Langkawi Island

Langkawi

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. You can explore caves, waterfalls, trek in the jungle or take a boat trip.

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.

PLACES TO STAY

Langkawi

Berjaya Langkawi

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