Story idea: My Own Private Island

When a new breakwater was needed for Langkawi’s Telaga Harbour, the Naam adventure tourism group saw a unique opportunity – to develop an extraordinary man-made island.

Langkawi’s Paradise 101 Island thus emerged from the sea as a unique one-hectare MICE and family destination – a day resort targeting the domestic and international clientele.

The island’s name comes from the fact that it is the 101st island in the Langkawi archipelago, and thanks to its white sandy beach and swaying casuarina and pinoh trees, overlooking the Andaman Sea, it is indeed very paradise-like.

Private deck overlooking beach

Naam claims its objective is to ensure that guests who visit the island will want to stay on for several hours or even day-long relaxation to enjoy the fun-rides and water activities which will blend with a tinge of local culture and activities which will appeal to international tourists. Some of the most popular activities include banana boat rides, kayaking, parasailing and jet skiing. Thrill seekers can also soar above the Andaman Sea as Naam Paradise 101 Island houses what they claim is the fastest zip line on Langkawi Island.

Private cabanas overlook the Andaman Sea, complete with butler services. Each unit is fitted with a lounge bed, pillows and a sound system with over 600 songs from which to choose.

One can even enjoy a massage while simply taking in the sounds of the sea and enjoying the cool breeze.

Large area for private functions overlooking the Andaman Sea

The island has an on-site restaurant serving an extensive buffet spread of local cuisine, grilled seafood and meat. At the Naam OMG Bar, guests can enjoy wines, fruit juices and mocktails, while fire shows and live bands are held until late.

One of the main attractions of this mini-island is the fact that it can be privatised for weddings, awards ceremonies, presentations and a plethora of other uses. Exciting team building events can be organised for the company seeking increased motivation, engagement and communication across the board. Itineraries are tailor-made to the company’s needs; whether it be improved communication or team bonding.

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Companies are also able to celebrate the achievements of the past year with an annual dinner or staff celebration event. Furthermore, Paradise 101 provides the perfect opportunity for rewarding an executive team, giving them a chance to restore and rebalance their minds on a little patch of paradise before heading back to the office. A sunset cruise can be added to this, toasting the successes of the future with a glass of fine champagne.

Naam Paradise 101 Island Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00 Address: Telaga Harbour Park, Langkawi Tel: +604 963 9200