The most northern archipelago, Langkawi, is made up of 99 islands just 30km from Malaysia’s west coast. Officially known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi’s turquoise seas, white sand beaches, jungle clad hills and charming Malay culture combine to create the ultimate island paradise.
Internationally recognised for its treasure troves of marine life and excellent diving opportunities water babies will be in heaven here. If trekking jungle trails, searching for dusky leaf langurs or scaly monitor lizards is more your thing then you are also in luck – the verdant rainforests are teeming with life. Kayak the mangroves, discover hidden waterfalls or hop around the surrounding uninhabited islands for your own Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Delicious local cuisine awaits adventurous foodies around the island, whilst markets come alive in the early evening. The perfect place to tantalise your tastebuds or pick up locally made trinkets. Families won’t be short of fun with cable cars, a sky bridge, underwater world, bird paradise, a marine park and even a folklore theme-park to discover.