Located approximately 30km off the western coast of Peninsula Malaysia and very close to the Thai border, this stunning island is blessed with some of the countries best beaches and sandy bays and is perfect as a holiday destination in its own right or as part of a twin or multi-centre. It combines perfectly with Kuala Lumpur for a city and beach break or for something a little more adventurous add Borneo into the mix.
Benefitting from a year-round temperate climate, crystal waters and wonderful scenery inland, this Malaysian island also has many Thai influences when it comes to culture and cuisine.
Popular with locals escaping from the city life in Kuala Lumpur, visitors from other southeast Asian countries coming to experience the relaxed pace of life and also travellers from further afield, the island welcomes all nationalities and there is a great vibe here. Ultimately, Langkawi is seen as an idyllic hideaway, owing to its stunning location within the Andaman sea and its abundance of beautiful beaches and secluded sandy bays. Whether you want to spend hours sun worshipping on the beach, partaking in one of the many non-motorised watersports or perhaps learning how to scuba dive, most of your time will be spent close to gorgeous ocean.
There is a real mix of hotels here, from the small, intimate and boutique offerings with private and secluded locations, to the bigger, famous hotels located on the stunning Datai Bay. Due to many of the quiet beachfront locations, many hotels are not in the heart of any bustling towns with nightlife and shopping on tap if this is what you’re after you’re best to choose another destination. Langkawi really is suited to those that want to get away from their chaotic lifestyle, so take along a good book and look forward to some serious relaxation.
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