The allure of Langkawi is obvious to see with its miles of powdery white-sand beaches, swaying palms and translucent sea. The largest island in an archipelago of over 100 islands, Langkawi has a resort to suit couples, families and honeymooners. Whether you want some serious peace and quiet or a beach with more facilities, there is plenty of space along the coastline for everyone. Langkawi’s most popular beach is Pantai Cenang and when you have topped up the tan you can marvel at the sea creatures in one of Asia’s largest aquariums or spend a day island hopping and sampling fresh seafood. Quieter Pantai Kok beach is picture-postcard perfect, set in a dramatic fold of limestone mountains. When you have had enough sun, unleash your hard-earned cash in Kuah, the main town, where air-conditioned shopping malls enjoy duty free status with not-to-be missed bargain clothes and electronics.