The lush tropical islands of Langkawi are the perfect relaxing retreat to end an exciting adventurous holiday in Malaysia. Palm-fringed, white sandy beaches and tropical blue Andaman Sea teeming with rich marine life – just waiting to be explored.
The name Langkawi combines the old Malay words ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kwai’ (strong). Classical Malay literature claims the island as one of the resting places of Guaruda, the mythological bird that became Vishnu’s vehicle. The whole island is steeped in myths and legends and the favourite story is of Mahsuri, a maiden who was wrongly accused of infidelity. Before being executed for her alleged crime, she put a curse on the island. As proof of her innocence, white blood flowed from her veins, turning the sands of Langkawi white. Her mausoleum can be seen near Kuah.
This tailor-made family itinerary to Peninsula Malaysia offers a taster of this beautiful and fascinating country: paradise beaches, lush green tea plantations, dense rainforest and exciting city culture.
Prices from:£2,699per adult,£2,299per child
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This tailor made family itinerary includes a visit to see orangutans, a stay in a longhouse to meet a local tribe and some beach time in Kota Kinabalu, with plenty of options for nature walks and watersports.