By: Michelle Jackson
April 27, 2020
Never in a million years did I ever think we would visit Malaysia. However, when we decided to spend about a week there, I was quite excited. I have to say, it felt surreal. In my head I was thinking, “Malaysia….a family vacation in Malaysia?!” There are so many people in my country (US) who find it an achievement just to go to Florida or Vegas to take a break. However, I knew that we were blessed to be able to have broad options and to be able to travel to another country! Well, enough about us…let’s talk about the wonderful, fun-filled experience we had there.
view from the Sky Cab platform @ the Global Geo Park
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located east of Indonesia and north of Singapore. Because there are many places that you can visit there, we decided on a place that we’ve only heard about, but never knew anyone who’s ever gone….Langkawi! Langkawi, Malaysia is a group of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. The islands sit about 30km off the coast of mainland Malaysia.
Even though Langkawi is an island, there are so many fun things to do and adventures to be had. While there we enjoyed things like walks along the local beach to ATV rides that took us into the country side, where our scenery changed from street sidewalks, big buildings, restaurants and hotels to dirt roads that wound along beautiful rice paddy fields, local farms, and historical park areas.
ATV Extreme Zone experience
riding through the rain forest
Another exciting experience was a visit to the Langkawi Global Geo Park, which is named a UNESCO world site because of its prehistoric rock formations and natural sites – which are over 550 million years old. While there we enjoyed the spectacular views of the islands of Langkawi and Southern Thailand from the Machincang Mountain on their famous Sky Cab attraction. The Sky Cab takes you over 700 M above sea level (not for the faint of heart)! The park also offers many other activities that we enjoyed like: shopping with local vendors, eateries, a 6D Cinemotion Theatre and the Art In Paradise – 3D Art Museum, which is the second largest 3D art museum in the world! The Langkawi Global Geo Park was a true family fun favorite for us!
having fun catching amazing views- Sky Cab platform @ the Global Geopark
Fun at the Art in Paradise – 3D Art Museum
For relaxation, we enjoyed the many amenities of the Aseania Resort and Spa (Langkawi), where we stayed during our visit. Onsite amenities that we enjoyed were outside barbeques, choice dining, a gym and spa, lazy river pool with waterfall and slides, a wave pool, children’s games, and pool bars. For breakfast, we indulged in a buffet breakfast, which was a combination of local and international dishes. At night, we were entertained with musical performances by local artists, while we delighted in a delicious 3 course meal at poolside under the stars.
Poolside at the Aseania Resort sunset (lazy river pool with slides and waterfalls)
dinner by candle light under the stars
Langkawi was a win for us, and we definitely recommend it as a fun vacation destination – from the solo backpacker to families traveling with children.
All Photos by: Unapologetic Nomads
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