The straits to luxury experience by YTL Hotels

Tex by Josée Gontier

Representing the finest in luxury hospitality, the YTL Hotels’ collection offers experiences that are unique yet consistent in quality, luxury, authenticity and service.  Discover the The Straits to Luxury Experience, the latest five-day, four-night programme in this prestigious collection, available from November to March only. Set sail onboard a Princess yacht on a voyage of boutique-luxury from the private island of Pangkor Laut, on the Straits of Malacca, to the diverse attractions of Phuket, set in the Andaman Sea. On this one-of-a-kind journey for discerning guests luxuriate in overnight excursions, exotic cuisine and award-winning resorts nestled amidst locations of outstanding natural beauty. At the world-renowned island of Pangkor Laut guests will enjoy a one-night stay at The Estates at Pangkor Laut, individually crafted enclaves offering absolute and total privacy, each serviced by a personal butler and a chef who caters for individual tastes and dietary requirements.

They can choose to spend the day in the two-million-year-old rainforest or simply relax by the emerald waters on the private beach the next day  and in the evening return to the 85-foot YTL Lady II to head for Langkawi. On board the YTL Lady II  guests can enjoy the comfortable and stylish interior, or bask in the sun on the spacious flybridge and secluded foredeck. The luxurious yacht accommodates up to six people with two double ensuite rooms and two twin ensuite rooms, while a professional crew and a personal chef  cater to the whim of  each and every guest throughout the journey. The mystical island of Langkawi affords the opportunity to explore exotic mangroves, a bat cave, local fishing villages and limestone rock formations, take a leisurely cycling tour around villages or discover legends and attractions on an island tour before departing for Ko Rok Nok in the evening. The following morning holds nothing but promise with the beautiful white-sand beach and colourful coral gardens of Ko Rok Nok, an uninhabited island off the west coast of Thailand, and a delightful picnic lunch on the beach, prepared by the chef.

And in the evening enjoy a delectable offering of fresh seafood and mouthwatering meats.  The YTL Lady II  sails on to spectacular Ko Kai island with steep cliffs at end other end and beautiful beaches at the other ,where they can enjoy a morning of snorkelling, lunch, and then the six islands of Ko Phi Phi, made famous by The Beach  featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.The following morning, guests will be transported to the Ao Po Grand Marina where they can choose to conclude this magnificent cruise with a stay in the exquisite accommodation of The Surin, the intimate Villa Tassana, or another resort of preference.