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Langkawi ~ Pantai Cenang

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Beach ~ Stay ~ Dining ~ Entertainment

Pantai Cenang is located at the south-western tip of Langkawi,

about 18 kilometres from Kuah. A combination of relaxing beach ambiance

and modern comforts, the beach is lined with a number of resorts,

luxury class hotels, chalets and restaurants.

Stay-in Cenang
It is along Pantai Cenang, the southwestern beach strip that most of the

mid-range hotel pickings are to be found.

The real discovery along this coast is the small and intimate Casa Del Mar that oozes style and ambience. As its name suggests, this is another chip off

the old Spanish hacienda block. But where others strain, this place succeeds effortlessly. There are 24 rooms and four suites offering a sense of a “large home rather than a small hotel”. All rooms have a sea view. In-room Broadband is free while the lobby is wireless equipped. Take your work with you if you must.

Rooms have a cosy, bright and starched appearance with a small divan for

reading, a ceiling fan and a small rug. The russet tones of the exterior come

alive at night when the oil lamps are lit.

And for more indulgence there’s a wine bar and a small spa.

Just up the coast is long time stalwart, the Pelangi Beach & Spa Resort, spread out over 30 generous acres. Accommodation is in roomy dark-wood traditional Malay kampung-style chalets with gleaming timber floors and all modern conveniences. Red-tile roofs, bursts of crimson bougainvillea and an expansive

deep blue pool lend a great deal of colour to the place. This is perhaps

unsurprising as the word “pelangi” means rainbow in Malay

Secluded yet convenient, within 5-minute drive from Pantai Cenang Beach is the charming Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort is built on the grounds of a 100-year-old coconut plantation close to the main Pantai Cenang beach strip.

It is an authentic boutique choice with just four vintage villas

(for two to three persons) fronting grass lawns and a Jacuzzi pool

Dining & Entertainment
There are so many places to eat at Pantai Cenang, from Chinese to Malay

to Thai influenced food. The Spice Market, an Asian and Western cuisine outlet, offers a staggering number of goodies that are meticulously executed and

are masterpieces of clever design.

Champor Champor, voted as one of Malaysia’s best restaurants some

time ago, offers a romantic ambience.

Champor Champor does a really

good job of blending East with West. A concept that really fits its name as campur (champor is the old Malay spelling) means mix. Set in a serene garden with an enchanting atmosphere, it has good food and an equally good bar. A rather small restaurant but big on price tags - main dishes go for around RM 20 per portion - since the menu is as impressive as it is imaginative.


If you have spicy in mind, try Sun Bay Restaurant. Serving rich and exquisite

Thai fare fit for kings, a must try here is the steamboat prepared from the

freshest ingredients. Bon Ton at the Beach is the place to go for Nyonya

and Western fare that is refreshingly imaginative yet uncompromising in taste.

Secluded yet convenient, within 5-minute drive from Pantai Cenang Beach is

the quaint, old world, all-wood Chin Chin Bar at the Bon Ton Resort.

For Malaysian food there’s Rasa at Pantai Cenang.

For Seafood the Hot Wok Cafe is just one of the local favourites. Located opposite the Semarak Beach Resort, it serves delicious Chinese and Western food.
Another restaurant to consider is the Semarak Langkawi, a terrace restaurant - pleasant environment but a bit on the expensive side.

Backofen, a German restaurant, located right next door to the Hot Wok Cafe,

has a signature bratwurst, a German sausage and does roaring business at Christmas, a peak tourist season for German speakers.
The Beach Garden and Bistro is another eatery with German cuisine and

a beer garden, found right on the beach.

If you're looking for a sophisticated place, then head for Restoran Pantai at the northern end of Pantai Cenang. This restaurant serves Malay and Western food. Another interesting outlet is The Delta. It's good value for money,

but does not serve alcohol.


Strategically located by the beach, the Music Room Discotheque changes

its decor every month to offer customers a different experience each time

they visit. This is a great drinking spot. For a more laid back atmosphere,

try the Reggae Bar where patrons can cool off and enjoy the great reggae beat.

The resorts at Pantai Cenang also have restaurant outlets where diners can go

to for variety. The Pelangi Beach Resort's Chinese and Thai restaurants serve

well cooked and well presented dishes, cooked with high quality ingredients.

Diners can expect to pay in the region of RM50 per person for a meal.


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