The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Langkawi island Malaysia

September 23, 2013 by David Herd

Asian Tropical Island

Langkawi island Malaysia

Langkawi island Malaysia

Langkawi island Malaysia which many people have never heard of. My apologies if I sound a little negative about this tropical island, however it really offered nothing that couldn’t be found on other islands which I prefer. Such as Koh Samui or Koh Chang in Thailand.

Our hotel on the beach.

Langkawi island Malaysia 

 Langkawi island Malaysiawas traditionally thought to be cursed. However, in 1986 then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to transform it into a tourist resort, helping to plan many of the islands buildings himself.

Restaurant on the beach.

Langkawi island Malaysia

Our hotel on the beach was fine, the beach was nice but there was nothing there that rang any bells for me. I am sure however there is a lot more to the island than we saw.

Para Sailing Langkawi island Malaysia

Langkawi island Malaysia

As you can see they have all the usual water sports here, Para Sailing and Jet Skis.Cocktails on the beach.

Cocktails on the beach.

Langkawi island Malaysia

Even my brother Warren who is virtually a non drinker is enjoying a cocktail on the beach in Langkawi island Malaysia.

Langkawi island Malaysia, a cluster of 105 islands separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, is a district of the state of Kedah in Northern Malaysia and lies approximately 51 km west of Kedah. The total land mass of the islands is 47,848 hectares. The main island spans about 25 km from north to south and slightly more for east and west. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation.

Bungalow on the beach

Langkawi island Malaysia

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The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

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