The ‘Jewel of Kedah’ ranked 5th place among other breath-taking islands in Southeast Asia.
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Also known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands off the coast of Kedah and was recently awarded Asia’s Best Awards 2022 for being one of the Best Islands in Southeast Asia.
This was awarded by Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, a lifestyle brand known for its travel topics to various destinations around the world. Langkawi was ranked number 5 in the list following Phu Quoc, Bali, Koh Samui and Phuket.
Fun Fact: Penang is also on the list, ranking at number 8!
Blessed with waterfalls, hot springs and forest parks, Langkawi is home to the only site in Southeast Asia that has been granted the UNESCO Geopark status, thanks to its impressive rock formations in its ancient jungle, vast caves with stalactites and stalagmites, sea caves and tunnels as well as interesting wildlife.
LADA, the pioneering agency behind Langkawi’s tourism development
Beaming with honor and delight, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) is grateful for the award and aims to further establish Langkawi to be a renowned world-class tourism destination.
This award is a testament of our continuous efforts and dedication, especially throughout the pandemic when tourist arrival into the island was at its lowest.Encik Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib, Chief Executive Officer of LADA
While faced with many challenges, we remained optimistic and took it upon ourselves to ensure that the island showed resilience in its journey towards recovery and remain top of mind.
He further added that their action plan ranges from promoting green, experiential, and responsible tourism to incentives such as duty-free shopping and creating Instagram-worthy spots to ensure that they will be able to retain the title as one of the best islands in Southeast Asia.
In addition to the happy news, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi was also awarded the Best Beach or Upcounty Hotel in Malaysia 2022 while the Datai Langkawi was awarded the Best Hotel Pool in Malaysia 2022.
Let’s go visit Langkawi!
Langkawi is filled with rich flora and fauna, a unique culinary scene, duty-free shopping outlets and kid-friendly attractions. It’s time to bring your family up for a vacation!
Go on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip in its emerald green waters. You can also enjoy the jaw-dropping views of vast paddy fields on a cable car to Mount Machinchang or go jungle trekking in their true one-of-a-kind rainforest, found nowhere else in the world.
Let’s get packing!
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