Meritus Pelangi Beach
Meritus Penlagi Beach Resort & Spa is situated on a white sandy shore of famed Cenang Beach in Langkawi. Designed in the style of a traditional Malay village, the resort’s 355 guestrooms and suites are housed in wooden chalets that are spread across 35 acres of lush landscaped gardens along a stretch of white sandy shores. With its versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, vibrant dining outlets, and extensive watersports and relaxation facilities, the resort is a hugely popular destination for both holidaymakers and MICE travellers.
Stay The spacious rooms have varied views of the surrounds that includes, beach, garden, lake and pool. We had a Beachfront room which overlooked a beach with white powdery sand. The rooms were well maintained with a gorgeous large modern bathroom and the housekeeping attended when we needed. The first floor rooms soaring ceilings and had a huge balcony and beautiful views. But our ground floor wasn’t bad either and enjoyable evenings spent on the balcony watching the sun go down. The private beach is spotlessly clean with plenty of sun beds available.
Dine The resort has two restaurants; Spice Market and CBA. The Spice Market is a Malaysian-inspired all-day dining restaurant serving the best of Asian cuisine, located at the hotel lobby. Breakfast here caters for a wide range of cultures and is plentiful. The omelette station was always busy and there would be 4 chefs cooking at all times. The CBA serves genuine global cuisines with an Asian twist. It is also a great place for evening cocktails as you watch the sun set and offers romantic beach dinning. Fridays and Sundays, there’s a BBQ, which offers mostly European food.
Adjacent to the Spice Market is the Pelangi Lounge that serves a wide range of liqueur, coffee specialties, scrumptious snacks, and selection of tapas, flambé desserts, ice-cream delights, and a variety of cocktails for guests’ selection. The Cascade Pool is the swim-up island bar that serves an array of healthy salads and sandwiches, refreshing smoothies, cocktails and mocktails. If you get filled and find yourself unable to move then don’t worry; the hotel provides a buggy service to get you round the resort.
Relax There are two swimming pools, the larger main pool near the reception area, which also has a very good children's pool next to it. The smaller pool, but not actually that small, has an island and waterfall feature, as well as a pool bar which offers snacks. The pool areas were lovely and we especially liked chilling by the cascade pool and enjoyed the lunchtime menu at the pool and swim up bar.
The beach is private and at the end which creates plenty of privacy no overcrowding. The sand is white and soft cleaned each day and security ensures you have no concerns about your belongings. Beach buggies take you where ever you want around the resort, Gardens are beautifully manicured and the resort itself spotless. Outside the rooms are a clay pot with water and a ladle to clean sand off your feet.
One More Thing The resort is with 5-10 minute walk to the nearby shops and a wide choice of restaurants. There are several bars along the beachfront with a happy holiday atmosphere at night.
Malaysia Airlines operates to major International airports worldwide and connects from KL and from Singapore to Langkawi, Penang and Medan. The budget carrier Air Asia connects from KL to all major Malaysian and Indonesian airports, including Langkawi and Penang, plus major southeast Asian airports. From the UK, you can fly Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow and Air Asia from London Stanstead.
Public transport in Malaysia is reliable and inexpensive, particularly in Peninsular Malaysia. Budget flights are a great option for hopping around the region, especially given that no ferries connect Peninsular and east Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak have their own travel peculiarities – in Sarawak, for instance, you’re reliant on boats, and occasionally planes, for some long-distance travel.
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort
Beach Front This room open up to the white sandy beach of Cenang. Sleeps up to 4 pax (2 Adults and 2 Childs below 12 years old) All room rates is based on single or double occupancy.
Beach Front Family These rooms are sea facing and in close proximity to two free-form swimming pools and other facilities and away from the beach. Features 1 King sized bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Day Bed that can be converted into single beds. Capacity 2 adults and 2 children age 12 and below. Size: 55 sqm
Garden Terrace View These are housed in a double storey chalet and open up to lush tropical green landscaped gardens. Capacity 4 pax (2 Adults and 2 Childs below 12 years old)
Lake View Built in a double storey structure, these chalets face a manmade lake and are close proximity to two free-form swimming pools and the beachfront. Capacity 4 pax (2 Adults and 2 Childs below 12 years old)
Cascade Pool These rooms are within easy access to the resort’s two free-from outdoor swimming pools. Rooms are designed to showcase the resort’s tropical setting. Size: 46 sqm
Family Room Located in double storey chalets, family rooms are within close proximity to two free-form swimming pools and the lake. These rooms come with 1 King Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Day Bed that can be converted into another bed.
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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort
Fly on Sky Bridge Among all the things to do in Langkawi, meeting the skies is the most exciting one. You can now reach the place where you can look at the horizons – where land and sky meet. Two main attractions developed are the 20-minute Langkawi Cable Car ride that offers a journey into the skies and Langkawi Sky Bridge, the longest suspension bridge that offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of the verdant valleys and surrounding Langkawi. Set 700 metres above sea level, it is only accessible via the final station of the Langkawi Cable Car ride.
Nature in Geopark Langkawi and nature are interconnected and you will find natural beauty everywhere you go in Langkawi. Visit UNESCO’s World Geopark and absorb the 550 million years of geological history. Take a tour of Mangrove Wetlands and learn about the unique ecosystem not found anywhere else on the planet.
Trek to Gunung Raya Known as the highest mountain in Langkawi, Gunung Raya peaks at 881 metres in height and its dense forest reserve houses wildlife such as leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles and great hornbills. Great for nature enthusiasts, the mountain is also a popular destination for jungle trekking. If you’re not an experienced hiker, joining a nature tour is highly advisable. The best time to trek Gunung Raya is between the months of November and March, when skies are relatively clear with little or no rainfall.
Adventures Take a half day (4 hours) jetski to explore the archipelago of Langkawi. The ride is breathtaking, bizarre rock formations paired with white beaches. Price will include exploring the islands, jungle trekking and an opportunity to swim in a fresh water lake. Alternatively, visit the newly opened Skitrex adventure park, where you can climb, swing, crawl or glide through the jungle. It's a lot of fun and excitement, but also physically challenging but you will certainly enjoy going zipline downhill.
Snorkelling Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on exploring Langkawi’s undersea action. Just 30km south of the main island, it is about 45 minutes away from the Kuah jetty point and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get here. Comprising four islands this marine park is spread over two nautical miles. None of these islands are inhabited and are strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to maintain their pristine condition.
When to go The rainy season on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia typically comes between April and October but often the rains don't really arrive until June or July. Even during the monsoon, the rains tend to come in sharp bursts, usually during the afternoon, with sunshine for the rest of the day. Penang, however, does get heavy rains in September and October.
The east coast monsoon, which falls between mid-November and February, is more marked, churning up the seas and making some of the island destinations inaccessible. These rains also affect the interior of Peninsula Malaysia, and the whole of Malaysian Borneo.
Visa & Customs Malaysia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Kingdom for a stay up to 90 days. However, all travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Malaysia. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times.
Most destinations, including Malaysia, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel.