Langkawi

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An hour’s flight from KL lies this clus­ter of un­touched trop­i­cal is­lands: the ideal spot to loll, lounge and swim in glass-clear wa­ters. Just kiss­ing the An­daman Sea is The Datai / Jalan Teluk Datai / 04 950 0500 / the­datai-langkawi.com / a rain­for­est re­treat en­dowed with airy dark wood vil­las and pri­vate plunge pools spilling out onto a pris­tine beach. Book early for one of only 8 an­tique vil­las at the rus­tic-chic Bon Ton Re­sort / Pan­tai Ce­nang / 04 955 1688 / bon­ton­re­sort.com.my / home to the fa­mous and de­li­cious Malay-Thai NAM Restau­rant. Fab for the fam is The An­daman / Jalan Teluk Datai / 04 959 1088 / the­and aman.com / a shim­mery sanc­tu­ary of bal­cony pools, jungly pri­vate gar­dens + beaut V Botan­i­cal Spa, while hip cou­ples’ hide­out Tem­ple Tree / Bon Ton / Pan­tai Ce­nang / 04 955 1688 / tem­ple­tree.com.my / comes com­plete with 8 her­itage lux­ury huts, a bold colour scheme and a palm-lined pool.

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