Rainforest Living at The Andaman

Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do — By Zanni Davis on August 23, 2010 at 3:09 am

Most visitors looking to get away from the hustle of tourist life tend to opt for Langkawi’s traditional kampung huts. However, for a spectacular view of the island as well as a good degree of seclusion, try the Andaman Hotel, located in the northeast nook of the island. Built right into the heart of a fifty-year-old rain forest, this hotel has the most incredible vistas offered on the island.

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You have a choice of Rain forest or Sea view (the sea in question is the Andaman) rooms, both of which are ideal for families or couples. All of these rooms come with a fully stocked bar, plasma television, and DVD player, as well as a complimentary welcome fruit basket. For something a little more luxurious, try the Malaysian Suite. This two-level suite has a traditional Malay interior, as suggested by the name. There is also a large, four-poster bed and a spacious balcony that opens onto the luscious rain forest.

The Presidential Suite offers the finest in luxurious living. This 171-meter space offers a living, sitting and dining area, as well as a separate kitchenette and the usual hotel amenities. Can’t choose between the views of the Andaman or the rain forest? Well, in the Presidential Suite, you don’t have to – there are balconies with access to both areas.

For those wishing to pamper themselves, the Spa at the Andaman offers a variety of treatments. Massages, foot polishes and

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bathing rituals from both the East and West are available a few steps from your room. Try the hotel’s Siam package, which includes an aromatherapy foot polish, Balinese massage and body polish for a soothing 180 minutes.

Because of the Andaman’s special location, there are a variety of nature activities you can do through the hotel. The most popular is the Nature Walk. This can be done either on the evening or morning, with a local guide from the hotel. It lasts for about one and a half hours and are free for hotel guests. Other activities include the Jungle Trek, biking, and bird watching.