Langkawi Travel Guide

We love Langkawi and you will too! If you have been picturing a tropical island for your Malaysia trip, it’s probably Langkawi you were thinking about.

Located off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, right before Thailand, you can find the island of Langkawi. It’s easy to get to with an international airport.

Pantai Cenang at sunset in Langkawi
Pantai Cenang at sunset

Langkawi is the perfect tropical island destination. It is big enough that you can have a beach to yourself but small enough that you can explore it all no matter where you are based. Some of the best Malaysian beaches are here and there is some stunning scenery both on the island and out at sea with many picturesque tiny islands surrounding Langkawi.

Nature lovers are going to love it here between the beaches, the islands, the mountainous rainforests and mangrove forest reserves where you can kayak and more.

For people who want more action, there is the popular Pantai Cenang which is quite touristy and full of people, shops, bars and restaurants. There is also Kuah town, the main town on the island. Every night of the week there is a night market in a different part of the island where you can taste some great food.

If you love to get away from it all, there are also some fabulous 5-star luxury resorts on their own beaches surrounded by nature.

Langkawi is a duty free island so this also may be the cheapest place to have a drink in Malaysia.

Sound good? Below we have all our best Langkawi guides so you can plan your own trip to this tropical getaway.

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Langkawi Attractions

Langkawi has some great places to visit from the beaches to animal attractions to a kayaking tour through mangroves and more. Read about them below.

Langkawi Accommodation

There is a great range of accommodation in Langkawi from luxury resorts with private pools to cheaper options on the beach or in Kuah town. Find our guides below.

Langkawi Travel

Langkawi is a major tourist destination in Malaysia and is easy to reach via flights. It’s also possible to get here via ferry. Below are full guides to getting here from popular destinations.

Koh Lipe, Thailand

A popular destination from Langkawi, Koh Lipe is a tiny Thai island only 90 minutes ferry ride from Langkawi. You can visit here on day trips or for a longer stay.

We love visiting Koh Lipe when we are in Langkawi for a gorgeous island and a taste of Thailand. Read our top guides to Koh Lipe below for everything you need to know for your visit here.

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