Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa
This is one of those fantastic resorts that combines heaps of activities and facilities for guests of all ages, with a charming natural setting and an easy-going feel. Children will love the kids’ club and the entertaining water play area, while you head to the spa or just relax by either of the two pools or on the white-sand beach.
Buffets are served daily at the Spice Market restaurant, which is set just off the main lobby. You can enjoy Malay, Chinese and Indian specialities here, alongside western favourites, and you can dine either inside or al fresco on the terrace. Nestled right on the sands of Cenang beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea, the beachside Cba restaurant has an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. You can spend chilled out evenings sipping on cocktails on the comfortable terrace, or enjoying a post-dinner coffee at the Pelangi Lounge. Cascade Pool, the resort’s swim-up bar, also serves sandwiches, smoothies and cocktails.
Inspired by classic Malay architecture, the resort has a rustic-chic character but doesn’t skimp on modern amenities. Look out over the tropical gardens from the Garden Terrace Rooms, or enjoy views of the resort’s tranquil lake from the Lakefront Rooms. If you want to be close to a pool, choose a Pool Terrace Room, while for Andaman Sea views, go for a Beachfront Room. If you need a little extra space, opt for a Family Suite, which are available on request with either garden or Andaman Sea views.