Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Langkawi, Malaysia

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.

Langkawi, Speed Boat to the island
Langkawi
Speed Boat to the island
Langkawi, Underwater World
Langkawi
Underwater World

Getting to and away from Langkawi

Flight
Langkawi has an airport in the western part of the island with regular connections to Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
Airlines: Air Asia, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines, Berjaya Air

Ferry
Ferry to Langkawi arrive at the ferry terminal in Kuah, the main town of the island in the eastern part of Langkawi. Langkawi can be reached by boat from these locations:
Kuala Perlis (travel time 75min)
Kuala Kedah (10min outside of Alor Setar, travel time 105min)
Georgetown, Penang (traveltime 2h 45min)
Koh Lipe (Thailand) (travel time 1h)
Satun (Thailand) (travel time 1h 15min)

click on the link to book a ferry ticket online:

Langkawi - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Langkawi
Langkawi - Kuala Kedah Kuala Kedah - Langkawi
Langkawi - Penang Penang - Langkawi

Click here for detailed travel information (ferry times, prices etc.) on getting to and away from Langkawi.

 

Bus Connections
main bus terminal: Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal
click on the link to book a bus ticket online:

Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar Alor Setar - Kuala Lumpur

 


Excellent alternative online resources:

Penang - Langkawi

How to get from Penang to Pulau Langkawi and vice versa ... more

How to get to and away from Langkawi

Langkawi is a large island in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia just south of the Thai border and about 30km from the mainland. It has ferry connections to Satun and Koh Lipe in Thailand as well as to Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Penang in Malaysia. Read on for more details ... more

Things to Do & See
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Langkawi Cable Car
The daring cable car ride that takes you up to Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers spectactular views over the Island and is a must when visiting Langkawi ... more
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Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach)
This wide and long beach is the most popular beach on the island and the center of Langkawi's tourism infrastructure. It is a lively place also at night with various bars and restaurants. ... more
Gunung Raya
highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear ... more

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Tubotel
Budget Hotel, Langkawi
Unique accommodation concept located at its own jetty at the northern end of Pantai Cenang with unspoiled sea views and tubes to sleep in ... more
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Gecko Guesthouse
Hostel, Langkawi
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
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Crystal Yacht
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more
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Rainbow Lodge
Hostel, Langkawi
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
Tourism Busineses & Services
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Island Horses
Equestrian centre called "The Perdana Stables", operated by Island Horses Sdn Bhd, located near the Oriental Village offering fun rides, beach or jungle rides and mountain trail horse rides ... more
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Mega Water Sports
Specialized in water sports specifically jet ski rentals and jet ski tours, also offering luxury motor yacht getaways and other services ... more
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Crystal Yacht
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more

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Transport
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Langkawi International Airport
Langkawi's airport is located in the west of the Island and has flight connections to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. ... more

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HOSTELS
Malibest Resort
Chalets, Langkawi
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 ... more
Kedawang Beach Inn
Chalets, Langkawi
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110 ... more
Sandy Beach Resort
Hostel, Langkawi
Chalets on both sides of the road on Cenang Beach, from RM90 ... more

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Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
Best Star Resort
2-storey hotel and 6 Chalets on Cenang Beach
Sunset Beach Resort
cozy, beautifully landscaped and designed small resort at the southern end of Cenang Road and northend end of Tengah Beach
Related Flyers / Brochures
Cook with Shuk, The Lighthouse, Langkawi
flyer for Chef Shuk's cooking school and The Lighthouse restaurant and beach bar at Pantai Tengah, Pulau Langkawi ... more