Bon Ton Resort is a unique place on the island of Langkawi. On the former site of a 100-year-old coconut plantation in the picturesque interior of the island are eight private villas surrounding a beautiful pool. From the moment you enter, everything is about enjoyment and tranquility. It is not a five-star resort on paper, but it is rated and seen as a five-star resort. If you want the ultimate in luxury, then better book elsewhere. If you like to stay in a beautiful, authentic kampung villa, where everything looks beautiful with a wonderful tropical holiday atmosphere, then Bon Ton Resort comes highly recommended.
Bon Ton is a great base to explore all of Langkawi. If you rent a car or motorbike you are able to drive to the popular coastal towns of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah in just a few minutes. Kuah, the capital of the island is a 30-minute drive. Attractions in the north of the island also lie within a 30-minute drive from the resort.
The resort is small scale with a very pleasant atmosphere. The food is delicious, and the restaurant is rated very high which attracts people from other resorts to come over for dinner. A stay at Bon Ton means going back in time in some ways. The traditional houses and the beautiful views over the rice paddies make it a really special place on the island.
Bon Ton has a very good and highly rated restaurant called Nam. They have a interesting menu with a variety of fusion dishes, with particularly delicious combinations between Asian and Western tastes. The quality of the food was very good. I had the Nyonya Platter – A combination of Malay & Chinese cuisine relating back to the Spice Trade Era – and it was delicious. If you sit down on time, you can enjoy a superb sunset. We were further impressed by the staff and the pleasant atmosphere. Also, the cocktails and the desserts were fantastic. During our dinner we were offered complimentary cocktails. Prices are a bit on the higher side by local standards but are still much lower compared to restaurants in other countries.