WALKAWAY OF WISHES
Escaping the everyday life and arriving at a place you have never been to, you are blessed with the gift of new beginnings. Allow your desires to rise to the surface, dare to dream - and then ask for whatever you crave by writing your secret wish on a stone. By placing it in a fountain filled with the enchanted water of Dayang Bunting, a lake celebrated in local legends as a mystical granter of wishes, you change the course of destiny, making your wish come true.
THE DANCE OF THANKS TO THE SEA
Be spellbound by the dreamy ‘Dance of Thanks to the Sea’ that takes place at the golden hour of sunset at the beach. Longingly awaiting the return of their husbands, praying that the sea will be calm and the fishing nets filled with abundant catch, ladies of ethereal beauty sway to the mellow sound of gamelan music, just as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. With their bare feet hardly touching the sand, their arms mirroring the motion of waves and long shawls in the colors of a sunset gracefully floating in the evening breeze - they tune into the energy of the ocean, celebrating its bounty and generosity. Lose yourself in the poetic spectacle and let your eyes wander to the horizon on which may or may not appear a blurry silhouette of a fishermen boat.
Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner in a private gazebo set in the lush green of the garden foliage or on the beach with a breathtaking ocean view and sand between your toes. Watch the sun go down; painting the sky in magnificent gold and deep purple as you enjoy a welcome cocktail, taking in the tantalizing aroma that slowly fills the air. Preparing your dinner just next to your table, your personal chef will surprise you with a four-course gourmet menu paired with exquisite wine for a truly extraordinary culinary experience.
DISCOVER MALAY DELICACIES
Join a cooking class and discover how to prepare some of the most popular Malay dishes. With the guidance of the resort's passionate chef, and an apron that will make you feel like a seasoned professional, you will learn how to cook Gulai Udang, a fragrant fish curry with a pineapple, a spicy chicken Ayam Percik with a peanut sauce and a coconut rice cooked in a banana leaf. Accompanied by a glass of wine, no meal ever tasted as good as your very own creation you get to savor right afterward, enjoying the company of fellow participants and the mesmerizing canopy view from the alfresco-deck of ‘Langkawi Kitchen’.
NATURE IN GLASS
Join a mixology class and create your very own mocktail while experimenting with the flavors of local ingredients. From dragon fruit, ripe mango, durian & kaffir lime to fresh buffalo yogurt and palm sugar, to tropical herbs and spices such as pandan leaf, Thai basil, star anise and cardamom - the exotic ingredients just wait for you to get creative, using the secrets of the trade shared by the resort's Master Mixologist.
THE YOGA WARRIOR
Experience a truly unique workout that blends traditional yoga poses with the graceful moves of Silat - an ancient martial art that cultivates mental focus, flexibility, coordination, endurance and power. Exercising on an open-air deck enveloped by a dense rainforest with a wild jungle stream nearby, you get to tap into the ancient wisdom of Malay Warriors who developed this combat style during tribal battles over the Malay Archipelago more than 2000 years ago.
BESPOKE SOAP MAKING
Discover ancient Malay beauty recipes while creating an all-natural soap made of virgin coconut oil, rich coconut milk, rice, honey and indigenous herbs and spices you get to select based on your preference. Led by ‘Mama’, the owner of a local organic farm who lovingly shares secrets passed in her family from generation to generation, the workshop provides fascinating insights into the healing and beautifying properties of turmeric, cinnamon, kaffir lime and other aromatic treasures grown on the island. Once dry, the divinely fragrant soap bars will be delivered to your room. Beautifully packaged, they make a lovely souvenir and a wonderful gift for your family & friends back home.
Batik is a traditional Malaysian art form in which a pattern is hand-drawn onto fabric in hot wax and then dyed in brilliant colours. Join in for a lesson and start designing your own masterpiece.
UMGAWA ZIPLINE ECO ADVENTURES
Umgawa Legendary Adventures’ eco-adventure treetop zipline tour is a fully guided and exhilarating way to experience the rainforest, learn of Langkawi’s natural treasures in an educational, safe, but adventurous outing. See views of Telaga Tujuh Waterfall (Seven Wells), the Andaman Sea, the Matchinchang Cambrian Geoforest, that can’t be seen or experienced from anywhere else on the island. Learn about flying primates called Colugos, Dusky Monkeys, Langkawi’s famous hornbills nesting and feeding its young; take in some of Langkawi’s stunning, exotic flora as you glide through a carefully designed and planned eco-tour.
GUNUNG RAYA RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE
At an altitude of 881 meters, the mountain’s mist-covered peak is Langkawi’s highest. It is accessible after a twenty-minute drive on a paved road which cuts through the dense forest. Be sure to marvel at the abundant flora and fauna of the rainforest along the route. Close to 200 species of forest birds thrive in their natural habitat at the foothills of the mountain, especially during the months of October and April when winter migration takes place.
In 2007, UNESCO officially declared the Langkawi archipelago as one of the 94 globally recognised Geoparks found in 27 countries around the world. As one of the three geo forests with unique geological significance, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is a collection of massive mangrove ecosystems and wildlife sanctuary that astounds with its tranquil beauty and endemic biodiversity. The biggest hot spots of ecotourism in the entire region are protected by the Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department. Walk along wooden platforms through a mangrove swamp which abounds with majestic eagles, mischievous macaques, otters and sleeping bats; surrounded by the natural beauty of overhanging Bogak trees and the unique maze of 550 million year old limestone formations.
MANGROVE CRUISE & JUNGLE POOL SWIMMING
The Mangroves are home to a unique group of plants that have adapted to live in an environment of constant and dynamic change dictated by the rise and fall of the tides. The Mangroves are wonderful study on survival and adaption. You may have chances to observe the White- Bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Kingfishers, Herons, Mudskippers, Fiddler Crab and Monitor Lizard. We will have a delightful home cooked lunch, before being transferred to a nearby jungle trail for a short 500 m trek that leads to quite jungle pool for a refreshing swim.
ESCORTED NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
For the passionate nature and wildlife photographer we know when and where to be, putting you in the best place to capture nature scenes. This tour you will get higher chances to keep local wildlife picture in your digital slide, it can be done either early morning or late in the evening.
RAINFOREST AFTER DARK
As twilight falls over Langkawi, nocturnal animals begin to stir and the rainforest comes alive with amazing sights and sounds. On this evening trek, a naturalist guide leads you deep into the Gunung Raya Forest Reserve to catch the sunset and then seek out wildlife in the darkening landscape. Set out from Langkawi in the golden afternoon, and then travel into the pristine forests of Gunung Raya Reserve, a sprawling area named for the island's highest peak, Gunung Raya. After the sun dips below the horizon, set out on the trek back down the mountain and discover how the rainforest buzzes with the activity of its abundant night time animal such as flying squirrels, flying foxes and adorably bizarre flying lemurs gliding between branches.
Wheel Throwing or Hand Build & Press Mold. Create your own masterpiece such as cigarette ash containers, jewelry containers, and candle holders.
IN VILLA BBQ
Indulge in an array of delectable cuisine prepared by masterful chefs and served in the privacy and comfort of your own villa.
MAK INANG DANCE
Experience traditional folk dance routine locally known as Mak Inang and dance to an upbeat tempo dressed in traditional Inang costume.
Spend quality time together and bond over a fulfilling and fun class of yoga with your little ones.
The opportunity to experience paddle boarding within the resort.
Spend an exhilarating afternoon playing tennis amidst the rainforest.
The opportunity to experience sea kayaking within the resort.