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10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World Slideshow

10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World Slideshow

Confiserie Sprüngli: Zürich, Switzerland

Have you ever stopped to think about that mind-blowing, silence-rendering, time-freezing moment that occurs when you take that first bite of chocolate? So does everyone at Zurich's Confiserie Sprungli. With chocolates in every shape and flavor and multi-colored macaroons, their true masterpieces are truffles. Open since 1859, they've been delighting palates and melting troubles with these freshly made truffles, which are meant to be eaten within 24 hours.

Mast Brothers Chocolate: Brooklyn, New York

If you are one of the many who consider chocolate to be an art form, then you will love Mast Brothers Chocolate. Housed in a small Brooklyn warehouse, this chocolate factory is all about organic ingredients, an open work environment, and design-conscious packaging. Visitors can take a tour of the factory to see how flavors like Serrano Peppers, Fleur de Sel, and Stumptown Coffee are made.

Lake Champlain Chocolates: Burlington, Vermont

Pull back the curtain on just how rich and creamy chocolates are made, at the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory. For a true taste of Vermont, try the Maple Crunch and Green Mountain chocolates, featuring maple syrup and fresh Vermont honey. Take a seat at one of the factory tables and watch as the chocolates you're ooh-ing and aah-ing over are made in the open kitchen. You'll wish you could bottle that warm, chocolate-y aroma that fills your nostrils.

TCHO: San Francisco

Walking through the TCHO Factory may feel like entering a science lab. TCHO sources their beans meticulously, focusing on the cacao beans' quality and which farms they come from. Their hour-long tour educates visitors on the history of chocolate, TCHO's unique processes, and how their famous New American Chocolate is made from scratch. Of course, it also includes a guided chocolate tasting.

Maison Cailler: Broc-Gruyère, Switzerland

Set in the Swiss countryside, Maison Cailler is one of the founders of milk chocolate. Straying from the commonly used powdered milk, Alexandre-Louis Cailler used fresh cows' milk to create that creamy texture we associate today with milk chocolate. Maison Cailler isn't afraid of sharing, so visitors can partake in classes on truffle making (complete with choco-vernacular and a Cailler apron) before they wander the grounds of the magnificent Swiss home, which always smells of chocolate.

Theo Chocolates: Seattle

Theo Chocolates is known as the first chocolate factory in America to become fully organic. Focused on fair-trade farming and sustainability, Theo Chocolates is passionate from bean to bar and they're ready to impart that knowledge and love on visitors. Tours include a brief on chocolate history (from farming to ecological impacts), a discussion on cacao farming, and, of course, a look at how they transform those beans into succulent chocolates. The sampling can't come too soon.

Haigh’s Chocolates: Adelaide, Australia

Now that we've established that you are addicted to chocolate (this is slide seven and you're still with us), you should know about Haigh's Chocolates, which opened in 1915 as one of the original family-owned chocolate shops in Australia. Book a spot on their free factory tour to see the chocolate-making process firsthand. For a sweet ending, each visitor can sit down, relax, and enjoy some freshly made chocolates, free of charge of course.

Perugina Tour and Chocolate School: Perugia, Italy

Which came first, Perugina's Baci or Hershey's Kisses? No matter, they're both delicious. Make a pit stop at Perugina Tour and Chocolate School in Perguia, Italy to see where those sweet Italian kisses are made. A factory tour and a stroll through their museum may please some, but true chocolate-lovers looking to delve deeper can also enroll in the company's Chocolate School to learn the craft firsthand.

Stettler Chocolate Factory: Geneva, Switzerland

A one-hour tour of Stettler Chocolate Factory in Switzerland showcases just how Glacé slabs, a favorite of Princess Masako of Japan, and perfectly rounded truffles with flavors like champagne, plum, whiskey, and rum are made. These creamy chocolates are known for being created with the utmost care, so the tour takes visitors from a brief history through tasting and ends with a gift to remember your experience by.

Museum Temple of Chocolate: Côte D'or Belgium

Côte D'or Chocolates has created a specialized tour, called the Temple of Chocolate, that makes you feel like you were whisked back in time. (It's put on for kids, loved by adults.) It takes you on an interactive tour through the Toltec temple, the Spanish Galleon, and finally, the old factory, where you'll revel in chocolate knowledge and even though you wish it would never end, you'll also yearn desperately for that chocolate sample that comes when it's over.


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

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The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

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The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

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Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

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The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

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Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

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The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

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The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

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Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

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Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


Weekend Getaway to Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia (Review)

I was invited to visit the newly renovated and refurbished Resorts World Langkawi on their 3 days 2 nights Media FAM Trip. I’ve never been on one before, and therefore, didn’t know what to expect. So imagine to my pleasant surprise, I arrived at the resort with a bus full of people. Almost 40 of us!

It has been nice making new friends, and getting to know fellow bloggers… and together, we had a lovely time at the Resorts World Langkawi. The resort has been given a new lease of life from its recent facelift — and I’m glad we were given the opportunity to experience it on this weekend getaway.

Overview
Resorts World Langkawi is located at Pantai Tengah, on the southwestern tip of Langkawi Island. It is just a stone’s throw away from the popular Cenang Beach, and has beautiful ocean-facing views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Previously known as the Awana Porto Malai since 1997 the resort has undergone extensive renovation and development — and was recently renamed Resorts World Langkawi.

Inspired by Mediterranean architectural designs with a distinctive bright yellow facade — the Resorts World Langkawi is known for its landmark white lighthouse, the charming boardwalk lining the coast, and its private marina.

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The Resorts World Experience
The first thing that caught my eye upon arriving at the resort was the sea. It lured me straight to the boardwalk — there is nothing quite like seeing white yachts docked at the marina against the shining blue of the ocean. I spent so much time soaking in the beauty that I was the last to arrive for our welcome lunch!

In the evening, we were given a short presentation and briefing about the newly upgraded Resorts World Langkawi by the Hotel Manager, Mr Yap Lip Seng. It was followed by an introductory tour around the resort ending with a visit to the spacious and opulent Presidential Suite, and access to its connecting private lighthouse. All throughout my stay, the staff were friendly and helpful — and when I needed help with some room problems, it was attended to swiftly.

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The Rooms
There are 211 rooms in total at the Resorts World Langkawi. The recent renovation (2016) has enhanced the rooms with upgraded facilities and new furnishings. Guests can either choose to stay in the Deluxe Garden View rooms that face the lush greenery surrounding the resort or the Deluxe Seaview and Premier Seaview rooms with balconies that offer a panorama of the ocean. There are also 2 brand new Signature Suites, and of course, the Presidential Suite.

During my visit, I stayed at the Seaview Room, with large windows that opened up to the ocean. My room was equipped with two double beds (there’s also a King bed with lounge chair option), TV, safe, coffee making facilities, fridge, shower with basic toiletries… as well as USB charging points, and free wifi! I liked the distinction of colors in each room type — sea view rooms are blue, and garden view rooms are orange.

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The Facilities
There are three eateries at the Resorts World Langkawi. The Seagull Coffehouse serves a commendable buffet breakfast in the mornings (it just lacks an egg station), as well as Asian and International dishes throughout the day. Zest at the boardwalk provides an al-fresco dining concept, and I thoroughly enjoyed my barbecue buffet while watching the sky change colors in the evening. The boardwalk dinner has got to be one of the highlights of the resort — it is so romantic! The Lobby Lounge is a great place for a few glasses of bubbly by the sea, and the live band comes on at night.

The resort has a five-star spa, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa that offers massages and treatments to pamper the body. There is also a ballroom and 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor gym, a water-sports center, as well as a swimming pool for adults, and one (with slides and water fountains) for kids. There are plans for an infinity pool in the near future!

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The Sunset Cruise
Another highlight of my stay at the Resorts World Langkawi was the amazing Tropical Charters Sunset Cruise. The three-hour long cruise aboard a bright orange catamaran comes inclusive of free flow cocktails and mocktails, a barbecue buffet, natural saltwater jacuzzi (which is a net cast at the back of the boat so you can take a dip in the sea), and of course, the gorgeous views of the vast open sea.

We boarded the boat at 5pm, and I immediately plonked myself onto the mattresses in front of the boat — it’s the best place to soak up the sun, and to smell the sea breeze! I had so much fun on board that the hours passed by in the blink of an eye. I had cups of pina colada, jumped into the ocean in my white dress, took plenty of random photographs, ate a large serving of satay and when the sun had gone down, danced on the deck to Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’, as the boat made its way back to the marina.

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Things to do in Langkawi
There are many fun things to explore around Langkawi, and the resort provides assistance for tours and transport around the island. You can get a bird’s eye view of Langkawi from the top of SkyBridge, zipline across the rainforests at Umgawa Eco-Canopy Tour , visit the many museums, or spend the day sunbathing on Cenang Beach. Here’s a list of fun things to do: Mynn’s Top 20 Things to do in Langkawi .

During my media visit, we were taken for a couple of excursions to explore Langkawi. We went for a lovely boat ride along the mangrove forests of Sungai Kubang Badak which included stops to see the mangrove trees up close, visit an old abandoned charcoal factory, and witness the hundreds of bats inside the Pinang Cave. We also had the opportunity to observe the majestic eagles swooping down and feeding, during a speedboat ride around the many smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.

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At the End of the Day
This was my first Media FAM Trip after starting this travel blog more than a year ago, and it was an interesting experience traveling with such a huge group of people! I had an absolutely fun weekend getaway at the Resorts World Langkawi.

I am usually not one for oversized resorts because I have to walk really far to get from one place to another but with boardwalk sea views like Resorts World Langkawi’s, there’s really nothing to complain about. This is a great resort to spend an island holiday with family and friends — ample space for children to run around in and lots of activities for everyone, and big enough to find your own quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.

Hands up for the awesome time! (FF)*

Resorts World Langkawi
Where: Tanjung Malai, Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: www.rwlangkawi.com

Book with AGODA

*She Walks the World visited Resorts World Langkawi as a guest on their Media FAM Trip. As always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*Selected photos were taken by photographer @FaliqFahmie (labeled FF).
*This post contains affiliate links, which means ‘She Walks the World’ receives a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking. These funds go to maintain the site. Thank you for your support!


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