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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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Langkawi, Malaysia
Dormitorio-Langkawi.jpg, Backpacker accommodation at Pantai Cenang
Langkawi Dormitorio
Backpacker accommodation at Pantai Cenang ... more
Rainbow-Lodge-Langkawi2.jpg, 3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available.
Rainbow Lodge
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
gecko-guesthouse-pulau-langkawi.jpg, laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach
Gecko Guesthouse
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
Tubotel-Langkawi-sea-view-terrace.jpg, Unique accommodation concept located at its own jetty at the northern end of Pantai Cenang with unspoiled sea views and tubes to sleep in
Tubotel
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
Fox Hill Langkawi holiday resort
Small resort in the heart of Langkawi on the road to Makam Mahsuri with a house for backpackers who want to be in the middle of nature ... more
Sunset Beach Resort
cozy, beautifully landscaped and designed small resort at the southern end of Cenang Road and northend end of Tengah Beach ... more
Langkapuri Beach Resort
budget resort on Pantai Cenang (RM95 - RM160) ... more
Langgura Baron Resort
budget resort on Cenang Beach (RM120 - RM150) ... more
Best Star Resort
2-storey hotel and 6 Chalets on Cenang Beach ... more
AB Motel
Accommodation on Cenang Beach with Travel Agency and Bike Rental, RM50 - RM150 ... more
Sandy Beach Resort
Chalets on both sides of the road on Cenang Beach, from RM90 ... more
Kedawang Beach Inn
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110 ... more
Malibest Resort
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
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AB Motel
Accommodation on Cenang Beach with Travel Agency and Bike Rental, RM50 - RM150
Kedawang Beach Inn
Friendly accommodation with guest kitchen on northern end of Tengah Beach (right south of Cenang Beach), RM70- RM110
Things to do & see
Datai Beach
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts ... more
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