A luxury travel publication has released their awards for best places to travel to in 2022 — and Malaysia has made the cut
Global publication Cond? Nast Traveller has been an impactful contributor for worldwide adventure for the past 30 years.
Often referred to as the most authoritative and influential travel and lifestyle magazine in the world, they’ve returned this year for the 35th installation of the Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.
Consisting of categories which include best hotels, resorts, cruise lines, spas, cities, islands, and even travel mediums such as airlines, airports, and trains, it was revealed that Langkawi has made its way onto the list, scoring awards in multiple categories.
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Langkawi ranked an overall fourth for Best Islands in Asia, while three hotels from the island were also among the top 20 Best Resorts in Asia
The publication affirmed that all winners were independently selected by their readers, thereby adding context to the quality of champions crowned for each category.
Ranking fourth of the Top Islands in Asia list, Langkawi narrowly missed out on a top three placing, holding a 90.97 score.
The islands that placed ahead of Langkawi included Koh Samui in Thailand (92.13), Bali in Indonesia (93.9) and Boracay in the Philippines, which claimed the spot for best island in Asia for 2022 (95.13).
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Additionally, Langkawi also saw an achievement in the Top 20 Resorts in Asia list, with three locales from the island also claiming their place in the lineup.
Overall, Langkawi’s Four Seasons Resort placed sixth with a score of 98.93, The Datai Langkawi ranked 10th with a score of 98.26, while The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi snatched 14th place with a score of 98.97.
Penang also saw a claim on the list as well, with their Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa claiming 12th place, with a score of 98.15.
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.
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Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib shared his take on the ranking, singing praises for Langkawi
“This award proves that all our efforts in positioning and promoting the island as the most desired tourist destination in the world is paying off,” said Nasaruddin in a statement.
“Aside from that, we are also extremely delighted to share that we were voted by over a quarter of a million readers, making this an even more special occasion.
“It is extremely heartwarming to know that our Jewel of Kedah is appreciated by tourists from all around the globe, and we will continue to put our best foot forward in ensuring Langkawi is among the frontrunners in the international tourism industry,” he said.
Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer, Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib.
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Pack your bags, it’s back to Langkawi we go!
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