Some places have that magic about them that enchants their visitors and force them to return back to them again and again. Langkawi is one such place, with its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coconut palms it creates an impression of tropical romance and relaxing atmosphere that lasts for a long time with its beholder. It is the premier travel destination of Malaysia and thousands of tourists flock the pristine beaches of its islands each year to have a memorable time.
The Pulau Langkawi is the largest island of the 99 Langkawi islands located 30 km off the coast of Kuala Perlis in the Andaman Sea. You can either arrive in the island through the regular ferrying service that runs between the Kuala Perlis and Langkawi or you can take a cheap flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur. The main island of Pulau Langkawi is 479 sq. km and the only one that is inhabited in the whole region. The luxurious hotels and resorts of Langkawi provide some of the best services in the South East Asia, thou their price is on a little higher side.
The setting is perfect for a romantic and peaceful vacation with the soft sand of its beaches along the calm waters of Andaman Sea and the jungle clad interior of the islands. There are a number of historical sites in the area, the most famous of them all is the Kota Mahsuri a tomb of the 19th century Malaysian princess by the name of Mahsuri who was condemned to death on the false charge of adultery, at least this is what the local legend says which also states that the princess cursed the Langkawi islands for seven generations.
Air Hangat Village in the north of the island is another place that is worth visiting, it’s an series of artificial waterfalls that provides an awesome view when the thousands of gallons gush down from their top. The place is also great for buying some souvenirs for taking back home and there is always some kind of cultural show occurring in the village that will provide you a deep insight into the customs and folk culture of the islands.
If you are interested in ecotourism then the Laman Padi is the place to go, a complex with picturesque rice paddies that are inhabited by ducks and water buffalos. There is also a historical museum in the area that will provide a lot of knowledge about the history and culture of the area. The area is also famous for its Spas and luxurious hotels and most the tourists choose it as the place to stay during their vacation in Langkawi.
To get the best view of the whole island get yourself a ticket of the Langkawi cable car and head to the top of Guang Machinchang. The trip is of 20 minutes and will provide you with some stunning views and great opportunities for getting some memorable pictures.
But the greatest attraction of all in Langkawi other than its picture perfect natural beauty is its pampering spas and hip resorts that will surely turn your vacation into the most luxurious and relaxing of all that you have made.