It was our third time in Langkawi, and this time we’re bringing our four-year previous toddler with us. Langkawi was the second leg of our month-long Backpacking With A Child 2023 journey. And our first cease right here, Mercure Langkawi—a four-star lodge alongside the island’s well-known Pantai Cenang or Cenang Seashore.
|MERCURE LANGKAWI’S LOBBY
Straight from a really early morning flight from Penang, we sped on to Mercure Langkawi from the Langkawi Worldwide Airport. It took lower than twenty minutes earlier than the Seize automobile we booked was slowing down on the resort’s driveway.
|EARLY MORNING SWIM
Because it was nonetheless fairly early, like eight within the morning early, we anticipated that we in all probability must look ahead to our room to be out there. Examine in time was at nonetheless at three within the afternoon. Not desirous to waste time, we requested if we are able to use the pool whereas ready, to which they rapidly agreed.
SWIMMING POOL & PLAY ROOM
|MERCURE LANGKAWI’S POOL FROM THE RESTAURANT BALCONY
Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang has an enormous out of doors swimming pool centrally situated on their atrium.
We love the way it has a large part for teenagers as our son loves swimming. The kiddie pool has a depth of about two ft, completely secure for toddlers. We additionally love the open gazebo moreover it—it’s really the place we quickly parked our baggage and luggage as we swam the morning away. Our son specifically appreciated the Jamaican cherry or aratilis tree beside the pool, significantly its small candy fruits.
The grownup pool, on the opposite aspect, is about five-foot deep and has an honest size, excellent for my each day swimming laps.
|EXPLORING LANGKAWI’S UNDERWATER WORLD BEFORE GOING BACK TO CHECK IN
After having had our fill of morning swimming, we dried off, deposited our luggage with the concierge, walked in the direction of breakfast alongside the close by eating places, earlier than heading off to the Langkawi Underwater World—which is simply throughout the resort’s space.
|KID A, AT THE PLAYROOM
We returned to Mercure Langkawi after our underwater exploration and an attention-grabbing nasi lemak lunch at McDonald’s. Sadly, our room was nonetheless being ready, so we headed off to the resort’s Play Room. As Child A fortunately performed with the toys, I instantly went for the delicate chair and promptly fell to sleep.
Some minutes earlier than 3PM, I used to be awoken by my spouse, our room was lastly prepared.
|THE PRIVELEGE ROOM, OURS FOR THREE DAYS IN LANGKAWI
We had been billeted on Mercure Langkawi’s Privelege Room for 3 days. It’s really one of many lodging on the floor flooring that has direct entry to the swimming pool from the room balcony. Candy.
The room is tastefully adorned in darkish earthy colours splashed with a surprising orange headboard for accent. I like the compass print on the partitions too.
|LOVELY READING SPOT & COFFEE NOOK
On one nook of the room was an inviting sofa with a fake rattan weaving paired with an ottoman. A comfortable nook for studying, or in our case, socmed-ing, lol.
The espresso nook was additionally a delight for caffeine lovers with its Lavazza BLUE espresso machine and pods. A mini-fridge, excellent for our alcohol stash, was out there just under it.
|THE BALCONY HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO THE POOL ~ PHOTO BY BLISSFULGURO
The balcony was the place we spent most of our time in Mercure Langkawi, after we’re not swimming that’s. Effectively, the 2 is considerably linked, actually, because it opens straight to the pool.
TOILET & BATH
|SNAZZY TOILET & BATH
Accessed by a wood sliding door, the room’s rest room and tub is de facto spacious. Moreover its placing interiors—the hanging huge round mirror in opposition to a blue hexagonal-tiled wall was fairly pretty—I additionally appreciated the separate enclosures for the water closet and bathe.
|AN EARTH-SAVER, FILTERED WATER FAUCET
However the very best a part of their rest room and tub was their 3M-filtered water faucet. Being an surroundings advocate, I extremely respect how they’re lowering the quantity of plastic water bottles accommodations devour each day. I hope this turns into a typical for all accommodations. And, in fact, their tub cleaning soap and shampoo had been additionally refillables from Elemental Herbology.
|CAT AT THE LOBBY & OUR EVENING DRINKS
Mercure Langkawi has a full-fledged restaurant on the higher stage of the resort and a bar on the foyer.
Whereas we actually didn’t get to attempt their 99 Islands Lounge and Bar—every company are given a complimentary drink upon examine in, by the best way. We largely had our night drinks on our balcony, courtesy of the extraordinarily reasonably priced spirits out there in Langkawi—the entire island is obligation free. Howdy, restricted version Absolut Vodka.
|RICE GARDEN’S SOPHISTICATED INTERIORS
Rice Backyard, their in-house restaurant, was the place we’ve got our each day complimentary breakfast buffet. They serve mixture of Western and Malaysian dishes on a very nice artwork deco-ish interiors.
|THE BEST MASHED POTATO & RICE GARDEN CAKES
Whereas most of their dishes had been fairly good, probably the most notable one we had was, surprisingly—not our favourite mee goreng noodles—however fairly, of all issues, their mashed potato. Sure. Mashed potato. Rice Backyard’s buffet baked mashed potato quiche was merely the very best mashed potato we’ve ever had. Bar none.
|RICE GARDEN’S NASI KANDAR DAUN PISANG AT MERCURE LANGKAWI
Other than their breakfast buffet, we had been additionally invited to attempt their Nasi Kandar Daun Pisang—a conventional Malaysian blended rice meal set on a banana leaf. It consists of what looks as if basmati rice, prawns, fish, beef, veggies, boiled egg, crispy kropuk, and a slew of aspect dishes.
|HAWKER FOOD NEAR THE RESORT
One of the best a part of staying at Mercure Langkawi is its proximity to the whole lot Pantai Cenang. It’s close to eating places and hawker stalls, grocery shops, and quite a few obligation free outlets. it’s additionally inside placing distance to utilities like self-serve laundry, and vacationer spots like Underwater Langkawi.
|SPENDING TIME WITH KID A AND BG AT CENANG BEACH
However most significantly, even when it’s not a beachfront resort, it actually is simply throughout Cenang Seashore. That is the place we spent most of our time in Pantai Cenang—from morning train walks, afternoon seaside time, and relaxed night strolls.
~ OUR GRATITUDE TO MERCURE LANGKAWI FOR HOSTING OUR STAY, VIEWS & OPINIONS ALL MINE
Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang ► ROOM RATES
Handle: 2500 Jalan Pantai Cenang, Kedawang, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact Quantity: (604) 952-5888
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GPS Coordinates Map: 6.359888, 99.704619
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