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Langkawi

Known for Beaches, Family-Friendly and Romantic

Go beach hopping and take a dive tour in crystal-clear waters on this tropical island that borders Malaysia and Thailand.

How do you get to Langkawi?

Langkawi is an archipelago of islands, the largest of which is Pulau Langkawi. The beaches on this island are often described as the most beautiful in Malaysia. Langkawi Island is also known for its aquatic life and peaceful isolation, and is a great place to relax and unwind in a stunning natural setting.

To reach Langkawi’s beaches it’s easiest to rent a car or motorbike at the ferry terminal at the southern settlement of Kuah. The beaches are located along the western and northern coast of the island, and it can be an expensive taxi ride to reach them.

Take your choice of beautiful tropical beaches. There’s the more developed Pantai Cenang, where you’ll find restaurants, pubs and beer gardens, or the more isolated Pantai Kok which is surrounded by forests and mountains. Datai Beach offers both nature and comfort, with luxury resorts and spas surrounded by ancient forest leading down to a white-sand beach. Rent a paddle boat, or a snorkel and explore the clear blue waters.

You can also join a dive tour with one of Langkawi’s several dive companies. See underwater coral gardens home to lobsters, barracudas and black-tip reef sharks. Pulau Payar Marine Park is a favorite among divers and is about an hour away from Langkawi Island. If you’re looking for a more solitary activity, rent a sailing boat to discover isolated beaches you’ll quite likely have all to yourself.

Langkawi is also known for being duty free, so there’s plenty of shopping to be done at Kuah, the main settlement. You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants where you can try traditional Malay, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine, and an array of local seafood. Malaysians are very enthusiastic and passionate about food, and here as elsewhere in Malaysia, the diverse ethnicities provide an exciting food culture.

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Things to do in Langkawi

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Tanjung Rhu Beach, a popular beach in Langkawi. Attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Padang Matsirat. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Home to some of the most exclusive resorts on Langkawi Island, this beach also has a thick jungle inhabited by macaques and grey leaf monkeys.

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You can see the rainforest in the mountains from anywhere on Langkawi Island and now you have a safe, thrilling and exciting way to experience it as never before possible. Umgawa is the island’s first world-class zipline eco-adventure tour that is a fun and educational way for the whole family to share the thrill of a lifetime.

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Take a ride out onto the coastal waters of the Andaman Sea on a jet-ski tour that shows you the thrill and the beauty of riding the waves. Designed for the whole family, this outing lets anyone who can ride a tricycle experience the incredible waters off the shores of Langkawi.

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Enjoy a half-day tour to both the Crocodile Farm and Underwater World. See over 1,000 crocodiles and come face to face with seals, penguins, and other colorful marine life with plenty of photo ops along the way. Your guide and driver provide you with private transportation from your hotel.

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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.

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Your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel and head to Mount Chin Chang. Upon arrival at the foot of the mountain, embark on the cable car and be taken up to the cool Mount Chin Chang. Enjoy an exhilarating ride experience and catch a glimpse of the flora and fauna that surrounds the area.

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Admire the countless, beautiful landscapes around the main Langkawi island. Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature and swim with the area's signature marine life. After your personal driver picks you up from your hotel, enjoy the comfort and convenience of your private vehicle.