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Featuring a lovely stretch of soft sands on the west coast of Langkawi island, Langkawi Beach is an ideal base for those looking for peace. It also offers convenient access to the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. In addition to swimming, vacationers are able to enjoy activities including banana-boat rides, windsurfing, and kayaking.
On land, the activity options are no less varied. You'll find everything from jungle treks to a game of golf at the championship Ernie Els-designed Datai course. Langkawi is not a big island and cultural hotspots like the Laman Padi Rice Museum, Langkawi Craft Complex, and the Ibrahim Hussein Museum can be easily reached. Island hopping tours take visitors to locations such as the Pregnant Maiden Lake on Pulau Dayang Bunting.
Beachside shacks serve up basic Malay food with satay and seafood fried rice. Langkawi Beach is only seven kilometres north of the more developed Cenang Beach. Langkawi Airport is between the two beaches. Arriving passengers staying at hotels near Langkawi Beach are provided with speedy transfers. Transfer times from Kuah Port are longer, but they still only take 25 minutes.
Address and contact:
Jalan Kuala Muda, Padang Matsirat, Langkawi 07100.
Opening times and fees:
This is a public beach with no access or time restrictions.
Where to stay
Although you'll find fewer choices of places to stay than at Pantai Cenang, there is a good assortment of hotels near Langkawi Beach. Tourists looking for something cheap with basic facilities will find the Idaman or Haliman guesthouses a good option. Between the mid-range and luxury hotels there are plenty of choices. The three-star Alia Residence offers premium rooms, a swimming pool, and onsite restaurant.
The advantage of upmarket Langkawi Beach hotels is that they have their own beach frontage. Their suites and rooms that are elegant and fitted with features such as big balconies, marble-finished bathrooms, rain showers, mini-bars, and satellite televisions. You can also also visit the infinity swimming pools and a selection of restaurants and spas. The Langkawi Lagoon Resort and its Ombak Villas come highly recommended.