“Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. It is also known as the “City of Tourism” of Malaysia.
Langkawi means reddish brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang – shortened is “lang”. Kawi means the colour reddish brown.”
It was a getaway trip to pause from our busy city lives to endure fresh air and shore sun.
We stayed in the luxurious The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa with the help of my auntie Brenda in Sacramento. We never thought that Langkawi is a hidden treasure somewhere in Malaysia. I have been to Desaru and Kuala Lumpur but nothing compares the special beauty of this island.
Spectacular sunrise and sunset, warm loving people, amazing views, delicious local cuisines that comes with a cheap price tag, the Andaman Sea at it’s finest and the scary but thrilling cable car ride that I never imagine myself doing it.
This is truly one of the best I’ve been so far and surprisingly we never met any other Filipinos on this trip.
All Photos taken using my first dslr Nikon D80.
Processed using Lightroom 3 X August 2012
Named as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The sun, the sand, the lush green nature, the local cuisines, the blue waters, the colorful umbrellas and beach chairs and the friendly people that summed up this place.
We spent 4 days in the beautiful and lovely “The Naka Island”. Known as one of Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Asia. The island is not reachable by cars; so a 10-minute speedboat ride from mainland Phuket is a must to be able to access it. Overlooking from the island is Phang Nga Bay where the famous James Bond Island is located.
We spent a day island hopping from mainland Phuket to it’s popular icon “The Phi-phi Island” the setting of Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach and went to Phi-phi Don for lunch and spent the rest of the day at Khai Island for some chillout time under the sun.
After my Bangkok trip during the 1st quarter of 2013, Thailand will always have a special spot in my traveler’s heart.
This trip was definitely one of the best and relaxing trip I had for quite sometime since Boracay a few years ago.
I am just so thankful with all the wonderful and accommodating staff of Naka Island. They added a big factor why this trip became so memorable and special.
I don’t mind going back and staying a week just to have a fresh mind after all the stress of the busy city.
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