Both myself and Niamh were really looking forward to the beaches of Langkawi. We'd been in South East Asia for just about a week and for all that time we had been in built up areas so the opportunity flake out on a beach appealed to both of us.
Langkawi itself turned out to be a bit of a double edged sword. On the positive side the beach beach where we were staying was stunning and consisted of 2km of white sand with clear blue water on one side and palm trees on the other. The sunsets here were beautiful. Panti Cheng, the area where we were staying was slightly less aesthetic. The main strip, which ran adjacent to the beach, looked like it had been stated over a year ago and was never finished. To be honest, it was a bit of a dump but you take the good with the bad and ultimately the beauty of the beach far outweighed any other down sides.
Beautiful sunsets here though...