by: Anna Chittenden
Surprise birthday visit.
Me & my other half.
There’s a private dining room on stilts, featuring a game room and balcony over the lagoon.
Me, taking in the scenery and posing by the pool!
Say hello to the friendly cows living on the island.
The beautiful pool.
Babak outside our little hut, complete with a veranda where you have your breakfast each morning.
As an outdoor bath obsessor, the bathroom at Bon Ton made me a happy gal. Have an open-air scrub under the trees, but you better be quick, as the water tends to leak out of the wooden tubs!
The food at Nam restaurant. Favourite dishes included the Nyonya Laksa, grilled eggplant and calamari.
Nam is the restaurant at Bon Ton, which has a cleverly designed menu of local and modern dishes in a tapas style. No wonder Rick Stein and Raymond Blanc are fans.
Each room is individually designed, filled with antique furniture, wooden four-poster beds and curiosities picked up around Malaysia.
Highs + Lows
Attention to design detail. The 100 year old individual ‘Malay Kampung’ houses were brought in from different locations around the country and have been painstakingly relocated to the site, taking 3 months to reassemble.
The Nam restaurant serves some of the best food on the island, with influences from Malaysia, China, Asia and the West.
With eight rooms, the hotel is small enough that you often get the place to yourself.
The hotel is quite near the airport, so you do see planes going overhead when by the pool.
Bon Ton is also an animal sanctuary, so if you are allergic to cats or dogs this place won’t be suitable. (Although a plus if you are an animal lover).
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Rustic resort in the style of an antique Malay village.
Laid back, authentic Malaysian hotel with heaps of character.
Set back from the main Malaysian beach of Pantai Cenang, ten minutes from the airport. Definitely recommend hiring a car to see the rest of the beautiful island of Langkawi.
Contemporary ‘chillout’ music to accompany sunset cocktails.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Australian owner Narelle McMurtrie.
Nam restaurant is a superb mix of Asian and modern cuisine. Casual, but beautifully designed, it looks over the pool and lagoon.
Yes, it’s part of the restaurant. The Mango daiquiris are addictive.
Small mini bar where you’ll also find your breakfast left by the Bon Ton ‘fairies’.
Children are welcome, although it was mainly couples staying while we were visiting.
Slightly expensive for Asia, although the unique experience makes up for it.
In the Area
Lencongan Putra 3, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Don’t miss the local night market, where you can sample the most delicious street food for a few Malaysian Ringgit.
Stunning and almost deserted beach in northern Langkawi.
Straits Club Restaurant
Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi
At the sister hotel Temple Tree. Housed in a beautiful old colonial building, you will feel like you have been transported back to 1920s Penang.
Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047 Langkawi
Hotel Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047 Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Kedah, Malaysia