Nestled off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi's history is a captivating narrative that unfolds through legends, colonial influences, and its transformation into a modern-day paradise. Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands located 30 kilometers off the east coast of Malaysia, was once a hidden gem, known only to a few. Centuries ago, the lush landscapes and pristine shores of Langkawi were believed to be inhabited by indigenous tribes and pirates. These early inhabitants lived in harmony with the bountiful nature of the archipelago. Its transformation into a popular tourist destination began when it was granted tax-free status and actively promoted to tourists worldwide. Today, Langkawi is a renowned destination, particularly favored by European tourists, for its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and strategic location that makes it easily accessible by various means of transportation. his mountainous region of peninsular Malaysia experiences a stable tropical climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 23 (75 F) to 34 (90 F) degrees Celsius. The monsoon season typically falls between April and October, with peak rainfall in June, however this part of the Peninsula is much less affected by the monsoon as the eastern side of the island. In 2007, UNESCO recognized Langkawi as a Geopark, celebrating its exceptional geological heritage.
If your ideal vacation includes lush jungle-clad hills, sandy beaches, duty-free chocolate, and being surrounded by swaying coconut trees, then Langkawi should be at the top of your travel list. This island is a haven for those seeking complete relaxation and rejuvenation, with its stunning beach resorts offering unparalleled service amidst a lush tropical landscape. No matter where you choose to stay on Langkawi, you'll find yourself immersed in the beauty of 10-million-year-old rainforests. Langkawi is exceptionally family-friendly, boasting attractions like the Langkawi Wildlife Park, Underwater World, and a variety of water-based activities suitable for all ages. The Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge is a must-visit attraction to all generations. Unlike some typical Southeast Asian party destinations like Phuket and Bali, Langkawi offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, the locals maintain their peaceful way of life amidst the influx of tourists, creating a serene atmosphere. If you're seeking peace and quiet or a romantic retreat for you and your partner, Langkawi is the perfect choice.
HIGHLIGHTS OF LANGKAWI
Here are Malaya Travel's top picks while visiting the Malaysia's premiere beach destination.
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 400-foot curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia, completed in 2005. The bridge deck is 2200 feet above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang.
STAY AT THE DATAI
Offering pristine private beach experience in the Datai Bay, this ultra-luxurious eco-resort offers a truly amazing beach holiday deep in a lush rainforest.
PARTY AT SUNBA
The islands's favorite retro bar with frequent live band performances. Do not miss visiting Sunba on a weekend night if you are visiting Tengah Beach area.
Explore the beautiful Langkawi islands in an island hopping speedboat tour taking you to Pulau Dayang Bunting, Beras Basah, and Singa Besar!
Night markets are happening all over Langkawi in the evening. Visit one of these lively markets and try delicious and cheap local food and drinks!
VISIT KO LIPE IN THAILAND
Ko Lipe in Thailand is just a short ferry ride away. Visit Thailand for a day and exlope this tropical paradise in the Andaman Sea.
SPA SPA SPA
Southeast Asia is home to the most stunning and affordable spas in the world! Visit your hotel's spa for some luxurious treatment and pamper your body and soul!
SUNSET AT CENANG
Chill, enjoy a cocktail during sunset at one of the beach bars on Cenang Beach and enjoy watching the fire dancers.
Hop on a 15-30 minutes flight over the Jewel of Kedah and marvel the unbelievable karst formations in the Andaman Sea.
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