Langkawi

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This tropical paradise on the border of Malaysia and Thailand offers anabundance of crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches and dive tours.

The archipelago of Langkawi sits in the Andaman Sea, close to theMalaysian-Thai border. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island of the archipelagoand has some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia. The island’s famedaquatic life and its idyllic isolated location mean it is a perfect place torelax in the peace and quiet and enjoy life under the Malaysian sun.

Avoid an expensive taxi fare by renting a car ormotorbike from the ferry terminal in Kuah, on the south coast, to exploreLangkawi’s many beautiful tropical beaches. Most of the beaches are situatedalong the northern and western coasts of the island.

Choose between developed and isolated beaches.Pantai Centang offers amenities including restaurants, pubs and beergardens, while Pantai Kok is sheltered by mountains and forests. If you want toexperience the best of both worlds, visit DataiBeach to experience an age-old forest surrounding five-star resorts, spas and of course the white-sand beach. Explore the azure waters with paddleboatsand snorkels, which are available for rent.

Langkawi also offers many magnificent divingopportunities. Join a dive tour and visit underwater coral reefs teeming with wildlifesuch as lobsters, barracudas and black-tip reef sharks. Just an hour away fromLangkawi Island, Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of the more popular dive sites,but many of the beaches are often completely isolated. Rent a sailing boat andexplore one of these untouched beaches at your own pace.

The island is also famous for its duty-freeshopping and fine dining. Langkawi’s ethnic diversity means that there is awide variety of foods to choose from. The main settlement of Kuah offerscuisine from all over Asia, including Indian, Thai and Chinese. You can alsotry a local Malay restaurant or sample some of the delicious local seafood.

Top hotels in Langkawi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
5 out of 5
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
RM553
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Nestled on the beach, this Langkawi hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pantai Cenang Beach and Cenang Mall. Underwater World and Tengah Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,040 reviews)

"Beautiful premises, excellent service. The easy access to the beach is fantastic and it’s perhaps the best bit of the beach. The restaurants are quite good. I wish they used yellow fluorescent light bulbs in the room instead of bright white. But the room was spacious. The floor in our room was slanted ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2020

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
Bayview Hotel Langkawi
Bayview Hotel Langkawi
4 out of 5
Jalan Pandak Mayah 1, Pusat Bandar Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah
RM144
per night
Mar 13 - Mar 14

Located in Kuah, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Al-Hana Mosque and Night Market. Kuah Jetty and Eagle Square are also within 2 miles (3 km).

3.9/5Good! (1,077 reviews)

"Before coming here, i was told this property is old and not to expect much from old hotel. But they proved me wrong. I had such a great time here and the room is decent, clean, looks very newly renovated. Havent had the time to try breakfast at this hotel, but this hotel is nearby a lot of food stalls ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Bayview Hotel Langkawi
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi, Kedah
RM509
per night
Mar 11 - Mar 12

Nestled on the beach, this Kuah resort is within a 15-minute walk of Kuah Jetty and Langkawi Terminal Ferry. Eagle Square and Night Market are also within 3 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Friendly, helpful and professional staff. Super setting, peaceful and very restful."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb,2020

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Popular things to do in Langkawi

Datai Bay
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Datai Bay

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Datai Beach is home to some of Langkawi’s most exclusive resorts, and is surrounded by a dense jungle that macaques and grey leaf monkeys call home.

Top activities in Langkawi

Rainforest After Dark Adventure
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Rainforest After Dark Adventure

RM180
Per adult
Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour

RM125
Per adult
Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping

RM168
Per adult
Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding
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Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding

RM100
Per adult
Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
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Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching

76% of travellers recommend
RM228
Per adult
Langkawi City Tour with Agro Park Admission Ticket
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Langkawi City Tour with Agro Park Admission Ticket

RM122
Per adult