs.
There are also Beach Villas with cool, calm interiors, marble ﬂoors, ﬂoor- to-ceiling windows, private pools, their own spa treatment areas and dedicated ‘hosts’. One-bedroom villas sleep three people, or there’s a two-bedroom villa for six.
Also available you will find The Danna Spa with nine treatment rooms. A fitness room, a free kids’ club, a games room with billiards, snooker and board games, and a library.
The problem with The Danna is this…. The resort itself is spectacular enough to make you not want to leave this amazing establishment.
So, before departing for your Langkawi Holiday, if you pre-book tours and you are planning at staying at The Danna then beware! .. you just may end up cancelling one or two tours.
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