Here's the deal, we think Langkawi is an underrated beach destination – especially since it's super convenient to get there from Singapore (a 1.5-hour flight). Nicknamed 'The Jewel of Kedah', Langkawi is a stunning island in the Andaman Sea dotted with white sand beaches set against verdant rainforests. In fact, the archipelago is home to one of the world's most ancient rainforests, with Southeast Asia's first UNESCO Geopark.
Follow Junglewalla's naturalists on a mangrove tour around Kilim Geoforest Park or walk along the Langkawi Sky Bridge located 2,300 ft above sea level built on top of Gunung Mat Cincang. If a day at the beach is what you need, head on to beach bars of the popular Pantai Cenang. We love Kalut Cafe and Bar and Yellow Beach Cafe. Looking for a place to stay? Check out The St. Regis Langkawi or the chic Bon Ton Resort Langkawi, which is home to a phenomenal restaurant serving traditional Malay cuisine. Tip: Order the Nyonya-style fried rice with chicken satay, chilli prawns, beef rendang, acar, green vegetable and crackers.