Looking for a unique and unforgettable stay in Langkawi, Malaysia? Here are six reasons why you should stay at Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, one of the island’s top luxury resorts:
Relish the exclusivity.
Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, Langkawi is the only private island resort in Langkawi. Accessed via private speedboat transfer from Cenang Beach, the five-star resort is located on its own 390-acre island covered in dense jungle and bordered by white sand beaches.
Sleep in rustic comfort.
Set across the sprawling resort, the rooms offer either views of sea or the manicured tropical gardens. Housed in woodsy buildings, the rooms are spacious and contemporary while exuding a warm, rustic and inviting atmosphere. My room had amazing views of the beach through the fiery canopy of blooming fire trees! Accommodation starts at MYR 555 for a superior garden room. Book your stay here!
Worship the rising sun.
The east-facing main beach rewards early risers with glorious sunrises over the Andaman Sea set against the romantic Moon Deck and the 500-million-year-old mountains of mainland Langkawi. What a beautiful way to start each day!
Have a splashing good time.
One can spend hours swimming or lounging at the beach or pool in utmost relaxation, but the truly adventurous can have some excitement on the water as well. Paddle your way to the islet of Pulau Rebak Kecil just across the main beach, or have a blast jet-skiing at Cenang Beach with the resort’s partner watersports provider, Naam Adventure.
Embark on a culinary adventure.
Foodies will love the resort’s culinary offerings. Besides offering excellent meals, the resort invites its guests to bring home the experience by participating in cooking classes, chef tours and special dinners. During our visit, we enjoyed a “Day with the Chef” program wherein the Chef Ganesh Kumar Murthy personally accompanied us as we shopped for ingredients in a market on mainland Langkawi and helped us come up with our own dish. Our team whipped up the most delicious kari ikan merah (red snapper curry)! Living up to the hotel brand’s Indian roots, we were later treated to an amazing “Flavours of India” dinner, which introduced to us the vast palate of Indian cuisine from the different regions of the subcontinent.
Commune with nature.
In-house naturalists can take you on guided tours of the gardens and a one-hour “jungle trail” that loops behind the resort, introducing the exotic flora and fauna of the island along the way. My favorite sightings were carnivorous pitcher plants and flocks of Oriental pied hornbills! More intrepid guests can embark on longer hikes across the island to a red-colored beach.
How to Get There
Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island can be reached by a 10-minute speedboat transfer from Cenang Beach, which is a 20-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. The hotel assists guests with their van and boat transfers to and from the airport or sea port.
Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island Resort
Rebak Island, Langkawi,Kedah 7000 Malaysia
Telephone: +60 49665566