Langkawi, Kedah’s Jewel is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Burma Sea (also known as the Andaman Sea); the Islands are located at a distance of about 30kms from the northwestern Malaysia’s mainland coast. The area was once a playground for sea pirates and was thought to be cursed but today it is one of the most visited places in Malaysia.
Why Visit Langkawi:
Cable Car & the Skybridge
Langkawi’s Resort most famous tourist attraction is the Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge. The views provided from both the Cable Car and the Skybridge are heavenly. Both facilities are crowded with visitors, the rush is intense on weekends and rightly so, the experience at the Skybrige is like none other.
The Gunung Raya Mountain
The Gunung Raya is the tallest mountain in Langkawi, the view from the top of the mountain is magnificent, and it’s free of charge unlike the Cable Car and the Skybridge. There is a four thousands-steps trail from the Semilang Recreational Park, to the top of the mountain. The trail is a must visit for adventure seeking visitors.
Explore the mangroves
Boating tours in the waterways of north eastern mangroves of Langkawi are really popular. The tour includes a lunch at the local fish farm restaurant; you can embark into a bat cave to see unique creatures in their natural habitat, or can have the unique experience of watching eagles of three different species being fed. If you are not a fan of motorized boating a great alternative is Kayaking in the mangrove waterways.
Langkawi has numerous spectacular waterfalls; almost all the waterfalls have natural water pools in which you can take a swim. Telaga Tujuh also known as the Seven Wells is the most famous waterfalls of the area, offering magnificent views to the coast. As a precaution you should avoid visiting these waterfalls after a rain spell, as they can turn violent.
Some of Langkawi’s other attractions include the Langkawi Bird Paradise And Wildlife Park in Pantai Kok, Sungai Kilim Nature Park, the sunset dinner cruise, underwater diving and Island hopping.
The Islands of Langkawi can easily be reached by air and sea. The Langkawi International Airport connects the island to major national and International cities like Kualalumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Phuket. The Island can also be reached by a ferry service.
As the regions premier holiday destination, it is no surprise that Langkawi has an plethora of hotels that range from backpacker enclaves to executive hotels. So choosing a place to stay can be a complicated task given the wide array of options. Few of the most popular places to stay are Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Kuala Melaka Inn Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu Resort and the Bayview Hotel.