Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Andaman, Langkawi

First of all, I'm kinda delayed my posting for the remaining of my Langkawi pictures. Bunch of reasons for me not posting. Mainly is lazy, work, no internet blah blah blah... Anyway, these is the pictures for our second 5 stars resort stay at Langkawi - The Andaman.

Same like our previous hotel -  Westin, we got discounted price for our stay in The Andaman too thanks for Furby's sis for booking at staff's price. ^^ The Andaman is one of the prestigious hotel in Langkawi. Why did I say that? Cause they say so. :D At the main entrance, you will see their sign board saying: The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort. Being in the same status as some of the world renown hotels like Sheraton Grande Laguna - Phuket, Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa - Mauritius, Hotel Gritti Palace - Venice, Prince de Galles - Paris, The US Grant - San Diego, Marques de Riscal - Elciego and many more at their website.

The Andaman is hidden in the North-West of the island. It is surrounded by 50 million-year-old rain forest and faces the coastal beach of Datai and the emerald Andaman Sea. Really a good feng shui as the Cantonese saying goes "Pui san min hoi". The resort is really unique in the sense that it is built in a rain forest surrounding and most of the architecture is based on the Malaysian architecture. Plenty of wooden structure, carved furniture and decoration and the roof are using wood tiles. It is not an ordinary hotel you can find around Malaysia. No wonder it is A Luxury Collection Resort.

Once we arrived at the resort, the friendly porter came and unload our luggage and parked our car. The gong was sounded to welcome us to this luxurious resort. At the lobby, we are greeted by a friendly staff and everything else is settled by by her. We just need to pass her our document and relax at the Lounge sipping a tasty mix fruit juice. It take about 10 minutes and we have our room key ready and the porter show us to our room. By the way we got upgraded to a seaview deluxe room  FOC. ^.^

This are some of the pictures of The Andaman. Enjoy ;-)

We spend our third night here in Langkawi
D90 35mm f/2 @ 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO200

The lobby and reception area of The Andaman. Very authentic Malaysian feel interior. Lots of wooden structure and carving.
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/15 sec, f/4, ISO450

Another view of the Lobby
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/15 sec, f/4, ISO1250

View from the Lounge. Swimming pool, trees, beach and the sea. Really a great place to relax your mind from the busy city life.
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/1600 sec, f/4, ISO200

Night view of The Andaman's main building from the pool side
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 25 sec, f/8, ISO400

The Andaman's swimming pool by night, out shone by the Beach Bar and Pool Side Terrace Restaurant.
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 30 sec, f/8, ISO400

Our Seaview Deluxe Room with very comfortable Twin Queen Size beds. Sound of waves washing to the beach can be heard from our room. Super relaxing.
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/40 sec, f/4, ISO200

The bathroom with big bath tub which accommodates 2 person :)
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/20 sec, f/4, ISO200

View from the balcony of our room. Can see monkeys hanging on the walkway, lots of green, beach and the emerald sea.
D90 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm, 1/2000 sec, f/4, ISO200