Markets by Moonlight
The island’s night markets (or pasar malam) offer fascinating insight into how locals shop and eat. Stock up on gamat, a local salve extracted from sea cucumbers that really works on mosquito bites. And sample the local banana fritters (pisang goreng), Langkawi’s favourite fast food.
Langkawi offers duty-free shopping. The most memorable souvenirs are local handicrafts such as batik, Royal Selangor pewter and Langkawi crystal. Specialty boutiques include Ethnic Colours, Atma Alam Batik Art Village, Silk Route Gallery Antiques and Sunday Home Décor.
Guests of the Resort will find a number of outstanding on-site shopping experiences. Lobby Boutique has an eclectic collection of Asian fashionwear and souvenirs to bring back home. Gaya sells ethnic collectibles like apparel and jewellery: Great finds here are the luscious silk pareos. Jendala Batik has local hand-painted designer batik fashionwear, and Jean François Fichot showcases exquisite, nature-inspired bespoke jewellery and objets d’art.
Explore and Dine
Explore the southern islands of the Langkawi archipelago by boat and learn about the legend of the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. Bring along your swimwear and towels for a relaxing swim. Local lunch packs can be provided, or you may choose to bring your own picnic basket, specially prepared by Four Seasons chefs for an unforgettable day out at sea. A sunset cruise on a private yacht, a much-favoured activity, is also an ideal way to see the islands of Langkawi. Experience the romance of the sea as you set sail on a private cruise amid Langkawi’s secluded islands at sunset. Celebrate with a gourmet picnic basket, and toast the setting sun with Champagne.
Fresh Air and Waterfalls
Located less than 20 minutes away from the Resort in the neighbourhood of Lubuk Semilang, the Agro Technology Park was developed in 1990 as an ecotourism destination for Langkawi visitors. With a panoramic view of forested Gunung Raya, visitors can tour the park’s tropical fruit farms, sheltered high-tech vegetable farms and naturally conserved recreational areas.
Just a 30-minute bike ride from the Resort, the 14-tier Durian Perangin Waterfall cascades from the slopes of nearby Gunung Raya. The unique rock formation is perfectly suited for picnics and relaxing dips in the cool, clear water. A five-kilometre (three-mile) track leads to Gunung Raya Peak, which, incidentally, is the highest spot in Langkawi. Another five kilometres of continuous track will take you to the nearby Kampung Buku Malaysia Malacca, a Malaysian book village, in Lubuk Semilang.
The island’s tallest waterfall, Temurun, is another favourite outdoor destination known for its grandeur and natural beauty. This 30-metre (100-foot) fall cascades down the northern slope of Gunung Mat Cincang and falls into the Datai Bay, offering a scenic and peaceful setting. Enjoy a delightful dip in its cool and refreshing spring water, ideal for a private picnic and quiet relaxation immersed in natural surroundings.