Each time we visit Langkawi, Tropical Resort is our first choice of accommodation. The owners, Laila and Musa, make us feel like friends. They give us the same room each time we visit. But what we love most is the quiet and solitude of this place, far from the mad hippe crowds at Pantai Cenang! This place is just round the corner, located on a more serene stretch called Pantai Tengah and I can tell you, it's worlds apart from the crazy, tacky, touristy, ugly Pantai Cenang.
Tropical Resort is NOT scary, for goodness sake. It is a peaceful place if you want to go for rest with your spouse. It is not meant for families with kids as this will disrupt the general peace (unless your kids are well behaved).
The grounds are always clean and safe. The room is pleasantly clean, fresh sheets, fresh towels because I know Laila personally (as we have stayed here more than 3 times already and each time we arrive, we feel like we are coming home) and she is a stickler for cleanliness. Her rooms and bathrooms are impeccable and spotless.
The other wonderful advantage of being in Tropical Resort is that everything you could possibly need is a stone's throw away. Opposite Tropical Resort are friendly cafes and restaurants, a mini market for your water and snack needs. Down the road (towards the Awana Porto) are more restaurants and cafes worth a visit (Silk Gallery and Sunday Bistro) come to mind immediately as affordable and serving delicious Western and Chinese cuisine. If you need a massage, Alun Alun Spa is located next door to Tropical Resort! What more can one ask for?
It's the bestest little hidden resort. It does not have a pool but about 100 meters away is the beach.
Rates are good, about RM90 per night. Each room comes with 2 single beds, a small TV, a cupboard and more importantly, a clean and spacious bathroom with hot water.
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