This was the view from our balcony when we stayed in a resort on Langkawi last weekend. It is an island paradise with clear blue sea on one side and thick green jungle on the other. One evening we swam out from the beach and watched the sun disappear behind the hills. The next day we caught the cable car up to the highest point on the island and took in the breathtaking views, only a little obscured by haze. We ate extremely well at various restaurants and cafes where the food on offer was varied and delicious. Can highly recommend the Nam restaurant at the beautiful Bon Ton boutique hotel and the Red Tomato cafe in Pantai Cenang. Also La Chocolatine in Pantai Tengah for its mouth-watering pastries and fragrant coffee. No jungle walk for us this time round but we did see an oriental pied toucan in the trees in front of our chalet and a black giant squirrel that did a little dance on the road in front of the hired car!