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Visit Langkawi
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Quick Facts

What is the best time to visit Langkawi?

Langkawi is popular throughout the year. However, the best time to travel is from mid-November to mid-April which is a dry season with very little rain. 

What is the covered area of Langkawi?

The covered area of Langkawi is 500 sq. km

What is the distance of Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur?

Driving distance of Langkawi from KL is 408 km. The flight time from KL is 45 minutes.

What are some of the best activities at Langkawi?

Langkawi Cable Car, Sky Walk, Snorkelling, Deep sea diving, Island Hopping, fishing, Beach activities including paragliding, banana boats etc.

Are there ATMs in Langkawi?

You can find some ATMs near the ferry area in Kuah District. However, it is recommended to carry cash.   

What is the temperature of Langkawi between Dec and April?

Maximum 37c  / Minimum 23 c

Plan a trip to Langkawi

Langkawi is one of the most popular Island destinations on the west coast of Malaysia. Langkawi is popular with many visitors because it is a duty-free port and secondly because of its beautiful location in the Andaman Sea.  Langkawi is an ideal destination for a family holiday or a romantic holiday. Some of the most exclusive resorts in Malaysia are developed on Langkawi because of its pristine beaches and clear waters. 

Langkawi is easily accessible by air from Kaula Lumpur. An alternative way to travel to Langkawi is to catch a ferry from Georgetown Penang. The ferry service is not available during the rainy and stormy season. Therefore, it is suggested to check for ferry availability before planning your trip

Is Langkawi a popular destination for Pakistani Tourist?

Langkawi is one of the most popular locations for honeymooners as well as family travellers. 

Langkawi is a duty-free location with reasonably priced accommodation as well as plenty of fun activities for the entire family. 

Most people stay in Langkawi for at least two nights to enjoy the amazing landscapes and enjoy boat tours through some of the most exotic locations around the island. 

Where to stay in Langkawi Malaysia?

The total covered area of Langkawi is 25 sq.km. The best area to stay for mid-range hotels and resorts is Pantai Cenang Beach. The beach area has a number of water sports activities, cafes, fast food and shopping centres. This location is ideal for people travelling with families. 

Other popular areas to stay includes Kuah District which is close to the jetty area. This area is close to transport other than that there is no other place of interest. 

Pantai Tengah is another area with a relatively relaxed feel and mid-range accommodation suited mostly to families or people seeking a more relaxed holiday. It is in contrast to Cenang which can be overwhelming at times. 

There is a number of high-end resorts across the Island, particularly on the top end. These are more expensive but offer private beaches and a number of other luxury options.

Some of the best resorts on Langkawi are Dana Langkawi, Westin Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu Resort and Berjaya Resort. 

Places to see in Langkawi

Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach
A quite beach located in north eastern end of the Island. It is a great spot to enjoy a day of swim and relaxation as it is not as crowded as Cenang Beach. Enjoy Friday night market at nearbly Ayer Hanget Beach.
SkyTrex Adventure Park
SkyTrex Adventure Park
A great location for fun for adrenalin junkies, Skytrex offer great outdoor adventure activities to test your endurance. The activities are designed for children of above 8 to explore various suspended courses amongst the tree-tops. The Skytrex is located on the way to SkyWalk and Cable car if you are driving from the airport. Best option to to buy your tickets online to enjoy discounts and other benefits.
Underwater World
Underwater World
A great sport to view the marine life of the region through massive glass tanks. Brush with deadly white sharks. Themed on tropical rainforest and temperate world, the aquarium houses large number of marine wildlife. A great educational experience for kids and the entire family.
Langkawi Skytrex and Cable Car
Langkawi Skytrex and Cable Car
Skytrex cable car takes your 708m above the sea level to the top of the mountains with a glass floored skywalk and an observation deck. You can enjoy great views of Andaman Sea. This is one of the most visited locations in Langkawi. Make sure to buy your tickets online before your visit as the express lane tickets prices are three times the original tickets. Expect large crowds during holidays. Ticket prices: 35-55 RM
Temurun Watefall
Temurun Watefall
Easily accessible by road, the waterfall is walking distance from the car park. Pristine clear blue water and clean pools offers a great location for a dip. Absolutely breathtaking experience.
Mountain Raya
Mountain Raya
2-3 stairs take you to the top of the mountains offering spectacular views of the island. The moutain top is also accessible by a car. Make sure to rent a taxi in good condition as the climb is very steep.

Tours in Langkawi

Where to Eat and Shop

Cliff Langkawi : Enjoy full flavours of Malay food while sitting by the Andamen Sea and enjoying the fresh sea breeze and scenic view. 

Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant: A replica of a pirate ship, restaurant commands amazing views of Andaman Sea. 

Langkawi Day Cruise
Langkawi Day Cruise
The tour boat departs from Awana Porto Malai and you will enjoy a full day of sailing through beautiful islands. There will be short break on various islands to enjoy the local scenery or take a walk to explore flora and fauna of this unique location.
Snorkelling at Pulau Payar Marine Park
Snorkelling at Pulau Payar Marine Park
Choose one of many locations around Langkawi to explore the beautiful marine life of the region. You can book a charter tour or join a group tour to indulge in number of water sport and interesting activities like snorkeling. Langkawi has pristine oceans with amazing coral and sea-life.
Langkawi Kayaking Tour
Langkawi Kayaking Tour
Watch amazing wildlife of the rich mangrove forests around Langkawi. Kayaking tour provide a great opportunity to observe wild life up close.
ibextrails tour notes to langkawi

The ibextrails team travelled to Langkawi in July 2017. We booked early morning flight from KL to Langkawi around midday. There was a delay in the flight and we reached Langkawi by 5 pm. You can book AirAsia for Firefly which offers a number of flights from KL every day. 

We decided to sped the evening at Pantai Cenang before heading to our hotel in Kuah Village. We booked the Bayview Hotel which is a great 4-star hotel. We recommend booking a hotel in Cenang Beach area as most services are located along the beach.

little mexican restaurant pantai cenang

There are plenty of seafood and continental food restaurants at main road on Pantai Cenang. We decided to try some local seafood including deep-fried snapper cooked in tamarind sauce. 

Snapper in tamarind sauce langkawi

2nd Day in Langkawi

A number of tour operators offer a variety of day tours around Langkawi. The operators will pick you up from your hotel around 7 am and take you a designed ferry location from where tours are operated. 

We were picked by the tour operator from our hotel and taken to ferry terminal. The half-day island hopping tour took us around several islands around Langkawi. The ride through the GeoPark is a must if you are visiting Langkawi as it provides a great opportunity to witness the natural beauty and wildlife of the Island. The Lake of the Pregnant Maiden is a freshwater lake with facility for kayaking and swimming or simply sunbathing over the wooden decks. 

3rd Day at Langkawi

During the third day, we decided to explore the Langkawi Cable Car and SkyWalk. There were long queues at the booking terminal as it was school holiday season. We decided to get express tickets to save time.langkawi skywalk

The Cable car climbs around 780m above the sea level. There is an observation deck on the top and a walk to the Sky Walk which is accessible by stairs and a steep walk.

cable deck

Walk to the SkyWalk is not recommended to the elderly as there is a number of stairs to be climbed to reach the Skywalk. 

langkawi agoda

One of the premier places to stay on Langkawi Island, Dana boasts of luxury and comforts in an ideal environment. Ranke amongst top 25 Luxury hotels in Malaysia and Asia. 
Walk along the sandy beaches or a take a trip to Langkawi Cable Car and Skywalk. Enjoy the local tours in Langkawi include a trip to the waterfalls. 
Located at the top end of Langkawi surrounded by thousand years old trees, rock outcrops, pristine beaches of Andaman Sea. 
Go for a walk along the beach to explore the untouched rainforest. Andaman is an ideal location for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. 

Map of Interesting Locations in Langkawi

Map of Langkawi

Budget hotels in Langkawi


Melati Tunjung Motel

Quite popular with locals to enjoy weekends, this motel offers clean rooms at reasonable prices. The Motel is located very close to shops and cafes. Location: Cenang Beach

Langkapuri Inn

The hotel offers a number of different accommodation including deluxe rooms, single rooms, family rooms and chalets with great views of the ocean. Breakfast is included with the most room. A great location with reasonable rates. Location Cenang

Lanai Langkawi Beach Resort

More than 100 rooms offering access to private beach and a tropical pool. All basic amenities are provided including an in-house restaurant. Location: Cenang

Langkapuri Inn

Nadia's Hotel Cenang Langkawi

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