• Stay-in Pantai Kok / Burau
Bay • Dining & Entertainment • Telaga Harbour •
On the western side of Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island), about twelve
kilometres north of Pantai Cenang, lies Pantai Kok, a beautiful powdery sand
bay fringed by limestone hills and forest. Quieter and more secluded than
Pantai Cenang, the area makes an ideal romantic getaway or a tranquil
Four new resorts, a new golf course and a replica of the Thai palace used in
the film "Anna and the King" are among the other attractions.
If you're feeling energetic you can go jungle trekking or explore the local
caves. Pantai Kok has a few bars and restaurants but it's mainly a place to
simply relax in the natural beauty of the beach and bay.
Stay-in Pantai Kok / Burau Bay
Whipping on up the coast you’ll pass the Perdana Hotel, Langkasuka Beach
Resort and the surprisingly upbeat Langkawi Lagoon Resort. Langkawi Lagoon
is unimpressive on the outside but is a different story once you enter the
lobby and cross over to the seaside. Here’s there’s lawns, a small pool,
nice breezy views, and the extension “Sea Village” offering Malay-style
stilted accommodation over water. There is a spa on site. The place does not
score overly high for décor (which is mishmash) but it wins out with its
low-key simplicity and inspirational touches. Not a bad spot for families.
Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort after going through a
facelift has emerged lighter, breezier and far more
contemporary. The lobby features full length windows offering a
panoramic view of the sea. This is a 38 acre garden compound that runs up
and down the verdant hillside with heady snatches of ocean view here and
there. Electric buggy rides are the norm to transfer from room to lobby or
elsewhere. There is the Chavana Spa (by Mandara) for spoiling rubs and a
small beach area. Much of the seaside is rocky and, while scenic, swimming
and wading is not your best bet. There’s mud and pebbles underfoot as the
Getting into Burau Bay, the Mutiara Burau Bay has long been a good-value
favourite. The place is unfussy and friendly. Simple cabanas run along the
sides of a central garden that leads onto a wonderful Robinson Crusoe
cove fringed by tall palms.
On the other side of the sweeping bay are the red-tile roofs of the
Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort Water Suites.
Berjaya gets better as you walk down from the lobby and approach the beach.
There is a busy swimming pool with rock formations, a bar, and plenty of
kids splashing about. The place is busy and involves a fair bit of walking
up and down the hillside. The water suites, on stilts, are far preferable to
the hillside chalets some which are a bit drab.
Dining & Entertainment
Exotic, exciting and vibrant is what you will feel at the Burau Beat Pub.
Featuring hot music, the live band will entertain you till the wee hours of
the morning. But if you are looking for something a little more laid back,
hop over to Sunken Pool Bar and Beach Bar and simply sink into one of the
sofas and relax. There is no loud music here--just the marvellous sounds of
Mother Nature to soothe your soul.
Fast-developing Telaga Harbour at Perdana Quay, Pantai Kok, is a mini
Singapore Boat Quay look-alike with trendy eateries and bars like the USSR
Restaurant and Cuba Libre. There are a few fashion boutiques sprinkled
around as well to cater for tourists and the smart set moored along the
boardwalk in gleaming yachts. Opposite the bay, Petronas Quay also offers
snacks and alfresco dining.
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