Let your imagination roam among the many magical myths and legends surrounding the 99 islands of Langkawi. Overflowing with ancient geological wonders, mysterious caves and mist-shrouded mountains, this holiday destination is a tropical paradise endowed by nature with variety and great beauty.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
You don't need to be a marine biologist to appreciate the pristine beauty of Pulau Payar Marine Park. Located about 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi, you'll find everything from long, sandy white beaches and crystal-clear water to lush rainforests and exotic vegetation. The park includes an underwater coral garden, where you can swim and snorkel amongst the multi-coloured fish. If you prefer to stay dry, simply hire a glass-bottom boat to observe this wondrous underwater world.
There's plenty to do for the more adventurous, active traveller. Let a captain drop you off at a small island of your choice and spend the day observing wildlife, such as deer, monkeys and iguanas native to the island. Or you can try your hand at a more traditional activity. Langkawi is a golfer's paradise with a number of challenging courses. Other aesthetic adventures include sailing amid calm, moderate winds and horse riding through lush jungles and picturesque mountains.
The dishes served on Langkawi are as diverse as the culture of the area. Local chefs utilise a wide variety of flavours, ingredients and cooking methods from all around the world, including the Australian classic, shrimp on the barbie, or German bratwurst and potatoes. As Thailand is right around the corner, you'll find a delicious mix of Malay and Thai cuisine, creating a truly unique blend of flavours. Add in the beauty of the surrounding area and prepare for a delightful culinary experience.
A plethora of duty-free outlets and souvenir shops can be found in the central commercial area in Kuah, the main town of Langkawi. Many shops and malls in this area are dedicated to bringing you both international and local products for the lowest price possible. However, souvenir hunters might have better luck sifting through the markets along the harbour front, where you'll find handcrafted merchandise and unique treasures.
Langkawi's currency is the ringgit. Many of the shops and restaurants take major credit cards.
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