Langkawi’s latest luxe resort is a tropical paradise

The jungle that surrounds Ritz-Carlton Langkawi may be 10 million years old, but this new Malaysian resort puts the comforts of an ultra-luxury modern life within reach.

Infinity pools, tennis courts and spa pavilions abound, all dressed up in a look that’s somberly neutral and sophisticated—this is The Ritz, after all. With that in mind, you’ll be paying B39,200 ($1,601) a night for one of the glamorous over-water villas, which sit perched on stilts atop the shimmering Andaman Sea.

Though for B13,887 ($567), you could also settle for the charming Rainforest Deluxe Rooms, which at 75 sq meters are plenty bigger than most people’s apartments and feature staggering views of the jungle, not to mention the marble bathtub, Asprey amenities and balcony daybed.