Exceptional villas curated by our experts
Just an hour’s flight from Kuala Lumpur, this island archipelago is better known as the Jewel of Kedah - and it’s not hard to see why. Rolling hills blanketed in verdant virgin rainforest tumble down into crescent bays, shoreline sprinkled with icing sugar sand.
While you’ll find no shortage of luxurious spas, exquisite Malay eateries and barefoot beach bars, there’s a distinctively laid-back pace to life here - a taste of a timeless rural Malaysia, where traditional villages continue life as they have for centuries. Envelop yourself in Langkawi’s restorative natural powers, whether hiking the freshwater falls at Telaga Tujuh or traversing the sky bridge above the misty canopy of rainforest at Gunung Mat Cincang.
Retire to a sprawling villa, set amid the tree-tops, stilts wrapped in emerald waters. Take to your personal jet-skis and explore the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park- limestone plinths shrouded in mystery and island legend, or dive the dazzling pristine reef. Come the evening, retire to the tree-top tub, hibiscus and frangipani flowers scattered across the surface, and soak up the soothing sounds of the jungle.