On our last night with Naturally Langkawi we were treated to a Langkawi sunset dinner cruise on the Blue Dolphin departing from the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club with NAAM Adventures. We had already spent a full day with NAAM Adventures on Paradise Island 101 so we knew that this cruise would be top notch.

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Thailand is well known for its beautiful beaches and exceptional snorkelling spots and there is no better place than the Krabi region. We recently stayed at Crown Lanta on the island of Koh Lanta with the kids and we wanted to take them out for a snorkelling trip they would never forget. Koh Rok snorkelling is tough to beat!

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During our recent trip to Langkawi we had the good fortune to be invited to watch the Malaysian Cultural Show at the Aseania Resort & Spa located at Pantai Tengah.

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When you’re jetting off on a family holiday costs can quickly mount up.  I know this all too well with a family of five to organise. In previous posts I’ve written about how to get the most out of budget airlines, but there are plenty of other ways to save money.  Read on for some money saving tips for travelling with kids, especially now the holiday season is in full swing in the northern hemisphere!

Our first day with Naturally Langkawi took us to the amazing Kilim Geoforest Park, one of the top things to do in Langkawi. Kilim Geoforest Park is part of the wider Langkawi Geoforest made up of Kilim and two other parks. We only visited Kilim, the coastal mangrove forest on this visit.

Tropical Holiday

After many years of holidaying both at home and in Asia I feel I have finally mastered what I do and don’t need to pack for a tropical holiday. People are always asking me what are the essential things I take with me on a tropical holiday. So with careful consideration and I have come up with my list, read on.

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During our stay in Langkawi we were treated to a special activity.  We spent most of the day at what I suppose you’d call a day resort, Paradise Island 101.  This 2.5 acre man-made island just outside Telaga Harbour is owned and run by Naam one of the main tour and activity operators on Langkawi.  It’s been open for around 18 months but only to private bookings as it’s only 90% complete, they hope to have it open to the public by the end of the year.

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When travelling I always like to go to at least one place I haven’t been before. For the Thailand leg of the trip it was Aonang, located about 45 mins drive from Krabi Airport. Krabi is the gateway to Thailand’s southern islands that aren’t accessible by air.  Aonang is a great place to explore Railay Beach and Koh Phi Phi. You can also get a boat transfer from Aonang to Phuket if you wanted to visit both.

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Over the last couple of years we have visited Malaysia more than once a year. It’s our stop over generally on the way to somewhere else. We often have a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur before flying on or on our way home. We often talk about exploring Malaysia a little more but it seems to always get overlooked, well not this time!

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The Thai island of Koh Lanta holds a very special place in both mine and Craig’s hearts, as it was the relaxing leg our our honeymoon nearly 14 years ago, we went there after spending 3 weeks touring Vietnam from South to North. We were looking forward to a nice relaxing beach break and that’s exactly what we got. A beautiful, quiet island that was way behind other more touristy islands in Thailand particularly as it was only accessible by boat. Read on for where to stay in Koh…