Surrounded by forest, cliffs, mangroves, white sand beaches, and tropical gardens, guests don’t need to venture far from their room to enjoy the vibrant natural landscape.
Historical folklore says that Langkawi was cursed for seven generations. Thankfully that expired in the 1980s, and there is no evidence of any unusual ill fortune in this Malaysian paradise. On the contrary, this archipelago of around 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 km off the mainland coast of north-western Malaysia, is an “Island of Legends”, with a diverse and spectacular range of landscapes and scenery.
Formed by volcanic activity, ocean erosion, and tectonic movement over the last 550 years, the various rock formations and habitats in Langkawi offer a visual feast for visitors. There are mountains, white sand beaches, rich ancient forest, mangroves, caves, tidal flats, clear azure waters and kaleidoscopic reef – and that’s just the nature. The towns and cities are also filled with all manner of curiosities and attractions to seek out and explore.
A popular tourist destination, Langkawi has a broad selection of five-star luxury resorts, backpacker budget options, and everything in between. With so much to do, from snorkelling, scuba diving, and island hopping through to rock climbing, forest trekking, and mangrove tours, there is something to make any trip memorable.
What to doView all
Hike through the lush rainforest
Spot the local wildlife, find a majestic waterfall, and enjoy a rejuvenating dip. Sign up for a group excursion offered by many ho...Adventure
Sample hundreds of different Malay dishesFamily
Visit the Langkawi Sky BridgeNature
Enjoy water sports by the beach
Enjoy long lazy days at dusty white beaches fringed with swaying palm tress and lapped by crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea....Beaches
Visit the Laman Padi ecotourism complex
Mix education and pleasure in one outing by visiting the Laman Padi ecotourism complex. Here, you can learn about and try planting...Family
Where to stayView all
Located a short drive from Kuah, this five-star hotel offers 124 private villas for guests to choose from.
Located in laid-back Burau Bay on Langkawi Island, the Berjaya offers stunning chalets under the forest canopy or on the fringes of the coastline.
Where to eatView all
This small pizza place, identified by its characteristic red sign, is heralded as a neighbourhood gem.
A no-frills restaurant popular with locals with a simple serve yourself policy, diners just need to pay for what they had at the end of the meal.
Set next to a lake, this restaurant is a romantic spot to watch the sun go down over a scrumptious meal.
This traditional Parisian patisserie and café offers pastries hand made on the premise by a French pastry chef. Be assured that whatever ordered will be good.