The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa
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... because it was meant to be quieter than the other two (Samui and Phangan). Initially we were a bit disappointed, as it seemed under a frenzy of development. In just twenty years it has gone from a barren island to somewhere where every road is lined with cafes, laundry shops and more famously; dive schools. There are 60 dive schools on an island 15sq km in size (or something like that).
The net effect of this is that diving courses come very cheap in Koh Tao. ...
... of ways to do it, with different boat companies leaving from different piers at different times direct from island to island. Then there's the locals route which hardly any foreigners take, ferry to Satan, onto Pak Bara then to Ko Lipe, a fair bit cheaper, but lots more hassle and time. So long short of it I opted for 8:30 ferry direct to Ko Lipe on Pattaya Beach, cost me 128 ringgit, about 23 quid, and took an hour and half. I had asked for a wake ...
... 10:45AM so we walked around Saladan a bit to get some snacks for our three hour boat ride then returned to the pier just in time to board the boat.
We sat in the front, applied sunscreen, got our books out and were ready for the journey. Once underway it got pretty bumpy simulating a rollercoaster. We stopped at three other piers on the way to collect more people. At the last stop it become comical because we could not imagine how they could store ...
... black, the waves suddenly grew and the thunder and lightning started. We got soaked through not only from the rain but also the giant waves splashing against the boat. The camera also got a bit soggy but we managed to see some cool sights including a huge lake in the middle of one of the islands (where we dipped our toes in and a catfish decided to nibble at Dave's feet), eagles swooping down and feeding from the water and the most beautiful ...
... So , Langkawi has been brilliant. Stunning scenery and so much fun.
Best thing must be riding the scooter and having the freedom to see the "real" Malaysian countryside. Also walking through the jungle to see waterfalls.
Worst things- The torrential rain hampering my travels. Mosquitoes.
Funny things - Dodging monkeys on the road, swerving to miss a giant iguana who looked more frightened than me, Malaysian teaching me to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa
We stayed here for our second wedding anniversary, and it was just what we needed after a few weeks of backpacking through Thailand. Everything was fabulous - the staff were so friendly, the food was fantastic and the room facilities almost kept us indoors the whole time (if it wasn't for the spectacular location on a quiet, peaceful, beautiful beach we may have never left the cozy bed!). They even spoiled us with a Frangipani heart on our bed on our first night - so special.
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Great Location - On the beach and only a few minutes away from the market area which has some great places to eat. (Around 6-8 RM by cab or half a mile walk). Cabs are easy to get as well. There's a very good Indian restaurant "Sagaar" right next to the hotel serving some some fantastic North Indian Grub.
The Hotel offers very good buffet breakfast in their Coco jam beach cafe. Having breakfast by the beach provides the perfect start to your day.
The rooms are nice, clean and roomy. It can get very quiet at night which is a blessing.
The hotel has a nice pool and a spa as well. But we did not try it.
The hotel does offer some Indian food, but would request them to add some more. Dinner by the beach would be a fantastic experience. The hotel faces the west so you can enjoy a beautiful sunset as well sitting in their beach cafe.
Hotel is near the Jetty with easy access to Island Hopping tours. There is a tour desk as well and can ask the hotel to arrange a cab for day tours. Can charges for day tours are 100 RM for 4 hours. The staff is excellent and very co-operative.
Enjoyed the stay. Certainly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa
As a regular visitor to Malaysia I was genuinely surprised and delighted with our stay at Frangipani.
As a third time visitor to the Langkawi Village Resort (Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa) was most impressed with the new renovations and excellent service supplied by all the staff. Especially the meals created by the new head chef and his staff. I am looking forward to the completion of the renovations when we return next year. Highly recommend Langkawi Village Resort (Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa) as a place to stay, great location, great food, relaxing and good staff who make you feel welcome.
just spent 4 days in the Frangipani Resort (2/6 - 6/6). in general a very nice hotel! would love to recommend it to everyone (and fly back and stay there for much longer!)
We have just returned from our travels to Malaysia and Singapore and we stayed for 6 nights at the LVR now called The Frangipani Beach and Spa resort, we had a lovely stay here, the beach was right in front of the bungalows and the restaurant was good and served a buffet style breakfast too with lots of choice. There was some work going on while we were there as they are upgrading bungalows and some buildings there but it didnt affect us at all, they have also built showers on the beach while we were there.
A nice place to stay
We stayed at Langkawi Village Resort for 12 nights during Jan-Feb 2006. The rooms were a bit tired but clean and the location of the resort is exellent! They are going to renovate the rooms, some to be bigger and new bathrooms.
Breakfast good and a good selection of diffrent lunches at the beachbar/restaurant.
Sunbeds not enough for the guests but the new owner were just to buy new ones so that would not be the problem anymore....
Nice, friendly staff.
Beach quiet and clean - nicer than Cenang area.
Great budget beach resort!
All things said and done this is an excellent budget resort.
Very very nice location, with an absolutly pristine strip of beach away from the busiest parts of Langkawi... very clean and simple rooms right on or immediatly off the beach... quality restaurant and fun little nightclub attached.
The value for money was excellent and we would love to go back for longer.
Dana and Hayley
Myself and my husband stayed here in January. We were on our honeymoon, we had been staying in a 5 star hotel (bejaya) but we thought it was a bit secluded. We prefer to be able to leave the hotel and wander around shops, look at different restaurants etc. Anyway, we booked into Langkawi village resort. First we were surprised at how cheap it was to stay there, 25.00 euro per nite for the 2 of us including a big breakfast. The staff were lovely, very friendly, we were showed to our cabin, which was literally right next to the beach. They were lovely, quite big, air conditioned and spotless clean. The food in this resort was fab but even if you did not want to eat there, you only have to walk out the door and there are loads of restaurants/cafes outside. I would highly RECOMMEND anyone to stay there, forget the 5 star hotels, this was worht 10 of them! Even typing this, im thinking of how much i would love to be back there.
Enjoyed our stay very much at Langkawi Village, so much so we went back twice within three weeks. Staff are very friendly, especially the waiting staff Anna and Mira Nothing is too much trouble for them, we had to change rooms as there was a problem with the air-con, the bell boy was at our room in minutes to move us over. A shame though that the disco has been closed since last August in the hotel. as evening entertaintment is very limited. Plenty to see and do in Langkawi, the cable car ride is very worthwhile. The location is breathtaking, we will miss the lovely view of the beach from the restaurant. Jet-ski's can get a bit irritating, but I guess everyone has to earn a living. All the accomodation is clean and well located, clean sheets and towels everyday, wherever you are situated, it is no more than a few minutes walk to the pool. Ccould do with tea making facilities in rooms as breakfast does not start until 7.30am and being an early riser that is the first thing I look forward to. Thank you to everyone who made our stay so enjoyable and we look forward to being back soon.
we went to Langkawi between 2nd of february and 21st of february.
My wife and I stayed at the langkawi Village Resort for a week and loved it! Great position on the beach front with great service and very friendly people.
The restaraunts are all nearby so there are plenty of cheap eating places if you do not want to eat all the time at the hotel. also there are some interesting drives around the island and other good eating places as well such as the Barn Thai set in the Mangroves--great food and service with a wonderful backdrop.
The island was very safe after the tsunami and the people were very grateful that we had not cancelled our trip.
A great way to relax and enjoy the hospitality of the Malaysian people--do not miss this lovely island and the Village beach resort.
Robert Wolfe. Australia.