Mumbai, June 3, 2014: Taj Group - India’s leading hospitality chain, has announced yet another addition to its portfolio. Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi is rebranded as Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, Langkawi. This will be 29th Vivanta by Taj hotel. The sole resident of a privately owned 390 acres rainforest island that commands a magnificent view of the Senari Straits bordering the Andaman Sea with a pristine and secluded beach, Vivanta Langkawi promises a private Eden.
The Rebak Island, named after the native Rebak tree, is one of the 99 isles that make up legendary Langkawi. The island is blessed with a tropical climate, stunning rock formations and lush forests as old as a million years and is ensconced by crystal-clear waters, teeming with marine life that is perfect for a range of water sports and recreational activities.
The hotel plays residence to the only fully-equipped Marina in Malaysia. Set away from the mainland, the island enjoys an exclusive and tranquil ambience. It is 4 kms away from the main island of Langkawi and 15 minutes boat ride from Port Langkasuka.
The timbered rooms are set in clusters shaded by palm trees while clumps of tamarind, coconut and local herbs enhance the rustic ambience. The beautiful landscape gardens of the resort have lush flora and a tropical forest in the background. The resort’s landscape allows most rooms to enjoy clear views of the Senari Straits. The newly appointed rooms have wooden flooring with contemporary interiors that retain the charm of a Malaysian dwelling.
Each Vivanta hotel and resort offers unique Vivanta Motifs. These are curated "must on your list" experiences that represent an imaginative take on the destination and its culture. These are "must dos" and "must sees" presented with the Vivanta signature of hospitality. At Vivanta by Taj – Langkawi, guests can go on a nature trail or a Mangrove tour with a rainforest insider. Guests who crave for edge of the plate hobbies can take private Batik classes at the famed Atma Alam Batik Art Village. Or set sail on a private yacht with jacuzzi cabanas in the company of sunsets and the Andaman sea. Foodies can explore the wet market with our chefs, buy exotic ingredients and head back to the kitchen to cook up some fun. Or simply pick a nook in the 390 acre island to enjoy a meal just for two.
Langkawi is synonymous with a ‘tropical paradise’ – and with good reason. Since 2008 the archipelago’s official title has been Langkawi Permata Kedah (Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah), no doubt inspired by the island’s clear waters, relatively pristine beaches and intact jungle. It’s the kind of tropical island where time stands still and takes you into a paradise where the inhabitants continue to go about their ways just as they have for generations.
Getting to Langkawi, Malaysia
• By Air
Both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia have twice daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur which land at Langkawi International Airport. There are also direct flights from Penang and Singapore
• By Ferry
Ferries usually leave the port of Kuala Kedah on the mainland on the hour from 7am to 6pm. The ride lasts 1.5 hours. There are also ferry services from the mainland port of Kuala Perlis and the Thai port of Satun, both 45 minutes from Langkawi
Work hard and play hard. Relax and energize. Ideate and confer. Evolve and transform. Revel in a spirit that presents the normal with an unexpected twist. Stylish and sophisticated, Vivanta by Taj delivers premium hotel experiences with imagination, energy and efficiency. Currently comprised of 29 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vivanta by Taj offers an imaginative, vivacious and stylish take on ‘cool luxury’. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, distinct avatars, the smart use of technology and experiences that seek to constantly engage, invigorate and relax, it appeals to the cosmopolitan world-traveler immersed in a sensory lifestyle.
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