Most online reviewers agree that UNESCO made a smart choice by declaring Langkawi and its 99 islands a Geopark in 2007. This has helped attract more tourists to the area and bring more awareness about the importance of environmentally friendliness in the local cultures. The influx of additional tourists has resulted in improved port facilities, which online reviewers are quick to praise. Warnings are provided about night driving because most roads have poor illumination. Particularly when driving on rural roads at night, online reviewers recommend to drive slowly and be aware of potential dangers such as wandering livestock.
For more info, see Langkawi Port Guide