It takes good 30 minutes for us to get by taxi to the Andaman Resort in Teluk Datai, the remote northwestern corner of the island. We are first seated at the lobby bar and served some refreshing ginger flavored tea while we wait for the check-in process to be completed.
The lobby looks like any Malay or Indonesian resort we've been to.
We quickly return to our room before the dinner. We find a huge puddle of water in our room that is leaking from the bathroom through light switches. We notify the management.
When back in the room, we find this note, and the whole room has been messed up, for instance some furniture has been removed. We are relocated to another room, on the first floor. The room smells bad and it does not have all the nice amenities as the original room, like an espresso machine.
We are offered a bottle of wine as condolence. They suggest sparkling, but we choose red, and we get white.
We start the next morning with a long run. The morning is cool and shady down deep in the rainforest. After a few kilometers from the hotel we pass this artificial road tunnel with a sightseeing platform on top.
When going down we share a car with a family from Hong Kong that is a bit loud; every time we pass a tower the atmosphere gets a bit "screamy" in the cabin. We get an explanation soon: the daughter was once stuck in the similar cable car in Taiwan for two hours.
Before returning to Andaman, our driver takes us to this beach in Tanjung Rhu in the North eastern corner of Langkawi. He claims it is because of the gorgeous scenery.
(rhu means pine and tanjung a cape)
The most interesting event of our trip is the guided inter-tidal walk on the coral reefs right in front of the Andaman resort. Most of the reef was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami, but the resort is working with the help of volunteer (hotel guests) to revive it.