The tropical paradise island of Langkawi within Malaysia is identified by travel insiders as one of the world’s great nature destinations together with age old old growth rainforest, impressive ancient mountain ranges, and beautiful animals including hornbills, monitor lizards, monkeys and uncommon species for example the colugo.
This tropical isle contains a modern-day cable car, a major international Regatta, a top world bike race as well as a brand spanking new Four Seasons hotel that seems guaranteed to develop into Asia’s premiere vacation spot.
The interesting news flash is the fact that Langkawi guests have only just received entry to the nearby Tarutao National park in Thailand which resembles the paradise used for those peaceful Bounty Bar tv ads with azure waters, white sand beaches and even more. Tarutao is generally only reachable by little watercraft through Satun Isle for several months every year, however a brand new ferry service via Langkawi will make this aquatic paradise open to Langkawi visitors year-round.
The island destinations of Koh Lipe, Ko Adang, Koh Tarutao along with 50 more that define the Tarutao National recreation area within Thailand are known to divers world wide as a fantasy destination that’s challenging to gain access to. They give you miles of colorful coral, white powder sand shorelines, plenty of world-class scuba sites and great concentrations of fantastic marine life including sharks, whale sharks, manta, migrating whales, turtles and a lot more.
This fabulous first class marine playground has become accessible all year long to visitors to Langkawi as a result of new ferry service beginning 8 June 2005. The ferry service has been made possible via the assistance of the Thai and Malaysian government authorities and also the opening of a Thai Consulate within Langkawi last month.
Daytrips into the national park from Langkawi can operate three days every week and much more often throughout high season. The actual daytrips have the one-hour ferry boat trip, island hopping by speedboat, snorkel equipment as well as a self serve buffet lunch with beverages.
Special trips include diving excursions with 2 dives, game fishing trips (catch & return), and a well guided ecotour to explore the island’s corals and woodlands with a skilled naturalist.