Temple Tree

Langkawi, Malaysia

Activities

  • Hire a car and explore - Malaysians drive on the left and the Langkawi roads are relatively quiet

  • Take a trip over to the north of the island to see the beautiful mangrove swamps, an unmissable ecological highlight

  • Drive up to Gunung Raya, the highest peak on the island, to hang out with the hornbills and enjoy great views over the rice fields and Kuah Town

  • Ride up the Langkawi Cable Car from Oriental Village to the summit of Gunung Mat Chinchang, and take in the waterfall at Telaga Tujuh, which is particularly spectacular during the wet season

  • Go island hopping across the 99-island archipelago - take an organised tour or charter your own little bumboat

  • Get a lift down to the beach at Pantai Cenang, for sunbathing, jet-skiing, waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, snorkelling or kayaking; fishing trips and diving can be arranged

  • Take a yoga class - these can be organised through the hotel

  • Indulge in some beauty therapies - there are plenty of lovely spas around the island, or the hotel can arrange for treatments in the comfort of your own (temporary) home

  • Have a round of golf at one of the island’s 3 courses

  • Saddle up and go for a trot - several outfits nearby offer horse-riding sessions

  • Soak up some local culture, at the Ibrahim Hussein Museum, then visit the night markets around Pantai Cenang for souvenirs and local handicrafts

  • Bicycles can be rented down the road

  • While away a few hours by the pool with a good book, taking the occasional dip to cool off

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kayak/canoeing
  • Museums/galleries
  • Plantlife/flora
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping/markets
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Traditional cultures
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
Save to favouritesPrintMailTemple TreeTemple Tree is a dream for architectural students; for the rest of us, a beautiful, unique haven. The concept? A collection of classic Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian houses from all over Malaysia, painstakingly reassembled, and divided into 20 [r:MY004:rooms and suites]. Owner Narelle is the brains behind neighbouring [h:MY001:Bon Ton Resort], and the execution of this living museum is spot-on. Each house maintains its own character and Narelle’s eye for interiors is evident in bold colour schemes, which effortlessly blend antique pieces with modern flourishes. It's a fascinating insight to traditional Malaysian living, with the bonus of excellent service. Communal life centres around the beautifully laid-out 90-year-old Straits Clubhouse with its games room/library, bar, private dining room and meeting area. The houses are arranged down a ‘main street’ where saplings sway in the breeze, leading to the resort's swimming pool. Hit the beach for sunbathing or watersports; hire a car to set your own island agenda. Or stay put - the houses are so delightful, you might not want to leave.

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