Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands off the Malaysian Peninsular’s nothwest coast. On the main island (Langkawi), Kuah is the biggest town. Encircled by turquoise sea, the interior is a blend of jungle-clad hills and picturesque paddy fields, with a shoreline of powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. Pulau Tuba is the only other inhabited island. 18 miles south of the Langkawi group are the South Langkawi slands – reputed to be the best diving and snorkelling sites in the region.