The VOYA guide to one of the jewels of Malaysia, Langkawi.
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands, located in the North West coast of Malaysia, situated in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.
Visiting Langkawi is definitely a laidback land and sea adventure, with so many private islands to explore.We recommend taking a luxury sail boat tour to experience what the islands have to offer; from fresh water lakes, tropical white sand beaches and even, over sea, eagle feeding.
The land is rich with history and unique rock formation landscapes. On the main island, the Langkawi Cable Car is well worth a visit, which up to 700m above sea level, is the steepest cable car inAsia.Whilst there, take incredible photos of the breathtaking panoramic island views, and be sure to visit the Sky Bridge, although it is definitely not suitable for those scared of heights.
The jungle backdrop to the island has a rich diversity, which is thankfully conserved and protected. There are considerable sustainable development programmes, intact the whole island of Langkawi is a preserved UNESCO Global Geopark site.
Malay is the official language, but almost everyone speaks English. Then also there are many Indian and Chinese speaking communities.
Tropical, hot and humid. Visiting is advised during the off-peak season in November - March, to avoid the main tourist season. Monsoon is between September and October, so these months are best to avoid if you want to be in the sun. Although because of the location of Langkawi, the sea is still relatively calm at these times and is very suitable for a wide variety of water sports. From paddle-boarding for a leisurely discovery, to water-skiing for adrenaline junkies - it really has something for everyone!
GOOD TO KNOW
Tipping is not necessary, although at VOYA, we always like to tip for good service.If you do travel in the Ramadan period, please note that Muslim owned restaurants will be closed during the day, although this is the best time to experience the vibrance of the night markets.