Ambong Rainforest Retreat: This Idyllic Resort In Langkawi Is A Tranquil Sanctuary Nestled In A Forest

Eunis Ong
Eunis Ong
12 Sep 2020
Ambong Rainforest Retreat Langkawi Hotel Resort

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A Tranquil Retreat In Langkawi

Ambong rainforest retreat langkawi hotel
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Ambong Rainforest Retreat (also affectionately known as Ambong-Ambong) is an idyllic boutique resort located along Langkawi's Pantai Tengah stretch, nestled within a lush tropical forest overlooking the Andaman Sea. Leave your worries behind temporarily as you step into this tropical paradise on earth.

About Ambong Rainforest Retreat

ambong rainforest retreat resort hotel langkawi
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ambong rainforest retreat resort hotel langkawi
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Different from the usual beachfront establishments in Langkawi, Ambong Rainforest Retreat is a breath of fresh air surrounded by nature. With only 11 units at the retreat, you're in for a private, unforgettable stay in this tranquil space - surrounded by lots of greenery and sounds of nature.
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The units here are quirky and warmly-decorated - many describe them as having the feel and vibe of a luxurious treehouse enveloped by greens! With spacious rooms, high ceilings, open-walled balconies, and views of the ocean right outside - you can literally spend days just relaxing and rejuvenating in this space.

The Rooms

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ambong rainforest retreat resort hotel langkawi
Ambong-Ambong's 11 rooms (that consist of studios and suites) are full-sized units that come complete with a kitchen, dining area, and a balcony perched on the hill. You'll find it hard to resist the urge to hop on the comfy four-poster bed in your room! Dressed with mosquito curtains, you can enjoy an undisturbed sleep at night even if you choose to leave the windows open.
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Our favourite part of the room is definitely the outdoor wooden bathtub (*only available in the suite units) which you can soak in with a bubbly glass of champagne or coffee and watch the sun go down. The open-walled balcony is spacious and comfy, complete with rattan deck chairs for you to lounge in and enjoy the gentle ocean breeze with views of lush greens and the Andaman Sea in a distance.
As Ambong-Ambong is set amidst nature, don't be surprised if some friends pop by to visit at your balcony! Guests have been visited by gentle birds (such as woodpeckers and hornbills) and cheeky monkeys during their stay.
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Book your stay on Klook and enjoy 15% off with our discounted rates and choose the room of your choice! Opt for a Rainforest or Canopy Studio or a more spacious Suite unit that comes with a beautiful balcony (and the wooden bathtub we adore!), all units are perfect for 2 people and promise a romantic stay (extra beds are available at an add-on rate of RM150 per person per night, inclusive of breakfast).

Services, Facilities, And Surroundings

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Strategically located, Ambong-Ambong is a short walk to the beach, as well as a collection of excellent restaurants, cafes, bars, and tourist attractions. The retreat also has a range of private and shared facilities to complete your peaceful stay.

Breakfast In Bed

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Nothing beats having breakfast in bed, which is especially appreciated in times like these when it's just best to steer clear of crowds. Forget the long queues and bustling hotel breakfast spaces, breakfast is served straight to your doorstep at Ambong-Ambong. Help yourself to bread, yogurt, kuih, milk, juice, and fresh fruits at your own pace, with great views from your private balcony. Book your stay on Klook that comes inclusive of breakfast for 2!

Room Amenities

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All rooms at Ambong-Ambong come inclusive of an en-suite bathroom with a heated shower, a refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle, indoor settees, outdoor seating, air-conditioner, ceiling fans, and comfy beds. The kitchen space is spacious and pretty much fully-equipped!

The Pool

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ambong rainforest retreat resort hotel langkawi
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Lounge by the serene common pool framed with trees. Those hoping to have a romantic escapade here will be delighted to know that the pool is adults-only (sorry, little ones!), so you're pretty much-guaranteed space for a peaceful dip. Also due to the limited number of units at Ambong-Ambong, you're likely to get the whole pool to yourself while you're here!

The Spa

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Relieve your muscles with a rejuvenating massage at Ambong-Ambong's on-site spa, Ishan! Set in the treetops, it's a tranquil space filled with sounds of birds chirping from the trees. Guests of the retreat can also opt to have spa treatments in your own villa where you're guaranteed a private, exclusive experience. Close your eyes and enjoy the experienced strokes from your professional therapist, with the use of natural oils that will make you feel rested and ready for another day of adventure.
All guests who book their stay on Klook get to enjoy a 20% discount on all spa treatments at Ishan Spa! Massages and spa treatments here are affordably priced and usually cost between RM100 - RM200 for a one-hour session. You can enjoy a facial, a wide range of massages, foot therapy, body scrub, steam therapy, or even a couples' massage!

Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant

Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant Langkawi
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Located at the foot of the hill, Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant is a popular dining spot within walking distance from Ambong-Ambong. Surrounded by nature and serving exquisite Japanese cuisine, travellers to Langkawi flock here even if they don't live in the area. Treat yourself to charcoal-grilled sashimi, an array of fresh sushi, and hearty rice and noodle dishes.

The Beach

Langkawi Pantai Cenang Sunset
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A stretch of beautiful beach is located just a 5-minute walk from Ambong-Ambong! Pack your sunglasses and catch a gorgeous sunset from the sandy stretch, or start your day with an invigorating morning jog with the cool ocean breeze against your skin. If you're looking for a more 'happening' beach, the popular Pantai Cenang is only 3km away! Pantai Cenang is the busiest beach town on Langkawi Island, lined with a lovely selection of cafes, restaurants, and duty-free outlets where you can shop for all the cheap chocolate you need.

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