Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 30 km from Kuala Perlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah on the mainland. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends that feature ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance.
As a natural paradise, the islands are perhaps unmatched anywhere else in Southeast Asia. Fine beaches offer sun-filled days of complete relaxation. The clear emerald waters around thevislands are perfect for a host of water sports and recreational activities. The enchanting marine life beneath the waters of Langkawi beckons diving enthusiasts.
Langkawi has been accorded the Global Geopark status by UNESCO, for its beautiful geological heritage of stunning landscapes, karsts, caves, sea-arches, stacks, glacial dropstones and fossils. With a geological history dating back 550 million odd years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind.
Langkawi is perfect for doing everything or nothing at all. Enjoy nature-based activities, or simply laze by the beach. There is also a host of unique attractions for those who enjoy sightseeing. The gentle smiles and warm hospitality of the locals will soon charm you. Come to Langkawi for a holiday unlike any other.