Introducing Pulau Langkawi
Langkawi is synonymous with ‘tropical paradise’ – and with good reason. Since 2008 the archipelago’s official title has been Langkawi Permata Kedah (Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah), no doubt inspired by the island’s clear waters, relatively pristine beaches and intact jungle. The district’s been duty free since 1986 and roping in tourists well before that. Yet despite their immense drawing power, these 99 islands, dominated by 478.5-sq-km Pulau Langkawi, have not been overdeveloped beyond recognition. Get just a little way off the main beaches and this is idyllic rural Malaysia, all kampungs (villages) and oil lamps. It’s the kind of tropical island where there’s no lack of spas, seafood restaurants and beach bars, but where the locals continue to go about their ways just as they have for generations.
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Emerging from Dutch, Portuguese and British rule, Malaysia has prospered into a diverse and multicultural country where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indo-Chinese cultures have combined to give the nation its unique flavour.
Langkawi Sailing and Island Hopping Adventure
During your time in Langkawi, sail off the coast from Kuala Perlis and see Langkawi’s many outlying islands. Enjoy calm water sailing, relaxing on the beach and discovering Langkawi’s diverse wildlife. On board, feast on a delicious barbecue lunch with free flow of beverages! This full day Langkawi cruise is the perfect way to explore the surrounding tropical islands.