Langkawi Luxe

Langkawi doesn’t often come to mind when people think of a tropical destination — typically Thailand or Indonesia or the Philippines is at the top of their list — but as Travel + Leisure’s Deputy Editor, Jeninne Lee-St. John, explains in our ‘Legends of Langkawi’ cover story, “the famously lush island is not just another white-sand-beach-ringed Southeast Asian paradise”, it’s also “an ecological treasure”.  Add to this that a new wave of luxury accommodation has arrived on the island in the opulent new St. Regis and the jungle-tucked Ritz-Carlton properties, while the sprawling wonderland Four Seasons has been given an extensive facelift, and it seemed like an opportune time to return to this prehistoric Malaysian paradise.

Read all about our Langkawi adventures as we “sailed through the ancient trees by land, by sea and by the power invested in a champagne saber” in our Travel + Leisure magazine cover feature.