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Langkawi

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Introduction

An archipelago of around 100 islands close to the border with Thailand, Langkawi is Malaysia's best-known holiday destination, the so-called Jewel of Kedah State.

Once there, a scenic drive around the road that circles the main island is a great way to get a feel for the mountainous interior. Picturesque paddy fields and virgin jungle provide a generous swathe of green across much of Langkawi, while swaying palms and sandy bays dominate the coastline.

Waterfalls, treetop walks and hot springs are other attractions. Along with these natural charms, the island is also known for its superb accommodation options.

Langkawi's beaches & outer islands

There is a stretch of powdery sand for everyone in Langkawi, whether you enjoy water sports and lively resorts with a choice of restaurants and bars, or prefer more secluded spots.

To get away from it all, you might decide to venture out to the outer islands on a full-day tour. Some are little more than small limestone outcrops in the green-blue sea, ringed with coral - but offer fabulous snorkelling in clear seas.

Mangrove forest

The mangrove forest that runs down to Langkawi's coastline is key to the island's ecosystem. It's a great place to see wildlife, including a huge eagle population (sea eagles and serpent eagles are commonly sighted).

There are also a number of fish farms that can be visited, usually as part of a mangrove forest tour.

Langkawi cable car

The Langkawi cable car gives a great perspective of Langkawi's natural sights; on clear days the views extend to mainland Malaysia and Thailand from the summit of the island's second-highest peak, the 708-metre Gunung Machincang, and from a series of lookout points on the way to the top.

The most striking of these is a 125-metre curving pedestrian bridge that spans a deep chasm between Machincang and Top Station, with views stretching down the mountainside from the walkway.

Top itineraries in Langkawi

Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,585 pp incl. flights

This two-centre holiday combines Malaysia's cosmopolitan capital Kuala Lumpur with a weeklong stay on Langkawi - a palm-fringed island paradise on the country's beautiful northwest coast.

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Top places to stay in Langkawi

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

Contemporary resort

Multi-cultural influences are apparent in the design of the luxury Four Seasons Resort on Tanjung Rhu, one of Langkawi’s best beaches on the northern cape with its unique hybrid Malaysian style.

The Datai Langkawi

Contemporary hotel

Located on Langkawi's idyllic northwest coast, set back from the sands of its eponymous bay, this stunning resort pairs spa and culinary indulgences with a collection of luxury rooms and suites in a unique rainforest setting.

The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia

Accommodation

The Danna Langkawi luxury resort sits on the idyllic west coast of Langkawi, Malaysia’s most popular resort island.

The Andaman, Langkawi, Malaysia

Accommodation

The Andaman on Langkawi is a pocket of peace and tranquillity: cradled between the majestic Mat Chinchang mountain range and the deep blue Andaman Sea, surrounded by rainforest and set on a white-sand beach.

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