Langkawi Island: Malaysia Hidden Paradise

Langkawi is an archipelago that consists of 99 islands. This archipelago is near the Thai border, some 30 km off the coast of northwest Malaysia, and a few kilometers south of Ko Tarutao. It is a Kedah administrative district from a political standpoint, and Kuah is the district’s biggest town.

The island’s most well-known beach and tourist destination is Cenang Beach. This beach is perfect for those who like to drive adrenaline because it offers a variety of exciting activities such as surfing, volleyball, banana boat, jet skiing, and many more.

UNESCO designated Langkawi Island as a World Geopark on June 1, 2007. Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park are three of its principal conservation areas in Langkawi Geopark (Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake).

Within Langkawi Geopark, these 3 parks are the most well-liked tourist destinations. The status of the Geopark was threatened by a “yellow card” warning from UNESCO in 2014.

Beside these three geoparks, Langkawi also has some destinations that can attract tourists coming to this place. One of them is Payar Island Marine Park. There are lots of fun activities that you can do here, one of which is snorkeling to see adorable fish. Besides, this place is also very family-friendly.

Both air and sea travel are available to the island of Langkawi. The island is connected to important locations like Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang, and Tamalang by the Langkawi Jetty Point. The ferry service between Ko Lipe and Langkawi runs from October to June. The departure and arrival points in Langkawi are Telaga Harbour and Kuah Jetty.

Ko Lipe’s starting and ending points are at Pattaya Beach. Transfers to the beach are made via the neighborhood long-tail boats because Ko Lipe lacks a pier. Additionally, there is ferry connection to the Thai islands of Ko Lipe and Satun town. The trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


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