Langkawi Island Malaysia - A unique destination
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.
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.
Langkawi Cable Car, Sky Walk, Snorkelling, Deep sea diving, Island Hopping, fishing, Beach activities including paragliding, banana boats etc.
Planning 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 seasons. Therefore, it is suggested to check for ferry availability before planning your trip.
Is Langkawi a popular destination for Pakistani Tourists?
Langkawi is one of the most popular locations for honeymooners as well as family travelers.
Langkawi is a duty-free location with reasonably priced accommodations 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.
Island Hopping Tour, Sunset Cruises, Eagle feeding tours, and mangrove tours are some of the popular attractions that can be explored by group tours. Most tours can be booked online to ensure a spot as in busy seasons the tours are overbooked.
However, the tours can also be booked at Cenang Beach or Tour Desk at your hotel.
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 visit in Langkawi
Langkawi SkyCab or Langkawi Cable CAr
Langkawi Cable Car is one of the major attractions on the Islan of Langkawi offering worlds steepest incline that takes you to the top of Gunung Machinchang Mountain overlooking amazing Anadamen Sea. The Cable Car takes you to a platform providing 360 degrees view of the region.
A Skywalk connects two peaks also provides amazing views of the mountain region and offers a unique experience to the visitors.Book Cable Car Ticket Online
Kuah Village Area in Langkawi
Kuah Village is located at the southern tip of the Island of Langakwi and is a gateway to the Island with ferry terminal and major bus terminal wherea all Langakwi tours operate.
Langkawi is connected to Southern Thailand, Penang and Kuala Perlis by Ferry. A beautiful landmark of Langkawi, the Eagle Statue is located in Kuah Village Area. There are a number of hotels and resorts in this area. This area is not as close to Langakwi Cable Car as Cenang Beach Area.
The taxi from airport to Kuah Village costs around RM 20
Cenang Beach Area in Langkawi
Cenang beach is the center of acitivty in Langkawi as the adjacent strip is most developed area with a number of quality resorts, hotels and shopping outlets including Duty Free Store.
If like busy places and a bit of activity, Cenang Beach is definitely a place for you to book you hotels. Thre restaurants stays open till late and you can observe activity through late hours of the night.
A number of tour operators have their booking desks and offices along Cenang Beach.
Oriental Village Langkawi
The booking station for Langkawi Cable Car is located in the oriental village which is developed as a tourist park with a number of cafes, shops and souvenir store along with other tourist attractions.
Most buses providing tour services in the Island stop at the Oriental Village area. The Langkawi Marina and outdoor adventure actitivies including walking tracks and horse riding facilities are located close to the oriental village.
Tunjung Beach Resort
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.
Tunjung Rhu Beach is home to the luxury resorts Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. The magrove tours are also offered in the mangrove and waterways surrounding the beach area.
2022 Trip to Langkawi Malaysia
The ibextrails team travelled to Langkawi in July 2022. We booked an 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 spend 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 the Cenang Beach area as most services are located along the beach.
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.
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 to a designed ferry location from where tours are operated.
We were picked up by the tour operator from our hotel and taken to the 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 a facility for kayaking and swimming or simply sunbathing over the wooden decks.
On the third day, we decided to explore the Langkawi Cable Car and SkyWalk. There were long queues at the booking terminal as it was the school holiday season. We decided to get express tickets to save time.
3rd Day at Langkawi Malaysia
Walk to the SkyWalk is not recommended to the elderly as there is a number of stairs to be climbed to reach the Skywalk.
The Cable car climbs around 780m above 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.
Dana Langkawi - 5 Star Resort
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.
The Andaman, A luxury Collection Resort Langkawi
Another luxury resort with excellent service and ratings is conveniently located at Datai Bay Area with plenty of dining options and other key attractions on the Island.
The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway and honeymoon.
Unique Tours in Langkawi
Langkawi is popular for a number of luxury tour opertors providing customized tours for a romantic getaway, dinner cruise or a sunset dinner cruise for honeymooners and people seeking to explore unique beauty of Langkawi Island.