For a rip-roaring rainforest adventure, look no further than Langkawi. The Malaysian archipelago offers a host of jungle pursuits, from canopy walks on Mt Gunung Raya to cycle trips exploring exotic flora and fauna. If you’re into wildlife, bring binoculars to spy the magnificent tropical specimens. Kayaking through ancient mangroves and leafy hikes are also popular activities. And let’s not forget the island also boasts a number of beautiful beaches, with waterfront hotels such as the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, a tranquil retreat rustically designed like a traditional Malay village. Here, guests can enjoy natural beauty, five-star restaurants, soothing spa treatments and more (meritushotels.com/pelangi). WHERE TO STAY: The recent opening of the St Regis Langkawi heralds the island’s first all-suite resort, with 85 luxuriously appointed rooms and four private villas (stregislangkawi.com). The Andaman Langkawi is a five-star resort with an ecofriendly USP, hosting a Marine Life Laboratory and Coral Nursery within the hotel, tasked with replenishing the fragile reef that surrounds the island, and giving visitors the chance to learn about the delicate marine ecosystem (theandaman.com).