We got sidetracked at the airport haggling with a car rental company, only to find when we got to the car park that the 2010 model car we had signed up for looked like it was 10 years old!
Thankfully we hadn't paid the money (they wanted cash!) so we told them to rip up the invoice and booked an airport taxi to the resort instead (60 MYR).
It was a 25 minute drive to The Andaman Langkawi. Winding our way up the mountain surrounded by rainforest we entertained the girls by playing spot the monkey.
The resort is set amongst the rainforest, cradled between the Mat Chincang Mountains and the Andaman Sea. As we drove down the long driveway towards the hotel it was easy to see straight away why this place gets so many rave reviews on Trip Advisor. Absolutely stunning!
Walking into the massive open air lobby set amongst the jungle, the concierge staff beat a traditional wooden drum four times to announce our arrival (a cute touch!)
We were offered welcome drinks, cold towels and lunch in the lobby lounge while we waited for our room.
|Georgia...relaxing in the lobby lounge|
|Rob...lunch in the lobby lounge|
The room was great. A decent size, with the sofa made into 2 single beds for the girls (here's hoping they sleep there and not with us in the big bed!).
We booked a room on the ground level of the hotel which has an extended balcony. A great spot for viewing the wildlife.
We had a giggle at the sign stuck to the balcony door warning us about the monkeys, but having met some guests this evening who have experineced the monkeys breaking into their room...apparently it's not so funny!
|Beware the monkeys!|
The original plan was to hire a car so we could explore the island. I am starting to wonder whether we'll bother leaving the resort at all this week! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...
|Our home in the jungle!|
|Through the rainforest...|
|... and onto The Andaman's private beach|
|The pool was a huge hit...|
|... as was the waterslide!|