Like Pantai Cenang, the core of Pantai Tengah is its wonderful coconut tree fringed beach that stretches for close to a kilometer. The area is adjacent and south of Pantai Cenang. In fact many hotels and establishments in this area claim to be in Pantai Cenang as there is really no clear demarcation between the two areas. However a big difference is the relative calm and quietness of Pantai Tengah and its romantic ambience that are favorites to a large section of tourists. Several budget, mid-range and luxury resorts that have come up here, although not as many as in Pantai Cenang. Many of them are either on the beachside or having sea view.
Hotels in this area are reachable within 15-20 minutes from the airport. Entry to most of these hotels are from the main road Jalan Pantai Tengah or Jalan Teluk Baru that run through this area and parallel to the beach for some parts. There are plenty of restaurants on the roadside (both budget and upscale) and within easy access from the hotels. They give you nice dining options of varied cuisine.
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Great hotels in Pantai Tengah
Below are my select list of hotels in Pantai Tengah that offer great value and services. I have selected them based on our family experience and explorations. They all have standard amenities like in-room AC, TV, fridge (in many) etc. I have arranged them from low to high budgets. As you visit the links, you will get full details along with pictures.
Hotel Categories & Approximate Rates:
Budget: RM60-RM175; Mid-Range: RM175-RM300; Luxury: Above RM300
Desa Motel (Budget)
Located off the main road and offering only 9 rooms, Desa Motel has a nice green garden setting. Free in-room wi-fi internet access is available.
Tropical Resort (Budget)
In a nice garden setting and located on the main road, the hotel offers 11 rooms and has an access to the beach from its back side. Offers free wi-fi in common area.
Green Village Langkawi Resort (Budget/Mid-Range)
The hotel is set up in a tropical garden setting with many trees. The rooms circle around the garden and some face the outdoor pool. It has 35 rooms and offers close to 3-star amenities including in-house restaurant, bar/pub, pool, wi-fi in public areas etc.
Sunset Beach Resort (Budget/Mid-Range)
Located at northern end of Pantai Tengah (where Pantai Cenang ends) and close to Underwater World, the hotel has a nice garden setting. A short pathway leads to the beach where you can relax on lounge chairs. Offers free wi-fi at the reception area.
The Frangipani Resort & Spa (Mid Range/Luxury)
This is a 3-star resort located right on the beach and with its series of villas & houses overlooking the deep blue waters of the ocean and the offshore islands. The resort is an award winner and offers 117 rooms with modern amenities, but in a calm and serene ambience.
Villa Molek (Mid Range/Luxury)
Although not easily visible from the main road, the approach leads to this charming and quaint boutique hotel in a garden setting. It offers 12 suites in villas with 3-star amenities including in-house restaurant, outdoor pool, free in-room wi-fi etc. Pantai Tengah beach is about 5 minutes walk from the property.
Federal Villa Beach Resort (Mid Range)
This is a 3-star resort located right next to its sister hotel Holiday Villa beach Resort and facing the Pantai Tengah beach and the ocean. It has 88 rooms including waterfront chalets with modern decor & amenities. The resort has in-house restaurant, bar, pool, spa, wi-fi etc.
Fave Hotel Cenang Beach (Mid Range)
This is a relatively new hotel located on the roadside (Jalan Pantai Tengah) and having an imposing structure. The hotel has 97 rooms and offers 3-star amenities like in-house restaurant, sundeck, pool for kids, spa, free in-room wi-fi etc. The Pantai Tengah beach is 3-4 minutes minutes walk from here.
Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi (Luxury)
Located on the same line as Frangipani resort, this too is a beachside 4-start resort offering 258 rooms with modern amenities. Entry is from Jalan Pantai Tengah road.
Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat (Luxury)
Located in a relatively secluded area with lots of greenery around, the hotel offers 10 rooms and amenities of 4-star standard. The Pantai Tengah beach is some 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Free wi-fi internet is available.
Resorts World Langkawi – Formerly Awana Porto Malai Hotel (Luxury)
Located at the southern end of Pantai Tengah near the Star Cruise dock, this is a 4-star property having great view of the ocean. It has its private jetty for boat tours and other water sports activities.