Remember the fabulous island that was featured in Crazy Rich Asians? The one during the bachelorette spa weekend scenes? The one that looked like the ultimate getaway to luxe serenity?

As any and every proud Malaysian will tell you, that island was in fact not in Singapore, but in Malaysia. It was Langkawi, and every Bangkokian needs to start taking note of it.

A pinch less noisy than our Phuket or Samui, and a whole lot more green and peaceful, Langkawi has long been at the top of the island getaway lists for Malaysians and Singaporeans alike. Yet as we travel more and explore more, and seek destinations beyond our home turf, the rainforest island of Langkawi has increasingly seen an influx of visitors from Thailand, too.

Nevertheless, Langkawi remains pristine. And the private haven that embodies this feat in all its glory is The Andaman.

The Andaman is a private sanctuary tucked in the north of Langkawi island where the stretch of pristine beach along Datai Bay is situated. Over at the resort, the sweeping vista of the ocean matches the beauty of the lush rainforest. Guests are not only entertained by the antics of mother earth, but also a hypnotising and majestic setting.

Many are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which hotels and resorts to check in to, whether it’s for a family holiday, a honeymoon, or a quick getaway to simply get out of town. But if it’s your first time visiting Langkawi, The Andaman is a great place to start introducing yourself to Langkawi’s effortless charms.

We had our fair share experiencing Langkawi recently and here’s why we think you should be making a trip to The Andaman Langkawi, especially during the upcoming holidays.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.