The “Jewel of Kedah” is finally revealing its glow. According to readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Langkawi is voted 4th in the Asia category of Best Islands in the World.
The list of 30 islands was voted in by 429,000 readers, under the luxury travel publication’s anticipated 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. This year, the top islands in the world have been categorised into different regions.
This comes as no surprise as the breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty of Langkawi have taken the media limelight lately. The archipelago was selected as one of the main filming locations for Crazy Rich Asians, featuring her dramatic limestone formations, romantic beaches and luxury resort.
“Travelers to Southeast Asia often flock to Bali or Phuket, in search of great food and picturesque beaches, but Malaysia has an underrated island that’s been called the ‘Jewel of Kedah;,” according to Condé Nast Traveler.
One of the attractions highlighted by the publication include the UNESCO-endorsed Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, graced by mangroves and oases and limestone caves. It is a natural habitat for
Up on the hills, there is the scenic Sky Bridge, with unparalleled views of the archipelago from the peak of Gunung Matcincang.
Her pristine beaches that can rival the likes of Thailand and Philippines also draw a crowd, luring them with island activities such as jet skiing, hiking, mangrove kayaking, bird watching, biking, fishing and even rock climbing.
Other islands on the list are Siargao, Boracay and Palawan in Philippines, as well as Bali in Indonesia.