Indulgence, Pulau Langkawi

Pulau Langkawi ain’t called the Jewel of Kedah for nothin’, and its white-sand beaches, isolated luxury resorts, diving opportunities and pristine jungles live up to the metaphor. Cheap booze (Langkawi is duty-free) and a decent restaurant and bar scene provide just a hint of a party scene, while a glut of kid-friendly activities make it a great destination for families. And best of all, it’s not just a holiday island – off-the-beaten-track–type exploration will reveal that Pulau Langkawi has managed to retain its endearing kampung soul.