Spot on BonTon
Atmosphere: secluded, antique & stylish
Looking for: serenity in an authentic yet luxurious atmosphere
Price range: RM650 – 1350
On the hunt for a unique experience, many travellers dream to find a place boasting authenticity with a pinch of luxury – to be immersed in the nuances of the local culture, via the food, aesthetics – while avoiding the (potentially) rough aspect of it.
With traditional stilted Malaysian houses over a century old, eco friendly pools and an acclaimed restaurant of local cuisine, BonTon, on the lovely island of Langkawi (Pulau langkawi), certainly is a pionneer and leader on the luxury meets historic for a chic authentic getaway. The old malay and chinese houses come from local villages, disassembled and then reassembled on site, tastefully renovated while keeping a furnishing close to the genuine one.
Antique Malaysian houses mean spacious wooden rooms, numerous windows with slatted shutters providing a great luminosity to the inside, a huge bathroom complete with a couple of vast wooden tubs, enticing lazy long hot baths. The rooms are actually more of the suites kind with their sofa, local works of art, malaysian furnitures and spacious beds with crispy white linen bedhseets nested in a mosquito nets. The luxury and home away from home feeling is also induced by the breakfast – delivered inside the room, for an intimate and delicious moment at your very own dining table.
BonTon is not only about authentic and glamorous chic, it is also a refugee for local cats and dogs – a heart warming refuge, where volunterring to walk a dog feels like a gift, while trying to keep track of all the beautiful cats on the premises.
The food is mostly local and also contains some westernized dishes. For the aperitif, complimentary drinks are prepared by talented bartenders, and can be appreciated on the colonial house or the library of the nearby TempleTree resort – same owner – while appreciating the sunset and the birds singing their last song for the day.
Breakfast: your personal tray is deposed the night before in the fridge. Includes fruits juice, your selection of tea or coffee, freshly cut fruits, bread & a yummy homemade cake
Assets: the secluded location, overlooking a rice paddy. And the amazing feeling of peace induced by those quiet old houses.
Contact: Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi – Malaysia
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