Visiting an island always gives us some amazing memories and exotic experiences. And you certainly know there is no shortage of islands in Malaysia. Such an island is Langkawi, which is considered one of the most popular beach destinations in Malaysia.
From breathtaking landscapes, mountains, and waterfalls to Sky Bridge and Sky Cable Car, you can have every sort of attraction and thing to do in Langkawi Island.
And to experience all these, you must read this article “ best things to do in Langkawi Island” so that you can get to know Langkawi better and make your trip here.
Top things to do in Langkawi
1. Visiting Oriental Village
Located in Pantai Kok towards Langkawi’s western side, Oriental Village is a themed open-air complex with an art gallery, animal exhibits, souvenir shops, and many more, along with a couple of local and international restaurants.
However, it is most famously known as the home of the Langkawi Cable Car and Sky Bridge. Even without these attractions, Oriental Village has a lot of stores selling handicrafts and other trinkets. You can also shop kiosks that offer discounts if the stores are way too pricey for you. But if the stores charge a reasonable price, then you don’t need to go for kiosks.
Address: Burua Bay, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 10:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fees: Free of cost
2. Visit the Masjid Al Hana
Masjid Al Hana has so much significance for being the biggest and oldest mosque in Langkawi. And when you’re in Langkawi, visiting this legendary mosque is a great honour.
The architecture of this mosque is a mixture of Malaysian style and Moorish style. The most attractive part of Masjid Al Hana is its golden onion-shaped dome, which is the best compliment to this white mosque. The design is inspired by the mosques of Uzbekistan.
The mosque has a huge prayer hall, and the walls of it are engraved with the verses of the Holy Quran. There are also bookshelves where you’ll find some copies of the Holy Quran. And for female worshipers, the mosque has a special private and curtained area.
Masjid Al Hana was built in 1959 and inaugurated by the first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman. Since that time, it has been the prime worship centre for the Muslims of Langkawi.
And if you want to visit the inside of this mosque, you have to maintain silence and remove your shoes outside. Proper and modest dressing is also required for women visitors.
Address: Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: 24 hours
Fees: Free of cost
3. Langkawi SkyBridge
Going to Langkawi and not visiting the Langkawi SkyBridge is highly impossible. The Langkawi SkyBridge at Langkawi Island is an attraction for both locals and foreigners with its picturesque view. It is a part of Mount Mat Cincang GeoPark.
With a length of 125 meters and a height of 2300 feet above sea level, it is a pedestrian bridge with a distinctive curve that allows visitors to get a magnificent view of the island. You can go up there with the Langkawi Cable Car.
The journey kickstarts from the Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island near Pantai Kok, and while you’re going up, it tends to get chilly as winds flow through the ventilation slit. So you should get a sweater or jacket for warmth. You may as well bring a camera to capture the view as the daunting view from the bridge isn’t something you want to forget.
Address: 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 09:30 am to 07:00 pm daily
Fees: RM6.00 for adults and RM4.00 for children
4. Langkawi Cable Car
The most popular thing to do in Langkawi Island is to ride the Langkawi Cable Car, which probably no one wants to miss. Located in the Oriental Village, the cable car is also known to be the steepest cable car ride in the world. It takes the riders at the height of 708 metres up in the sky, and from here, you can have a bird’s eye view of the countless attractions of Langkawi.
The Langkawi Cable Car will give you a 15-minute ride to Mount Mat Cincang (the second highest peak of Langkawi). When you start the ride, you’ll notice the temperature is dropping, and a windy breeze is coming from the ventilation. So, make sure you carry a jacket or some clothes to make yourself warm.
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 06:00 pm|Friday to Sunday 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
5. Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
Dataran Lang, or most famously known as the Eagle Square, is probably the most scenic attraction of Langkawi. The statue stands at 39.3 feet and is named after Langkawi’s namesake sea eagle. With a poise to take a flight, the statue is the captivating point of the waterfront Dataran Lang, which is a star-shaped plaza at Kuah Bay.
The intriguing view with the statue that stands out is perfect for group photos and selfies. Not only the photographic view, but there are many things to look forward to at Dataran Lang. Opposite the square, there is the Jetty Point Complex, across a footbridge. It is Langwaki’s main ferry terminal along with a medium-sized mall with duty-free shopping and fast-food chains. So that means good pictures and shopping can be done together!
Address:Persiaran Putera Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 24/7
Fees: Free of cost
6. Parasailing at Langkawi
Every one of us has a dream of flying in the sky like a bird and experiencing how birds see the earth from above, doesn’t it? The islands of Langkawi can make your dream come true through parasailing.
It’s a must-do activity in Langkawi when you explore the beaches of this island. And I am sure, you can’t ignore taking a flight when you will see so many parachutes in the sky as I couldn’t!
At first, you will be taken to the ideal spot in the sea for parasailing via a boat and then necessary precautions would be taken before you lift off. When you start flying in the air, you will see the Langkawi archipelago from a bird’s eye view.
The experience is beyond imagination. In Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu, Kuah, and Pantai Cenang Beach are best for parasailing, and they got a license for it. The top parasailing operators at Langkawi are Naam Sports, Langkawi Gliders, and Langkawi Go Tours. The fight price starts from RM200.00 and the duration is 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Underwater World Langkawi
The Underwater World Langkawi is one of the most sought out and notable attractions of the Island. It is located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang and is the host to Malaysia’s largest aquarium.
The Underwater World has more than 200 species of freshwater fishes and marine starting from rockhopper penguins, giant rays to the gigantic Amazonian arapaima, the biggest freshwater fish in the world. There’s also a 3D theatre where you can watch the short film about Micheal -a prehistoric fish’s journey from a fish to a fossil.
Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fees: MyKad: RM33.00 for adults|RM23.00 for children; Foreigner: RM43.00 for adults|RM33.00 for children
8. Find out Legendary Langkawi @ Lagenda Park
Lagenda Park or Taman Lagenda contains the legendary stories of Langkawi. The park is made with the theme of folklore and myths of Langkawi, and the entrance gate of the park reflects the theme vividly.
You will enter the park through a Gondowana stone wall. And Gondowana has its own legendary story. It was a supercontinent that eventually broke up due to plate tectonic movement of the earth. It’s believed that Langkawi island also emerged through such plate tectonic movement so the Gondowana wall stands for it.
The park is spread over a 50-hectare compound and inside the park, you will see nearly 17 colourful sculptures such as mythical birds, heroic giants, beautiful princesses, and evil ogres.
Besides this, Lagenda Park is surrounded by flowers, shrubs, garden ponds, and fruit trees. And the green environment is perfect for bird watching. The beautiful bridge that is placed at the park entrance, will give you the old world charm.
Furthermore, the park also exhibits traditional and cultural objects of Malaysia.
Address: Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: Everyday 09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Fees: Free of cost
9. Escape into Seven Wells Waterfalls
Seven Wells Waterfalls is one of the best natural places in Langkawi with scenic views and thrilling activities. The waterfall is locally known as Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and has a legendary story around it.
Local people used to say that this waterfall was the bathing place of beautiful fairies. But one day, a mountain prince captured one of these fairies and then all the fairies left the place forever. That’s why it is believed that the waterfall has some magical power and it can heal your body and soul.
Well, that was the story! But the waterfall can actually heal your soul with the mesmerising view of its seven intertwined natural pools that cascade over Mount Mat Cincang.
If you’re a thrill lover, you should hike to the top and enjoy the panoramic view of all seven pools. Besides climbing, you can also swim here and escape amidst the rainforest that is surrounded by leafy trees and cheeky monkeys.
Address: Mukim, Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: Everyday 08:30 am to 07:30 pm
10. Morac International Karting
We all love a thrilling activity, and Morac International Karting is one such activity that you do not want to skip. The kart has a fanbase around the globe. It also has a configurable 3-angle pedal position and adjustable seat for drivers to be comfortable. You can feel the adrenaline rush while you ride on the track that stretches 1410 yards.
Racers can keep track of their lap times and overall scores, while bystanders can cheer from the second-level observation deck. Be ready with your driving gears!!
Address: Lot 67, Jalan Pantai Cenang Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi
Opening hours: Tuesday -Sunday 04:00 pm -09:00 pm
Fees: One session: RM75.00 per person, Three sessions: RM215.00 per person, Five sessions: RM355.00 per person, Ten sessions: RM690.00 per person
11. Langkawi Wildlife Park
Langkawi Wildlife Park is a tropical rainforest park that opened to the public in November 2002 when it was simply known as “Langkawi Bird Paradise”. Although initially, it had only different species of birds, it now includes over 150 different species of birds and animals from South America, Australia, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Malaysia.
The park is well known for allowing interactions with the birds and animals, and you can even feed the animals from assorted food bags that you can get for RM6.00 only. With so many exotic species over there, you can enjoy to your fullest and take pictures to make your friends jealous of how much you got to see there.
There are flamingos, crocodiles, silver and yellow pheasants, peacocks, mouse-deers, and so many more that you can see once you visit there.
Address: Lot 1485, Kampung Belanga Pecah, Jalan Ayer Hangat, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Fees: MyKad: RM24.00 for adults|RM16.00 for children; Foreigner: RM39.00 for adults | RM22.00 for children
12. Pantai Cenang
Pantai Cenang is one of the most popular and busiest beaches in Langkawi. The beach is located just a 10-minute drive away from Langkawi International Airport and is well known for its white sand and clear water. After reaching Langkawi by flight, you should first head to Pantai Cenang and the fabulous resorts around it.
Here you will never have a shortage of cafés, restaurants, as well as souvenir shops. With picturesque views, the beach also offers exciting activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and of course, sunbathing.
The nightlife scene is the star attraction of the beach and to enjoy that you have to spend a night here. From luxurious resorts to budget-friendly hotels and chalets, every kind of accommodation is available here. For more information, visit booking.com.
13. Snorkelling at the Pulau Payar Marine Park
Located nearly 30 km away from the main island of Langkawi, Pulau Payar Marine Park is the home of various species of fish and baby sharks including butterflyfish, damselfish, Moorish idols, pink anemonefish, rabbitfish, black-headed baby sharks, and many more. At the same time, it is the best place for snorkelling in Langkawi.
Payar Island has many ideal points for snorkelling but among them, the Coral Garden has the most popularity. Because this snorkelling point allows you not only to watch the enchanting sight of sea fish but you can also feed them.
The snorkelling price starts from RM180.00 and to get to the Pulau Payar Marine Park, you have to make an hour journey via a speedboat from the main Langkawi Island.
Address: Kompleks EB Adina peksn Baru Baron Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: 24 hours
14. Island Hopping Tour
Langkawi is the home of 99 beautiful islands and most of them are uninhabited. That’s why Island Hopping is one of the best and must-do activities in Langkawi.
There are many travel agencies who arrange Island Hopping Tour in Langkawi at a cheap price. Or you can rent a boat and go hopping on the islands by yourself.
You can start your journey from Pantai Cenang and head towards Teluk Baru Jetty. Your first stop would be Pulau Dayang Bunting or Island of the Pregnant Maiden. On this island, you can do water activities like swimming and paddle boarding. Or you can simply enjoy a natural catfish spa.
Next go for eagle watching at Big Lions Island and for activities like parasailing, snorkelling and swimming, Pulau Beras Basah or Wet Rice Island is best.
During your Island Hopping Tour, you will get many exotic spots for photography. So prepare your camera before your head down.
For island hopping, you can take two types of tours- Sharing Basis Tour and Private Chartered Tour. The Sharing Basis Tour starts from RM40.00. On the contrary, Private Chartered Tour is a bit expensive and it starts from RM350.00.
15. 3D Art in Paradise Langkawi
Paradise 3D Museum is a notable museum that holds a collection of more than 200 extraordinary artworks. It is a three-story building divided into nine interactive zones as Malaysian, Egyptian, fantasy, castles, and many more zones that are sure to take your breath away once you come and visit. With more than 200 beautifully detailed artworks that are hand-painted by 23 Korean artists in collaboration with local artists.
Your eyes are definitely in for a treat as you’ll also get to see the incredible panoramic painting of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline that features the Petronas Twin Tower, Menara KL Tower, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
The museum isn’t only fascinating for ordinary tourists but a hub for all art lovers. Be sure to add 3D Art in Paradise Langkawi to your trip list when you come to Kedah!
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi
Opening hour: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fees: Foreign visitors RM 38.00 for adults | RM 28.00 for children; Local visitors (only with MyKad identification) RM30.00 for adults |RM 20.00 for children
16. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi spans 100 square kilometres and is famous for mangrove swamps, karstic hills that stick out towards the Andaman Sea, and, of course, its spotless beaches. The wildlife over there is sure going to be mesmerising to you with its monitor lizards, monkeys, crabs, and more uncanny species to make you marvel at the park’s wildlife.
Do you know there’s an actual Bat Cave?? It is a popular destination among tourists, and you are sure to be enthralled by its spookiness. You can see all that while you’re on a boat ride.
You’ll get to see eagles swooping around you when you feed them (trust me, it’s fun, not scary). The Park is filled with many more surprises to make your visit worthwhile.
Address: Kilim River Tourism Jetty, Mukim Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fees: Between RM200.00 to RM500.00 for a tour and boat ride
17. Scuba Diving in Pulau Payar
No holiday is complete without a beach activity. Scuba diving is one such beach activity that you can’t skip. There’s Pulau Payar Marine Park in Langkawi, where you can experience the best scuba diving. It’s approximately 45 minutes away from Kuah Jetty, and once you reach there, you will soon find yourself surrounded by seahorses, snappers, and so many more creatures.
Your scuba diving package cost starts from RM390.00 and consists of an entrance fee, diving equipment, meals, insurance, hotel, and roundtrip boat transfers. Professional help is provided for non-certified divers or novices in some cases diving scooters are also used to assist the dives. You’ll be given an Introductory Dive course to guide you through diving, so don’t be scared at all.
Address: Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi
Opening hour: Daily 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Fees: RM390.00 and above
18. Skydiving in Langkawi
No one can turn down a thrilling activity such as skydiving. Everybody wants to try it at least once in their life. And when tandem skydiving is done in Langkawi, you definitely will enjoy it.
As each participant is given a certified instructor, you don’t have to worry about not knowing anything about it. All participants are shown informational videos to prep them, followed by basic ground training, deploying a parachute, and piloting the landing.
When the actual tandem skydiving takes place, you’ll be taken on a 20-minute flight over the Langkawi Island, and then the instructor will harness you safely with him and take a plunge at 10000 feet above sea level. You’re sure going to be out of breath, but that will all be due to the exhilarating adventure. Make sure to click pictures to make your friend envious.
Address: No. 7 Office, Kampung Bukit Nau Padang Matsirat, Langkawi
Opening hour: Daily 07:00 am – 07:00 pm
Fees: RM1350.00 (additional costs charged for VIP packages)
19. Skytrex Tree Top Adventure
Langkawi is not only a place for a beach getaway, it’s also a place of hills, caves, and tropical rainforest. So naturally, challenge lovers can get lots of opportunities to satisfy their adventure cravings. One such activity in Langkawi is Skytrex Tree Top Adventure.
Located at the foot of Gunung Mat Cingag, Skytrex Tree Top Adventure offers visitors three levels of challenges- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. You can start with the Beginner level and each level can make you thrilled.
Here you get to do ziplining from tree to tree or you can step up the horizontal bridge that is placed in the midst of the jungle. If you’re willing to take the Advanced level, it is advised to stay hydrated throughout the entire journey.
Address: Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: Everyday 09:00 am to 05:30 pm
20. Gunung Raya Hiking
Hiking to the highest mountain in Langkawi is surely a fascinating activity that you can do here. Gunung Raya is widely famous for jungle trekking and hiking as it’s the highest mountain on this island with an altitude of 881 metres.
During your hiking, you will be acquainted with numerous unique and amazing flora and fauna as the forest has 400 species of trees and plants and 230 species of birds and animals.
The mountain is reachable by both road and stairs. The distance from the bottom to the top is 27 km (by road) and 4287 steps (by stairs). And it may take 2 to 3 hours to reach the top. If you have health issues, do not try this.
Address: 278, Jalan Gunung Raya, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: 24 hours
21. Visit the Galeria Perdana Museum
Every museum has a unique collection of artefacts to describe the history and culture of a particular time. Galeria Perdana Museum is no exception. It showcases all the achievements, awards, gifts, and souvenirs that are received by the fourth and longest-serving Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahatir. Most of these awards and gifts have come from foreign governments.
The exterior design of the building depicts traditional Malay architecture while the interior design is fabricated with porcelain, crystal, silver, and textile.
The museum is separated into three interlink blocks namely A, B, and C for showing different antiques. The museum also has a library with lots of books and a café.
Address: Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (closed on Monday)
Fees: With MyKad adults RM5.00, Children (6 to 12) RM2.00｜Without MyKad adults RM10.00, Children (6 to 12) RM4.00
22. Explore Crocodile Adventureland
Crocodile Adventureland is a must-visit attraction in Langkawi because it houses more than 4,000 different and rare species of crocodiles. The whole park is divided into sections of ponds so that visitors get a clear view of them.
Apart from watching crocodiles, you can also feed them and enjoy shows of crocodiles as the park organizes several crocodiles shows to entertain visitors.
Address: Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, Jalan Datai, Mukim Air Hangat, 07100 Langkawi
Opening hours: Everyday 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fees: With MyKad adults RM18.00, Children (6 to 12) RM12.00｜Without MyKad adults RM25.00, Children (6 to 12) RM18.00
23. Enjoy Spa and Massage Therapy
Langkawi offers countless things to do and makes you feel thrilled and happy. But after an enjoyable day, you will surely feel tired and want some relaxation, won’t you?
In that time, spa & massage therapy would be the most useful activity that you can do only to pamper yourself. And don’t think that Langkawi has any shortage of spa & massage centres. You will get lots of spas here that give therapies by using natural herbs, oils, fruits, and flowers.
Alun Alun Spa
Alun Alun Spa is one of the most famous spa & massage centres in Langkawi. That’s why it has three branches and one of its branches is located in Pantai Cenang.
They offer outstanding service with highly trained therapists who always ensure the satisfaction of customers. The ingredients they use for spa and massage are totally authentic and herbal. Even the herbs and oils that are used for treatments are produced by themselves.
Alun Alun Spa has many varied ranges of packages that you can choose from according to your taste and budget.
Address: Lot 48, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, Kedah, 07000 Pulau Langkawi
Business hours: Everyday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Price: Session price starts from RM115.00 for an hour
Most of us have a thought that spa & massage therapy is only for luxurious people. Mid-budget people can not afford it. Yuan Spa is here to remove this superstition of yours.
It’s a budget-friendly spa centre that offers a wide range of therapies in an exotic atmosphere. Their most popular services are massage with aromatherapy oil, packages for children, honeymoon packages, manicures, pedicures, facials, flower & mild baths, and so on.
Address: MK, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi
Business hours: Everyday 12:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Price: Session price starts from RM98.00 for an hour
24. Explore the Night Markets
Islands, forests, and beaches are not the only attractions in Langkawi. If you want to see the true picture of Langkawi, explore its night markets. The markets always remain crowded and full of buzzing with locals as well as tourists.
Local people call the night markets “Pasar Malam” and different market sets on different days of the week at different locations. The most alluring site of night markets is the authentic local cuisine that you will not get at any fancy restaurant. Here you can have fried noodles, Nasi Lemak, Pisang Goreng, Nasi Ayam, and many more.
Apart from this, souvenir items like sunglasses, watches, paintings, wallets, and knockoffs are also available throughout the markets. And all of these items come at a cheap price.
Some renowned night markets in Langkawi are Ulu Melaka Market, Air Hangat Night Market, Kedawang Night Market, Temonyong Night Market, Pekan Kuah Night Market, and Padang Matsiarat Night Market.
25. Live the Dazzling Nightlife in Langkawi
In Langkawi, don’t make your night dull by spending it at the hotel because the dazzling nightlife is waiting for you outside. You can choose to do a beach night party or get to some cosy cafes, bars, and restaurants, all of them can give you outstanding experience and joy.
You even can opt for the bustling night markets of Langkawi that offer so many local delicacies. Here are some places where you can make your nightlife vibrant and memorable.
The Yellow Cafe
Nightlife in Langkawi is more fun and loving if you get to do a beach party. And the Yellow Cafe is one of the best night bars in Langkawi with a beachfront view.
In the daytime, it’s a beautiful beachfront restaurant which turns into a cosy night bar after sunset. If you’re willing to enjoy the beauty of the sunset view, the Yellow Cafe is the place for you.
The live music, hip décor, plush beanbags, beach view, and hammock create a cool and casual atmosphere that is best for hangout with friends. The cafe offers sunset drinks, a book to read, and a variety of alcohol to make your nightlife memorable.
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi
Business hours: Friday to Wednesday 05:00 pm to 01:00 am (closed on Thursday)
Rhu Bar, The Four Seasons
Located in Tanjung Rhu, Rhu Bar at the Four Seasons is one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Langkawi because of its expensive and imported collection of wine and top-class facilities. It’s a luxurious bar that gives you every kind of entertainment to make your night enjoyable like live music, a DJ, and dancing beats.
The decoration of this bar is also attractive and sophisticated as it will indulge you with a beautiful Indian-Mughal design. The bar also serves authentic Japanese dishes like tempura, sushi rolls, yakitori, and edamame.
Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi
Business hours: Monday to Thursday 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm｜Friday to Sunday 03:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Galaxy Family Karaoke
Not every time you would like to go to a bar or nightclub to enjoy the nightlife. For a change go to some entertainment centre where you can do activities with your family.
In such a case, I would say no place is better than the Galaxy Family Karaoke. Here you can enjoy Karaoke at a really cheap price with your family and friends.
Galaxy Family Karaoke offers you a comfortable room and a great sound system where you can belt out your favourite song for two hours at RM40.00.
Address: No.1, 2& 3 Tingkat Satu, Pusat Perniagaan Kelibang Indah, Jalan Kelibang Indah, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hours: Friday to Wednesday 03:00 pm to 01:00 am (closed on Thursday)
How to Get to Langkawi Island
Langkawi attracts both local and foreign visitors. So it is obvious that people come here from different places and use different types of transports. But only air and ferry can lead you directly to the island. No road transport is able to reach Langkawi Island directly as the island is several miles offshore.
Here we have covered how to get to Langkawi Island by Air, Ferry, Car, Bus, and Train.
Air is the easiest way to travel to Langkawi Island. And the best part is you can get there from any area of Malaysia or even from outside of Malaysia as Langkawi airport is an International Airport.
Moreover, it is not so costly if you can manage to bargain or buy tickets on a sale. From Kuala Lumpur, you’ll get numerous daily flights that will lead you to Langkawi. Airlines like Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Firefly sell tickets online. The journey may cost you about RM 150.00 to RM 200.00, depending on travel periods and services.
Trip.com is a popular travel booking website that provides travellers with the easiest way to book their travel plans. It offers competitive prices, easy access to all your information, and a personalized buying experience so that you can quickly and easily find exactly what you’re looking for quickly and easily.
Travelling by ferry is interesting and adventurous. The route can be crowded but also affordable. From Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, and Penang, you can catch ferries that will lead you directly to Langkawi (Kuah Jetty). Several ferry services are available on this route, so you’ll certainly have no shortage of ferries. Not only that, but you can also get a ferry from Satun in Thailand direct to Kuah Jetty.
Check out the schedule and book your ticket from 12GoAsia.
Car & Ferry
As we mentioned before, there is no road connection to Langkawi. So if you want to drive your car, you have to reach first Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, or Penang, from where you have to catch a ferry.
If you are worried about your car, don’t be. Because there are daily roll-on-roll-off ferries available that carry cars and cargo along with passengers. It may cost you a bit more. Those ferries operate only between Kuala Perlis to Langkawi. So if you want to take your car to the island, you have to head to Kuala Perlis first and then take a ferry from there.
Bus & Ferry
The bus route is the same as the car. To get to Langkawi Island, you have to reach Kuala Perlis first, then take a ferry that will lead you to Kuah Jetty in Langkawi. There are numerous buses available from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis on an hourly basis. It takes approximately 8 hours to reach Kuala Perlis and then 1.5 hours to reach Langkawi from there.
Consider buying the bus ticket online to avoid unnecessary crowds. In that case, 12GoAsia is the best option that you have. Check out the bus schedule, price, and book your ticket from 12GoAsia.
You will also not get any train that will lead you directly to Langkawi as there is no train connection all the way up to the island. But you can catch KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad) that runs economical train service. From Kuala Lumpur, the train will lead you to Alor Setar in Kedah.
After reaching Alor Setar, take a bus or taxi to the ferry jetty at Kuala Kedah, and that ferry will lead you to Langkawi Island. It is a bit hustling, but you will get to see an excellent view of the countryside if you choose to travel by train.
Where to Eat Best Foods in Langkawi
Langkawi is an island, so indeed, you want to try the fresh, delicious seafood of this island. At Langkawi, you will get countless cafés and restaurants to have some mouthwatering items. Some tourists come here only to try the tasty seafood grill. Here we have given a list of eateries that are famous in Langkawi for their yummy fresh foods.
Yellow Cafe Langkawi
You cannot leave Langkawi without visiting an adorable beachfront cafe. Located in Pantai Cenang, Yellow Cafe Langkawi is a beachfront cafe that offers you tasty food while watching the beautiful sunset or the waves crash.
The cafe has numerous delicious items like pizza, satay, chicken wings, pasta, sandwiches, and many more. And the best part is you can enjoy all these foods at a very low price.
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: Daily 03:00 pm to 12:00 am
Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant
Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Langkawi. The eatery is traditional, spacious, and open-air and offers satisfying and value-for-money meals.
The restaurant always values your preference and cooks according to your taste and choice. Here you can have many varieties of seafood like fish, crabs, lobsters, squid, mantis shrimp, and many more. But their must-try dish is the salted egg yolk.
This unique yet worthwhile restaurant is slightly more expensive than other seafood restaurants in Langkawi. They also offer delicious foods with a scenic bridge view that will give you a romantic vibe.
Address: Lot 1986, Jalan Penarak, Mukim Kuah, Langkawi
Opening hour: Daily 01:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Wonderland Food Store
If you want to enjoy seafood with locals at an affordable price, you should opt for Wonderland Food Store. It is a Chinese eatery and provides fresh seafood directly from the local fishermen.
You can choose from a wide range of fish varieties and other seafood like crab, lobsters, and squids. If you come to this restaurant, don’t miss their signature dishes, including fried fish in ABC sauce, fried nestum prawn, and the salted egg yolk.
Address: 179;181, 07000, 180, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi
Opening hour: Daily 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where to Stay
The pristine beaches and ancient rainforests are the star attraction of Langkawi. It is one of the most luxurious islands in Malaysia, which is made up of nearly 100 islands of the Andaman Sea.
So clearly you cannot cover the whole island in a day, you have to stay here for a couple of days. Moreover, you definitely don’t want to miss the vibrant nightlife of Langkawi Island. But if it’s your first time here, finding the best and most suitable accommodation can be overwhelming and challenging.
Here we are to relieve your worries as we have listed the best hotels with different budgets.
Best Budget Hotel- Chill Suites Langkawi
Chill Suites Langkawi is great for those who are looking for budget-friendly accommodation. Despite being a budget hotel, it offers many amenities to give total comfort to its guests.
The hotel is featured with air-conditioned rooms, a kettle, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, and a private bathroom with a bidet. At the same time, every room is provided with a coffee machine, and some certain rooms also have sea views.
Facilities like a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service, an à la carte breakfast, and free wi-fi access are also available at Chill Suites Langkawi. All these come at a low price of RM 91.00.
Best Hostel- Tubotel
To experience a unique staycation, choose Tubotel. It is a hostel and comes with dorm and pod rooms. The hostel is located just 200m away from Cenang beach, and Langkawi Airport is 8 km from it. Here you can enjoy the unbreathable sunset view from the hostel’s beachside terrace.
The facilities that the hostel offers will also impress you as they have accommodation with a restaurant, free parking, a garden, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and certain rooms have lakeside views.
Tubotel is particularly liked by couples as it is best for honeymoon. The air-conditioned rooms and continental breakfast are also available here. The price starts from RM 330.00 for a 3-night stay.
Best Luxury Resort- Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Luxury lovers should definitely opt for the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. With a mile-long private beach, the resort provides multi-tiered outdoor pools and is surrounded by lush forests and gardens.
The architecture style of the resort is inspired by Malay and Moorish design as here you’ll see the traditional wooden furniture and high ceilings. They offer spacious villas and pavilions at the beachfront property.
Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, an espresso machine, and free wi-fi access. On the other hand, there are also amenities like outdoor showers, swimming pools, a gym, a spa and wellness centre, and many more.
You can enjoy a garden or sea view from the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi and try some fresh seafood as the resort houses three dining restaurants. The price of this luxury resort starts from RM 1,113.00 and is available on booking.com.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many days in Langkawi is enough?
While you could easily spend a week or more exploring all that Langkawi has to offer, three days are enough time to see some of the island’s top attractions and get a feel for its laid-back vibe. Some must-see sights include the Langkawi Sky Bridge, the Seven Wells Waterfall, and the Eagle Square.
Is Langkawi worth visiting?
Absolutely! Langkawi is a beautiful island in Malaysia with stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and plenty of activities to entertain you. From island hopping to cable car rides to exploring the local night markets, there is something for everyone in Langkawi.
What make Langkawi popular?
Langkawi is popular for its stunning beaches, clear waters, and lush rainforests. It is also known for its duty-free shopping, delicious local cuisine, and unique attractions such as the Langkawi Sky Bridge and the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.
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