Langkawi

A tranquil, tropical island located in the north west corner of Peninsular Malaysia and close to the Thai / Malaysian border. A flight from Kuala Lumpur takes 55 minutes. Langkawi is more rural and traditional than Penang, with limited shopping and entertainment away from the hotels. The beaches are beautiful and the ancient rainforest is stunning. Although a few more hotels have appeared over recent years, the island retains a quiet appeal. It has a similar climate pattern to Penang.

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  • Four Seasons Resort

  • Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s best beaches, all 91 guest pavilions and villas at Four Seasons offer the soothing sounds of the Andaman
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  • Berjaya Langkawi Beach and Spa Resort

  • Located in Burau Bay, approx. 15 minutes from the airport, this resort spreads over 70 acres and is set against a rainforest. The Malaysian-style chal
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  • Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

  • Designed in the style of a traditional Malay village, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi sits along the white sandy beaches of the famou
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  • Tanjung Rhu Resort

  • Located on the northern tip of the island, on Tanjung Rhu Beach and spread over 30 acres, this is the only resort in this area, ensuring its exclusivi
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  • The Andaman

  • Surrounded by the natural beauty of an ancient rainforest, the Andaman on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island is a pocket of peace and tranquillity overl
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  • The Datai

  • Nestled within pristine rainforests leading down to a private white sand beach, The Datai Langkawi is one of the best Malaysia resort experiences in L
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  • Casa Del Mar

  • Located on the south western coast of Langkawi, Casa del Mar is merely a 10-minute ride from Langkawi International Airport and within close proximity
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  • Day Trips And Sightseeing Tours

  • Cable Car & Underwater World: 4 hour tour Experience two of Langkawi’s attractions - the Langkawi Cable Car and Underwater World. Drop
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Fact File

CapitalKuala Lumpur

LanguageBahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, indigenous dialects

ClimateTropical without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm, while nights are fairly cool. The main rainy season in the east runs between November and February, while August is the wettest period on the west coast. East Malaysia has heavy rains (November to February) in Sabah and in Sarawak. However, it is difficult to generalise about the country’s climate, as rainfall differs on the east and west coasts according to the prevailing monsoon winds (north east or south west)

CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)

VisaNo visa required

HealthAll travellers to Malaysia should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, and malaria

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six

Time ZoneGMT + 8 hours