The Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi, with an archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi is a tropical heaven surrounded by white beaches, rain-forests, waterfalls, bizarre rock formations and jungles with a wide variety of wildlife.
Also Langkawi is a duty-free island, which means tobacco and booze are ridiculously cheap there.
The best time to visit the island is between December and March, it’s dry season and temperatures are around 30°C or more. It may get quite humid, but nice breeze in Langkawi make the climate moderate.
How To Get To Langkawi
Easiest is by plane. From Kuala Lumpur it’s an hour flight. There are many airlines for this route like Malindo Air, Air Asia, Air, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines and chartered planes as well. If you’re visiting Penang, the island south of Langkawi, you can also fly over to Langkawi with Air Asia or Firefly.
- Base Package – RM1350
- Gold Package – RM1495
- VIP Package – RM1795
Location Take off point : Aircraft takes off from the international airport.
Skydive and Landing Zone : Skydive over and land on Tanjung Rhu Beach
Entrance fee starts from MYR45 – Book online, it’s cheaper!
Parasailing and enjoying the beautiful view of Tanjung Rhu, one of the best beaches in Langkawi. The fun starts from MYR200.
Tickets for the SkyCab cost MYR35 for adults and RM25 for children. Avoid weekends, it can get quite crowded.
Snorkeling and scuba diving are activities everybody, young or old, experienced or amateur, can do and enjoy. With minimum equipment and preparation requirements, snorkeling especially can be enjoyed as a family since all you need are fins and a mask to get a glimpse at the amazing undersea world. While it is possible to snorkel and scuba dive around the main island of Pulau Langkawi, these activities are best done at the reefs around the Pulau Payar Marine Park, 19 nautical miles off Langkawi Island. A fantastic place some consider on par with Tioman and Redang’s offerings, the simplicity of the setup and arrangement for snorkelling and diving activities here make it incredibly popular for amateur and advanced enthusiasts.
Price for the jetski island hopping starts from MYR500 – It may sounds a lot but the fun to ride a jetski and get crazy in the open sea is amazing.
Tengah Beach further south is a relaxed alternative to Pantai Cenang. A quiet beach without the crowds. The beach is 15-20 minutes walk from Pantai Cenang.
Grilled Chicken, Prawns or Seafood, Kebabs, Fresh Juices, Homemade Ice Tea, Fresh Fruits, Salads, Satay, Samosas and many different sweets such as Cookies, Pancakes.
The night bazar happens daily from 7-10PM, also it changes location every night.
The weekly locations are as following:
Monday at Ulu Melaka
Tuesday at Kedawang
Wednesday at Kuah Town
Thursday in Pantai Cenang
Friday at Air Hangat
Saturday again at Kuah Town
Sunday at Padang Matsirat.
The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is ranked as Langkawi’s #01 Attraction on TripAdvisor, you can’t leave the island without seeing this natural wonder!
10) Langkawi’s Seafood
In Langkawi, you can get a wide range of seafoods, prawns, lobsters, crabs, squid, sea bass, red snapper.
11) The Rice Paddies
There is a rice museum, too (and it’s free)! It’s more like an outdoor museum, a great place to learn about rice cultivation and all. If you get tired, have a rest at the little restaurant next to the museum, and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
12) 3D Museum Art in Paradise
The museum features places such as the gondolas in Venice, the pyramids in Egypt, safaris and rainforests, surf spots and loads of fantasy landscapes. A great place for a fun afternoon!
Entrance fee is MYR38. If you plan to visit the Skycab, they sell cheaper combination tickets.