Langkawi Island is the most developed of all the 99 islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago on the Andaman Sea. Its stunning beaches, abundant marine life, thriving mangroves and scenic landscape is matched by world-class infrastructure, modern amenities and exciting shopping opportunities. Hence, it comes as no surprise that this duty-free port has been attracting scores of local and international visitors to its shores for decades, to experience its amazing attractions.
A leisurely drive or bicycle ride around the tranquil countryside will take you through small villages with wooden houses framed by palm trees, whilst the island's well-preserved rainforest and mangroves offer a more intimate experience with the wonders of nature.
Langkawi is also an island steeped in legends and mystical stories; the most well-known of which is the tale of beautiful Mahsuri that is woven around love, jealousy and a curse that lasted for seven generations.
Today, Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri's Mausoleum) where she is said to be buried, remains a highly popular stop on Langkawi’s list of attractions. Others include the thrilling new cable car ride to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang (Langkawi's second highest mountain), as well as the Field of Burnt Rice, Hot Springs, Telaga Tujuh (The Seven Wells), the Beach of Black Sand and day trips to the surrounding islands will certainly keep you more than occupied throughout your stay on Langkawi.
Langkawi is warm and sunny all year round with an annual average temperature of 25C - 32C.