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Located in beautiful Langkawi (the Jewel of Kedah), on the coast of Malaysia, an award-winning resort, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a tropical resort featuring a tranquil oasis among the pristine, white sandy beaches. The clear, blue waters of the Datai Bay has been rated one of the Top Ten Best Beaches in the World by National Geographic, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees. Hidden away between a 10,000-year-old rainforest, a peaceful bay and 8,000-year-old coral reef, The Andaman is the kind of place you can happily lose yourself in.
Offering ten room categories ranging from deluxe guestrooms to more spacious suites, every accommodation provides smooth dark wooden floorboards and sleek designs. The Jacuzzi Studio Suite boasts 141 square feet of space and views of the tropical gardens, not to mention the private hot tub on the terrace. Among the many in-room amenities is complimentary Wi-Fi is in all rooms, 32-inch LCD flat-panel televisions, signature luxury beds with 300-thread-count linens, a fully-stocked mini bar and a glass-enclosed rainforest shower in all bathrooms. All guest rooms also feature facilities for making tea and coffee at your leisure.
Those staying for business will be happy to know that the Business Center is open 24 hours a day with multiple workstations and office technology you'll need to get your work done and back to your vacation. During your stay you’ll find more than enough activities to ensure an exciting trip. As morning breaks and the rainforest awakens, unravel the mysteries of nature and enjoy exotic sights and sounds with a walk through the lush woods. Water lovers can explore the Coral Nursery, believed to be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, where guests can enjoy private guided snorkeling adventures and other activities.
The Andaman also includes a fully-equipped fitness center and a botanical spa with Thai massages and various holistic therapies. V Fitness, one of the largest health and wellness centers on the island, with its state-of-the-art TechnoGym and Life Cycle equipment. Located on level two and complete with weight machines, a stationary bicycle, treadmill and a large assortment of free weights, V Fitness is sure to meet all your health and workout needs. Whether you’re looking for Kinesis training, vibrational therapy or even personal training, it's all available.
When hunger strikes, try any of the six unique restaurants and bars on the property; all of which offer a variety of local specialties and international favorites. Sample the resort's non-alcoholic drinks and signature dishes in a relaxing atmosphere at Tepian Laut or head to the Beach Bar and enjoy the sunset while sipping on resort’s signature cocktail the “Blue Andaman”— a blend of Grey Goose Vodka, Blue Curacao and pineapple — it will prove especially refreshing. Younger guests will love the Blue Andaman's sister signature drink, the “Perfect Balance” mocktail, a refreshing mix of lime, kiwi, and rambutan that can be enjoyed by everyone.
New this year to the resort, Jala is an exclusive sustainable seafood dining venue designed by Grey Canopy. The rustic, beachside ambiance of the restaurant is centered around preserving its natural surroundings; stripped to its most basic form, the sand flooring and minimal walls ensure an outdoor feel...indoors. Three giant Meranti trees, surround Jala and play a part in the local Datai Bay culture, recalling the legend of three fishermen who fell in love with a mermaid. In the kitchen, Chef de Cuisine, Rene Knudsen has created an innovative menu full of creativity for his Malay and Western combinations. With sustainability leading the way, Chef Knudsen and team are dedicated to utilizing local ingredients and partnering with local fishermen. Daily guests can watch Chef Knudsen negotiate with fisherman on their catch for the day.
Currently, the hotel is in the process of renovating all of the rooms in the resort's North Wing, which is slated to be complete by end of October this year. However, as the project is primarily concerned with design and luxury elements for the hotel, guests won't be burdened with construction noises or anything else that could break the tranquility of this wonderful resort. With lush, tropical surroundings and rooms that feel like they're sitting directly over the ocean, The Andaman is a romantic getaway entrenched in a beauty that only nature can provide. The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort Jalan Teluk Datai Langkawi, Malaysia 07000 (60)(4) 959 1088 TheAndaman.com