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In Malay, Langkawi means, “The Land of All One’s Wishes.” Visitors may see why upon visiting the island's many pristine and white sandy beaches. Pantai Kok, to the west, is isolated and leads to a cablecar ride to the top of Mat Cincang Mountain.
At Skeleton Beach, board kayaks for a journey up the Kubang Badak River. Kayak along a mangrove forest, where you will have a chance to see indigenous wildlife. Cruise alongside the coast until you arrive at a fishing station upriver. Disembark and take another short drive to the starting point of a short hike through the rainforest. Hike just 1200 feet to a secluded stream where you can take a dip and enjoy a picnic lunch alongside the water.
Explore the limestone cliffs and mangrove forests of Langkawi, which act as a nursery for shrimp and fish. Its inhabitants include eagles, dolphins, otters and land-walking fishes.
As a bonus, an extra five islands beyond the main 99 are revealed during low tide. Hire a private boat and travel to one of the islands, where you can enjoy a picnic on this ephemeral island.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, also known as “The Seven Wells,” are believed in legend to have been the playground of mythical fairies. Bathe in the pools or go on a jungle trekking course that runs 2,500 meters up two separate mountains.
Photography enthusiasts will enjoy trekking on an expedition aimed at capturing Langkawi’s immense natural beauty and wonders of the animal kingdom. There are long-tail macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, flying lemurs and owls. Bird lovers can look forward to spotting the kingfisher, herons and the white-bellied sea eagle.
Cruise on a private yacht and spot eagles overhead, take photos of the scenic shoreline and to feed sting rays. Langun Island and Pirate Lagoon offer fishing, a saltwater Jacuzzi, a tunnel cave and even dolphin spotting.
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Spend 10 days exploring peninsular Malaysia’s must-see destinations on this classic journey. You’ll tour the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, enjoy fresh tea at a plantation in the Cameron Highlands, visit UNESCO-listed sites in Penang, and relax beachside in Langkawi, all while staying in luxury hotels.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $8,700
From the highlands and mountaintops to tropical rainforests and sandy shores, take the whole family on a 12-day trip through Singapore and Malaysia. Get a lesson in physics and chemistry in state-of-the-art city museums, entomology at Penang’s butterfly farm, ecology in Cameron Highland’s dense rainforests, pewtersmithing in Kuala Lumpur, and botany at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Travel through the diverse terrains of Singapore and Malaysia is an adventure brimming with exciting experiences and teaching moments for kids and parents alike.
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,400
- 14 days / 13 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $12,200
Set on blissful Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s finest beaches, the Four Seasons Langkawi brings the brand’s trademark luxury to the island. The resort comprises pavilions and villas incorporating recently redesigned by designer Bill Bensley and team. All feature DVD/CD players, satellite televisions, Internet access, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, and telephones. The Four Seasons hosts a series of first-class restaurants, including Serai, an open-air restaurant which serves Italian delicacies made from fresh, local produce; Ikan-Ikan, a Malay restaurant modeled after a traditional Malaysian home; and Kelapa Grill, an eclectic, beach-side eatery serving wood-fired pizza, stir-fries, and barbecue. Amenities include an all-day business center, a fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools, and a comprehensive spa offering an assortment of treatments. The Four Seasons lies twenty-two minutes from Kuah, the main town of Langkawi, and approximately twenty-five minutes from Langkawi International Airport (LGK).
Perhaps the most luxurious resort on Langkawi, the Datai is surrounded by dense rainforest, its sleek architecture blending seamlessly into its surroundings. Each of the Datai’s 124 rooms, villas, and suites features satellite television, DVD player, hairdryers, telephones, air-conditioning, and in-room safes. All accommodations are decorated in rich colors, with deep brown timber, cream-colored walls and plenty of windows for views of the verdant surroundings.
The Datai’s restaurants include the Pavilion, which serves authentic Thai cuisine in the canopy of the rainforest; the Dining Room, which offers western specialties and Malaysian dishes; the Beach Club, which offers a dining venue with unobstructed views of the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea. There are a wealth of amenities available, including a world-class spa in an open-air pavilion, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, mountain biking facilities, water sports facilities, a well-equipped fitness center and an 18-hole championship golf course. There is no business center, although Internet access is available in the hotel’s library. The Datai is 30 minutes from Langkawi International Airport (LGK).
An archipelago of 104 islands off of mainland Malaysia, Langkawi showcases beautiful landscapes of limestone ridges, forest-covered mountains, and stunning ocean views. This beautiful region can now be enjoyed from the comfort synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand name. A variety of rooms and villas provide luxurious living spaces and some villas are even equipped with their own private pools. Several dining options are available, such as Langkawi Kitchen, which serves an international assortment of flavors, and the water-adjacent Hai Yan where guests can dine over Chinese seafood dishes as prepared by a Michelin-starred chef. Yoga spaces, a fitness center, and even a tennis court set among the surrounding rainforest are available for guests looking to stay active while a boutique spa and adult-only infinity swimming pool provide prime real-estate for relaxation.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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Set to open in September of this year, the $60 million refurbishment of Langkawi’s most luxurious accommodations will put a special shine on the Jewel of Kedah.
Beautiful Malaysian paradise island, wildlife, snorkel-blue waters on the Andaman Sea, mountains, mangroves — Langkawi is not a hard sell.
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