Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (MalayLangkawi Permata Kedah).

Langkawi an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast (with 2 new manmade island). The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thailand border. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills.

Langkawi is a duty-free island. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Nature lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

Langkawi is an administrative district, with the town of Kuah as its largest town. Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach and tourist area in Langkawi, with tens of thousands of visitors each year. The island is known for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities. From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more. Not convinced yet? See the 10 Must See and Do list in Langkawi.