Discover Langkawi: A Naturally Beautiful Paradise
Given a World Geopark rank by the UNESCO, Langkawi is a complete package for the nature-lover. It never fails to capture the heart whenever natural beauty is concerned. From forests and greeneries to caves and beaches, there’s nothing more to ask for but fresh coconut juice served in its shell to complete the moment. Taking and bringing home pictures of the brown-winged fishers, rare species of sea otters or macaque monkeys swimming in the river is the bonus part.
Known as Langkawi Permata Kedah, Langkawi is a district in Malaysia, but is separated from the mainland. It is a group of 104 islands with a landmass total of 47,848 hectares. Forests and natural vegetation covers almost two-thirds of the island. Although separated from the mainland, Langkawi is never a lonely destination, especially after it was given a tax-free status in 1987. While the best to enjoy in the island is its natural beauty, people can also maximize the fun by partying at night, dining at fine restaurants, and shopping.
Name it, Langkawi has it. Although the favorite of tourists is in Pantai Cenang, beaches come in all shapes and sizes in Langkawi. Powdery sand, pristine waters and plenty of beachfront bars and restaurants can’t help but satisfy everyone’s desire for fun and relaxation. End your day in one of the island’s expensive accommodations in Datai Bay or in a cheap B&B around the area. Choices are almost limitless and where you’ll sleep all depends on you and your pocket.
Getting around the city by bike or rented vehicle is the best way to tour around Langkawi. Unlike most destinations, public transport in the district is poor. Therefore, if you don’t want to miss the fun and waste time, rent a vehicle soon after you arrive at the airport, and please avoid renting touts that operate illegally in the city.