Luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi

Our luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi will help you when you’re heading to this popular Malaysian island located in the Andaman Sea; we’ve tried and tested three of the finest resorts and can report back to just how good they are, and also how their signature restaurants cater for vegan guests.

There are very few luxury hotels and resorts who offer a vegan menu so we look for properties that with prior commuincation between the guest and the property are more than able to cater for those of us that follow a plant based diet. Of course, these three resorts cater for discerning travellers from around the world and happily welcome all types of guests meaning everyone can enjoy the luxury on offer.

The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

Guests can choose from 221 rooms and suites including beach front private pool villas and a magnificent 5 bedroom villa, with a huge pool and your very own staff team meaning that The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa has something for everyone.

Located on a private beach with Andaman Sea vistas, yet just minutes from the duty free shopping malls in Kuah if you choose to stay here you are really in for a treat; spend the morning catching some rays by one of the pools, enjoy a light and healthy lunch from the SuperFoodsRX menu, head into town after lunch for some retail therapy then book a treatment at the serene Heavenly Spa before dining next to the ocean at Tide.

Tide at The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

The beachfront restaurant with an al fresco feel is the perfect choice for a relaxing evening with friends and family, you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean whilst being waited on by a friendly and attentive staff team.

The menu includes a number of dishes that can be adapated for vegan guests but we were happy to trust the chef and his team to create a vegan dining experience for us and we were certainly not disappointed!

Starting with a selction of freshly prepared vegan breads and dips and ending with fruit bowl hidden below a giant tuile, lime sorbet, crushed pistachios and syrup, everything we ate was a delcious combination of flavours and textures.

Our starter was an avocado, water melon and pesto creation with lightly fried and perfectly seasoned rocket and for our main course we loved the zuchinni cannelloni which were packed with a rich and flavourful tomato sauce, topped with crunchy bread crumbs and served with seasonal vegetables.

Kayu Puti at The St Regis Langkawi

Wow, what a location!

Kayu Puti is situated above a lagoon with far reaching Andaman Sea views throughout the restaurant, don’t miss the chance to marvel at the sunset whilst enjoying a chilled glass of wine from one of the suspended hammocks and make sure to check out the interesting and creative design features that are somewhat typical of Bill Bensley, the legendary architect who has worked his magic at this resort.

Our vegan meal was creative, fresh and combined local flavours with dishes from other regions seamlessly; the starter of ‘Green Pea and Seasonal Vegetables’ was vibrant and beautifully presented, our main course was a flavourful Malaysian inspired risotto and dessert was a fun finale to a memorable meal with tropical fruit served in the style of a Rubiks Cube.

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Experience ‘Luxurious Living and Extravagant Nature’ in perfect harmony when you make a reservation at the sublime Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, choose from 91 beautifully appointed villas and pavilions including the majestic 1400 sq m Royal Pavillion where you will have your very own 14m beachfront infinity pool.

Situated on a huge private beach and within the UNESCO Geopark the location is unparalelled, explore the natural and mature tropical gardens either on foot or bicycle, head to the gym, book a treatment at Geo Spa, and enjoy the complimentary yoga programme…that is of course of you can drag yourself away from your villa boasting Andaman Sea views from the wrap-around balcony and the incredibly comfortable bed!

Ikan Ikan is the signature restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi and has a unique beachfront location, it is built in the style of a traditional Malaysian home and we can happily report that the cuisine, which uses local organic produce wherever possible is very vegan friendly indeed.

There is an extensive vegetarian menu which makes dining as a vegan an absolute pleasure as not only does it provide plenty of plant based options it displays an understanding of veganism which always allows us to relax safe in the knowledge we will be well catered for.

Our vegan meal was an exploration of Malay flavours and dishes which included mushroom soup that was heavenly (Sup Cendawan on the menu), a peppery and intense chilli tofu dish that was absolutely delicious, and finished with dessert of mango pudding topped with mango yoghurt sorbet and confit ginger which provided the perfect end to our meal.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our 5 Luxury Experiences in Langkawi and that the information above will help you plan your next luxury trip to this extraordinary Malaysian island.

Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest.

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