Situated at the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, where the Straits of Malacca meet the Indian Ocean. One of two populated islands off the coast of Kedah state, it is by far the largest at approximately 478 square kilometers. Flanked by a 10 million-year-old rainforest and the Andaman Sea, it boasts an abundance of rare wildlife and flora.
Much like its namesake, the Brahminy Kite, Langkawi is soaring into the hearts and minds of a growing international audience. The island now plays host to a multitude of visitors, both foreign and local, with international events like the Tour de Langkawi, an annual cycling competition from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur.
To get a true feel of island life, our concierge suggests renting a car and circling the countryside to take in the peaceful landscape of paddy fields, small villages with wooden houses framed by palm trees, and small children pedaling along on their bicycles.
Aside from experiencing the local lifestyle, there is no shortage of things to do in Langkawi. Hop on our cable car to the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi's second highest mountain—for an unrivalled view of the entire main island and beyond. Enjoy day trips to The Field of Burnt Rice, the Hot Springs and Telaga Tujuh (The Seven Wells). Allow us to organize a boat tour of the mangroves, a diving expedition, or a visit to Langkawi’s underwater world—an underground tunnel that runs through an enormous aquarium. Langkawi, has a duty free status, which makes it a popular shopping destination among Malaysians.
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