Why Visit Langkawi and Penang
The west coast offers a perfect example of Malaysia’s multiculturalism including intriguing delights with the islands of Penang and Langkawi,
In the far north, just before reaching Thailand, lies Langkawi with its palm fringed beaches and renowned accommodation, from the luxurious Datai to the more laid back Bon Ton - the perfect spot to relax. Alternatively you could retreat to the privately owned island of Pangkor Laut and stay in a stilted, over water villa amidst the islands 300 acres.
About Langkawi & Penang
The beautiful island of Langkawi, located in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, is a lush green island fringed with white sand beaches and the diverse setting offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers, marine and sea sports enthusiasts, as well as those purely seeking splendid solitude. Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a glistening amalgam of the old and the new with a bustling port, ancient streets, temples and wonderful cuisine offers an insight into Malay culture and history.
- Barter for a bargain at the Bazaar Chowrasta in George Town, Panang
- Jump on the local ferry to Butterworth
- Travel by train to Bangkok
- Swim, dive and relax on the beaches of Langkawi
- Treat yourself to a few nights at the sublime Datai
Beyond the Ordinary
While in Langkawi join a local family for a delightful home cooked lunch before heading to a nearby jungle trail for a short trek. In Penang follow in Rick Stein’s footsteps and learn to cook fish head curry.