Langkawi is one of the most popular islands in Southeast Asia, and it is indeed one of the most accessible holiday spots. All one needs to do is book Cathay pacific flight from Kuala Lumpur to reach the island. Located on Malaysia’s west coast, Langkawi is surrounded by turquoise sea, and its shoreline is fringed with swaying coconut trees. (Image Credit: Flickr)
Get ready for a laid-back beach holiday in Langkawi, which is a mix of jungle-clad hills and picturesque paddy fields. Explore exciting holiday opportunities and incredible holiday spots on the island. Qatar Airways run a number of flights to the island and with great offers. Browse those flight deals and make your bookings. However, before you leave for your trip, why not learn a bit more about Langkawi.
- The best way to reach Langkawi is via a flight from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, and the flight duration is about an hour. You can easily spend a day here and come back in the evening.
- You can take a ferry to Langkawi, and it is indeed the cheapest option for reaching Langkawi. However, ferries can be slower and may take even longer on busy days.
- The best months to explore are December, January, and February, when the weather is dry and comfortable. Avoid summer months because of the rains and humid weather.
- Pick your hotel carefully as most of the midrange accommodation options can be disappointing as they are not well-maintained by international standards.
- Carry enough Malaysian ringgit as there are few ATMs on Langkawi, and they often run out of cash. However, you can exchange currency in several shops.
- Always drink bottled water and take precautions to avoid mosquitoes in open green spaces. Carry a bug spray to keep those mosquitoes away.
- Enjoy day trips to the nearby beaches, and there are plenty of less developed beaches in Langkawi where you can have a fabulous time.
- It is best to hire a taxi or a cab to explore the island as public transport isn’t much developed in Langkawi. One can also rent a motorbike or a car to see the island.
- It is perfectly safe to drive in Langkawi as the roads are well-paved and wide. The traffic is quite mild, and one can drive as slow as they want in Langkawi for a fairly relaxed experience of driving.
- You must visit the two popular waterfalls, the Seven Wells waterfall and Temerun waterfall. Enjoy those waterfalls and the panoramic views of the forested landscapes that surround the waterfalls.
- Pulau Payar Marine Park is ideal for scuba diving as it is perfectly safe and boasts of a beautiful coral garden. You just can’t get enough of marine life, and it is indeed a great spot for scuba enthusiasts.
- Langkawi is an excellent place for all water-sports, and you can enjoy jet ski as well as parasailing. You will love the views of the island and the sea when sailing high into the sky.
- Visit the Friday night market in Ayer Hangat, and here you can enjoy a bit of everything and get to know the local side of Langkawi.
- Langkawi can be expensive to shop as it is a tourist island. You can shop at lower prices in Kuala Lumpur, although there is no tax in Langkawi.
- Drinks are significantly cheaper here as Langkawi enjoys a duty-free status. Still, buy alcohol from smaller shops.
- Be an eco-friendly tourist and keep away from environmentally damaging practices. Do not feed birds, monkeys, or marine life as it can damage the reef and delicate ecosystem. Avoid buying souvenirs made from insects, shells, or marine life.