Theodora Talks Travel: Romantic Getaway to the Islands of Langkawi

About a month ago, Han Chiang and I made our way to Langkawi for a long awaited holiday break. It was the first time that we were travelling together as a couple, which made it all the more exciting, and we couldn’t wait to explore the island together.

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At the airport preparing to take off

We stayed at Berjaya Resort during our trip, in a beautiful villa facing the sea. The reception area and the villas are separated – guests are ferried from one place to another in buggies. Each villa is spaced amply between each other such that each guest can enjoy their own little haven of privacy, perfect for couples just like us. They also provided transport services to all around the island, making sightseeing a lot easier.

The restaurants boasted a whopping 5 restaurants, one of which was located right in the middle of the sea. Being the typical touristy couple that we were, we chose just that place to use our free dinner coupon on.

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The view from our villa. I don’t have many photos to show of the place because most of them I took did not look very good, so these will have to do.
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Surrounded by greenery

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Where the restaurant is located – right in the middle of the sea, complete with a long wooden bridge and romantic dimmed lights

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We did not actually have dinner at the hotel on our first night, but instead took a ride on a taxi to go to Langkawi’s famous night market. We knew we could find really good food there without spending a bomb. We asked the taxi driver what food was good, and he recommended the pancakes (turned out to be mee chiang kueh the size of a plate) and char kuay teow.

I could not hold myself back once I reached the market and bought myself one of everything, but having one bite of each. Han Chiang scolded me for being so wasteful, then proceeded to help me eat my leftovers until he was full too. The things boys do for their girlfriends.

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One of the highlights of the trip that both the B and I could agree upon was island hopping on the jetski. We decided to go with Megasport, the provider that works with the resort to save ourselves the hassle of travelling to find another one.

The package we got included one two-person jetski, and a tour around eight islands in Langkawi. The tour guide would take pictures of us along the way so that we could keep them as memories at the end of the trip.

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Pit stop at the pregnant lady island. A myth commonly spoken of in Langkawi is how a pregnant girl got cursed by her husband to become a mountain, and if girls were to swim in the island’s lake, there may be a chance that we would get pregnant. We had to hike up the hill to find out for ourselves.

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After that, we went for duty free shopping and a massage before making our way down for a dinner cruise on the crystal yacht. (The prices alcohol is really not a joke, I think if my clique made our way down there, we would have bought double the amount of alcohol than we can consume.)

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Once you enter the massage place, you will be surrounded by an aura of zen. Maybe its a feng shuit thing, but the water fountains, statues and greenery punctuating the place somehow brings such calm and peace.
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Pre-massage ritual. They treat you like you are some royalty by letting you soak your feet in tea and helping you wash it afterwards. The poor boy got burnt so badly from the jetski that the leg facing the photo turned red and painfully raw. 
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On the crystal yacht. There was a free flow of cocktails, wine and soft drinks, which we used to our fullest advantage.

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The friendliest, most talented crew I have met. They are not only really good sailors, but are great hosts and take surprisingly good pictures, and seen in the next few photos. 

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The entire trip had been an amazing experience. Doing new things together and enjoying activities we do not often get to do back in Singapore brought us much closer together as a couple. I am now a huge advocate of couple travel, and hope to do more of it after the both of us graduate and start working, when we have less money issues.

Question is, where should I go next? Let me know your recommendations!

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