Pulau Langkawi’s beaches are world famous for a reason: the sand is white and fine, the water is clear, and there’s been less development here than in other Southeast Asian destinations.
View Langkawi's mountainous landscape from Panorama Langkawi cable car, or see it close up at one of the numerous waterfalls. Alternatively head for the limestone hills of the Taman Negeri Perlis park along the Thai border.
Pulau Langkawi is home to an admirable spread of foreign restaurants, from Thai to Turkish. Also sample amazing fish-head curry in Alor Setar.