Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea approximately 30 kilometers off the North West coast of mainland Malaysia. The islands remain relatively un-spoilt boasting spectacular natural landscapes, white sandy beaches, clear emerald waters, limestone outcrops, mist covered hills and lush forests rich in exotic flora and fauna and magical waterfalls.
Pulau Langkawi is the largest island and one of only two inhabited islands boasting luxurious elegant 5 star hotels, its stunningly beautiful and as with all of Langkawi appeals to those seeking relaxation as well as adventure, as here you can head off jungle trekking or explore the ocean canoeing or beneath the waves diving and delving into its hidden depths.
Langkawi is a beautiful place and the aim is to keep it that way by being under the UNESCO program, Global Geopark. The three parks most popularly visited by tourists are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Park all offer spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife for you to explore whilst ensuring it’s protected.
The South of Langkawi is more heavily populated by tourism, in particular Pantai Cenang, which is a beautiful beach area boasting a selection of restaurants and bars that are perfect for watching the sunset and are towered by admirable coconut palms and casuarinas.
When to go to Langkawi
November to March is the best time to visit, with warm water and air temperatures during these months.
Where to stay in Langkawi
A visit to Langkawi is where beach and jungle life meet. At the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi you’ll be rewarded for your journey with white sands and crystal blue waters. Spa treatments here are the ultimate in relaxation. At The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, when you’re not enjoying the pristine coast, you can journey into the 50 million year old rainforest with the hotel’s resident nature expert; you’re likely to see Dusky Leaf Monkeys or Slow Loris on your walk. The Datai Langkawi is as close to paradise as you’re likely to get and bathing beneath a cascading waterfall in one of the seven natural pools is an essential part of any trip.
What to do in Langkawi
You’ll be spoilt for choice on this archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. The islands remain relatively unspoilt boasting spectacular natural landscapes, white sandy beaches, clear emerald waters, limestone outcrops, mist covered hills and lush forests rich in exotic flora and fauna and magical waterfalls. A jungle trek should be high on your list of things to do, as should a spa treatment or two and snorkelling in the dazzling sea.
While in Kuala Lumpur take a day trip to Malacca or visit the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory
Langkawi Holidays Fact File
HIGH SEASON March - October
FLIGHT DURATION 12 hours 25 minutes
UK AIRPORT OPTIONS Malaysia Airlines flies direct from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur and onwards throughout Malaysia. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester with onward connections throughout Malaysia via Singapore
DIRECT FLIGHTS Yes
COUNTRY COMBINATIONS Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong, Thailand