A 23km long winding scenic road leads up to the mountain. Access can sometimes be restricted by the government. Then the gate will be lowered. When I was there in january 2008, the facilities where closed due to construction but it seemed they were pretty much finished with it.
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
The main town on Langkawi and the place you arrive per boat from Penang, Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis or from Thailand.
Datai Beach, Langkawi
Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts
Juara Bay, Tioman
bay on the east coast of Tioman. Quiet and beautiful spot being the only the place to stay on the eastern side of the island.