TripAdvisor.com, one of the world’s largest online travel community with more than 25 million monthly visitors, recently named the Malaysian island of Langkawi as one of its “Top Ten Romance Destinations” in all of Asia.
As TripAdvisor notes, Pulau Langkawi, the largest of 99 beautiful tropical islands in the Langkawi archipelago, drifts serenely in the azure Andaman Sea just off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Known as the “Legendary Island” because of the many intriguing myths associated with its ancient geological formations, its beautiful views, forested hills, romantic white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters are just a few of the reasons Langkawi has become a rising star among Southeast Asia’s island destinations.
TripAdviosr.com recommends visitors ‘sample local cuisine at the night markets, hike to dramatic waterfalls or dive into an underwater marine park to take a guided glimpse at life beneath the sea.” Other sightseeing options abound including a jaw-dropping cable car ride to the top of Mat Cincang Mountain, Langkawi’s second tallest peak, rated five stars on TripAdvisor.com. With an abundance of flora and fauna, visitors can tour the island’s beautiful parks and gardens or simply pack a picnic lunch and hike to Langkawi’s spectacular waterfalls for a romantic and relaxing afternoon.
An excellent choice of accommodations is available, from simple beach retreats to luxurious five-star hotels. Tropical climate with the annual temperature averaging 90 degrees provides the perfect getaway year round. The Langkawi islands are a part of the state of Kedah, and are therefore known as the “Jewel of Kedah.”
Malaysia is continuously featured among top destinations by travel experts across the globe. Others of its recent accolades incclude Top 10 Country for 2010 by Lonely Planet, Kuala Lumpur proclaimed one of the world’s “coolest and friendliest cities” by the New York Times.
Tourism Malaysia, www.tourismmalaysiausa.com