Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Luxurious Langkawi

The weekend before we headed back to the ATX, Eric and I joined Kurt, one of Eric's work colleagues from Austin who was in Penang for two weeks, in Langkawi.  A short 20 minute flight from Penang, Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands located just north of Penang and south of Thailand. These islands feel like a world away from the hustle, bustle and pollution of Penang.  In Langkawi, we found crystal blue waters, white sand beaches surrounded by virgin rainforests with a very relaxed island atmosphere!  Just what we all needed after a very busy few weeks!   

We were super fortunate that Kurt has family connections in the hotel industry and we scored a two night stay at the super posh and exclusive resort, The Andaman.  All I can say is this was super swanky and NICE! We had our own private beach where we watched the sun set and were able to snorkel right off the beach. Our resort was Eco Friendly and was surrounded by rainforest.  During our stay we saw monkeys, flying squirrels, bats and great horn bills.   Here are a few pics.

Living the Dream!
The Luxurious Andaman Resort!


On Saturday we hired a driver to take us around the island.  We stopped at a local waterfall, rode a cable car to the highest point in Langkawi and stopped by the duty free zone to stock up! 
Riding up to the top of the island!
It was a long way back down!  
The view from the Sky Bridge! 

We spent Sunday hanging out at the resort and alternated between snorkeling, napping, watching the Michigan game and eating!  Before we left our new-found piece of paradise, we bought a sea bass from a local fisherman who brought his daily catch to our resort.  The hotel staff happily prepared it for us!  A great ending to a wonderful weekend!  

 Not sure it gets much fresher than that!

We will definitely be back to Langkawi!  It was a wonderful weekend adventure!

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