Langkawi Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 97%Family Travelers
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 68%Adventure Travelers
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- LangkawiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
Langkawi is situated in the northern of Malaysia. The government of Malaysia has declared the entire Langkawi Island as a duty free zone. All goods sold in this island are exempted from government tax. Therefore many local people came here to buy car or shopping.Recommended for:
- LangkawiMember ofBusiness Travelers
do drop by one of the most beautiful island in Malaysia; beaches, waterfalls, jungle trekking for the outdoor enthusiastic. Mahsuri's Mausoleum is a local lgend where she cursed the island to seven generation of infetile and poverty for wrongly accused her.Recommended for:
- LangkawiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
Langkawai is a beautiful and relaxing beach resort that easily accessible by ferry and plane. There are enough touristy spots to keep things interesting and the resorts to keep things relaxing.
Living proof people can be happy where they are, as most of the staff I have met at the hotel(Pelangi Beach Hotel) over the twenty years I have been going there, are locals; happy, helpful, and content. I had my wedding celebrations there, and we all had a wonderful time. My mother inlaw left her camera in the taxi, and the taxi driver tracked her down through the hotel, and returned her camera, refusing to accept any reward! The people make the place special!
Amazing island , and the first destination you should go to when you arrived to Malysia , the market of Langkawy island is OPEN , all the goods is selling according the duty free prices , that's what make Langkawy cheaper than the other cities ,
- LangkawiMember ofFamily Travelers
For those who know me, it comes as no surprise that I rate the Datai as one of the best resorts in the world; brilliant beach, set back in the jungle with some great wildlife (especially birds), its my sort of place.
But also, checkout the Gulai House restaurant located on the beach, in the mangroves, it's top Malaysian food and good value for a resort-run restaurant.
Love it. It's developed enough for tourism (Roads, Hotels) and not over developed. We went in May, which seems to be low season, as the day we rented and drove a car exploring the island, we were often the only car on the road.
Unfortunately it take too long to get there fr. New York. 24 hours travel time in economy class. Cost/Benefit analysis says not worth it, unless, I am already in Asia.
Food Notes: Most memorable - Green Curry Chicken at Roses II across the road from Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort as the spices and coconut milk were all so fresh.
i loved it from the start TRAVELLED THERE BY HIGH SPEED FERRY FROM GEORGE TOWN IN MALAYSIA A STUNNING LOCATION STAYED IN AFABULOUS TREE HOUSE JUST INSIDE AFOREST OVERLOOKING THE SEA WHICH WAS AMINUTE AWAY DID THE TRIPS AND FELLIN LOVE WITH THE PLACE OH YES I COULD HAVE LIVED AND DIED HERE
- LangkawiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
Reasonably nice beaches and lovely karst topography. There are some great hotels here but Langkawi faces tough competition from Southern Thailand and doesn't quite measure up. That said, it is still nice so certainly hard not to like it.
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