Langkawi: Sail, Parasail, Lose Yourself in Paradise
Here’s a challenge. Name a renowned sailing destination that isn’t beautiful. Name a destination where the food is terrible, the people are unfriendly, and the beaches are dull. Having trouble? Yeah, well that’s because sailing is fantastic and yacht charters take you to some of the most incredible places in the world; steer your own vessel on a bareboat charter and you might even see some wonders that only a handful of others have ever laid eyes on. One destination that’s particularly inviting is Langkawi, an archipelago off the coast of Malaysia consisting of 104 plots of paradise. Expect incredible beaches, Jurassic mountainscapes, and the incredible flavours of Malaysian cuisine. Here’s your quick guide to the best things to do in Langkawi.
One of the things that sets Langkawi apart from other beach destinations is the incredible wild jungle just beyond the stretches of sundrenched white sand. If you’re looking adventure without pulling out a machete and cutting your way through treacherous vines, Skytrex offers visitors an exciting and fun way to experience the wild. Walk in the tree tops and go zip gliding to see some of the best views in the areas.
Brace your stomach, South East Asia has some of the best street food in the world. You’ll find vastly different options from country to country, and in Malaysia the assortment includes chicken satay (a type of spicy peanut sauce) and pancakes that are to die for. Each pancake is filled with peanuts, banana and sugary fruits, and the combination blends into a flavor you’ve never tried before. You will definitely come back for more; the best part is that it’s dirt cheap.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
A tour of this forest takes you down the river and deep into the jungle where you can see amazing species in their natural habitat. You’ll also explore some incredible caves and landscapes free of human development. Just be warned, there are bats living on the caves ceilings, and monkeys will sometimes make their way onto your boat and try to steal your snacks. Keep everything close at hand, these guys are sneaky!
Langkawi is also lovingly known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, which is the name of the greater region. If you want to go somewhere to explore stunning landscapes beyond the beach, there’s no better place. Langkawi hosts all kind of activities from parasailing to a 3D museum and is a no brainer of a destination for food loving sailors.