If you’ve ever been to Malaysia or South East Asian islands, you will know that the coastlines surrounding them are some of the most beautiful in the world. If you haven’t ever been, let me tell you the story of my sunset cruise experience.
Despite the 19 hours of travelling and impending jet lag starting to creep in, we were straight into our press trip itinerary as soon as we landed in Langkawi. After a quick freshen up in the hotel, it was back out to enjoy a sunset cruise around Langkawi Island. On the way there I could feel the tiredness start to kick in, but I pushed on through.
We arrived at The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club and were greeted by a lots of friendly faces welcoming us to the tour. We were guided through the club and down on to the marina, which was lined with glamorous super yachts and sailing yachts of all shapes and sizes. Having spent many summers as a on sailing holidays with my family, I felt right at home and being on the marina brought back many teenage memories.
Our vessel for the night was a stunning white super-yacht with a huge top deck with plenty of space for lazing in the sun. I joked to the captain that it it’s the kind of yacht for shooting music videos on, to which he replied to me ‘well Pit Bull has thrown a party on here’. Not the response I was expecting but hugely amusing all the same!
As music started to play through the speakers and a warm breeze hit my skin I slowly started to perk up and found myself on a second wind (if sailing through Malaysian waters on Pitbull’s super yacht isn’t enough to pick you up I don’t know what is).
It took about an hour and a half to reach the sunset spot, during which we chatted, lazed in the sun and drank good wine. The golden hues of the evening made the scenery look absolutely beautiful and I found myself ‘having a moment’ to think about how amazingly lucky I was to be there.
We anchored between two large cliff rocks ready and as the sun slowly went down the began to glow a gorgeous golden pinky colour. With a dramatic backdrop of clouds, it was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. After the sun had gone down we enjoyed a delicious Malaysian buffet for dinner that was served on the top deck, along with lots more wine. The whole experienced had perked everyone up and was a real bonding experience for the first night of our press trip.
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