Hotel Cenang


We enjoyed a relaxing stay at Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa in Cenang, Langkawi. The resort is exceptionally tranquil and relaxing, encompassing traditional Malaysian island style and culture.

This was a gorgeous beachfront resort comprising chalets in traditional Malay architecture style merged with modern commodities including a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a clean modern bathroom with a separate shower and bath, robes, and slippers.

There are 51 individual wooden chalets comprising 355 rooms, which have their own verandahs facing the beach.

We stayed in an Island View Family room which offered stunning sunset views including a King Bed, King king-sized single and an extra roller bed was available on request. The beds were extremely comfortable with nice linen and a patio overlooking the calm beachside and local Langkawi islands.

The lobby was grand and authentically Malay décor and included the Pelangi Lounge which served light meals and a Happy Hour with discounted drinks between 8 pm and 11 pm.

Water features and leafy tropical foliage created a gorgeous island feel and promoted relaxation. The resort encompasses the native environment and is home to much local birdlife, fruits, and plants.

There were two exquisite restaurants – the Spice Market restaurant which served traditional Malaysian cuisine and Pelangi Grill set beachfront which offered Western fare and is set beachfront.

Pelangi Grill
Pelangi Grill

Guests were offered free buffet breakfast at both restaurants, and the food was exceptional.

Pelangi Grill offered fruits, juices, pancakes, waffles, hot-cooked breakfast, cheese, salad and Mimosas while a large range of traditional Malay food was offered at the Spice Market.

The spa was idyllic with open-air space and traditional Malay architecture.

The swimming pool area was exceptional! It was a stunning setting overlooking the beach with interesting rock and waterfall features, and a children’s water playground with several slides.

Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa caters well to families with a petting farmyard and a brand-new Kids’ Club.

There is also a modern, new gym which overlooks the sea and islands.

The hotel is very well located in Pantai Cenang and is a 10-minute walk to the nearby shopping and restaurant region.