The Langkawi Island lie in the Andaman sea , just 30 kilometers off the Kedah coast. There are 99 island in the Langkawi group most of which are uninhabited or sparsely populated. The largest and most developed island - known as Langkawi - is the focal point for most visitors. Traditionally the islanders have relied upon the farming and fishing industries for their livelihood, but in 1987 they were awarded Duty Free status, and the subsequent increase in visitors has promoted tourism to the point of being the islands largest industry.
The natural scenic beauty of Langkawi is still its main attraction however. It has splendid beaches, cascading waterfalls and virgin rainforest. These natural attractions coupled with picturesque fishing villages, rolling rice field and the more recent shopping and entertainment facilities combine to create an atmosphere of enjoyment and relaxation.
Getting To Langkawi
Accessible by boat from Kuala Perlis (30 km) and Kuala Kedah (51 km) or you could choose to fly here. Malaysia Airlines has daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Singapore. From Thailand accessible by boat from Satun Thailand. It will be only 45 mins trip. Satun is only an hour ride from Hatnyai.