About Langkawi, Malaysia

Take a look a this Langkawi travel guide before you make your trip! There’s a lot more to Langkawi than just water sports, the Sky Bridge, and that iconic eagle statue!

Speaking of which, the eagle statue represents Langkawi because the name “Langkawi” is actually a mix of two Malay words – helang (eagle) and kawi (reddish brown).

Langkawi is an island that is roughly 30km from the mainland and hence, the main ways to get to it are by flight and ferry. It forms part of an archipelago that consists of more than 100 islands.

About 65,000 people call Langkawi their home and while there’s no public transportation, many locals do know English and unlike other states in Malaysia, you can enjoy duty-free shopping here!

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Langkawi Itinerary

The Ultimate Langkawi Itinerary For Up To 4 Days

Need a Langkawi itinerary but don’t know where to start? Langkawi is a good choice for a getaway with its gorgeous beaches, tax-free products, and food! While many do go…

Things To Do In Langkawi

Because Langkawi is an island, most activities will involve nature and the great outdoors – hiking, diving, island-hopping, etc. Pantai Cenang (Cenang beach) is really popular because it’s where all the action is.

But there are also a handful of things you can do on a rainy day such as duty-free shopping.

And when the sun goes down, the nightlife is pretty lively!

Best Things To Do In Langkawi

23 Things To Do In Langkawi 2023 – Activities and Attractions!

Not sure what to do in Langkawi? Take advantage of Langkawi’s diverse landscape. By exploring its pristine beaches, untouched mangroves, and so much more. Sunworshippers, serial shopaholics, beachgoers, and adrenaline…

Langkawi Popular Attractions

Beaches, waterfalls, mountains (Gunung Raya), and the Sky Bridge are hands down, Langkawi’s most popular attractions. There is also an aquarium, a wildlife park, and the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park where you can explore mangroves.

Best Beaches In Langkawi

11 Gorgeous Langkawi Beaches – Surf And Sand!

Langkawi beaches are the picture of an idyllic tropical getaway. They have swaying palm trees and of powdery fine sand. Some beaches here even have black sand. Read on and…

Famous Food In Langkawi

Langkawi may not be known for great food like other nearby states, but it does have a decent selection of restaurants and cafes to satisfy your tummy and palate!

And since you’re on an island, you should sample some of the best seafood in Langkawi too.

Best Food In Langkawi

Langkawi Food – 13 Tastiest Places On The Island!

Find the tastiest food in Langkawi with this handy guide to satiate your cravings! There is western food, Asian fusion dishes, seafood, and local cuisine. And of different prices for…

Best Cafes In Langkawi

11 Trendy Cafes In Langkawi To Escape The Heat

Looking for awesome cafes in Langkawi to visit during your trip? Langkawi is well-known for its beaches and scenery, but the local café scene is fast catching up as well! Check out…

Seafood Restaurants In Langkawi

7 Langkawi Seafood Restaurants Not To Be Missed

Do you know where to try seafood in Langkawi? There are many restaurants to choose from on the island. Some serve local style grilled fish, crab, and shellfish. While others…

Shopping In Langkawi

Shopping in Langkawi is unique because of its duty-free status. And if you like chocolate, alcohol, or kitchenware, there are places to get them at really affordable places!

Langkawi How-Tos

Many first-time travelers to Malaysia will include Langkawi in their itinerary as well as Penang and Kuala Lumpur so we’ve got separate guides on how to travel between these states!

Where To Stay In Langkawi

There’s no lack of places to stay in Langkawi – there are private pool villas, affordable homestays that can accommodate larger groups, and budget hotels (so you can save money for more activities or shopping).

And of course, there are also 5-star resorts with their own private strip of beach!

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