Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Malibest Resort

address:
Malibest Resort, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Tel: 04-955 8222, 955 8202, Fax: 04-955 2822, Email: malibestlgk@yahoo.com.my

phone: 04-9558222 / 9558202

website: click here
nice Budget Resort on Cenang Beach, RM 100 - RM 230 (Chalets). They also have really lovely treetop chalets (RM180, RM230) but you need to book in advance to get them, on-site indian restaurant


prices:
Treetop Chalet (1 Unit) RM 230
Treetop Chalets (4 Units) RM 180
Superior (Double Queen Size) RM150-180
Family (with bunk beds) RM 140
Super Deluxe (RM130)
Deluxe (brick/wood) RM120
Standard (across the road) RM120

though ask for promotion rates if you stay a few nights. I paid RM100 for staying 4 nights in January 2008

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Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Gecko Guesthouse
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach
AB Motel
Accommodation on Cenang Beach with Travel Agency and Bike Rental, RM50 - RM150
Things to do & see
Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is a small flashpacker island next to the Tarutao National Marine Park in southern Thailand, about 1h boat ride away from Langkawi ... more
Gunung Raya
highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear ... more