There are discoveries at every turn at The Andaman Langkawi. Walk the beach at sunrise and you'll see macaques foraging in the sand for a crab breakfast as kites glide on the air currents above. As night falls, watch flying lemurs swoop from tree to tree around the hotel pool. It's pure David Attenborough.
Set in undisturbed tropical rainforest on a half-moon beach on the Andaman Sea, this 185-room hotel is so well designed that despite its size, it feels intimate and utterly secluded from the world (although you can still get a Wi-Fi signal on the beach!).
The Beach Bar is the setting for romantic dinners at sundown (with Asian and international cuisine), or order a private dinner on a secluded part of the beach. Take one night out to visit the traditional Gulai House, set in the rainforest and considered to be one of the finest restaurants in Malaysia. Then return to your cool, minimalist room and fall asleep to the sound of chirruping geckos.
Wildlife-watching from your sunlounger.
Flight time: From 12 hours.