Yeah ! Langkawi!
The last time I was in Langkawi was about 2 years ago, and that was purely for work and did not have the time to look around Langkawi too much.
We rented a car for 3 days, and just RM80 per day which was totally worth it. Although Langkawi is not that big, but the cab fares can be steep if you are travelling from your hotel to various destinations.
Our first stop, was at Sawadee Thai Restaurant, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi. I had high expectations as they had advertised themselves with authentic Thai chefs cooking the meals. The meals were good, but the taste seemed to have been adjusted to suit foreign tourists’ taste buds. The taste was milder, and less spicy then it should have been.
After lunch, there was a convenience store near by, and we bought lotz of booze! Not that I’m an alcoholic, but there were all sorts of booze around, like Pineapple Vodka, Mudshake Chocolate Vodka and the KGB Coffee Vodka!
We then checked into Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort. The suite was spacious, very clean, well maintained and came with a huge balcony. The service was great too! All the staff greeted us with smiles all the time, from the front desk to the house-keeping ladies to the shuttle drivers. Whatever we asked for, things like bucket of ice and refill of shower gel came speedily as well. If there’s any thing that I have to pick on, it would probably just be the lighting in the rooms were on the dimmer side, and you can feel just a tiny bit of “age” in the room.
We had dinner at the hotel – usual buffet stuff, followed by trying out all the different drinks we bought during daytime.
The drinks were all pretty mild… the pineapple vodka was more like pineapple juice with a splash of vodka, the mudshake seriously tasted like chocolate milkshake, and the coffee vodka was like … well.. .coffee! But it was fun trying out all the drinks !