The archipelago of Langkawi sits in the Andaman Sea, close to theMalaysian-Thai border. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island of the archipelagoand has some of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia. The island’s famedaquatic life and its idyllic isolated location mean it is a perfect place torelax in the peace and quiet and enjoy life under the Malaysian sun.

Avoid an expensive taxi fare by renting a car ormotorbike from the ferry terminal in Kuah, on the south coast, to exploreLangkawi’s many beautiful tropical beaches. Most of the beaches are situatedalong the northern and western coasts of the island.

Choose between developed and isolated beaches.Pantai Centang offers amenities including restaurants, pubs and beergardens, while Pantai Kok is sheltered by mountains and forests. If you want toexperience the best of both worlds, visit DataiBeach to experience an age-old forest surrounding five-star resorts, spas and of course the white-sand beach. Explore the azure waters with paddleboatsand snorkels, which are available for rent.

Langkawi also offers many magnificent divingopportunities. Join a dive tour and visit underwater coral reefs teeming with wildlifesuch as lobsters, barracudas and black-tip reef sharks. Just an hour away fromLangkawi Island, Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of the more popular dive sites,but many of the beaches are often completely isolated. Rent a sailing boat andexplore one of these untouched beaches at your own pace.

The island is also famous for its duty-freeshopping and fine dining. Langkawi’s ethnic diversity means that there is awide variety of foods to choose from. The main settlement of Kuah offerscuisine from all over Asia, including Indian, Thai and Chinese. You can alsotry a local Malay restaurant or sample some of the delicious local seafood.

Known for

beach, familyFriendly and romantic

Top hotels in Langkawi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
5 out of 5
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah
SG$165/night
3 Sep-4 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (1,984 reviews)

This family-friendly Langkawi hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pantai Cenang Beach and Cenang Mall. Underwater World and Tengah Beach are also within 3 miles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,984 reviews)

"There was a noise from next rooms (the design of the room is not sound proof). Food is not that good"…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug,2019

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
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Berjaya Langkawi Resort
5 out of 5
Karong Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, Langkawi, Kedah
SG$162/night
28 Aug-29 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (1,842 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Langkawi resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Langkawi Cable Car, Pantai Kok Beach and Seven Wells Waterfall. Langkawi Sky Bridge and Langkawi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,842 reviews)

"The resort is very clean with friendly and helpful staff. The food and location is very nice."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug,2019

Berjaya Langkawi Resort
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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi, Kedah
SG$195/night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.4/5Wonderful! (909 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Kuah resort is within a 15-minute walk of Kuah Jetty and Langkawi Terminal Ferry. Eagle Square and Night Market are also within 3 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (909 reviews)

"This is an absolutely wonderful hotel in a beautiful location with staff that are just exceptional. It was spectacular in every way. I very much look forward to a return visit."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul,2019

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Popular things to do in Langkawi

Datai Bay
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Datai Bay

Datai Beach is home to some of Langkawi’s most exclusive resorts, and is surrounded by a dense jungle that macaques and grey leaf monkeys call home.

Top activities in Langkawi

Rainforest After Dark Adventure
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Rainforest After Dark Adventure

SG$60

As twilight falls over Langkawi, nocturnal animals begin to stir and the rainforest comes alive with amazing sights and sounds. On this evening trek, a naturalist guide leads you deep into the Gunung Raya Forest Reserve to catch the sunset and then seek out wildlife in the darkening landscape.

Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour

SG$43

Discover the urban and rural areas of the Langkawi islands, a beautiful archipelago off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. This tour takes you to charming rural villages and lush untouched scenery as you learn the unique history and legends behind the sights.

Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping
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Half-Day Langkawi Island Hopping

SG$57

Admire the countless beautiful landscapes and islands around the main Langkawi Island. Immerse yourself in the splendors of nature and dive in with the signature marine life of Langkawi.

Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding
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Langkawi Island Hopping includes 2 Islands and Eagle Feeding

SG$30

Island Hopping is probably the most popular boat tour in Langkawi and the standard sharing tour starts at 9.00am in the morning and lasts for 3.5 to 4 hours including hotel transfers (Selected Hotel).

Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
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Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching

SG$78

Escape in the wonders of serene surroundings unique to this corner of the world on a visit to Langkawi's coastal mangrove forest. This journey takes you from a charming fishing village through a wealth of natural beauty as you explore the best sights of the islands.

Langkawi Nature Cycling Half-Day Tour
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Langkawi Nature Cycling Half-Day Tour

SG$55

Ride a bicycle through river banks, paddy fields, and forest on a half-day cycling trip that allows you to cover a lot of ground while still seeing Langkawi up-close. You may be surprised by the many friendly people you might along your journey, getting a glimpse of daily village life.