Where to go in Malaysia's Islands
List of regions
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.
Pangkor Island, or Pangkor Laut, provides an alternative, low-key retreat to the famous resorts further up Malaysia's coast. Small fishing kampongs and quiet beach resorts line this charming island, once a refuge for merchants and pirates.