Langkawi in a beautiful archipelago of 99 small islands located south of Thailand. The islands are a part of Malaysia's Kedah state, but are adjacent to the border of Thailand. Malaysia’s best-known holiday destination, Langkawi is a tropical land having pristine beaches, swaying coconut palm trees and unmatched resorts in the world. Langkawi's has numerous spectacular sandy beaches, which dots the coastline of the main island. The most popular beach is Pantai Cenang, while many of the island's resort hotels also enjoy separate stretches of their own beach. Pantai Kok is another local favourite and is dramatically set amidst a fold of Limestone Mountains.
Langkawi is now increasingly gearing itself towards families, with the resort hotels often offering dedicated children's facilities and eating and drinking outlets that are very much family-friendly. The beaches are an obvious attraction as is the Underwater World (Pantai Cenang), one of the largest aquariums in Asia. Langkawi is not Asia's hardest partying destination, though unlike in some parts of the country alcohol is still widely available. The heart of the action is in the main town of Kuah, which has the best venues. Most of the resort hotels have bars of their own, with a sundowner on the beach the most important drink of the day for most holidaymakers.
All of the resort hotels in Langkawi have restaurants, with the larger ones offering enough choice to keep most people happy for a week or two. In Kuah there are numerous street stalls and informal restaurants where holidaymakers can enjoy traditional Malaysian dishes. Kuah is the place to head for avid retail addicts. There are large air conditioned malls, which enjoy the islands' duty-free status. Electronics and clothes both tend to be good value items, while the main resort town also offers some smaller more interesting shops and informal street markets and stalls. Many of the big resorts have small boutiques of their own. Langkawi offers so much to do that guest feels amazed. Enjoy Langkawi and stay in the best resorts of the world, enjoy heavenly dinning, duty free shopping, island hopping or simply stay put on a beach and relax, Langkawi offers everything that has tourist’s dream vacation.
Langkawi, much like the rest of Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate. Langkawi remain sunny, hot and humid round the year with a constant average temperature of 32°C. The months of August and September is the rainy season and receives heavy torrential rains while occasional thunder storm and showers happen throughout the year. The month of October to February is cooler comparatively and pleasant.
Langkawi has numerous food stalls and restaurants all serving quality and authentic cuisine. Tryout various seafood specialties available in various sea food restaurants and Beach shacks. Most resorts in Langkawi have their own restaurants where you can have authentic Malaysian cuisine and other international cuisine. There are many good restaurant offering good Indian food, Barbeque specialties and regional cuisine. All you have to do is explore the place and find out more about the best places to enjoy food by interacting with the locals.
Best Time to Visit
The Best time to visit Langkawi is in between the months of November to February when the weather is pleasant and temperature is mild. This is the time when there is less rain and days remain sunny with mild warm days and pleasant breeze evenings. Christmas and New Year time is also the best season where you can enjoy interacting with fellow tourist or simply laze in the warm sands of white beaches under the shade of palm trees and enjoying the fresh sea breeze and admiring the view of the vast endless waters.
How to Reach
By Air: Langkawi International Airport is the main airport which serves this region. The low cost airlines and popular Southeast Asian airlines connect Langkawi from entire Southeast Asia. Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways and Silk airways are few carriers which offer regular flights to Langkawi.
By Boat: Langkawi ferry operates air conditioned fast boats from Kuala Perils, Kuala Kedah, Penang and Satun. Telaga Harbour has regular ferry services from Ko Lipe, Thailand twice a day.