An extremely popular beach destination in Malaysia, it consists of 99 islands and is located off Malaysia’s peninsular west coast. Langkawi has everything from a bustling nightlife, diving opportunities, and extremely cheap shopping to historical attractions, picturesque locations, and great fares. Langkawi has something for everyone.
If you’re feeling adventurous, explore their coves by a boat, you will surely appreciate their amazing wildlife. You will discover the most exotic creatures, from walking fish to majestic eagles. Feast your eyes upon the glorious animals that Langkawi has to offer.
Also, you could cruise around the spectacular 99 islands. If you hire a private yacht, you could also have a picnic on one of the islands or go swimming. This is definitely an opportunity that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
If you don’t want to be in the water, then you could also go and explore the villages. You will appreciate the simplicity and the beauty of the countryside, as you walk past the paddy fields and rubber plantations. You could also try out the local cuisine by eating at a roadside stall.
Langkawi is also a food haven for those who want to try out something different. It has everything, from Mayo-Indo to Thai cuisines. A good idea would be to visit the island’s night markets, which offer authentic Pan-Asian food for a reasonable price.
Aside from just their cuisine, scenic villages and islands, Langkawi also has a spectacular rainforest that has been known to be the oldest in the world. This is a treat for animal lovers, as they will get to see the exotic species offered by this ancient forest and discover rare plants and animals not found anywhere else in the world. The forest also features a waterfall, which is just as magical. This is a perfect location for a romantic picnic or for a shower, as these are sceneries that you will not see anywhere else in the world.
If you’re not feeling particularly adventurous and are not afraid of heights, but still want to enjoy the sights offered by Langkawi, then taking a cable car to the peak of Mat Cinang is the answer. It is a 2.2 kilometer ride to the mountain peak, which is at a height of 708 meters. Once there, the breathtaking view will be unlike anything else that you’ve ever seen before, as the peak features waterfalls and allows you a 360 degree view of Langkawi and its islands.