Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Wedding Gurus take you on a journey to

Langkawi is a group of 99 islands located on Malaysia west coast accessible by ferry from Penang (2hr 45min) or by air from the main cities of Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Singapore. The islands are surrounded by stunning turquoise sea, with the mainlands fringed with long white sandy beaches and swaying coconut trees. Nature-lovers will come far and wide to enjoy the beauty of the jungle-clad hills and picture perfect paddy-fields. Langkawi offers a shopping and gastronomic haven and as well as a divers delight with vibrant coral reefs lying just off shore.

Destination: Langkawi
Capital: Kuah
Location: West coast of mainland Malaysia
Distance from Australia: Approx 9 hours
Average Temperature:  Tropical 25 - 30°
Recommended Length of Stay: 1 week
Recommended Hotel: Four Seasons Resort –they have honeymoon packages available to spoil you during your stay.

My Top 10 must do’s in Langkawi
(Refer to Map):

1. Cable Car & Sky Bridge – Ride a cable car through the rainforest peak of Mont Mat Chincang enjoying a birdseye view of Langkawi Island.

2. Underwater World – The huge 6 meter aquarium is the largest in Malaysia housing over 200 different marine species including seals, penguins, sharks and rays.

3. Tour the mangrove swamps Take a boat from the beautiful beach of Tanjung Rhu taking you through several limestone caves, mangrove swamps and further inland, to dense forest.

4. Swim the 7 wells waterfall - a group of seven pools connected by a series of waterfalls flowing down the side of Mat Cincang Mountain. Drive to the foot of the mountain and trek uphill to reach the pools each a little further than the last, be sure to pack a picnic.

5. Take a boat trip to one of the beautiful islands or why not make a day of it with many island hopping tours available.

6. Relax and be pampered after a days adventure with a traditional massage at one of the beautiful day spas. (pictures floral spa at Four Seasons Resort)

7. Langkawi is a gastronomic hub so be sure to sample many of their delicious Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes either street side or in the restaurants. (pictured night food and shopping market)

8. Langakawi Sunset Dinner Cruise - sail from Langkawi Island into the tropical sunset on the Andaman Sea on this luxury cruise, witness a spectacular tropical sunset while you enjoy cocktails and dinner.

9. Take a tour of historic sites, villages and plantations.  (pictured Oriental Village)

10. Participate in a Marine Snorkelling Tour - Discover the beautiful unspoilt marine life and corals with many snorkelling or scuba diving hire and tours available.

Happy Travelling!

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