Langkawi is an archipelago that consists of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea approximately 30 kilometres from the coast of northwest Malaysia just south of Thailand. It is part of the state of Kedah in the nation of Malaysia. The islands of Langkawi are teeming with culture and beautiful natural scenery.
The weather in Langkawi is quite mild compared to other parts of Malaysia. Daytime temperatures range between 30-35 degrees and the islands are generally shielded from significant winds. Suffering only limited rainfall; the islands of Langkawi are suitable for visiting all year round.
While most of the Langkawi islands are desolate and uninhabited the few that are occupied have been developed and are well suited for tourists. One of these islands is Pulau Payar, which is famous for its marine park where visitors are regularly wowed by majestic coral reefs and numerous native fish species such as moray eels, black-tip sharks, and clown fish. The clear water is perfect for swimming, diving, or snorkelling. If you prefer to stay above water, glass bottom boat tours are available as well.