Langkawi – The New Tourist Favorite?

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Pantai Tengah or Pantai Cenang

What is the most intriguing about Langkawi Island? The fact you, probably, have never heard of it before! It’s so unlike Bali, Santorini or any other pops!

Langkawi is an archipelago consisting of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea. It lies just in 30 km away from the coast of northwestern Malaysia. The island’s official name (but still very romantic) – Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah. And its entire territory is duty-free!

How to Get To Langkawi?
The island can be reached by sea or air. Langkawi International Airport, one of the 7 Malaysian international airports, provides the flights to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Penang, Phuket, Guangzhou and Subang.

Great cheap flights from Air Asia allow to spend just 400 USD (1 Ringgit Malaysia = 0, 3 USD) per person for the whole Langkawi holiday including hotel, food and car rental!

How to Move Around?
Langkawi Island is really worth to be explored far and wide. The best way to see the Jewel of Kedah in its entire beauty is to book a rental vehicle there and have fun driving along the excellent Langkawi roads! Local public transport is very rare so you’ll make a great advantage of driving on your own there.

What else is also strongly recommended to do at Langkawi Airport (besides taking your luggage, of course) is picking up your rental car. Beware of unlicensed companies around the island! Langkawi Airport car rental review helps to find official local car rental suppliers. So licensed vehicles in Langkawi are guaranteed. You should book online in advance and then just pick up the car you’ve reserved in few minutes at the airport.

You’ll be happy to own a vehicle from the first minutes of your stay on this island! Langkawi is a pure wonder combining untouched nature, stunning views, low prices and modern world! The island’s climate disposes to sunbathing under the gentle sun away from the city hassle. You can have a great beach rest and go for water sports!

Imagine you’re already there! Let’s see how much it will be to visit and enjoy all the local sights and delights!

Top 8 Must-See in Langkawi

Cenang and Tengah
Pantai Tengah or Pantai Cenang
These are the most popular beaches on the west coast of Langkawi located in the south-western part of the island, south from the airport.

Night life of the island seethes there – bars, restaurants, nightclubs, duty-free shops! Also The Underwater World aquarium is located there. Go sailing, kayaking, power boating and snorkeling on Langkawi beaches to discover the wonderful sea life!

Pantai Kok
Pantai Kok
Lies on the west coast of Langkawi Island. Remote from the main tourist spots (25 km away from Kuah), it is a mostly desert beach with clear water, beautiful nature and cute little coves where you can get almost relaxed. At low tide you can walk to the neighboring islands.

Teluk Datai
Teluk Datai
This day in the north-western part of the island has the best Langkawi golf course! Next to the golf resort there’s a beach intended primarily for vacationers here. The roads in this part of the island are narrow, serpentine with a lot of steep climbs.

Cape Tanjung Rhu
Cape Tanjung Rhu
Turn on the circle to the north at Padang Lalang and after few kilometres you’ll get to the beautiful Cape Tanjung Rhu. The local beach is one the best on the island! It’s absolutely clean with a wide strip of sand and beautiful views of the neighboring islands. No crowds of tourists there. Rent a boat at the beach and visit Gua Cherita or Cave of Legends nearby! Check the reviews!

Besides its stunning sea views and beaches Langkawi has numerous great places to discover its history and nature!

Oriental Village
Oriental Village
This is a unique new cultural, shopping and dining centre overlooking the beautiful Burau Bay. The Village was designed as the latest incarnation of the duty-free resort concept. Visit any of the excellent thematic Asian restaurants there! Can you imagine more than 17,000 types of products and more than 450 firms in one place? Fashion, cultural shows, handicraft products manufacturing will create your mood!

The Cable Car and Sky Bridge
The Cable Car and Sky Bridge
The main attractions of the island! The cabin lifts us to the top of the second highest point of Langkawi – Mat Cincang Mountain. You will see the Thai coast and the silhouette of Indonesia. The ride takes about an hour. During two stations you can walk along the observation deck, take breathtaking photos. Waterfalls, forests, eagles flying… Take a walk in the sky!

Seven Wells Waterfalls
Seven Wells Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, also known as ‘Seven Wells’, have a height of about 100 meters! Due to the stepped fall 7 lakes with wonderfully soft and crystal clear water have formed there.

According to the legend fairies flocked to these pools for bathing and fun. Bright nature surrounding the waterfall lends even more mystery to this miracle. By the way, the waterfall is visible from the cable car at the right lifting.

Galeria Perdana
Galeria Perdana
Galeria Perdana in the Kilim Town (10 km from Kuah) near the Durian waterfalls shows visitors a collection of more than 2,500 gifts and awards, handed to the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife. This is one of the most interesting museums in Malaysia! Entry costs RM10. It’s opened daily – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

We could easily cite a dozen more reasons why you should consider Langkawi for your next vacation! This place can make you feel absolutely happy! Langkawi with all its pristine nature and beautiful local legends holds its charm as one of the most magical and attractive island to visit up north in Malaysia!

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Parmeshwar Dass, works with Atlas Travel. An avid travel enthusiast by nature, he brings his characteristic zeal and sincerity to all projects he involves himself in. His videography and photography reflect his urge to help fellow travelers who embrace the pleasures and perils of journeys just for the sense of adventure and newness they bring to our otherwise monotonous lives.

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