Langkawi island is located nineteen miles from the northwestern shores of Peninsular Malaysia. The capital of this island is called Kuah. Langkawi is home to a population of forty-five thousand people. Before it got referred to as a sleepy island known for fishing, nowadays it is known for its sandy beaches and sunny skies. There are a lot of beaches in Langkawi; the most popular ones are Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah. They have numerous activities carried out and most of the hotels and restaurants are located on these beaches.
To get the best view of Langkawi island is by use of air travel. From the furthest beach, it only takes forty minutes to get to Langkawi International Airport. From the island’s capital, it takes only twenty minutes to get to the airport. Another method of traveling to and from Langkawi is by ferry service. Ferry travel is a good experience as one visits other islands on your way to Langkawi.
Some travellers are fanatics of adventure, embarking on a journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe is the best experience one can have. Koh Lipe and Langkawi are islands belonging to two different countries but getting from one island to the other is a lot easier. There are ferry services available from Langkawi to Koh Lipe. A boat to Koh Lipe will make your holiday enjoyable, and it is a relaxing trip through the Andaman Sea.
Langkawi has hotels for accommodation; those in the capital are cheaper and quieter. The hotels on the beach offer more activities like swimming pools and bars. Many of the people living on the island are farmers, seamen, and entrepreneurs. The beautiful countryside and peaceful landscape of paddy fields are very appealing. You can enjoy all these by renting a car for a leisurely drive. You will pass through small villages with wooden houses and fenced by palm trees.
Walking through the pristine forest is a good moment to enjoy nature. You can also go on a boat tour to the mangroves. Langkawi also has an underwater world, with an underground tunnel running through a huge aquarium. One can also have an opportunity to dive or even play golf in one of the most prestigious hotels in the island.
Other popular destinations in the island include Hot Springs, Field of Burnt Rice, the Beach of Black Sand and The Seven Wells. Boat tours are organized to the Curtain Cave, Cave of stories and Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. Travelling with the new cable car to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang-Langkawi’s second highest mountain gives you a breath-taking view of the island and beyond.
With all the enjoyment you experience in Langkawi, you might want to extend your holiday to have the whole package. A tour to Langkawi is full of adventure, and one can also enjoy shopping in the island. The people living on the island have their culture and beliefs passed on to every generation.