Reviews of Langkawi Island Langkawi Kedah Malaysia • 6
We had to attend a week-long training in Kuala Lumpur and thus decided to utilize both weekends effectively. Malaysia would never have been top of my mind as a travel destination but I was in for a nice surprise. So first day, landing in Kuala Lumpur,we took a late morning flight to Langkawi. The descent is beautiful as you see the sandy tropical islands from up above surrounded by blinding blue sea. After landing we took a cab to our AirBnB which was some ways away from the main beach but had a nice view of the bay. Our first area of visit was of course the world-famous Langkawi Sky Bridge. With my fear of heights I was super tentative about going up all the way in that steep cable car, and while the journey was nerve-wracking, nothing could beat the mind-blowing view from the observation decks and the sky bridge. Surrounded on all sides by green heavily forested hills, endless seas and tiny sandy islands, we spent a substantial amount of time there before heading back and going to Pantai Cenang beach, where we sat at a nice bar on bean bags drinking into the night.
The next morning we headed back to Pantai Cenang for a seafood lunch where we had seen the PM of Malaysia hosting a dinner the night before. The food was expectedly amazing, and once we were done, we headed to the beach where some people decided to go for water sports. Meanwhile, I spent the afternoon drinking beer and taking dips in the ocean. We headed out late afternoon to catch our flights for KL.
With perhaps the most beautiful beaches in South East Asia and fantastic flora and fauna, Langkawi island is the ideal escape. The sun shines bright, the palm trees sway in all their glory while the white sands and turquoise waters caress your feet. You then have this epiphany that you're in a utopia of sorts and your reverie is broken only when you bid adieu to the island. That is Langkawi in a nutshell.
Wonderful night life,great food.Spending time in Eagle square was sublime. Its a duty free island with shopping galore.
The next morning we had planned to wake up early to go for a swim with the kids in the terrace infinity pool at the 30th floor of our hotel. But we just couldn't wake up in time. We couldn't go for the swin but we did spend some time at the poolside. It offered some beautiful views of the KL skyline. Then we packed all our bags and checked out of Aloft as we were going to Langkawi for 3 days. It was a beautiful flight over the ocean as Langkawi is a set of 100 islands away from the mainland. The weather in Langkawi was cooler and much more humid than KL. We were staying at Rebak,an island resort run by the Taj group. We got an airport pick up which dropped us at Rebak Marina Jetti from where we took a 15 minute beautiful and bumpy speed boat ride to our island resort. The isalnd was very beautiful and the hotel was very well maintained. Our suite was huge and the staff was very courteous. We spent the first day exploring the resort and had a Malay dinner buffet at the restaurant. The next day we took the speed boat ride back to the main island and went para-sailing in the langkawi skies. My 4 year old niece Anya loved it and wanted to go again. The view from the top was too good to be true. We roamed at the main island for a few hours and went back to Rebak by evening. We spent the next full day at the resort as they had many in-house services. We cycled around the resort, played TT, went kayaking to a nearby island and spent some quality time at the pool and the private beach. It was my sister's wedding anniversary and the hotel staff had decorated the room and provided a cake. There were infinite options in the buffet and aditi didi n jeeju were very happy to find south indian dishes in the buffet as well. Having spent more than 4 years in bangalore I was in no way craving for south indian dishes and enjoyed malay or continental breakfast or dinner. The next morning we checked out after breakfast and headed back to KL after this wonderful stay.
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