Romancing Langkawi

Langkawi is marketed as one of Malaysia’s most romantic destinations, but mass tourism and romance are hardly a match made in heaven. With the right planning though, couples can enjoy a holiday which would make St Valentine proud. Here’s seven top tips for a romantic time in Langkawi.

Size matters

When it comes to choosing where to stay, it’s best to steer well clear of large hotels, particularly ones run by international chains. The room photos may be inviting, but it is hard to feel romantic, when you are sharing your dream holiday with hundreds of other guests. Opt instead for hotels or guesthouses with a personal touch, and preferably a spark of originality. Fortunately, Langkawi has good choice of such options, including Ambong Ambong, The Temple Tree @ Bon Ton, and Casa Del Mar. If money is no object, then staying in a private villa at The Datai or Four Seasons has a lot to recommend it.

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