Officially known as The Jewel of Kedah, one of our favorite island destinations is this luscious tropical island located in the north coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It’s pretty accessible by plane as well as by boat with both modes of transportation available daily. Surrounded by 99 islands and a mystical historical background, there’s no surprise why we keep coming back to this island every year. Here are five reasons why we love Langkawi:
1. Duty Free Island
Located off the mainland coast of Northwestern Malaysia, this island is a place for you to shop for products at a cheaper price, especially for alcohol, electronic goods and chocolates. Compared to peninsular Malaysia, Langkawi’s beers are priced cheaper than a mineral water (no joke!) so feel free to enjoy your alcoholic beverages by the beach without worrying about burning a hole in your pocket!
2. There’s always a reason to look up into the sky
If there is one thing that we were always lucky to see it would have to be the scenic sky that this island has. Every time we come back, we’ve never failed to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen. And when night time comes we’re given the chance to witness a clear starry night – perfect for a lie in with a loved one.
3. Good food, great company
What’s an island without yummy grub? There are plenty of food joints that comes with good vibes and awesome meals. Some of our favorites are located on the Main Street of Pantai Cenang like Red Tomato Cafe for their amazing all day breakfast menu and Yellow Cafe located by the beach for their amazing cocktails and fantastic sunset view!
4. You’ll never be bored!
If you haven’t planned out your day, don’t worry! Langkawi has a lot of activities to offer, that includes excursions like Island hopping, touring the mangrove forest or even water sports activities like jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides and surfing. If you’re not the adventurous type, you could always just laze on the beach or visit some historical landmarks to learn a bit more about the legend of Mahsuri and how she cursed the island for seven generations.
5. 99 Islands To Explore
If you have time to spare, we recommend that you hop on a boat and check out the other islands that are unoccupied. Private yachts have been seen docking at some of the islands where their passengers enjoy picnics and a swim in the sea!
So tell us, why do YOU love Langkawi?