Langkawi voted as the Fourth Best Island to visit in Asia

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A Picturesque Island Making Shockwaves On The World Stage

 KUALA LUMPUR, 12 October 2022 –  One of Malaysia’s most popular beach destinations, Langkawi Island, the home to breath-taking landscapes, extensive parks, iconic landmarks and pristine golden beaches was voted as the Fourth Best Island To Visit In Asia in this year’s edition of the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. Additionally, three of the resorts on the island, namely Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, The Datai Langkawi and The St Regis Langkawi were ranked as the Top 20 Resorts in Asia.

Commenting on this incredible achievement, Encik Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib, Chief Executive Officer of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) said, “What an incredible honour to be recognised by such a prestigious travel advisor, Condé Nast Traveller. This award proves that all our efforts in positioning and promoting the island as the most desired tourist destination in the world is paying off. Aside from that, we are also extremely delighted to share that we were voted by over a quarter of a million readers, making this an even more special occasion.”

He added, “It is extremely heart-warming to know that our Jewel of Kedah is appreciated by tourists from all around the globe and we will continue to put our best foot forward in ensuring Langkawi is among the frontrunners in the international tourism industry. We feel that the island has great potential to set us apart from others, especially with our multiple tourist attractions such as the first UNESCO listed geopark in Southeast Asia and one of the steepest cable car rides in the world topped with spectacular mountainous landscapes and crystal clear seas. Truly unlike any other!”

Langkawi, the archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea is known for its rich tourism and an array of exciting places to visit. This beautiful island was included in this year’s edition of the awards and placed ahead of many other well-known destinations including Phuket (Thailand), PhúQuốc (Vietnam), Sri Lanka, Palawan (Philippines), Okinawa &Ryuku Islands (Japan) as well as Phi Phi Islands (Thailand).

There is no denying that a visit to Langkawi offers the perfect escape, allowing for an inexhaustible and rewarding experience. Wind down and relax at three of their world class hotels, which were sure to make the Condé Nast Traveller list – The Four Seasons Hotel Langkawi came in at number 6, whilst The Datai Langkawi scraped into 10th place and The St Regis Langkawi rounding of the hat-trick for Langkawi. No other island in the world is able to claim having three hotels in the top 20 list this year.

With the travel industry back in full swing, the horizon is in sight, with footloose plans in the making and the season for big-ticket holidays approaching. For tourists seeking the ultimate tropical escape, Langkawi has to be the standout option hands down! With no shortage of picturesque islands, shimmering blue seas and breath-taking beaches, this magnificent island should be on everyone’s bucket list. Surrender to the glitz and glamour of this captivating island and book your tickets to Langkawi today!

Condé Nast Traveller is the only monthly luxury travel publication published worldwide, with nine editions, the first publication being released 30 years ago. Condé Nast Traveller is a source for discerning travellers looking for one-of-a-kind, luxurious, and memorable travel experiences. It is often referred to as the most authoritative and influential travel and lifestyle magazine in the world. For suggestions on places to go, restaurants, hotels, spas, shops, and museums, readers usually turn to Condé Nast Traveller.



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