Flora, fauna and five-star Four Seasons service in one of the world’s most diverse natural habitats.
In keeping with the cultural melting pot that is Malaysia, the Four Seasons Langkawi takes its inspiration from a mélange of sources. In the spacious suites and villas you’ll find hammam-style bathtubs alongside Malay pavilions, and tropical wood fixtures paired with hand-picked Asian artefacts. The world outside Langkawi is just as diverse – ancient tropical rainforests, sandstone mountains, mangroves and a mile-long stretch of white sand surround the resort. (If you take breakfast on the beach, keep an eye out for monkeys and flying squirrels.)
The island archipelago of Langkawi is home to Asia’s first UNESCO Geopark, the Kilim Karst Geoforest. If you can tear yourself away from the pristine beach, trek out into the park on a boat safari and rub shoulders with macaque monkeys, monitor lizards and eagles in one of the richest ecosystems on the planet.
You can traverse zipwires and rope bridges through towering trees, or take the world’s steepest cable car up to the Sky Bridge, suspended over 600 metres above the forest floor. Or, if you’re a more sedate adventurer, explore the forest on foot and take a refreshing dip in one of the many waterfall pools along the way.