In 2007, Langkawi was granted World Geopark status by UNESCO, and there are three main conservation areas:
- Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park
- Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
- Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park
These geoparks has been on the list of tourist's itinerary, craving for its magnificient geological landscapes, mangrove forests and sandy beaches.
Tourist often come to Langkawi for it sandy beaches (Pantai in malay means beach) and crystal clear sea, such as Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok, Tanjun Rhu and Datai Bay.Most of the beaches are open to public and tourist can enjoy all kinds of water sport activities as well as island and boat tours.
Langkawi is a duty-free island, you can enjoy duty free alchohol once you have landed at the airport or jetty. You can always shop at major duty-free shops around Kuah town and Pantai Cenang for souvenirs such as chocolates, liquor (depends on customs restrictions in your country), perfumes, and more.