The marque’s latest retreat segues neatly into its surrounding dense rainforest while looking out invitingly across the gorgeous Andaman Sea. Its accommodations extend the natural theme; many of the villas rise organically out of the sea on their own delicate perches. And all the 90 guest rooms and suites show off modern-styled décor twinned with old-school Malaysian hints and patterns. Food is well covered too. Seek out the Langkawi Kitchen for Indian, Chinese and Malay dishes, the Beach Grill supplies western options plus cocktails, and Hai Yan – also balanced on the edge of the water – revels in Chinese seafood. It all sits perfectly on this airy territory within a welcoming private bay.