Langkawi is one of the most visited islands in Malaysia, celebrated the world over for its white sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and stunning tropical landscapes. Situated close to Thailand in the very north of Malaysia, it’s actually an archipelago of 99 different islands. The main island sits around 18 miles from the Malaysian mainland and measures around 15 miles across at its longest point.
The island can be accessed quite easily by both air and sea. Langkawi airport has connections to Penang and Kuala Lumpur, and there are ferries from Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah and Penang. Some cruise liners also stop at Langkawi.
A range of high-end resorts such as The Datai and the Four Seasons have helped build Langkawi’s reputation as a luxury getaway of the very highest quality. Langkawi’s latest luxury hideaway boutique resort is the Seri Chenang Resort & Spas Langkawi. Cenang in the southwest of the island is Langkawi’s main beach, and is situated just outside the resorts. In addition to picturesque palm-fringed sands, however, the island also has a breathtaking interior landscape, with mountains, lakes and rain forest adding to the charm.
Of course other factors that draw visitors to Langkawi are the many golf courses, spas, marinas, snorkeling, diving, a spectacular cable car and a large aquarium. During your stay in Langkawi you can enjoy a Nature Cruise of the island, where you will enjoy a BBQ lunch and enjoy swimming, jungle trekking, cave exploring and beach combing! A popular cruise among couples and honeymooners is the Sunset Cocktail Cruise, where you can enjoy the true beauty of the island and colours of the sunset whilst enjoying a cocktail and listening to romantic music. Island cruises are a popular way of taking in the scenic beauty of the island itself and the surrounding Andaman Sea.
There are many tours of the island of Langkawi, from a half day Langkawi Tour where you can visit Batik Village, Mahsuri’s Tomb, Black Sand Beach, Eagle Square and Kuah Town, to a Langkawi Grand Tour. On this tour you enjoy full day out exploring Langkawi’s main sites including Malaysia’s largest Crocodile Farm and a cable car ride up Gunung Mat Cincang.
Langkawi is indeed a luxurious place to visit in Malaysia, and there is something to suit all tastes and budgets, with a variety of places to stay and wide range of activities.
Hotels in Langkawi