Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
8.5 Very Good based on 191 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel: Exclusive villas. Superb dining. Award winner.
A luxury boutique resort comprised of just 8 beautifully restored antique “Malay Kampung” villas. Each villa is individually decorated in Aseana style and feature all the modern 5-star facilities (air conditioning, TV & DVD, free WiFi, etc.). Five of the villas have a private sun deck with freestanding wooden bathtubs (the remaining three have indoor bathtubs).
The villas are set within the tranquil garden of a coconut plantation with a pool and jacuzzi that overlooks wetlands and mountain ranges. The beautiful Pantai Cenang beach is just five minutes away.
Bon Ton’s restaurant, Nam, stands out too by providing a eclectic mix of ‘East meets West’ cuisine and an extensive wine list. The resort’s funky lounge bar, housed in an old Chinese timber ship house is a great place to relax with a drink.
The resort is gay-friendly as it gets and attracts many gay travellers – many of whom are repeat guests.
Bon Ton has won critical acclaim from the likes of chef Raymond Blanc, Tatlers Travel Guide, Condé Nast Traveller and Time Magazine. But the real difference? Profits fund a local animal sanctuary run by the resort’s owners.