Whilst many of our guests come to relax on the beach to work on their tan, the essence of Langkawi is its natural beauty and fantastic flora and fauna. Guests travel here from all over the world, drawn to this little jewel of paradise, and, therefore, nature and wildlife are important assets to the region. Guests are welcome to the area to experience its beauty but are encouraged to assist in maintaining the land through sustainable tourism.
Langkawi has been awarded UNESCO Geopark status for its beautiful geo‐heritage features dating back 500 million years. Our island is graciously blessed with amazing flora and fauna. Below are some points that you may find interesting:
- Langkawi has 242 species of birds and 354 recorded species of butterfly.
- While certain studies of lowland tropical rainforest in Malaysia have revealed many tree species, the forests of Langkawi are not as abundant but still contain many diverse numbers of species.
- Langkawi is home to an unusual flying mammal called a colugo or flying lemur. The island is also the habitat of squirrels, dusky‐leaf monkey and long‐tailed macaque.
- Regarding marine life, over the course of the year, three whale species visit the island, along with the whale shark that is found year round, four species of dolphins and sea otters can also be spotted.
- The monitor lizard also calls Langkawi home. It can grow up to 2.3m long which is a similar length as the Komodo dragon.
- The mangroves are just extraordinary, and we highly recommend that you take the opportunity to explore them. If you are feeling up to a little exercise, definitely consider sea kayaking through the mangroves.
- The Langkawi Cable Car is a, deservedly, award-winning and popular tourist attraction. It has the longest single span and is the steepest in the world.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact us at:
Casa del Mar, Langkawi
Jalan Pantai Cenang Mukim Kedawang
Kedah Darul Aman
Tel: +60 4 955 2388 Fax: +60 4 955 2228
Email: [email protected]