Langkawi Tourism
the Popular Tropical Island 

Langkawi tourism is one of the best alternatives holiday in one of the popular tropical islands in the world. Langkawi stays among the top Malaysia tourism industries. Many Westerners visit Langkawi to enjoy the warm and sunny island. Tourist may not regret to put Malaysia vacation packages in their list.

Langkawi Island Jetty Point - Courtesy By Malaysia Tourism Office Kuala Lumpur

Langkawi Island is one of the most tourism attractions for Malaysia Vacations to be experienced. The Langkawi tourism caught many eyes with it Malaysia culture, beautiful beaches, world-class infrastructure, ultra-cheap duty-free shopping, island of scenic, tranquil landscapes, mangroves rich in flora and fauna and its fascinating legends no wonder it has become popular among the tourist in Malaysia and as a favorite destination for local and international visitors and it certainly give huge revenue to Malaysia Tourism sector.

The Island is your most perfect place to go around and rest in comfort with family and friends or go to Craft Cultural Complex to bring back something for friends. There are some good Batik shirts to be packed for friends from the popular Langkawi tourism zone.

Where is Langkawi

The Langkawi tourism Island archipelago is just off the coast states of Kedah, close to states of Perlis and just below Thailand. Langkawi Islands combined by a group of 99 islands. 

Langkawi Weather

The islands warm and sunny through out the year. Temperature not often changes throughout the year. It is very warm and humid with temperatures ranging from 25c to 35c. Rain tends to come about between April to May and October to November.  

For more informations about Langkawi Islands weather, here is the State Weather Forecast for Major Towns/Tourist Destinations issued by Malaysian Meteorological Department Official Portal.

Main Town

Kuah is Langkawi's main town and it is the entry point to the island and it also the transit point for ferries to the neighboring islands of Langkawi Tourism. Langkawi become the favorite destinations to tourist all over the world as it has everything to the world of tourism, family vacation, holiday and honeymoon no wonder on June 1, 2007 the island got it status World Geopark by UNESCO.

Makam Mahsuri

This Malaysia islands of Langkawi tourism has a remaining legend into its history. You'll hear a tale of love, jealously and curse about the tragic legend of a beautiful young lady named Mahsuri that is placed upon the island by her for seven generations.

Makam Mahsuri in Langkawi - By Tourism Office Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The seventh generation of Langkawi's inhabitants has long come and gone today, but people on the island still believe that the prosperity and blessings the islands enjoy today and the passing of the curse is not a pure coincidence. Mahsuri is said buried at Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri's Mausoleum).

Langkawi Geopark

Three main preservation area in Langkawi tourism such as Geopark; Kilim Geoforest Park, Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park.(Island of the Pregnant Maiden Lake). These three parks are the most popular tourism area within Langkawi Tourism Geopark.

Popular Beaches

The most popular beaches are Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Burau Bay, Pantai Kok, and Datai Bay.

Pantai Cenang

The picturesque beach with apparently endless stretches of fine white sand with tall coconuts and casuarinas shaping the beach. It is the perfect place to rest in among the Langkawi tourism beach.

Pantai Tengah

It is separated from Cenang by a small cape.

Burau Bay

Fringed by rocky outcrops, is the favorite place of migratory birds in Langkawi tourism.

Pantai Kok

Pantai Kok is a peaceful beach with the backdrop of limestone hills.

Datai Bay (Teluk Datai)

Teluk Datai situated to the north-west of this Langkawi tourism island is way of the main road.

Northern Corridor Economic Region

Today, Langkawi has become progressive towards tourism industries as it including in the Northern Corridor Economic Region.

Many of the islanders are farmers, fishermen has become entrepreneurs.

Today Langkawi became the beautiful and popular tourism Island and it peaceful landscape of paddy fields can be viewed by renting a car and taking a leisure time drive around the island.

Some of Langkawi's most memorable views are along the road that circles the island.

Attractions in Langkawi

Langkawi Tourism Island in Malaysia noted for its legends and beautiful views is the most developed in the group. Certainly it has good beaches, abundant marine life and basically offers an idyllic retreat from the urban jungle.

Datai Bay in Langkawi - By Tourism Office Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

There is a beach near the resort which mainly for resort guests. There are several jungle trails that take you down to the sea. There is a crocodile farm on the way to Teluk Datai where visitors can view the crocodiles and be entertained to shows in the morning and afternoon.

Datai Bay (Teluk Datai)

Datai Bay has combination of forests and sea. The milky beach is backed by lush forest. Visiotrs can take Langkawi Island Cable Car to the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang, where the Langkawi Sky Bridge is located. It has the most exclusive golf course on the Langkawi island. 

Underwater World Langkawi

Situated along Pantai Cenang. The Underwater World Langkawi is one of the largest aquariums in Asia. It facilitate with a 15m-long walk through tunnel from which you can view more than 5,000 kinds of marine life in over 100 tanks. The building is a duty-free shopping complex.

Pulau Payar Marine Park

It is located 30km south of Langkawi tourism zone. This marine park extends over a number of islands with Pulau Payar being the largest. It takes an hour to get there from the Kuah Jetty by speedboat.

Jetty at Pulau Payar Marine_Park Langkawi Island - By Tourism Office Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

There is a floating platform moored off Pulau Payar which has a restaurant and underwater observation chamber to view the marine life surrounding a reef. It is a good area for snorkelling or taking rides in glass-bottomed boats.

Gua Langsir

To the North is Gua Langsir (Cave of the Banshee) which is reputedly haunted. The belief may thousands of bats which live in the interior of the 91m high cave.

Sungai Klim

For the adventurous, Langkawi offering some truly unforgettable sights and experiences. A tour that is bound to provide plenty of thrills to those who are game is the boat cruise to Kilim Nature Park, an escapable to another world. Spread over an area of 100 sq. km. Kilim Nature Park features a beautiful mix of well-protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons.

Boating on Klim River in Langkawi Island - Picture by Tourism Office Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

On the trail, along the calm winding river, you will be exposed to the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem, flora and fauna and its natural habitats like the overhanging “Bogak Trees”, Brown Eagles, Tree Crabs, Iguanas and Macaques. Enjoy the scenic and spectacular views of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of the mangrove swamps and the sea. These fascinating geological wonders have been variously dubbed as the Temple of Borobodur, the Elephant Stone and the Hanging Gardens.

Gua Cerita and Gua Kelawar

Explore Gua Cerita (Cave of Legends) and Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) steeped in fabled tales of mystery and romance. There are indeed many memories for you to bring back when your journey ends.

Event

International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) (biennial)

Langkawi Tourism also well known of it maritime and aerospace event such as Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) (biennial) event. This biennial event is a showcase of the latest equipment and technology in the aerospace, air defence and civil aviation industries.

Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace - Picture courtesy Tourism Office Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The event takes place from end November till early December on the fabulous island of Langkawi. There are exhibitions of boats, automobiles, helicopters, mobile troop carriers and land vehicles as well as a good selection on the world’s most advanced aircraft and equipment. Aerial demonstrations are usually held during the exhibition. Organiser for this event is Le’ Proton LIMA Sdn. Bhd., Tel: 0326976266 and Fax: 082241660.

Le Tour De' Langkawi

Other Langkawi Tourism big event such as Le Tour De’ Langkawi. It is Modelled after the famous ‘Le Tour De’ France’, this top-notch race held over two weeks each year in February sees the world’s best cyclists test their mental strength and physical endurance the limit.

The gruelling multi-stage race flags off in the fabulous island of Langkawi and traverses the length and breadth of Peninsular Malaysia before reaching he finishing line in Kuala Lumpur.

Spectators will also be able to watch colourful cultural performances, parades, displays and shows. If you have any thing to know about this event you can contact by Tel: 0326976266 and by Fax: 0326946446.

Hotel in Langkawi

Five Star Hotel

  • The Andaman Datai Bay ***** Jalan Teluk Datai, P.O. Box 94, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049591088 Fax: 04959116.
  • Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi ***** Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049528888 Fax: 049528899 Toll Free: 1800888088
  • Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort ***** Jalan Teluk Nibong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049551901 Fax: 049551918
  • The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa (Sheraton Perdana Resort) ***** Jalan Pantai Dato’ Syed Omar, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049608888 Fax: 049608999

Four Star Hotel

  • Langkasuka Lagoon Resort **** Lot 78, Jalan Kuala Muda, Padang Matsirat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Tel: 049558181 Fax: 049558881
  • Awana Porto Malai Pulau Langkawi **** Tanjung Malai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tell: 049555111 Fax: 049555222
  • The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa (Langkawi Village Resort) **** Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah Mukim Kedawang, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049520000 Fax: 049520001

Three Star Hotel

  • Beach Garden Resort *** Pantai Cenang 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Tel: 049551363 Fax: 049551221 
  • Bella Vista (Hotel Tiara Langkawi) *** Persiaran Mutiara, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049662800 Fax: 049662600
  • Hotel Chadek Kura *** Jalan Chadek Kura, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049553146 Fax: 049553346 
  • Hotel Grand Continental *** Lot 398, Jalan Kelibang, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049660333 Fax: 049660288

Two Star Hotel

  • Eagle Bay Hotel ** 33, Jalan Persiaran Putra, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049668585 Fax: 049667385
  • Hotel Panaroma Langkawi ** Jalan Lubuk Semilang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049552721 Fax: 049552723
  • Twin Peaks Islands Resort ** Batu 1 ¾ , Jalan Kelibang, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah. Tel: 049668255 Fax: 049558459

Oriental Village in Langkawi Island Courtesy Tourism Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur

Transportation in Langkawi Island

Car Rental

Travel Langkawi by driving yourself to discover the attraction places in Langkawi Tourism paradise is very pleasant driving. Make sure you have a valid licience. Don’t forget your Langkawi map. Driving on this Island is stress-free and definitely safe. Most of all is you can enjoy the gorgeous panorama around the island as much as you want.

Normally you only pay about MYR80.00 to MYR150.00 per day. But if you rent a new and imported car it may be more. How ever you have many choice of vehicle to choose depending on your budget. But don’t worry local made car also excellent in condition such as Malaysian made Proton model such as Saga, Wira, Perdana, Waja, Putra, Satria, Juara and Gen2. Perodua model such Kancil, Kembara, Rusa and Kelisa.

It is difficult to drive a car that not usual to you especially to drive on right hand. Why not have a try as it is a good experience and the best thing is you drive on an island where not many traffic as in the big city like Kuala Lumpur, as long you fasten your sit belt and don’t drive on the right side of the street... Make sure other passenger also fasten their sit belt. Here are available Langkawi Rent Car Rental agencies on the island if you want to drive yourself:

  • Kasina Rent-A-Car, No. 7 & 8, Tropical Resort, Jln Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman. Tel-604-955 5999, 604-955 3355, Fax: 604-955 3431
  • Mahamas Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd, No. 1, km3, Jln. Kelibang, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel-604-966 7689, 966 6562, Mobile-019-449 8008, Fax: 604-966 6189.
  • Sala Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd, Lot 40, Lot 80, Arked Pokok Asam 1, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel-604-9667521/1528/1529, Fax: 604-9666521/8521.
  • Legend Admire Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, No. 50, Persiaran Bunga Raya, Pusat Bandar Baru Pokok Asam, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel-604-9661368, 9665989, Fax: 604-9661386, 9669189.

Motorbike Rental

If you want to travel by Motorbike around Langkawi, motorbike is the easiest way to go any where around Langkawi. Minimum cost hiring motorbikes of all size is RM25-40 a day. There are many places that rent motorbike. Licience may be needed. The roads are excellent, pleasant and easy riding. Must put on your helmet.

Bicycle Rental

Travel by bicycle around Langkawi, bicycle is also available for hiring. It cost you RM12.00 per day.

Bus

Seem there are only a few bus routes that may take few hours to wait. So you may waste plenty of time if you have a short visit to Langkawi. So, to go around by bus may not be recommended. It is better you hire a taxi. There are taxi stands at jetty terminal, at major shopping centres and in central Kuah town.

Taxi

All taxis don’t have metered but the fare is reasonable and cheap. The fares are set before get in the taxi to any destinations around the island. Taxi also can be rented according to the hour or day. The cost is about RM15 an hour. It is negotiable and depending on the time spending and waiting involved. Taxi which have licensed can be identified by it yellow roof.

Taxi Fares in Langkawi

The following are the official rates in Malaysia currency (RM)as published by the Ministry of Tourism from Kuah town to any destination in Langkawi:

  • To Eagle Square 4.00, To Langkawi Mall 4.00,
  • To Jetty Point 4.00, To Kelibang 4.00, 
  • To Beringin Beach Resort 6.00, 
  • To Langkawi General Hospital 6.00, 
  • To Kedah Marble Factory 6.00, 
  • To Langkawi Technical Vocational School 6.00, 
  • To Bayas 6.00, To Kisap 8.00, 
  • To Keda 8.00, 
  • To Kem Bina Negara 8.00, 
  • To Mata Air 8.00, 
  • To Bukit Malut 10.00, 
  • To Galeria Perdana Museum 10.00, 
  • To Mahsuri Mausoleum 10.00, 
  • To Chandek Kura Resort 10.00, 
  • To Book Village/Lubuk Semilang 10.00, 
  • To Panorama Resort 10.00, 
  • To Padang Matsirat 10.00, 
  • To Air Hangat Village 10.00, 
  • To Kedawang 10.00, 
  • To Padang Lalang 12.00, 
  • To Temonyong 12.00, 
  • To Kuala Teriang 12.00, 
  • To Chenang Beach 14.00, 
  • To Tengah Beach 14.00, 
  • To Airport 14.00, 
  • To Sheraton Langkawi Resort 15.00, 
  • To Cement Factory 16.00, 
  • To Teluk Ewa 16.00, 
  • To Craft Cultural Complex Teluk Yu 16.00, 
  • To Kok Beach 20.00, 
  • To Berjaya Langkawi Resort 20.00, 
  • To Seven Wells 20.00, 
  • To Tanjung Rhu Resort 20.00, 
  • To Awana Porto Malai Resort 20.00, 
  • To Crocodile Farm 20.00, 
  • To Mount Raya 30.00, 
  • To The Andaman Resort 40.00, 
  • To The Datai Resort 40.00, 
  • To Datai Golf Club 40.00.

Here is taxi fare in Malaysia currency (RM) rate from airport to any destination below:

  • To Port Langkasuka 10.00,
  • To Kem Bina Negara 10.00, 
  • To Book Village 10.00, 
  • To Langkawi General Hospital 12.00, 
  • To Cenang Beach 15.00, 
  • To Underwater World 15.00, 
  • To Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort 5.00, 
  • To Langkawi Holiday Villa 16.00, 
  • To Tengah Beach 16.00, 
  • To Kuah Town 16.00, 
  • To Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall 16.00, 
  • To Jetty Point Kompleks 16.00, 
  • To Kok Beach 18.00, 
  • To Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort 18.00, 
  • To Taman Berlian 18.00, 
  • To Taman Intan 18.00, 
  • To Taman Desa Permata 18.00, 
  • To Cement Factory 20.00, 
  • To Craft Cultural Complex 20.00, 
  • To Kedah Marble Factory 20.00, 
  • To Gunung Raya Golf Resort 25.00, 
  • To Ban Thai Restaurant 25.00, 
  • To Crocodile Farm 30.00, 
  • To The Datai 40.00, 
  • To Datai Golf Club 40.00.

Below is the Taxi Fare you may pay in Malaysia currency (RM) for Round Island tour such as:

  • Taxi (4 person) - 1st 3Hour RM60 (extra 1hour RM15). 
  • Taxi Van (6 person) - 1st 3Hour RM70 (extra 1 Hour RM20). 
  • Taxi Van (11 person) - 1st 3Hour RM120 (extra 1 Hour RM25).

For more information about taxi fare you can contact:

Langkawi Taxi Owners Association, No.13, Bangunan Cempaka 07000 Kuah, Langkawi, Tel : 04-966 3975 (office) - 04-9652242(counter)

Shared-Taxis

There are services of "shared-taxis". This service is very popular among tourists. You can find them down in Kuah town. Fare is normally RM1 for anywhere in Kuah town. For longer rides sometimes you will be charged for RM2. It is easy to get share-taxi because most of them will honk you as they approach you. This shared mini-vans can be identified by blue waves painted on the sides.

Ferry Service

If you're staying at the marina on Rebak Island, it will depend on the resort's ferry service to get to Port Langkasuka on the main island. Return trip costs RM5.00 and it runs every hour or so from 0730 hours to 2030 hours, with the last ferry back to Rebak at 2145 hours. You may need to ask the resort concierge to arrange a taxi to wait for you at Port Langkasuka. It would be wise to check taxi-fares at the terminals to prevent you from being overcharged as charges are not metered.

To Get to Langkawi

Ferry

Langkawi tourism zone is accessible by ferry from either Kuala Kedah (75 minutes) or Kuala Perlis (45 minutes). Ferry usually leaves on the hour from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm. Both ferry terminals offer very safe and ample parking facilities. The cost is at about MR5 per day.

Flight

There are daily flights to Langkawi tourism zone from Kuala Lumpur which land at Langkawi International Airport.

Langkawi is also accessible by Malaysia Airlines or Silkair from Singapore. It takes only about one and a half hours.

You also can fly by Malaysia Airlines or Air Asia direct from Kuala Lumpur to this island that will take you less than one and a half hours.

International Airlines

Many international airlines offer non-stop flights to either Singapore airport or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. For more information please contact any Malaysia Travel Agency or Malaysia Tourism representative in your country.

Langkawi Tourism Island in Malaysia noted for its legends and beautiful views is the most developed in the group. Certainly it has good beaches, abundant marine life and basically offers an idyllic retreat from the urban jungle.

Have a happy Langkawi Tourism Malaysia holiday.

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