It was the April of 2015. My husband and I were planning to catch a quick summer break, somewhere not too far off and some place that’s inexpensive. Naturally, we ended up looking for holiday destinations in South-east Asia and chanced upon this little jewel situated in Malaysia!
Situated around 30 kilometres off the north-western coast of the mainland of Malaysia, Langkawi is a tropical island having the perfect mix of lush green forest-covered hills and pristine white sandy beaches. The island also houses mangrove forests, caves and beautiful waterfalls.
For the adventure-seekers, there are multiple options available such as kayaking through the mangrove forests, jungle treks and the usual beach thrills such as parasailing or surfing. However for the more laid-back travellers, Langkawi offers picturesque surroundings where you can simply laze around, have a few drinks, read a book by the sandy beaches or gorge on the gastronomical delights of the many cafes and restaurants on the island.
The best and probably the most popular way of getting around the island are on scooters/motorbikes, although you can rent cars too. These are widely available for hire and we rented our scooter from the owner of the Airbnb where we were staying. Driving is quite safe in Langkawi as people follow traffic rules diligently.