Daylight was creeping into our room as I stirred to wake. I slowly got up and walked toward the patio door and pushed aside the drapes. It was seven o’clock in the morning and the hazy sky greeted me as I went out to the balcony of our beachfront villa. I heard the sound of chirping birds as the dawn breaks, it was as if it was recorded. I sat on the wooden seat and inhaled the sweet morning air. It was quiet at Century Langkawi Beach Resort and I relished that moment when alarm clock wasn’t needed and work deadlines were obsolete; holiday at its best.
It was the second week of our Beach Hop Asia 2016 summer backpacking trip and after exploring the historical state of Melaka and the busy city of Kuala Lumpur, we headed to Langkawi for a week of nature exploration.
After spending three days at the capital town of Kuah, we headed to one of the quiet beachfront resorts on the island to have a relaxing stay at the beach.
It was past lunchtime when me and my two travel buddies arrived at Century Langkawi Resort. Tucked in Kampung Padang Masirat, we escaped the busy crowd of Pantai Cenang and settled at this part of the island. We were greeted by a lobby staff that assisted us to the front desk for the processing of our booking.
We had online reservation which made everything easier. In no time, we were handed out the key cards to our Seafront Room Villa (check room types and rates) and were transported via shuttle.
We were dropped off to our villas and led to our rooms. And it was huge!
I pushed the door open where his and hers wardrobe closet were fixed on the left side of the wall. Sandwiched between is the door leading to the toilet and bathroom. I immediately saw the bathtub rested on the right side where a window opens up to the room, a vanity area with complete bathroom amenities was across it. Another door led me to the toilet and shower area. The marble-tiled floor broke the warmth of the wooden finish of the room.
I walked back to the main hallway and down a few steps to the main room where a king-sized bed with plush pillows and duvet welcomed me. Earth tones with a splash of orange hues harmoniously kept the nice cozy vibe of it.
A separate work station with international adapters rested on a wall which indicated my buddy’s personal space while a wooden luggage rack was my chosen one (it’s our thing to have our own individual space).
An apple green duo sofa with a coffee table sat opposite the flatscreen TV. There’s also a mini fridge and coffee and tea-making facilities on another side.
I went to the patio door and pushed the drapes aside, it revealed a balcony overlooking the beach. I went out and noticed a daybed and a coffee table with two chairs, all of which were made out of wood. I sat on one of the chairs and enjoyed the sea breeze. It felt like home, in a very grand way.
My buddy was busy preparing coffee when I suddenly fell into a deep effortless sleep on the daybed. Afternoon siesta was my usual thing back home and the warm gentle wind lulled me.
It was late in the afternoon when I was awakened to the sound of a cat purring. Suddenly, thoughts of my whereabouts came in a flash just as I was on the verge of actually waking up. I have to keep on reminding myself that I was on a two-month vacation. And then I saw my buddy having his second cup of coffee for that afternoon, you couldn’t help it with this very relaxed environment.
We had our regular beer nights on our balcony and every night was as fun as the other. Travel stories, random thoughts and whatnot. It’s always fun when you have friends with you who are on the same page as you, if you know what I mean.
I never had any problems when sleeping but the snuggly bed nestled me every night like a baby who’s craving for a good night sleep. Waking up is better as I get to relax by the balcony overlooking the beach with a cup of coffee on one hand.
Breakfast is served at The Century Restaurant, the in-house restaurant of Century Langkawi Beach Resort. It’s basically halal food that’s served on the buffet spread; bacons, hams, sausages, baked beans (one of my favorites) and more filled my brekkie plate. A separate area for breads, cereals, salads and soups are always a hit with me too.
WiFi connection is much more reliable on the lobby area compared to the rooms so it became a routine for us to visit the reception area after a sumptuous breakfast. Shuttle services to and fro our villa were always efficient and reliable, just one call away. Taxi services are also available upon request. There’s also a gift shop, business center, bar, gym (by the beach) and more. There’s so much more to see and do at Century Langkawi Beach Resort that our four-day stay felt fleeting, more reason to come back though.
Century Langkawi Beach Resort (book online)
Jalan Teluk Nibong, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact Number: (+60) 4.952.8000