Langkawi Guide

A romantic holiday island off the north west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi boasts perfect beaches, washed by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. The lush rainforest interior gives way to rice paddies and miles of protected mangrove swamps, which can be explored on a day cruise.

You’ll find good shopping in Kuah Town or in the lively Cenang Beach area and Langkawi is a duty free island so you’ll find it’s just the place to pick up a bargain.

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Discover Langkawi

Whether you want to snorkel, scuba-dive, jet ski or just enjoy Malaysian cuisine, our Asia experts can include exciting experiences and excursions in your holiday.

Things to do in Langkawi

  • Cruise mangrove forests in search of local wildlife
  • Paddle amongst neon coloured fish at Payar Island Marine park
  • Enjoy dinner aboard a sunset cruise of Langkawi’s southern islands
  • Take a jet ski tour from Cenang Beach
  • Taste local food at Ayer Hangat Night Market
  • Ride the Langkawi Skycab up Machinchang mountain and enjoy the views
  • Walk across the Skybridge, the longest free span and curved bridge
  • Scuba dive in the beautiful Andaman sea
  • Relax in a natural salt water jacuzzi at Air Hangat Village
  • Learn about local fruit at MARDI Langkawi Agro Technology Park

Getting There

Depending on the season, direct flights do operate to Langkawi from some U.K. airports. Out of season, indirect flights travel via Kuala Lumpur.

By Air – Flights from the U.K. to Langkawi take around 16 hours indirect. From Kuala Lumpur, you can reach Langkawi in just over an hour.

Combine With

Combine Langkawi with Kuala Lumpur, Borneo or other island and beach resorts for a fabulous Malaysia experience. Or you can add Singapore, Bangkok, or any other Asia destination.

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