Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands located in the Andaman Sea at about 20miles off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. The group of islands is part of the Malaysian Kedah state, and is adjacent to the Thai border.
Langkawi is dotted with natural white sand beaches, lush jungle foliage and some craggy mountain peaks. It is by far, Malaysia best kept secret. The Langkawi archipelago is a very famous yacht charter destination; this is because the region has a distinct equatorial climate which is dominated by various maritime influences.
Yacht charterers sailing in the waters of Langwaki archipelago can find some nice anchorages everywhere. As the distance between the anchorages is very small, this enables the yacht charterers to discover the new islands and islets.
During a yacht charter cruise in Langkawi, yacht charterers can anchor at the Royal Langkawi yacht club which is a step away from the main town Kuah. There are numerous lovely restaurants and bars close to the marina and some interesting shops and more restaurants in the town.
The resorts at Pantai Cenang offers a rustic feel of the mainland Malaysia and the numerous beach side resorts are nothing but magical. It is particularly recommended to try the famous restaurant, Fat Mum at Pantai Tengah.
The Temurun Waterfall on the northwestern part of the island is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world and it is more spectacular from June to December. The Underwater World is worth a visit too; it is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquariums in Asia featuring over 5,000 varieties of fish and other exhibits from 500 species.
A yacht charter cruise in the Langkawi archipelago is a natural paradise where many yacht charterers consider as an unmatched destination anywhere else in the South East Asia.
The best way to discover the archipelago is by the seaside while yacht chartering in the Andaman Sea which offers spectacular views of some unique rock formations, lush green rain forest and fine lonely beaches.
Heading South of Langkawi, you will discover the 4 most popular islands in the archipelago: Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Tuba, Pulau Singa Besar and Pulau Beras Basah.