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.

Known for

beach, familyFriendly and romantic

Top hotels in Langkawi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
5 out of 5
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
RM543
per night
20 Sep-21 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (2,000 reviews)

"Nice location, within walking distance to local town with lots of restaurants. Excellent spa."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep,2019

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
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Berjaya Langkawi Resort
5 out of 5
Karong Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, Langkawi, Kedah
RM419
per night
12 Oct-13 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (1,861 reviews)

"It is an old 5 star hotel hence the room TV, design and facilities are old but clean and works well. TV uses Astro which does not function when it rains (bunmer!). Food during breakfast buffet is not as varied as other 5 star hotel but it was raining the whole weekend while we were there so breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep,2019

Berjaya Langkawi Resort
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The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
5 out of 5
Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi
RM565
per night
9 Oct-10 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (931 reviews)

"Amazing views, beach and people. Andaman was a great place for my family (Grandparents, wife and two kids (7 months old and 2.5 years old). They are very family friendly."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep,2019

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

Popular things to do in Langkawi

Datai Bay
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Datai Bay

4.5/5 (20 Ratings)

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

As twilight falls over Langkawi, nocturnal animals begin to stir and the rainforest comes alive with amazing sights and sounds. On this evening trek, a naturalist guide leads you deep into the Gunung Raya Forest Reserve to catch the sunset and then seek out wildlife in the darkening landscape.

Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour

RM128

Discover the urban and rural areas of the Langkawi islands, a beautiful archipelago off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. This tour takes you to charming rural villages and lush untouched scenery as you learn the unique history and legends behind the sights.

Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping

RM172

Admire the countless beautiful landscapes and islands around the main Langkawi Island. Immerse yourself in the splendors of nature and dive in with the signature marine life of Langkawi.

Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding
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Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding

RM90

Island Hopping is probably the most popular boat tour in Langkawi and the standard sharing tour starts at 9.00am in the morning and lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including hotel transfers (Selected Hotel).

Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
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Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching

RM234

Escape in the wonders of serene surroundings unique to this corner of the world on a visit to Langkawi's coastal mangrove forest. This journey takes you from a charming fishing village through a wealth of natural beauty as you explore the best sights of the islands.

Langkawi Nature Cycling Half-Day Tour
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Langkawi Nature Cycling Half-Day Tour

RM167

Ride a bicycle through river banks, paddy fields, and forest on a half-day cycling trip that allows you to cover a lot of ground while still seeing Langkawi up-close. You may be surprised by the many friendly people you might along your journey, getting a glimpse of daily village life.