Activities Near Our Langkawi Beach Resort

Experiences

With our convenient location in Langkawi, Malaysia, our upscale beach resort is set near pristine white sands and beach activities. Take a weekend trip to Thailand or Penang on Malaysia's mainland from nearby Langkawi Jetty Point or venture out with the family to the shops at Langkawi Fair Mall. Photograph the iconic statue in Eagle Square, located on an idyllic waterfront plaza, before wandering through the lush, landscaped gardens of Lagenda Park. After a day exploring Kuah, return to our beachfront resort for a luxury spa treatment at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ or take a relaxing swim in one of four resort-style pools. Drop the kids off at our on-site kids club while you share a date night and a cocktail at our beach bar overlooking the Andaman Sea.

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Heavenly Spa by Westin™

Embark on an uplifting journey each time you step into the sensual environment of the Heavenly Spa by Westin™. A selection of Heavenly massages, facials and body treatments pamper your body and soul.

YOGA WITH SHINNY

Guided session yoga by the beach

WestinWorkOUT Fitness Studio

WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio

Located 50 meters from the main hotel in a modern two-storey building with lovely garden views, the

Swimming

Outdoor Children's Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Children's Pool

Infinity Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Ocean Rock Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Outdoor

The Westin Langkawi Pools

Featuring four pools that epitomize the best of Langkawi with its sun-kissed seaside and cooling sea breezes. Each of the four pools invites you to take a refreshing dip or relax under one of the shady umbrellas.

Out door pool with rocks.

Beachfront Yoga Sessions

Set in an idyllic natural retreat of the island, with an exclusive beach front location, the resort offers many restful as well as nourishing area’s for your complimentary Yoga sessions.

Beach Yoga
Move Well: Yoga

Refresh your senses and find your rhythm with an exclusive beachfront yoga session. The resort hosts group classes on an idyllic natural retreat on our island.

Location: Heavenly Spa
Session: Every Sunday 8:30am-9:30am and Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm
Age limit: 16 years and above

Attire:

  • Comfortable breathable clothes are recommended for Yoga Guests
  • Cold towels and mat/towels will be provided

Additional information:

  • Yoga session is complimentary for all hotel guests.
  • For reservation, email us at westin.langkawi@westin.com.
  • Prior reservation is required to attend the yoga session.

*Private yoga session is available upon request.

Move Well: Fly Yoga

Fly Yoga is an elevated yoga. Come fly with us and release your inner self as we flip, swing, twirl and spin around.

Every Saturday
Time:  4pm
FEE: RM100+10% per person per hour
Age Limit: 16 years and above
Venue: Heavenly Spa

Private classes available upon request, for reservation, email us at westin.langkawi@westin.com.

Private Airport Lounge

Suite guests, Villa guests, and Marriott Bonvoy Member (Silver Elite to Ambassador Elite) are welcome to spend their time enjoying the exceptional amenities in the private lounge located at the Langkawi International Airport.

Private Airport Lounge

Golf In Langkawi

Langkawi’s exclusive golf courses, rivalling some of the best in Asia, that provide you with world class golf facilities, in addition to the dazzling panoramas.

99 East Golf Club

Westin Family Kids Club®

Introduce your kids to the traditions, sights, tastes and sounds of beautiful Langkawi. Kids will enjoy what the island has to offer by exploring the beach, learning about the flora and fauna of Langkawi and taking part in local kids game.

Kids Pool

As one of the most kid-friendly resorts in Langkawi, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is proud to welcome your little ones to the Westin Family Kids Club®. Open for kids ranging from 4 to 12 years of age, the club introduces kids to the traditions, sights, tastes and sounds of Langkawi, with its wide range of kid-friendly activities including exploring the beach, the flora and fauna and taking part in local games.

The Westin Kids Club® is well known to offer a daily-changing theme of activities for kids, so those travelling to Langkawi with kids can ensure that their little ones are having the time of their life throughout their stay. Our range of activities for kids can take place at the resort beach, pool or the Westin Discovery Room at the recreation centre.

The kids club organises outdoor activities geared for kids within the 4 to 12 age range, from nature walks to bird watching and beach discovery. Kids who prefer to stay indoors can also expand their creativity by painting the most unique batik or play board games and read books at the Westin Discovery Room.

The full day package is available at MYR150 per child, inclusive of lunch, snacks and Westin Kids Club® drawstring bag. The half day package is available at MYR100 per child, inclusive of lunch, snacks and Westin Family Kids Club® drawstring bag.

The Westin Family Kids Club® and its well-planned, balanced activities are the reason The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa tops many lists of where to stay with kids in Langkawi.

Concierge Desk

On call 24 hours a day, our concierge team is a dedicated staff committed to help you make the very best of your stay with us.

Historical Background

This idyllic spot is not only famous for world class resorts or its mythical tales but also for its age-old geological wonders each with a timeless story.

Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark

As the 52nd Global Geopark, awarded by UNESCO, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is the first for the South East Asia region. A rich ecosystem with a bountiful of unique floral and fauna to discover.

Langkawi History

There have been many variations to the legend surrounding the 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is now one of the most sought after tropical getaway in South-east Asia, but it has not always been so. This idyllic spot is not only famous for world class resorts or its mythical tales but also for its age-old geological wonders each with a timeless story.

The most famous legend of Mahsuri, is the key to Langkawi’s success today.  An innocent woman accused of adultery because of jealousy towards her beauty. She was tied to a tree and stabbed to death with a special kris (Malay dagger) and bled white blood despite her pleas of innocence. For the injustice done to her and her unborn child, Mahsuri laid a curse as she died—Langkawi was not to prosper for the next seven generations. In her honour, Mahsuri's Mausoleum was erected. The descendants of Mahsuri's family line were officially welcomed back to the island from Thailand in March 2001, by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad.

In 1821 the Siamese invaded Langkawi and in order to starve the enemy, Dato Kerma Jaya ordered the village granary be burnt. Even today, remnants of the burnt rice can be seen re-surfacing from the earth on rainy days at Kampong Raja in Padang Matsirat. After this episode, the island fell into a period of obscurity and was beset by a series of smaller misfortunes.

Much local literature has been written based on the legends of Langkawi and the story of Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa is about a Garuda (a giant eagle taking a half-human form) and a princess from China. One variation of this tale involves the emperors of Rome and China who planned to marry off their children. Garuda felt that this union would threaten the smaller kingdoms and his power over the islands, so he flew to China, kidnapped the Chinese princess and her maid and hid them in a cave believed to be Gua Cerita. In a battle against Garuda, the Roman prince was swept ashore on Langkawi and finally reunited with the Chinese princess. When Garuda learnt the truth he disappeared, never to return.

The interesting tale of the two magnificent mountains of Gunung Raya and Gunung Mat Cincang tells much of Langkawi’s story. The natives believe that the mountains were two giants named Mat Raya and Mat Cincang, who ruled long ago. Very much to Mat Cincang's disapproval, Mat Raya's son was bent on marrying Mat Cincang's daughter. On the wedding day, a misunderstanding between the two giants arose. Utensils and vessels were hurled at each other and a big pot of gravy overturned is now known as Kuah (Malay for 'gravy') and is now Langkawi's main town. At Air Hangat Village a container of hot water (air hangat) also tipped over. Mat Sawar, a peaceable neighbor decided to intervene the dispute that had been going on for days. Eventually, the two giants and their neighbor were transformed into mountains. Today, Gunung Mat Cincang and Gunung Raya stand facing each other. As if separating the two, Bukit Sawar (Sawar Hill) lies in the middle. At the peak of Gunung Raya towers the MEASAT Satellite Control Centre.

The favourite bathing pool of a celestial princess named Mambang Sari was said to be Tasik Dayang Bunting (lake of the pregnant maiden). A prince, Mat Teja, fell madly in love with her and tricked her into marrying him. It did not take her long to reciprocate his love but she also could not bear to be away from her celestial home. Sadly, their child died from a mysterious illness at the age of seven days. Distraught, the grieving Mambang Sari left the child's body in the lake and returned to her heavenly abode. Today, some believe barren women who bathe in this lake will be endowed with a child. Many have claimed to be successful.

Although other legends have faded over the years, many attractions on the island serve to remind us of them. These include Gua Langsiar (cave of the banshee), Telaga Tujuh (seven wells) waterfall, Pantai Pasir Tengkorak (skull beach) and Pulau Beras Basah (island of wet rice grains).

Langkawi's development was slow up to the 1970s, when the population was still fewer than 2,000. In the mid-1980s, (and at the end of the seven generations!) the islands began to flourish with government plans to promote the archipelago as a tourist destination. Langkawi International Airport was built and more ferry services from Peninsular Malaysia were offered to cater to the escalating number of tourists. The duty-free status given in 1987 further boosted the popularity of the islands. In 1990, the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), which is housed in the LADA Complex, was created with a mission to further develop Langkawi as a tourist hotspot and to improve the socio-economic conditions of the local people.

Today, with a population of more than 50,000, Langkawi is on the world map and has become a venue for various international events such as the Tour de Langkawi, Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), Langkawi International Motor Show and the Langkawi International Dialogue.

Mahsuri's curse has been lifted. The legends will be told, retold and continue to live in almost every place you visit on this fabled island.