Offering high levels of service and privacy, this family-friendly five-star on a private beach on northern Malaysia's tropical archipelago is a must for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday. It's especially good for those planning a family holiday in Malaysia with young children, as the airport is less than half an hour away. In fact, nothing on the bijou island of Langkawi is more than 45 minutes from this resort by road, including the iconic Sky Bridge with its rainforest views.
This is a relatively small hotel for one that's part of a large global chain, with just over 200 rooms. It centres on four swimming pools, and also has eight restaurants serving different cuisines (breakfast is served until 11.30am – perfect for those who enjoy lazy mornings), a swanky spa and a top-class childcare programme for those aged 4-12 years.
When it comes to rooms, there are 10 types to choose from, most sleeping up to four but some sleeping six. There are also villas with handy kitchenettes sleeping up to six, or a five-bedroom villa for 15 – making The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa ideal for larger families or those travelling with grandparents, extended family or other families.