Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Issue 499, Nov 21 – Dec 4, 2014)
Paradise on the Datai Bay, Langkawi
By Epoch Times Staff
What defines Paradise? For most busy city dwellers, ‘paradise’ is an idyllic place or ‘heavenly’ location where one encounters a state of supreme peace, happiness, bliss and peace.
The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort located in an idyllic tropical setting on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island, tucked away within a 10 million year old rainforest and an 8,000 year old fringing coral reef along the tranquil Datai Bay, which is lauded as the 9th best beach in the world by National Geographic, ideally captures each of these features of ‘paradise’.
The Andaman, Langkawi brings together the luxuries of a five star resort as well as a blissful experience in the heart of the most alluring nature where guests can partake in a wide range of activities which include Jungle Trekking, Mangrove Cruise & Swimming, Nature Walks: Rainforest Awakening, UNESCO Geopark Cruise, Escorted Wildlife Photography Tours, Birdwatching and more!
Awarded the ASEAN Green Hotel Award by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, 2013/14 International Hotel Awards for Best Sustainable Hotel and Best Spa Hotel in Malaysia and a finalist in 8 different Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA), the resort presents 178 exquisite rooms which are designed magnificently to portray
a contemporary Malaysian style.
The rooms provide enchanting views over the beckoning Andaman Sea and the ancient rainforest. Enjoy the alluring scenery while sipping a cup of coffee or
catching a movie on the 32-inch LCD flat screen television with DVD player and cable channels. Guests can also connect with friends and family using the complimentary Wi-Fi.
Additionally, the resort houses 14 units of Direct Pool Access Rooms, and 2 new Rainforest Swimming Pools where one can enjoy the tranquility of a 10 million year old rainforest and the pleasure of having a swimming pool right outside their doorstep. Guests staying at the Luxury Garden Terrace Rooms can expect to soak up the sun, and enjoy the moonlight from their designer garden terrace while admiring the backdrop of The Andaman’s rainforests, catching a glimpse of the rare colugo, dusky leaf monkey, hornbills and more.
Moreover, the resort has a lot to offer for food lovers. The distinctive dinning places at the resort which include The Restaurant, The Japanese Restaurant, Beach Bar, Jentayu Lounge, Tepian Laut and Jala Restaurant offer diners a variety of mouthwatering local specialties and International cuisines.
For a pampered retreat, V Botanical Spa, nestled on a verdant hillside, amid the serenity of an ancient rainforest is an ideal sanctuary which offers unique treatments such as the signature Kahuna Wave Massage as well as yoga and meditation classes. What’s more, this is also the first spa in Southeast Asia which provides 100% certified-organic food-grade products.
The Coral Nursery The tsunami incident in 2014 had a devastating damage to the fringing coral reef. Luckily, no one sustained injuries thanks to the thousand year old coral reef which absorbed the impact from the energy and Tsunami waves which struck Datai Bay on that ill fated day.
The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort has utilized the beauty of the 8,000 year old fringing coral reef that sits in front of the resort brilliantly through the Coral Nursery. The Coral Nursery is an initiative by the resort to rescue damaged corals and restore the fragile ecosystem.
First of its kind in South East Asia, the coral nursery offers guests the unique opportunity to get upclose and personal with Mother Nature by organizing a variety of activities which include growing new corals, removing dead corals from the reef, educational Coral Walks, Coral Feeding Sessions and more!
Guests also have an opportunity to see up close the many treasures that exist under the tranquil Datai Bay. The Coral Nursery features a snorkeling area for guests of all ages! A ‘one-on-one’ Private Guided Snorkel is part of the wonderful experience that the Coral Nursery is conducting for its guests to explore the captivating life under the sea.
Younger guests could also spend a day with the Marine and Coral Curator through the Young Marine Biologist activity, where they can spend a day learning about everything from the heart-of-house pump and filter operations, to taking temperatures and PH tests while assisting in Coral Transplanting sessions.
The Andaman is one of the few places in the world which can offer a tropical rainforest and a coral reef within 100 meters of each other. At The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, you are bound to experience ‘paradise’.
For more information on The Andaman and its exclusive packages, please visit www.theandaman.com or contact +604-959-1088 or email email@example.com
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