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Go snorkelling and diving in the Payar Island Marine Park, 19

nautical miles south of Langkawi. Segantang Island, Kaca Island and

Lembu Island are other islands that make up the Marine Park. For

those shy of the sea, hop into a glass-bottomed boat and watch the

underwater world unfurl below. Speedboats or catamarans shuttle

visitors from Langkawi to the Marine Park within an hour.

Langkawi offers a back-to-nature experience for all. From waterfalls

to mysterious caves, visitors will discover that Langkawi is more

than a beach lovers’ paradise.

There is a host of themed attractions in Langkawi providing

excitement for young and old travellers alike. Come and discover

the variety of aquatic life at the Underwater World Langkawi. One

of the largest public aquariums in the country, it features stingrays,

sharks, moray eels and green turtles together with exotic fishes and

sea plants.

There are also interesting handicraft centres and souvenir shops

located around the island offering items such as batik outfits and

silverware. Some handicraft centres have batik workshops for

visitors to try their hand at batik-painting. Those who wish to be

pampered with a relaxing massage amidst the lush backdrop of the

rainforest can head to the numerous spas on the island.

With an attractive range of duty-free goods to choose from in

Langkawi, shopping here is a real treat. From pewter and perfumes

to handbags and gadgets, the attractive prices make shopping

irresistible!

Getting There

By Road

Visitors travelling by road will have to drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala

Perlis, the main jumping-off points by ferry to Langkawi. Regular,

air-conditioned buses are available from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala

Perlis. Visitors to Kuala Kedah can disembark in Alor Setar and

proceed to Kuala Kedah Jetty by bus or taxi. The journey to Kuala

Kedah takes about six hours while Kuala Perlis is another hour

away.