Faces of
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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Datai Beach

address: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Datai Beach, Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts
Datai Beach (photo: Flickr - Wooolf)
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts
Links: The Datai Resort
The Andaman Resort

map and location of Datai Beach



Hotels in in Langkawi
HOSTELS
in Langkawi
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
Gecko Guesthouse
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach
Things to do & see
Gunung Raya
highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear ... more
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
Things to do & see
Beserah Fishing Village, Kuantan
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times. ... more

Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses. ... more