Langkawi. This is one of the most amazing and colorful spots in the world. Pristine landscapes, mysterious caves, beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.
Have you ever dreamed of going there? Without any doubt, it’s worth it.
Langkawi is a perfect place to spend an amazing weekend, especially for those who want to escape from the city’s hustle. Here you can forget about everything and fully enjoy your holiday.
Planning to visit Langkawi soon? Well, check some important issues which will help you to make your trip easy, relaxing and unforgettable.
What is the best time to visit Langkawi?
The best time for your trip to Langkawi is from December to June. September and October are the rainiest months, so you should avoid this period of the year.
If you want to devote your vacation to diving or fishing – time from March to May and from September to October is the most suitable for that. During this period you’ll find a lot of barracudas, snappers, garudas, jak-fish, lobsters, sea anemones and huge turtles in the waters around the island.
What clothes you must have for your trip?
All you need you can take from home or buy right on Langkawi. Light clothes made of linen or cotton are the most comfortable in hot tropical climate.
You should avoid synthetic materials and closely-fitting clothes. Remember that bathing suit and shorts are prohibited when visiting temples, museums or restaurants. Of course, don’t forget to take sunglasses, sunscreen for skin, an umbrella, a small backpack for short trips, long-sleeved shirt, sweater or warm jacket (for walks to the mountains).
What type of transport to choose on Langkawi?
Public transport is not developed on Langkawi and mostly it’s represented by taxi. There is also a bus service which links the main areas of the island, but don’t rely on it. The buses run very seldom, and bus stops are not marked and not equipped.
If you value your time (and on vacation it’s very of a great importance), the best choice is a rental car. The road network is well developed on the island and covers all the most interesting places and destinations.
There’s no traffic, almost no police, so get a rental car and travel in your own pace. Don’t forget that the traffic is left-sided on Langkawi. And you should always be very careful, because sometimes animals may run out on the road, especially in the night time.
What you can eat on Langkawi?
Culinary traditions of Langkawi are an original combination of Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines. There are a lot of restaurants offering national dishes, but you’ll also find a plenty of eateries that specialize in European cuisine.
Those who prefer local restaurants should be ready for the abundance of spices and herbs which are presented in almost all the dishes. Langkawi is also a good place for seafood fans – delicious seafood platters are served in the restaurants of Kuah – the capital of the island.
Where to go on Langkawi?
Langkawi is a very multifaceted island, where everyone will find something special for himself. Here’s the list of the must-visit places which you shouldn’t miss:
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (Seven Wells)
Waterfall “Seven Wells” got the name from the seven streams. Flowing down from the mountains, they have seven small punched wells in the rock. These wells form one large lake, and water from it falls from the height of 30 meters. This is a very unique place that you should definitely see with your own eyes and make some shots with your camera.
You can also observe the waterfall at its bottom, but it will be better to see the seven wells from the top.
Location: Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS Position: 6.377547, 99.673868
Langkawi Cable Car and Sky Bridge
Of course, the cable car must be included in your travel program. This is one of the most popular attractions of Langkawi. Here you can climb to the observation deck located 710 meters above the sea and enjoy spectacular views of the island. In the clearest days you can even see the nearby coast of Thailand. At the top you have an opportunity to stroll by the suspension bridge.
Location: Langkawi Cable Car, Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS Position: 6.370644, 99.670913
Underwater World of Langkawi
“Underwater World” – this is almost the largest aquarium in Asia. If you’ve never been at such a place, you should definitely visit it. It has more than 4,000 marine inhabitants: fish, different aquatic animals, reptiles and corals. You can be lucky to see the process of feeding the fish (which is represented as a show). “Underwater World” cannot be ignored especially if you travel with your children.
Location: Jalan Pantai Chenang, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS Position: 6.287777, 99.728014
Pantai Pasir Tengkorak beach
In the northern part of the island you’ll find a beautiful and cozy Pantai Pasir Tengkorak beach.
This is a wonderful place for swimming and sunbathing. In addition, there is one interesting feature: at this beach you can see monkeys swimming in the water. If you want to swim there too, don’t leave your belongings unattended. Monkeys can easily steal the contents of your pocket, purse or even your clothing.
Location: Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS Position: 6.429690, 99.727109
Langkawi Wildlife Park
Wildlife Park is a very interesting place both for adults and children. This park is a home for many local animals and birds. A distinctive and pleasant feature of the zoo is that you can feed its inhabitants. Therefore, don’t forget to buy enough food for animals (package costs about RM 6).
Location: Kampung Kilim, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
GPS Position: 6.399606, 99.853145
Well, now you have everything for the most incredible vacation. See you on Langkawi!
Lily Berns is a travel writer. She uses every chance she gets to travel around the world with her family and friends. Experiencing new places and cultures, meeting new people and learning something new every day – are her life aims.