Breath-taking beauty and timelessness are the effects of the TubOtel Langkawi, Malaysia. 360 degree views of exotic paradise envelope you. The turquoise sea spreads out before you like a velvety carpet leading your eyes straight out to the nearby Rebak islands part of the Langkawi Geopark, an archipelago of more than 99 islands, and then to your right are the mountains whose tops draw the silhouette of reclining faces. Your inward journey takes on a whole new meaning here undisturbed by any element of the world we know. Like turning back the hands of time this adorable place allows you to invest time in the pleasure of enjoying the peace and quiet we all desire on a vacation. The truly unique rooms w/fan and ac are round tubes of concrete each with secure doors and windows that allow you to see the stars in the sky. There are also traditional rectangular rooms if circles make you dizzy. Hahaha. Really, I was amazed the first night I noticed that I could lay inside my cozy tube and see the stars twinkling back at me. Wow how magical. I have never stayed in a place where I could lay on my bed and see the stars at night. Have you? Each tube/room sweetly holds an original wall art mural painted by William Shaw and his partner Charlotte Suckling making the tube/room a very fresh and inspiring experience. I recommend you to view each and every tube to see each of the wall mural illustrations.
The kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is nothing less than gourmet standard. My favorite vege omlette or Vegetarian Frittata as it is called on the menu was never the same, artfully created and cooked to perfection served w/home-made baked bread [baked here on the premises]; it is completely scrumptious. Nothing like crispy, toasted, home baked bread smeared with butter to comfort the heart..mmmmm good. The TubOtel is a family run operation; a child friendly place as the families’ two adorable children appear now and then to capture your heart w/their cute and smart natures. And the staff is all about heartfelt smiles and attention; just what we look for in a vacation spot.
Go out on to the large wooden deck to slumber on one of king size day beds, or use the tables and chairs for a morning coffee and connect to the free wifi, or take a relaxing dip in one of the three salt water Jacuzzi style round pools. Comfortably seated in a salt water tub/pool under the stars at night you’ll never forget the experience. Breath in the fresh air that couldn’t be better on the whole of the island surcharged w/ionized oxygen wafting off the huge expanse of the sea around you. The skyscapes here are just to die for. Be it during the day, sunrise, sunset or at night the huge canvas of sky unfettered by anything, paints a masterpiece every moment w/the passing clouds and colors of the day.
Hey I know this sounds over the top but it is really like this. Bikes are available to take a quick ride into Pantai Cenang for all your shopping desires and enjoy the ride along the lime green rice paddy fields dotted w/wooden houses and grazing water buffalo. You never had such a nice ride in your life passing over a quaint bridge that crosses the canal where all the local people dock their fishing boats. Great for photos; make sure you have enough memory on your digital camera to capture and share these scenes forever. You may easily forget to return home staying here at the TubOtel as the surrounding nature erases your memory of all the mind viruses and reboots your operating system to download heaps of incredible applications to install into a fresh new hard drive. Whoa this is what I call a 50,000 mile tune-up. You just got to try it once before you die.
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