Langkawi. Not one island, but an archipelago of 99, Langkawi is the ultimate island-hopping getaway. Largely undiscovered by tourists until the 1980s, Langkawi has achieved what many destinations haven’t, balancing a rapid tourism boom with preserving over 65% of its natural habitat. That natural landscape is part of the main island’s draw, earning Langkawi recognition as Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Global Geopark in 2007. Magnificent beaches, mystical folklore, and jungle-covered hills make Langkawi one of Malaysia’s most popular tropical destinations.