The once sleepy island group of Langkawi, 65 mi/105 km north of Penang, has been purposefully developed for tourism, which is both a blessing and a curse. Where once there were only modest hotels, the principal island now has a range of accommodations that includes exclusive resorts full of exotic ambience, luxurious spas and facilities to rival those of Bali.
The Langkawi archipelago is made up of 99 tropical islands, the largest of which has an interior with rice-paddy fields and rolling, tr... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.