Boating Around Langkawi’s Islands
Cruise Asia by Destination Asia (Malaysia) has created a new tour experience which combines a visit to the historical Eagle Square with a small boat experience to the idyllic setting of Telak Daun.
Guests begin by visiting the historical Eagle Square. According to local folklore, Langkawi derived its name from the eagle or “helang”. In old Malay language, “kawi” denotes a reddish brown color, hence Langkawi means ‘reddish brown’. Eagle Square is home to a magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle, majestically poised for flight.
Guests then board a 10-seater boat at a local jetty and begin a relaxing journey to the idyllic location of Telak Daun. Its crystal clear waters and inviting beaches are home to a delicate ecosystem only reachable by boat. With the assistance of a knowledgeable guide, guests will discover a landscape of tidal mangroves and lagoons at Tuba Island and learn about the spectacular limestone rock formations emerging from the sea bed. Our expert guides will point out brown eagles, tree crabs, iguanas and Macaque monkeys which are commonly found in the area.
The location is simply idyllic, with coconut palms providing shade along the stretches of pure golden sand. The clear water gradually deepens so guests can enjoy a peaceful swim, and curious monkeys are often seen scurrying about on the beach during this blissful boat escape to Langkawi.