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Nature-Lover’s Paradise: Langkawi, Malaysia

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This cluster of 99 islands off Malaysia’s northwestern coast
is a relative neophyte when it comes to tourism. Most of the main island
remains a nature-lover’s paradise, swathed in mangrove and tropical rain
forests, and it was recently designated a UNESCO Geopark—the first in Southeast
Asia. Much of Langkawi retains its traditional charm, on view in Pantai Cenang
at the Bon Ton
Resort
, a small village of formerly dilapidated Malay wooden houses
transformed into stylish lodgings by hotelier Narelle McMurtrie. Doubles
from $150. (450 MYR = $135 1/2010)

50 Best Romantic Getaways 2010

Nature-Lover’s Paradise: Langkawi, Malaysia

This cluster of 99 islands off Malaysia’s northwestern coast
is a relative neophyte when it comes to tourism. Most of the main island
remains a nature-lover’s paradise, swathed in mangrove and tropical rain
forests, and it was recently designated a UNESCO Geopark—the first in Southeast
Asia. Much of Langkawi retains its traditional charm, on view in Pantai Cenang
at the Bon Ton
Resort
, a small village of formerly dilapidated Malay wooden houses
transformed into stylish lodgings by hotelier Narelle McMurtrie. Doubles
from $150. (450 MYR = $135 1/2010)

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50 Best Romantic Getaways 2010

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