This was the view from my chaise on the beach in front of the Four Seasons Langkawi. This is such an incredible resort in a beautiful remote corner of the world.
Langkawi is one of only four inhabited islands among an archipelago of 99 islands, a UNESCO World Geopark off the western coast of Malaysia, just south of Thailand. When it debuted in 2005, the Four Seasons was among the first luxury resorts in this region.
The Four Season unfolds across 45 acres on a mile-long private beach with 68 two-story pavillions (ultra-luxe duplexes), plus half a dozen truly grandiose multi-room villas. All of this is wedged rather dramatically between the turquoise Andaman Sea on one side and a soaring limestone cliff on the other, with lush tropical jungle in between. Guests are given bicycles to get around.
I wish I had more pictures, but my Langkawi photos were among the many that were stolen when my Los Angeles studio was burglarized in 2012. Sadly the only photos I have from this trip are the few that I took with my phone.