World-renowned Langkawi beckons with sun-kissed
beaches, clear blue skies and the marvels of nature.
Langkawi is the largest of a multitude of islands that lie off the
coast of Kedah state, in the far northwest of Peninsular Malaysia.
The island comprises a archipelago of 99 islands. Langkawi is a
versatile holiday destination with world-class infrastructure and
facilities – a modern international airport, excellent roads, state-
of-the-art marinas, a wide range of accommodation options from
budget hotels to award-winning luxurious resorts, superb golf
courses and a host of recreational activities.
Visitors arriving by sea will disembark at the jetty in the main
town of Kuah. Located southeast of the island, the town houses
many hotels and shopping centres. A large prominent statue of
an eagle, situated at the popular Eagle Square, is visible from afar
when approaching the island. According to local folklore, Langkawi
derived its name from the eagle or helang (lang).
Langkawi’s idyllic beaches are perfect settings for a fun-filled
vacation. Tanjung Rhu Beach, 22 km north of Kuah, is fringed by
casuarinas from where the beach gets its name. A perfect place
for a picnic, this wide sandy beach offers unmatched pristine
tranquility. The sunset here at dusk, in a blaze of orange and red, is
a truly spectacular sight.