Langkawi: An Introduction
Located in the Andaman Sea just off the north west coastline of the Malay Peninsula, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands, the largest of which is Langkawi Island. Perhaps Malaysia’s best-known holiday destination, Langkawi is a tropical paradise of long sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning sunsets and a jungle clad interior.
The island is accessible by ferry from either Penang or the mainland as well as by air from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
The longest beach on the island is Pantai Cenang, located in the south and stretching 2km from end to end. Here you will find a large concentration of hotels and some very good restaurants. The beaches in the north are home to some of the Langkawi’s most luxurious resorts lining private beaches that are inaccessible to non-guests; a plus if you are staying there but don’t worry if you are not as you will be spoilt for choice elsewhere!
And after all that 'hard' travel you'll need somewhere to unwind...