Langkawi is the largest of a multitude of islands that lie off the coast of Kedah state, in the far northwest of Penisular Malaysia. The islands comprises a jeweled setting of 99 islands. Langkawi is versatile holiday destination with world-class infrastructure and facilities – a modern international airport, excellent roads, state of the art marines, budged hotels to award winning luxurious resorts, super golf courses and host of recreational activities.
Visitors arriving by the sea will disembark at the jetty in the main town of Kuah. Located southeast of the islands, the town hotels houses many hotels and shopping centers. A large prominent statue of an eagle, situated at the popular Eagle square is visible from afar when approaching the island. According to the local folklore, Langkawi derives its name from the eagle or helang.
Langkawi’s idyllic beaches are perfect settings for a fun-filled vacation. Tanjung Rhu Beach, 22 kilometers north of Kuah is fringed by casuarians from which the beach gets its name. A perfect place for a picnic, this wide sandy beach offers matched pristine tranquility. The sunset here at dusk, in the blaze of orange and red is truly a spectacular sight.
On the western of Langkawi, lie the beaches Od Datai, Kok, Buau Bay and Tengah. Enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole course at Datai Bay and the of Datai, Kok, Buraw Bay and Tengah. Enjoy a-round of 18-hole course at Datai Bay and tee off against Langkawi’s scenic backdrop. Those who wish to spend their day at Buraw Bay can enjoy horseback riding whole visitors to Tengah Beach can hire a boat and go island hopping. Kok Beach is the location of Telaga Harbor Park, a marina-cum-resort with ample facilities.
Cenang Beach is only 3 km from the Langkawi International Airport and is the most developed of the beach areas housing several luxury class hotels and dozens of budged chalets and restaurants. There are plenty of water sports available on this popular beach providing fun and excitement for all.
First-class accommodation in modern hotels or comfortable chalets is available around the island. Restaurant outlets in the hotels and outdoors serve a variety of local and international fare with music and an energetic ambiance.
Go snorkeling and diving in the Payar Island Marine Park, 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi. Segantang Island, Kaca Island and Lembu Island are other islands that make up the Marine Park. For those shy of the sea, hop into a glass-bottomed boat and watch the underwater world unfurl below. Speedboats or catamarans shuttle visitors from Langkawi to the Marine Park within an hour.
Langkawi offers a back-to-nature experience for all. From waterfalls to mysterious caves, visitors will discover that Langkawi is more than a beach lovers paradise.
These are a host of themed attractions in Langkawi providing excitement for young and old travelers alike. Come and discover the variety of aquatic life at the Underwater World Langkawi. This largest public aquarium in the country features stingrays, sharks, moray eels and green turtles together with exotic fishes and sea plants.
There are also interesting handicraft centres and souvenir shops located around the island offering items such as batik outfits and silverware. Cultural performances and batik workshops can enjoyed at these centres.
Those who wish to be pampered with a relaxing massage amidst the lust backdrop of the rain forest, can head to the numerous spas on the island.
With an attractive range of duty-free goods to choose from in Langkawi, shopping here is a real treat. From pewter and perfumes to liquor and leather, the attractive prices make shopping irresistible.