| Off the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca, just a few miles south of the Thailand border, lie over a hundred magical islands for yacht charterers, some just small outcrops of coral with a few trees and a sandy beach of which Langkawi is the largest.|
The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi with 40,000 people living there, mainly Malay. The island is popular as a boat renral destination with some excellent beaches.
Langkawi enjoys a vast array of culinary delights, made up of Malay, Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Fish features on every menu as does the exotic fruit. As well as fresh coconuts year round and plenty of Starfruit, there's the soft, sweet Ciku, the Pomelo (Jerunga) Jackfruit, Rambutan and the Mangosteen. The Spiky green Durian fruit which looks nasty, smells horrible but tastes delicious is a national favourite, perhaps not least because of its powerful aphrodisiac qualities.
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The boat rental base in Malaysia is at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. From here you can explore some of the 99 islands which make up the Langkawi group. Or you can choose to cruise the southern islands of Thailand, including the famous Tarutao and the crystal clear waters of the Butangs.
The water surrounding Langkawi is filled with a wonderful diversity of marine life, including coral and has a variety of old shipwrecks for diving enthusiasts to discover. Lots of boats equipped with scuba diving equipment. Lots of diving centers around the Islands.