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Enjoy your trip to Langkawi Island

How to Go to Langkawi

From Kuala Lumpur, you can take a direct flight to Langkawi International Airport, which takes about an hour. Alternatively, you can also drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and take a ferry to Langkawi, which will take around 1.5–2 hours.

The hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia, is easily reachable via taxi from Kuah Jetty or Langkawi International Airport, thanks to its effective highway network connecting popular beaches and resorts, The fares lie slightly on the pricey side.

Renting a car in Langkawi: Around the Kuah Jetty, there are a lot of car rental agencies offering their vehicles at different prices. Seasonal variations in pricing mean that during busy times, daily prices for automobile rentals will probably be higher. As an alternative, you can schedule a car in Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah. After arriving on the island, you may pick up your car.

For those traveling by plane, car rental booths are available at the Langkawi International Airport.

Renting a motorbike in Langkawi: In Langkawi, motorbikes (particularly scooters) and bicycles might be rented. Even though daily rates often rise during the peak times of the year, they are still less expensive than car rentals.

Where to Stay at Langkawi

There are a variety of accommodation options in Langkawi, ranging from luxury resorts to budget-friendly guesthouses. Some popular areas to stay in include Pantai Cenang for beachfront properties and Kuah Town for easy access to shopping and dining options.

 Best Hotel in Langkawi

Malaysia's Langkawi, a seaside gem, is competing for the title of Best Hotel due to its opulence and tropical paradise.  Among popular attractions, it offers a tasteful blend of well-chosen settings and proximity to immaculate beaches. You may choose among the following:

  • The Datai Langkawi
  • The Danna Langkawi
  • ParkRoyal Langkawi
  • The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi
  • Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Best Things to Do in Langkawi

Langkawi, a popular Malaysian island, offers a variety of activities including parks, natural landscapes, landmarks, dining, diving, nightlife, and duty-free shopping.

Moreover, Langkawi boasts world-renowned beaches like Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang, and Tanjung Rhu, offering a variety of popular activities and attractions for a memorable vacation.

Engaging Activities at Langkawi

Langkawi Sky Bridge

The Langkawi Sky Bridge, a 125-meter-long walkway, offers stunning views of Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and surrounding islands.

The Langkawi Cable Car's last station reaches a 700-meter-high bridge capable of carrying up to 250 passengers. It features an inner net of wires, double steel railings, and two triangular platforms for relaxation.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Open: From 9.30 Am To 7 Pm.Every Day

Sky Bridge Gallery

Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)

Eagle Square, also known as Dataran Lang, is a 12-meter-tall eagle sculpture in Kuah, Malaysia, showcasing its readiness for flight. It's conveniently located near Taman Lagenda Dalam Langkawi, Kuah Jetty, Jetty Point Mall, and various eateries.

Dataran Lang, surrounded by charming bridges, terraces, and fountains, is a popular spot for nighttime ferry viewing due to its proximity to the Andaman Sea.

Address: Persiaran Putera Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Langkawi Cable Car

The Langkawi Cable Car offers a 15-minute journey to the summit of Gunung Machinchang, offering stunning views of Langkawi's lush rainforests, islands, and waterfalls, starting in Oriental Village and passing terraced locations.

At the 708-meter peak, enjoy the wind, snack, and explore souvenir shops. Take plenty of pictures from the observation deck and pack a sweatshirt for the cool weather near the top.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Open: Friday–Sunday from 9.30 am to 6 pm, Monday–Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm

Gunung Raya

Gunung Raya, Langkawi's highest mountain, is believed to be the accursed form of Mat Raya, a giant once residing on the island.

The heavy jungle in Gunung Raya is home to various animals like squirrels, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, mountain hawk eagles, white-bellied sea eagles, and giant hornbills, making hiking a popular destination, but a guide is recommended for beginners.

Pulau Payar Marine Park

Pulau Payar Marine Park in Langkawi is a popular destination for diving and snorkeling, accessible via speedboat or catamaran from Kuah Jetty, known for its Coral Garden.

To explore Pulau Payar Marine Park's seas, fishermen must obtain permission from authorities, as fishing is prohibited. Tour groups offer an alternative, typically including lunch, drinking water, and snorkeling equipment.

3D Art in Paradise Langkawi

3D Art in Paradise Langkawi, one of Malaysia's largest 3D art museums, houses over 200 lifelike 3D art pieces that appear almost alive when photographed.

Oriental Village’s Museum, near Langkawi Cable Car, features nine interactive parts including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Open: From 9 Am To 6 Pm. Every Day.

Legenda Park

Legenda Park, located beside Kuah Jetty in Langkawi, features seventeen English signboarded statues illustrating Langkawi folklore. Visitors can rent a buggy or explore on foot, with the park situated along the Kuah seafront.

This well-maintained park, featuring vibrant princesses, ogres, magical birds, and heroic giants, is a favorite among families due to its affordable entry compared to other Langkawi attractions.

Address: Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Charge: RM5 (adults) and RM2.50 (children aged 3 to 12 years old).

Telaga Tujuh Waterfall

The Telaga Tujuh Waterfall in Langkawi is believed to be the home of faeries, while the Seven Wells Waterfalls, named after seven linked natural pools fed by Mount Machinchang, are situated atop the western headlands.

Enjoy a refreshing dip or a challenging 45-minute climb to the waterfall's top, passing through seven pools and encountering macaques, hornbills, and squirrels along the hike.

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

Open: From 8.30 am to 7.30 pm. Every day.

Al-Hana Mosque

Masjid Al-Hana, the largest Moorish-style Mosque on the island, is located in Langkawi, blending traditional Malay elements with Uzbek themes and sculptures, despite being obstructed by palm trees at CHOGM Park.

The mosque's intricate tile work and towering minarets are a testament to the architectural beauty of Islamic design. Visitors can admire the stunning views of the Andaman Sea from the mosque's elevated position.

Address: Kuah, Kedah, Malaysia, 07000 Langkawi.

Black Sand Beach Langkawi

Black Sand Beach, located 20 minutes from Langkawi Cable Car and 4 kilometers southwest of Tanjung Rhu Beach, offers a serene escape from the city's busy beaches, providing excellent memories.

Particularly on weekends and public holidays, folks love to hang out at Black Sand Beach. The sand at the beach is a mixture of black and white, despite its name. Some residents think it's because of a mermaid's centuries-old curse, imposed when a fisherman took her ring. Some people assert that it burned soil in 1821 when it was in rice paddies.

So, enjoy your trip to Langkawi Island, known for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and lush rainforests. Don't forget to try some of the local cuisine and explore the various outdoor activities available on the island.