5 mins drive from the airport, car rental is a good idea in Langkawi, in fact a must. In Langkawi, people drive really slow as majority are tourists trying to decide either to turn left or right. Bon Ton is easy to locate during the day time and located in Pantai Cenang area where most of the restaurants and backpackers hostel are located in the same stretch of road.
There are parking spaces right in front of the village resort but will have a few bird droppings on the car. It is a village resort. The staffs are friendly. It is a hut style that my grandmother used to stay in so I know what to expect and to do. My partner who never stay or see those hut style village resort is fascinated at the concept. I wrote an email to them saying that I am afraid of cockroaches and they promptly acknowledges that they will place in more lemongrass leaves around the hut.
I stayed in Yellow Orchid Villa for one night. Nice cold mocktail welcome drink was served. It is a wooden hut facing a swamp (no crocodiles for sure). Please spray the insect repellant immediately once you sat down for the drink as the whole area is very green and in tropical countries like that, mosquitoes are inevitable. The room is to our expectation. They have this Guerilla War basket which contained insect repellant, mosquitoes disc, insect spray etc. Please familiarise with all this stuff as it is useful. In fact, they are a few things in the room that is quite fascinating and thoughtful for this village resort concept that my grandparents always have in the wooden house. Everything is clean and nothing disgusting at all. There is this cat who always wait outside our house and tried to jump in when we open the door but the cat never scratch or makes any noise at all.
The bathroom is amazing...which place in the world that you can bath in the wooden tub and look at the stars. The bathroom amenity is top class, natural made soap, Thann (more exclusive than Crabtree and Evelyn brand) body lotion, local Gamat oil which is really good for such an environment and there is a note for you to take the oil with you, the towels is clean.
The breakfast jams is from Bonne Maman (5 star hotel frequent brand), high quality bread, full set of coffee and tea set (even a choice for tea bags or tea leafs ! ) etc. One thing that I would recommend here is that the plates and cutleries and glasses have to be covered in old style net too to prevent the geckos having droppings in it. The old village style used to place all their chinaware is a wooden net closet and this is one missed point for this village resort concept.
TV is not working and we didnt ask for help as it is for one night stay only. The lightings concept in the room is organized too. Bed is too soft and as my partner have back pain, it is not that good for his back. Another recommendation is that the closet have to be in the net compartment too as geckos will find their way in it. To remember to zip the luggage as insects tend to crawl into dark spaces. To close the net around the bed as early as 4pm and check the bed like my grandmother always did before going to sleep, you dont want any surprises.
Do try the restaurant there as it served both Asian and Western style food and it taste so good. He wanted to come back here if he dont have any back pain the next time. We stayed in another 5 star resort the next day and he didnt enjoy it a bit but ironically, he got bitten by mosquitoes there and not in the Bon Ton. Bon Ton is not crowded at all and provide a romantic setting if you dont mind all the troubles of ensuring the geckos are out of the way, and seeing a few tropical insects such as lizards and spiders. They are afraid of humans as much as we are afraid of them. The food is so good in Bon Ton that my partner keep talking about it even though we were having a champagne breakfast facing the Andaman Sea in the five star resort. It is that personal touch in Bon Ton that will makes us going back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 10-minute drive from the airport and 5-minute drive from the main beach of Pantai Cenang, Bon Ton is convenient yet secluded. Built within the grounds of a 100-year-old coconut plantation, our eight villas are centered around a pool/jacuzzi and front onto a lotus lagoon. Exclusive and private, all villas are individually designed and equipped with air conditioning & ceiling fans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bon Ton Hotel Langkawi
- Bon Ton Langkawi
- Bon Ton Resort Langkawi/Pantai Cenang