Langkawi Holidays

Situated 18 miles off Malaysia’s north west coast, Langkawi comprises  99 islands, of which only five are inhabited. The main island, Pulau Langkawi is fringed with picture-postcard beaches, while the island’s scenic interior is a peaceful landscape of paddy fields and small villages. Popular Cenang Beach, on the south western corner, has fine sands shelving gently towards the enticing waters; Burau Bay provides an idyllic setting for doing as little as possible; while north coast Datai Bay entices with an exclusive stretch of sands.

One of the island’s top attractions is the Langkawi SkyCab (cable car) and SkyBridge. The exhilarating experience begins with an ascent by cable car over rainforest, lush valleys and rugged cliffs to the summit of Mount Mat Chinchang. Here, aside from breathtaking views, you can take a walk on the SkyBridge, a curved steel suspension bridge that sweeps for a terrifying 400 feet to a neighbouring mountain. Another popular place to visit is Underwater World Langkawi, known for its innovative Tunnel Tank.

Snorkellers and divers can take a trip to the Pulau Payar Marine Park, where the coral reef teems with life, while further natural wonders await you at the remarkable Kilim Geoforest Park, a vast protected mangrove swamp with forests, isolated beaches and blue lagoons.

The tiny capital, Kuah, has a night market and a couple of shopping malls where you can make the most of the island’s duty free status. Kuah and Cenang Beach are where you’ll find the widest choice of restaurants; however, hidden gems are also scattered island-wide.

    Why visit Langkawi?
  • Island hopping
  • Excellent sightseeing
  • Wonderful seafood
  • Spectacular natural scenery
  • Lovely beaches
  • Exclusive hideaways and lively resorts
  • Diving and snorkelling


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Essential facts about Langkawi
Local Time

GMT +8 hours

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Langkawi. From Kuala Lumpur the flight to Langkawi takes about an hour. Flights are also available from Singapore.

Best time to go

December through to April are the driest months in Langkawi, while the heaviest rains tend to fall between September and October. However, even during the rainy season you can expect some sunshine during the day.

Malaysia Tourist Tax

A tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels throughout Malaysia (in addition to the Penang heritage charge and Langkawi Tourism Promotion Fee) and is levied per room per night as follows:-

  • RM5.00 (approx £0.90) for stays in 3* hotels
  • RM10.00 (approx £1.80) for stays in 4* hotels
  • RM20.00 (approx £3.60) for stays in 5* hotels

Langkawi Tourism Promotion Fee

A Tourism Promotion Fee of MYR5.00 (approx £.85p) per room per night is payable locally.

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