By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 27, 2016
Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches. The most convenient way to access this resort from the mainland is by speedboat that takes approximately 15 minutes to the Marina Jetty on Rebak Island. From the jetty, buggies await to ferry the guests from the dock to the reception area, where they receive warm welcome and refreshing drinks.
Blessed with breathtaking sights and tropical climate, Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island is not just a typical stay since it features charming wood-cladded chalets with Malaysian traditional architecture. This resort comprises 94 rooms and suites that are scattered throughout the property with plenty of rolling glass and verdant tropical trees, creating a sense of solitude and serenity.
We stay at the Premium Indulgence Sea Front room that grants us stunning sea views. The room is elegant and cosy. We truly admire the smart touches applied to this room, which is a combination of modern and Malaysian décor. Meanwhile, the large bathroom is indisputably our favourite since it was equipped with spacious closet space, bathtub and whole range of amenities. When it comes to travel, we greatly emphasise on the room and bathroom, and Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island scores high in this area.
Besides relishing the resort’s well-appointed rooms, guests could also embark on an exceptional gastronomic experience through its various dining options. Senari Restaurant is an all-day dining restaurant that serves wide variety of menus ranging Malay and Indian to Continental cuisines. If guests wish to enjoy their meals while taking in the view of the beach, they are recommended to try out the Strait’s Grill to savour the outlet’s fresh catch of the day and mouth-watering foods and drinks within a splendid setting. Lovely couples who wish to experience a memorable candle light dinner may do so on the renowned Moon Deck, a perfectly romantic spot for them to wine and dine, supported by personalised service.
Guests do not need to go out from the island to make their stay more memorable since there are countless activities offered by Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island such as taking part in its cooking class session that includes bringing guests to the Kuah wet market to grab fresh vegetables, fish and meat for ingredients. Once they return to the resort, guests get to learn how to prepare a traditional Malay dish under the chef’s guidance. Nature enthusiasts will also get to enjoy the resort’s Nature Trail and Jungle Walk across the 390-acre island forest, guided by an experienced naturalist.
Without even having to leave the island, guests can indulge in several water sports. They can kayak to their heart’s content during high tide or even opt for enthralling sea-based activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing, sunset cruise and mangrove cruising provided by NAAM, the best sea-sports and adventure providers in Langkawi, which Vivanta by Taj engage as partner.
For that much needed secluded island getaway and do nothing, it is recommended that guests opt for three-day and two-night stay experience at Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, Langkawi, which to us proves fuss-free, special and rewarding.
Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi, 07000 Kedah, Malaysia
T: +6 04 966 5566