Langkawi, or the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea off the mainland coast of Malaysia. Surrounded by the blue waters of the Andaman, the Langkawi islands are a perfect destination for a laid-back beach holiday, watersports, and indulging in great food. Langkawi is a duty-free island, and so is the preferred place for a shopping splurge. The tropical islands stay true to their nature between the months of March and November—the long rainy season, followed by a true dry season from December to February.
The Underwater World is a huge aquarium that features more than 500 species of marine and freshwater creatures. These include the rays, sharks, Southern fur seals, and the friendlier Rockhopper penguins. The viewing tunnel with a 180-degree glass roof makes the experience equally thrilling and delightful. To view the natural wonder of these islands, the Langkawi Cable car takes visitors 700m above sea level. The fantastic viewing stations promise unmatched views of this archipelago, while the descent is surprisingly thrilling. To pump the adrenaline even higher, hop on to the jet-ski tour of the Andaman from many of Langkawi’s beaches. The thrill is unlike any other, and becomes the perfect high point of the holiday. The islands’ status of being duty-free is best experienced in the local markets and well-known shops. The Kuah Night Markets brim with local cuisines, souvenirs, and other quirky gifts, whereas the Komplex HiG in Kuah is famous for its delectable chocolates.
Experience the true beauty of this tropical wonderland. The Taj Rebak Island—a Taj Resort, offers impressive local experiences along with its world-class luxury hospitality.
Vivanta Rebak Island, Langkawi