The island of Langkawi, Malaysia is an exotic holiday destination that offers accommodation of all kinds (from budget beach chalets to the most sybaritic five star resorts) and amenities sitting side by side with idyllic beaches, ancient rainforests and quaint villages.
The name Pangkor may have originated from the Thai word Pang Ko meaning "Beautiful Island". However others believe it may have been a memorial to Pang Kui, a legendary Chinese adventurer said to have lent his skills in seamanship to the bands of pirates this island once sheltered.
Perhentian Besar is the bigger one of the two islands (Besar means big in Malay, kecil means small). The accommodation is distributed over three very nice beaches. The Teluk Pauh in the north in front of the Perhentian Island Resort, the main beach with most of the resorts at the west coast and Teluk Dalam on the island's south-east coast.
The two Perhentian Islands are rated as some of the most beautiful islands in the world. A virtual paradise for snorkelling and diving in crystal- clear water or just for lazing on one of the white sandy beaches waiting for the coconuts to drop.
Port Dickson is the most popular beach on the Peninsular Malaysia's west coast. Its proximity to the nation's capital and ample accommodation facilities make it a preferred venue for a host of events and recreation.
Tioman is the largest and most developed of the volcanic islands that form the Tioman Marine Park. According to legend, the island is the final resting place of a beautiful dragon princess. Till today, the island bears startling resemblance to a sleeping dragon.