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Island Adventures

Look no further than Langkawi, Malaysia for a getaway that is equal parts adventure and relaxation. Discover over 100 islands by jet-ski, explore the magic of hidden waterfalls in the jungle or find a romantic spot to enjoy fresh seafood. Balance all of your activity with time to unwind in a lush oceanside cabana or with a signature treatment from The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Langkawi. Whether seeking adventure by boat, motorbike or foot, there is no shortage of wondrous activities here.

Day

1

MORNING
  • Waking Up in Paradise.

    Roll out of bed and pinch yourself, because you’re not dreaming — you are actually in paradise. Head to the beach for a view of the azure Andaman Sea, then leisurely make your way to breakfast at Langkawi Kitchen.

  • Up in the Air.

    This island is known for its beautiful, verdant landscape and there’s no better way to see it than from Langkawi Sky Bridge. Built on top of the Machinchang Mountain, this suspension bridge hangs at about 2,300 feet above sea level. Start your ascent in Oriental Village, where you can catch the cable car to the top.

MIDDAY
  • Lucky Seven.

    Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells Waterfall) is an iconic feature of Langkawi. A quick and easy hike will take you to the base of the falls; more adventurous types can climb the 638 steps to the top. Either way, bring a bathing suit so you can take a dip into one of its seven naturally formed pools of water.

AFTERNOON
  • A Seaside Lunch.

    By now, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Head to Cenang, a lively beach town full of shops, cafés and restaurants. Take a seat on the seaside patio at La Sal and enjoy
    fresh seafood and a drink. Then take a leisurely stroll down the beach, before you set off on your next adventure.

  • Cool Your Jets.

    Ask the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi to book you a Jet-Ski tour. The four-hour tour takes you to eight neighboring islands, including Dayang Bunting, the second-largest island and home to Malaysia’s largest freshwater lake.

EVENING
  • Spa-Aaah.

    After the day’s adventurous activities, head back to The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi for a much-needed respite at the spa. Book the Mandi Bunga Inspired Ritual for a soothing massage with aromatic oils or the Mystical Ocean and Earth Ritual that uses hot stones and a mud wrap to relieve tension and stress.

  • Dinner by the Sea.

    Enjoy a delicious meal at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi’s Chinese restaurant, Hai Yan. Situated at the tip of the resort, the space overlooks the Andaman Sea, making it the perfect spot to catch a sunset.

Day

2

MORNING
  • A Geological Wonder.

    Head to Kilim Karst Geoforest Park to witness the abundant nature and wildlife of Langkawi. For an up-close look, book a kayak tour and paddle through the narrow mangroves of Kilim Karst. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a few monkeys, eagles and otters.

MIDDAY
  • Just You and the Sea.

    Unlike busy Cenang beach, Tanjung Rhu is a quiet and serene white-sand beach. There’s not much else to do on this secluded beach, but that’s the best part — all you have to do is sit, take in the natural beauty and recharge.

AFTERNOON
  • Mountain High.

    With an altitude of nearly 2,900 feet, Gunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi. To get to the top, take a car and enjoy the scenic ride up. For the best views, pay the small fee to go to the top of the water tower and enjoy the 360-degree views of the island.

  • Take a Break.

    Soothe your tired feet at the Ayer Hangat saltwater hot springs. Take note: The first tier of the hot spring is where the water is the hottest. Dip your feet in and relax while taking in views of the mountains.

EVENING
  • Sail Away.

    After a day of adventuring, luxuriate on a private sunset cruise on a yacht. Enjoy your evening meal while the sky turns brilliant shades of pinks and oranges.

Day

3

MORNING
  • Another Day, Another Beautiful Waterfall.

    This waterfall may not be as tall as Telaga Tujah, but it’s just as lovely. Durian Perangin is especially great for children, because with 14 tiers — most of which feature a swimmable, naturally formed pool — you can climb as high or as low as you want.

MIDDAY
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park.

    Take a boat to Malaysia’s Pulau Payar Marine Park for a few hours of snorkeling. Covering 2 nautical miles, this area of pristine water and coral reef is home to hundreds of species of tropical fish. When it’s time to get out of the water, explore the island’s hiking trails and spot an eagle or two.

AFTERNOON
  • Rest and Recharge.

    After a busy morning, head back to The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi for a lunch break. Grab a burger or a salad at the Beach Bar & Grill on the property’s beach front or enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine at its alfresco bar.

  • Back to the Beach.

    The last beach on your Langkawi tour is a special one. Situated on the western coastline near the Langkawi Cable Car, Burau Bay is a local favorite. With Gunung Mat Cincang as a backdrop and an island visible in the horizon, it will be hard to imagine a more beautiful spot on the planet.

EVENING
  • Welcome to the Jungle.

    There’s time for one last adventure. By this point, you may be familiar with the island’s lush vegetation, but at night, the rainforest transforms as nocturnal animals come out to play. Book an evening jungle tour and keep your eyes out for a lemur or flying squirrel.

  • Last Call.

    Enjoy a nightcap at Horizon, the adult-only bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi. Perched above a natural rock and set on the beach, this bar offers an intimate environment meant for couples or small parties. Let the sound of ocean waves lull you to a relaxed bliss as you enjoy your last night in paradise.